I know you are thinking the prodigal daughter has returned. Let’s just say I’m finally ready to get a hold of this weight problem.
So I’ve decided to start a diet. *insert eye roll here* I know, I know. We shouldn’t go on diets, but we should make a life changes blah, blah, blah. But when you have as much weight to lose as I do, you need to at least START with a diet.
So after much study, I’ve found one that I think will work for me, the ‘Scarsdale Medical Diet’. You might have heard of it, it’s been around since the 70’s I believe -yet I hadn’t heard of it until recently.
You follow a strict (and might I add it’s not that strict as far as diets go) diet for two weeks, and then go on a ‘Keeping Trim’ version of the diet for two more weeks, where you get to add things back into your diet like milk and cheese.
So you keep on that cycle -two on two off (sort of) until you loose all the weight you want. And in my reading, I have found that this 'two on two off method' is more effective than to stay on a strict diet for the whole four weeks, and you won’t loose muscle mass like you would on a fad/extreme diet, and you keep your metabolism up!
Then after you get to your goal weight, you should have implemented the healthy eating into your diet, so you HAVE made a life change and are making better food choices. Then for maintenance, you weigh yourself every day or close to, and if you gain 4lbs go back on the SMD until you have lost those 4lbs. Then you won’t ever gain that weight back, therefore no more yo-yo-ing!! (Which is the ultimate goal right??)
I know all diets aren’t for everyone, but I think this is totally something that I can do! Oh, and I’ve already lost 4lbs (which is probably water weight, but lbs are lbs, right!!)
Well, I’m going to post before and after pics, because a friend of mine did it on her blog, and I agree that a little humiliation is healthy. But I’m not going to do that until I’ve lost more. Same with my beginning weight I’ll just tell you that I’ve lost 4lbs (for now).
Wish me luck and good luck to you all too!!