Well Day 4, and I have decided to start up a food/progress diary . . more to monitor myself and my feelings than anything else.
Firstly for those that are reading this, I am 37 and 95.3 kgs . Being only 167cm tall that is not a good thing by any stretch of the imagination. I have developed health issues which my naturalpath has advised is the reason for my weight gain. More so in the last 6 months, where I have piled it on without changing much of my life. I work nights 3 times a week, so the change of sleep to days and nights and meals get swapped around, so this does not help.
I have been given guideline foods that I should take, and others I need to avoid. It is fairly restrictive, but for the time being it is recommended. Also I am on the Metagenics Weightloss plan. I like the idea of the different supplements that target my "need" areas of my diet. But the tablets that are a bit hard to cope with. My Immune System is shot, so I am on what the call Immune Support and Liver Support. Underlying Kidney problems also provide a bit of a challenge.
Being Day 4, I am still having a few detox symptoms . .. . the headache that just seem to not want to go away is the annoying one. I do feel my energy levels are rising thou, which is great , as I have spent the last 6 months being so tired.
The last few days have consisted of mainly fish and Veggies or fish and Salad. I used the Rice Pattie recipe in the Metagenics book and that is quite nice. Breaky is always a shake. As mornings I am faced with 7 tablets, a shake is all I can stomach. Even days like today, it was a struggle getting that down. I am in a 25 year habit of just coffee for breaky, so I know that this is going to take some time to overcome.
Snack is a Metagenics Caramal Bar. Not overly a sweet person, and I am glad it is only 1/2 a bar at snack times. I can also have a 1/2 cup of Walnuts, Sunflower Seeds and Almonds or an Egg. But eggs are limited to 2 a week
and I so love my eggs, but I have to keep my mind on the goal of health.
My first check-in is set at 2 weeks after I start. The doc does not call them weigh-in's as he does not want me to weigh myself at all during the two weeks. But I do have to manually diary my food, excersiss amounts, and I have to comment on how I feel - eg sick etc, then there is a section for emotional rating 1-10 . He wants me to do this to monitor my depression levels. Not that I feel depressed (mother of 3 kids - who has time to be depressed!!) but he says all weightloss comes with depression levels as the body re-adjusts to the changes etc.
So here we go -