Day 2

So today was my second day of this 600 calorie diet, and again I was surprisingly aware of how much I wasn’t hungry. I decided to eat dinner with my housemates and my partner today, so if I’m honest I kind of wished I was eating what they were eating instead, but at the end of the day, I’m very much overweight and need to lose it. I’ve tried a lot of diets, and the whole ‘just eating normal food and calorie counting’ doesn’t work for me, because I don’t notice the results, and then I start thinking that I might as well just have an entire pizza because obviously that’s completely going to help me lose the 10 stone I am aiming to lose overall. Anyway, I can easily be very defeatist about diets, but the amount of money I spent on it, and the easiness of this diet just pushes me forward.

Anyway, the food.

So for breakfast this morning I had Blueberry and Raspberry Pancakes. I was really looking forward to them, because I absolutely love pancakes. Again, just like the meals I had yesterday they were pretty simple to make, but I still managed to mess them up. I think that my cooker-top must run hotter than other hobs, as it said to cook it on high, and I did, but felt that the inside of the pancake when I took it off the hob wasn’t completely cooked, even though the outside looked perfect. Tbh, I’m a complete disaster in the kitchen, so I’m not completely surprised that I can’t even follow simple 2 step recipes properly.

Anyway, other than the issues with cooking I found that they were way to sweet for me, so I’m not really a fan, which kind of makes me sad, as it was one of the best flipped pancakes I’ve ever done – it literally looked so pretty and tasty. Overall though, the taste really really let it down for me, and because of that I’m going to have to give it a 3/10. Honestly, I think it would have been a lot better if I had managed to cook them properly, hence any points of all, and next time i’ll definitely cook at a lower temperature.

After the pancakes, I felt really really full, and actually couldn’t eat anything until about 6:30 in the evening, so I decided to have the Sweet and Sour Noodles next.

They were really tasty, and I loved everything about them. I added a little bit more water than the instructions called for, and it made it the perfect consistency for me. There’s not really much more to say: I definitely recommend – 9.5/10.

So about half an hour after I ate my meal I suddenly wanted to eat again. It wasn’t hunger, but I was bored. I was suddenly really happy that I’d only had 2 of my meals today, so I ran downstairs and grabbed my shaker bottle and a Vanilla Milkshake.

I really liked the Vanilla Milkshake. It was really nice and creamy, and exactly the right consistency for me. I definitely preferred it to the Chocolate, and so I’m going to give it a 7.5/10. I would give it higher, but when looking at it in comparison to the meals, I would have much rather cooked another meal, but then I didn’t really feel like making it, which is why the shakes are great, as it allows me to have a meal with almost no preparation at all.

But yeah, anyway, second day, and I’m still really enjoying it, and still haven’t felt hungry. My partner is literally astounded, because normally I’m the kind of girl who will eat a large Domino’s pizza and then get hungry again and order something else. So far I’m literally found this amazing.

As far as water has gone today, I’ve had one of those really lazy days where I’ve literally done nothing other than play my guitar and write songs, so I haven’t drunk nearly as much as yesterday, simply put because I couldn’t be bothered to keep filling my glass/waterbottle up. Anyway, altogether today I’ve drunk about 2 litres, which is underneath the amount of water I’m supposed to drink a day, so I might just go drink another bottle now xD

Sarah

 

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Day 1

Today was the first day of my diet, and I actually feel perfectly fine, I literally haven’t been hungry at all, which is kind of amazing as normally I’m just hungry 24/7. Maybe it’s all just in my brain, but I don’t feel hungry.

Before I actually look at what I’ve eaten today, I’m just going to say how excited I was for my food to arrive! I literally was so so happy… I swear, I haven’t been that excited in like a long time…

Anyway, the food so far has been really nice.

First I had a chocolate milkshake. This wasn’t really something I was looking forward to, as when I tried this specific diet before I didn’t particularly like it, but it seems as if they have improved the flavours, either that or I was just really hungry by the time the parcel actually arrived at about 4ish. I know it’s not particularly healthy to not eat for that long, but in all honesty I was so excited about my delivery that I wasn’t actually hungry anyway, and I didn’t want to mess up my first day before I had even started!

Overall I think I’d probably give it about a 5/10 – I don’t mind eating it, but I’ll probably prefer the other flavours. One definite plus (which probably wouldn’t be counted as one by many people) is that I got to do exercise – as in I shook the shaker bottle for 2 minutes straight 😛 I never said that this was going to turn me into a super athlete, but at least it was a starting point!

Then, at about 6:30 I had this Lemon and Yoghurt Bar. It came free with my order, so I wasn’t exactly sure of what I expected. Overall, I think this is the product that I liked the least. I mean, I’ve only tried 3 items today, but I really didn’t like the taste of it, but then it did make me feel full, and I actually made it last a while.

Anyway, so I wasn’t a fan, but that could just be personal choice. Overall I’d give it a 1/10, because I didn’t really like the taste, but I did like the texture, so I thought I’d give a point for that xD

For dinner, which I literally had at about 8:45ish, I had a Spaghetti Bolognaise. I was really looking forward to this, as it was one of my favourite meals from the last time. I would say that of the three meals I had today, this was my favourite. It was really nice to be able to have something hot, and it was so easy to cook. Literally add water and microwave. Yes, the portion was small, but that’s to be expected when the whole thing was 200 calories.

It was really tasty, and although I think they’ve again changed the recipe (as it tasted a bit different from how I remembered it,) I still loved it. I would definitely recommend it, and although I don’t want to say the diet now, as people might think that I’m sponsored or something, I’ll probably mention it on my last blog post about this diet, and then I definitely recommend!

Overall, I would give this specific meal, this specific time a 9.5/10. I had to knock a point off, because even though the instructions were easy, I think I didn’t add enough water. I know that’s my fault, but still, it impacted my meal just that little bit.

But anyway, altogether I feel great. As well as actually sticking to 600 calories, I’ve actually drunk a lot more water. I’m normally don’t drink enough water, but today I drunk about 3.75 litres, which actually puts me at the higher RDA for water!

So yeah, altogether I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. I really enjoyed not having to actually cook today, and the fact that I literally only had a shaker bottle, a fork and bowl to wash up! There I was thinking weight-loss was going to be hard!

I’m really looking forward to stepping on the scales next week, and seeing how much I have lost!

Sarah

 

Diet

So… tomorrow I’m going to start dieting again, and I actually think I’m going to start documenting this regularly, because then I’ll actually be able to look back at this and see how far I’ve come.

So basically, I’m 21, and I’ve always been ‘the fat one.’ It doesn’t tend to bother me that much, I mean, I know I’m overweight, and that I’ve got a major problem with food and will-power. I’ve tried all the diets, and initially I lose a lot of weight and then just lose interest. The best diet I’ve actually been on was when I first started uni. I went on the VLCD (very low calorie diet) and went down like 3 dress sizes, but then over the next two years I just saw myself balloon and balloon, right past where I was when I first started it. Basically, as soon as I got off it I just went straight back to eating way too much pizza and pasta.

This time I’m going on the same diet, because honestly it really worked, and I felt better about myself than I had in ages. It made me feel ‘healthier’ and like I was ‘glowing,’ even though I was only eating 600 calories a day. Don’t worry, it may be only 600 calories a day, but the doctors have said it’s okay, as I record how I feel daily and stop if it becomes to much. Basically, the one I have chosen has 100% RDA for all the minerals etc you need, so it’s kind of just cutting out the calories, which at 19 stone 5 (273 pounds; 123 kg) is exactly what I need to do to lose the weight.

But anyway, I’m really looking forward to it. I know from my past experience that I generally find it easier and less hassle than day to day cooking etc, and they’ve introduced new foods, so I can’t wait for the package to arrive.

Altogether I have spent £130 on 50 days of food, and £5 on a new shaker bottle, as I somehow managed to lose my old one. Although it sounds a lot, that’s actually only about £19 a week, which I see as worth it. If you take into account that I order probably £30 of pizza a week, and then add at least another £15 of food on-top I’m actually looking at making a saving of about £25 a week. I know my parents will be annoyed that I’m going back on this diet, as they worry continuously about everything that I do, but I really need to do something about this. I want to be healthy again, but I just don’t have the will power at the weight I am right now to actually stop myself getting bigger and bigger. I need that initial noticeable weight change for me to feel as if there is any point, and I know from past evidence that that is exactly what I will gain from this diet.

But anyway, this was just the first of a series of posts which I will probably write about this experience, and I can’t wait for the delivery to arrive tomorrow!

Sarah.