I just want to start out by saying that I fell off The Fast Metabolism Diet, and immediately felt like crap. Coffee was back, wine was back, balance was OUT the window. My water consumption was back down to a glass or so a day, exercise was done for, and I was back to what’s a vegetable.
In the light of this, I’ve decided to go back on the diet, somewhat. First of all, I’m not going to beat myself up about it. I have key components of this eating style that I need to do:
- drinking all that water
- the regular exercise portion
- the food itself-lots and lots of veggies, no nitrates, healthy fats
- regular, regular eating! every 3 hours is a must do
I haven’t done that great so far but I plan on also reducing coffee as much as possible, eliminating glutens & most dairy, and dropping out of drinking more than on weekends, a little. In other words, I’m taking the GOOD that I learned from the Fast Metabolism Diet and turning it into less of detox diet, and more of a healthy eating plan the works for me on a regular basis.
So for me, it’s unrealistic to completely eliminate coffee, alcohol, dairy, or chocolate, and always eliminate glutens – although I’m getting better with that last. But if I can pick and choose, that will help.
It’s funny how I’m so finely attuned to diet right now, nutrition and what it is – or is not – doing to or for me. I hope and pray that in the next year, my husband and I can join our kids in doing homeopathy for ourselves, to resolve all the other issues – for me, thyroid and stroke prevention. (Is there a natural way to thin my blood that reduces risk?) Perhaps I get on a plan to see a naturopath as well, rather than being managed by a straight out MD, or perhaps, an MD / DO, if I can find a very good one.
That said, I got on the scale this morning and was down to 118.4lbs, so even doing The Fast Metabolism Diet just for 2 weeks is STILL having a positive effect on my body!
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