With our vacation right around the corner and my baby belly still hanging around, it was time to take drastic measures....so after I received an overly excited facebook message from my sister, Kayla requesting that some of her friends complete the psychotic "GM diet" with her....I decided that I would be up for the challenge.
If you don't know about the GM diet check out this website: http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/~jajoo/gmdiet.html and then laugh hysterically at why anyone would do it. The diet claims to have a 10-17 lb weight loss by the end of the 7 days...if you know me, I am all about immediate results, so this seemed like a quick way to become skinny again, hahha. Of course, our scale has no battery left and I actually have no idea how much weight I have lost....but I do note a very obvious difference in the way my clothes fit. Brandon also keeps saying I look skinnier - whether he's being a dutiful husband or honest is unclear. For anyone contemplating this crazy thing, I am going to account the week's side effects.
Day One: all fruit except bananas
side effects: slight headache, weakness, general crankiness, starvation (hah)
reactions: if I wasn't so weak and annoyed..its not so bad. plus Brandon bought chocolate this weekend, so that's staring me in the face. mmmm, I think I'll go eat more grapes.
Day Two: all veggies. Begin the day with a baked potato
side effects: hunger
reactions: today was actually easier than yesterday though. lots of salads and popping grape tomatoes like grapes!
Day Three: veggies & fruits
side effects: still cravings, but actually pretty full! totally feeling skinnier
reactions: not kidding, I feel a lot skinnier! yay...with the scale broken though, I don't know for sure. Looking forward to some new tastes though!
Day Four: 8 bananas, 3 glasses of milk, & "wonder soup"
side effects: weakness. hah
reactions: I feel really hungry for other tastes. like chips. still hanging in there. a glass of milk never tasted so good. thank goodness for the wonder soup.
Day Five: 10 oz. beef, 6 tomatoes & a quart of water
side effects: full belly, filling kind of fat about it
reactions: it wasn't too bad because I like both beef and tomatoes. Glad to have a new taste back!
Day Six: Beef & vegetables
side effects: full belly
reactions: much easier today. full belly, a little weak but not craving anything really. okay, maybe some of Sam's birthday cake and fruit
Day Seven: brown rice, veggies, & fruit juice
side effects: YUM.
reactions: full belly and happy to get rice! Really relieved that it is the last day...definitely looking forward to a celebratory piece of chocolate tomorrow!
My "wonder soup"
28 oz water, 1 lipton onion soup packet, brocolli, mushrooms, cauliflower, tomatoes, green peppers, onions
Overall: By day seven, I was ready to give up...but I stuck in there and I think it did some good. Without a scale, I can't be sure how much I lost, but it was enough to make my jeans fit better and make me at least feel skinnier. It's only 7 days, so I say go for it:)