Hi! I am ecstatic that I am finally starting this blog. Out of the thousand diet programs I’ve researched, I came across the most interesting one. The Fast Metabolism Diet. One thing that fascinates me in this diet program is that, it does not count your calorie intake, contrary to the traditional diet we’re used to. It says that while we’re on this diet program, it promises that we will never be hungry. In fact, we need to eat 5 times (yes, you’re not dreaming!) every day. Can you believe it? How cool would that be? Losing weight without starving yourself? Do you think it will really work?
These are just some of the questions I thought while reading this intriguing diet program. The more I read about it, the more I gained new learning about our body. I can attest that the principles are great, but the most important question would be, will it work? Will I be able to lose my weight with this diet? With these thoughts running in my mind, I decided to take a leap of faith and now that the preparations are done, I am officially starting my fast metabolism diet journey!
So I started it today, September 14,2015, Monday. My starting weight is 280 lbs. I woke up early in the morning, at 5am to have my 15-30 minutes cardio. It was recommended to eat something before exercising, so I decided to eat a watermelon fruit, since it’s my favorite one!
For the breakfast, I tried out a simple breakfast meal, since I am still testing the waters on how my body will react to these changes. I tried out a Strawberry French Toast
So far, it was a yummy breakfast! I ate the fresh strawberries with a sprouted grain bread (one of the rules in the book). Though I need to admit, I kinda missed sipping my coffee early in the morning. But that’s a big no-no in this diet, so we’ll see if I can keep this up(Hopefully I will!) So instead of brewing coffee, I made a substitute of packing a smoothie with me. The smoothie serves as my morning and afternoon snacks.
For lunch, I tried another simple meal. I baked an Easy, Healthy Baked Chicken Breasts, since I loved baking! I paired it with brown rice to complete my meal.
It’s a lovely lunch as well. But after an hour(around 1:15pm), I felt hungry! My next snack is due until 3:30pm. What should I do? I thought we weren’t supposed to get hungry with this? I tried searching the website for a possible answer of my problem, and luckily, I did! It says we need to eat more phase-specific veggies, so I tried to eat spinach and eggplant, since I am still skeptical in eating other veggies aside from my favorite ones. Luckily, my hunger subsides and I survived until dinner.
I had my dinner at 6pm. For dinner, I cooked Pork Tenderloin with Juicy Apples and I paired it with quinoa this time. I can say that this meal is my most favorite one. The recipe is just heavenly! I indulged myself with eating it. I slept at 9pm.
Overall, first day was an okay day for me. I’ve had no cravings, except I get hungry after lunch. But maybe it’s because I am at the peak of the day where I get most work? I was writing and preparing my documents for my online job that time. The challenges I encountered this day are probably, skipping coffee(it’s really hard!) and drinking LOTS of water. I almost want to puke from drinking too much water! I am barely hanging on. But thank God I survived! Now, let’s see what will happen the next day. Will I start seeing changes in my body? Or will I start feeling some reactions from the diet? We shall find out!
Is there anyone here doing the same diet as me? How was your first day?