Hello to everyone who has decided to read this blog
I have not blogged in a very long time so bear with me, my thoughts are all over the place. I started my "experiment" about 10 days ago while I was looking up information on the Keto diet. You see I have been fighting the same 10 pound for over a year and could not get past 200 pounds not matter what I did. I was doing Intermittent fasting and watching my sweets and carbs and trying to eat more protien. So in an act of despair I decided that Keto might work for me and it didn't look too hard short term, but it was long term that I was woried about. I have done Atkins with little results and I did South beach, which I loved and had good results but in my later years does not work as well or at all. So my search began on Youtube watching lots of videos about Keto when by chance I stumbleed upon a video about fruit cleansing.
Hhmmm . . . .
Okay fruit cleansing sounded great! What could be better than eating rruit all day? So I decided to give it a try, I really had nothing to lose. I had always heard that you should limit fruit because it was full of sugar and bad for weight loss so I went into this experiment with the knowledge and expectation that I would gain weight. The first couple of days were rough becasue I could not have my coffee
and on top of that I seemed to have a sinus infection going on or something. After the first three days it was pretty easy and I had plenty of energy to do my regualr chores plus exercise. I have been doing this for about 10 days now and I went from 209 to 199 pounds. I still plan on doing it for a while and ride the train for as long as it will take me. I want to get down to 190 or lower before I stop doing the fruit cleanse and "graduate " myself to vegetables. They say that veggies will slow down the detox and the information that I have gathered so far says the fruit cleanse detoxes the lymphatic system and it could take more than two weeks to cleanse the whole body and it is much easier than just drinking water, in my opinion.
I am so happy that I broke through that 200 pound barrier and am absolutely terrified that when I stop all the weight will come back. As true to nature I didn't really plan an exit strategy but am working on it now. I do miss my coffee in the morning, not really the taste but just the drink itself and green tea just doesn't come close to satifing that craving. I also miss hot meals like the ones I fix for my family while I sit eating an apple they are eating steak and chicken but it is worth it if I am healthier in the end.
I would like to say that I am not eating all fruit. I try to stay within the low glycemic ones like lemons, oranges, apples, berriesbananas and I can also have tomatoes and cucumbers and avocadoes. I drink a big warm cup of lemon juice (fresh), apple cider vinegar, and honey in the morning before eating breakfast. Some people are like
why are you doing that and here you need to eat and others are like "she's on another diet" which really irritates me. All in all it turned out to be a great experiment and with all hopes I will continue losing weight and getting to know my body and how it works now that I am older.
If you stuck with me to the end, bless your heart and thank you
I feel that I should be able to add vegetables to my diet soon and still lose weight. I had the thought that if everything is aout calories then it should matter as long as i keep it down. I was also thinking about adding fish but limiting meat and chicken to once a week or so. Let me know what you thing in the comments below, I love hearing your thoughts and advice on how I can improve myself. I am a work in progress!