Wednesday, August 10, 2011

21 lbs in 21 days

I spotted a book called 21 Pounds in 21 Days at the library today and picked it up.

I've browsed through it and it seems to talks a lot about detoxing and from what I gather you just drink a lot of juice and soups. The book says "It is not a starvation diet, it allows you to drink tasty, nutritious cocktails all day." It also talks a lot about laxatives and colonics.

I'm not meaning trying to bash on anyone that has done this or a similar diet, but I got to thinking, as much as I'd love to lose 21 lbs in 21 days (I'd reach my goal for sure!) I don't think I could go through with it. Not because of will power, but I think I would be pretty miserable on it. I didn't really see anything about protein, except during a 9 day maintenance section and I saw nothing about carbs. Again, I've just browsed through it, but I don't want to "diet" in anyway that I can't see myself doing for the rest of my life.

I've been getting down over my slow weight loss, but at least I know that when it all finally comes off, I should be able to easily keep it off. I'm still eating real foods and I'm not miserable losing weight. I'd love to drop a big number to help reach my goal, but at what cost? If I'm not eating enough protein and calories will I be losing more lbs from muscle or fat?

I haven't been posting what I've been eating lately, but a typical breakfast for me is either a protein shake or toast with peanut butter, an egg and fruit. Lunch is normally an open face turkey sandwich or pita pocket or some kind of salad. Snacks are raw almonds, yogurt or fruits and veggies. I've not been dieting perfectly, the weekends tempt me to splurge a little, but I've not been miserable either.  I'm not taking away anything from my diet that I'll have to "re-introduce" later on.

I'm rambling now, but I think I'll stick to my no fad diet rule and keep going the way I am, but try harder. I still need to up my exercise and I'm going to try to do better on the weekends. My husband always has 3 day weekends and for some reason, him and food temptations go hand in hand.. Those 3 days have a way of setting me back! I would need to lose 3 lbs a week from here to my birthday to reach my goal, which isn't impossible I guess, but it's going to be hard. Wish me luck!


  1. I agree with you on the fad dieting thing. There's no way to lose weight extremely quick that is good for you (in my opinion). I hope you reach your goal, but if you don't, don't be too hard on yourself! Look how far you've come! You're an inspiration to so many people out there!

  2. Amy, I've seen those too and I've been tempted also, I know that I can't survive on it, I know I'd be miserable also. From the sounds of what you are eating you are making awesome choices. It's not about rushing to the finish line, its about life-time changes!! Keep up the awesome work you are an inspiration!