31 May 2009

VLCD or Starvation Diet

Lost: >5 pounds

I am nearly a week down in my super diet and everything is going well! It's not as hard as I thought it might be. I'm trying to change my eating habits and lose weight and get healthy!

I've signed up for a 5k run in September and my training has been difficult due to the extra weight I'm carrying around. I decided I had to drop some weight fast and found a plan that will help me lose weight, eat more healthily and change my eating habits.

I did a lot of research, starting with a trip to a medical weight-loss clinic. I settled on a very low calorie diet(VLCD). A VLCD must be low in fat and carbohydrates and very high in protein; the high protein will help protect your organs and muscles from being damaged while your body searches for fuel.

I eat every 2 hours and must get at least 3 liters of pure water (nothing in it). I decided anytime I feel the need to eat, I will either clean the house or read a book. Here's my diet:
8:00 One egg
10:00 4 oz fruit
Noon 6 oz chicken breast, grilled
14:00 4 oz vegetable
16:00 4 oz fruit
18:00 6 oz fish
20:00 4 oz vegetable
any time: 1 packet liquid protein drink

It doesn't seem like a lot, but it's been plenty for me since I am eating every 2 hours. My body is getting used to having food on a regular basis and it's healthy food.

I'll follow this diet for at least 20 days. At the 20-day mark I'll decide if I want to continue the diet for another 10 days. Then I'll very gradually add 100 calories until I get to 1200 and stay there until I reach my goal weight.

Stay tuned...


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