Friday, April 30, 2010

Day 5 of Dukan and the end of the Attack phase.

Day 4 went off without a hitch. I was able to add the oat bran to the plan.

Have I lost weight? I am so afraid to get on the scale! I feel smaller.

Today is my last day of the Attack phase and honestly, since doing more research about the Dukan plan and reading the Dukan forums in French..(well..I did translate them to English), it looks like I'm on the right path!!!

I could not be more pleased! Here's the clincher! I had TOM the entire week of the Attack phase! The binge monster stayed at bay. I am so deep into ketosis it isn't even funny. Right now, I'm trying to eat my breakfast of 3 egg whites, turkey burger, 1/3 cup of non-fat cottage cheese with mustard and hot sauce. It tastes good but my appetite is decreasing.

Tomorrow will be the next test and onto the Cruise phase.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 4 - I remembered the Oat Bran! Yeah!

My menu today:

Breakfast: 3 egg whites scrambled with 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, a bit of mustard and hot sauce

Snack one: Oat Bran with 1/2 cup of non-fat plain yo-cheese with a bit of cinnamon mixed in.

Lunch: 3 egg whites with 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, turkey patty, with mustard and hot sauce

Snack Two: 1 hard-boiled egg with a few ounces of smoked turkey

Dinner: 6oz. of chicken with 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, 2 egg whites, mustard and hot sauce

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oops! My Bad!

I was told my method of Attack was all wrong! I should have added Oat Bran (about 1-1/2T daily) and eat less eggs, preferably egg whites.

Seems like the Attack phase is mostly made up of non-fat dairy and lean meat. Oh, well! Anyway, I feel pretty good and I'm on Day 3 of the Dukan/Stillman's plan. Less bloated but the fatigue is definitely there today. I know I'll be in bed early again tonight.

My menu for today:

Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled with 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, mustard, hot sauce

Snack One: 1/2 cup of non-fat plain yogurt with cinnamon

Lunch: 3 hard-boiled eggs with 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, homemade tofu burger patty, mustard, hot sauce

Snack Two: 1 hard-boiled egg with a few ounces of smoked turkey

Dinner: 2 hard-boiled eggs, tuna made with yogurt/spice blend, 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, mustard, hot sauce

Of course, lots of water.

Today at the gym: 20 minutes of HIIT on the elliptical.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Duking It Out With Dukan (Day Two)

Going on Day 2 of the Attack phase and according to "My Personal Slimming Plan" I am on the right track. I think though I will continue the phase until Friday. Knowing how I am with carbs, I want to go a bit further in the "Attack" until I succeed into the "Cruise" phase. I must confess something! I am eating whole eggs. None of this egg white business. I guess that makes it Stillman's based??I'm not eating red meat of any kind. Checks and balances.

My menu today:

Breakfast: 3 WHOLE eggs scrambled with 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, hot sauce and mustard

Snack One: 1/2 Cup of Non-Fat plain yogurt with cinnamon

Lunch: 3 hard-boiled eggs with turkey patty, 1/2 Cup of non-fat cottage cheese, mustard, hot sauce

Snack Two: 1 hard-boiled egg with 3 oz. of deli turkey

Dinner: 2 hard-boiled eggs, 2 oz. of chicken breast, 4oz. of smoked salmon, 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, mustard, hot sauce.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Viva la Dukan?

Over the years I've researched and became a guinea pig to many different ways of eating. I enjoy reading the variety of slimming plans that come from Europe. The one I linked above is not new in the least. Dukan's initial fast weight loss in the first week is basically a recycling of Stillman's.

Dr. Dukan's "Attack"

Dr. Stillman's - "Quick Weight Loss"

Today, I started in the first phase "Attack" or "QWL" phase this week. I will concentrate on my eating and do moderate exercise such as biking and the elliptical. I know from past experiences my body experiences major fatigue once I reach ketosis by the third day. I don't want to mess around this time and am following the plan(s) to the letter.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Trainer's Revenge!!

Since, I was a lazy girl on Sunday, my trainer beefed up my back and biceps routine last evening! Whoa, Nelly! Though I am supposed to do abs 3 days a week, I did a couple of sets on the Roman chair for good measure.

However, she really wants me to concentrate on my eating according to her guidelines and not deviate. I would describe as being more Stillman based except with the addition of apples, grapefruit, almonds, and sweet potatoes. I do not use mayo, oils, or consume olives at this time.

I'm giving this a go! I really want to fit into that wedding dress of mine!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

I got a new trainer and she said.."STOP with the Egg Insanity!"

The past week has been difficult keeping up with new training techniques. I'm on a Buff Bride regimen and Sandy, my new trainer, is a tough no nonsense gal. She looked over my menus over the past couple of weeks and could pinpoint exactly what I was doing wrong eating wise. She has lots of fitness nutrition experience.

First off, I'm sick of eating only eggs/meat/fat. I enjoy having more variety and less likely to binge. Secondly, I never was able to sustain enough energy to complete my workouts at the gym. Very frustrating! And last, I need to repair my broken down metabolism. Too many ups and downs over the past few months. My body shuts down when dealing with stress.

Here is the menu I ate yesterday:

Breakfast: 1/2 Cup of Non-fat plain yogurt mixed with 1oz. of cooked steel cut oatmeal with cinnamon, half an apple.

Snack: 1 hardboiled egg

Lunch: Mixed greens with green beans, broccoli, 4oz. of turkey burger, 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, 2T of red wine vinegar, and spicy brown mustard with cayenne pepper.

Snack 2: 1 hardboiled egg

Dinner: Mixed greens, Light Ranch dressing, baked chicken

I did feel satisfied after what I ate yesterday. Let's hope this feeling continues throughout the weekend. The weekends are the first test!

Talk to you later and c'est la vie to the egg/protein fat fast!

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Egg continues...

The transition meals were not at all successful this weekend. I have to do the egg/protein fat fast for a longer period of time instead of 3 to 5 days. Back in the saddle again!

Today's menu:

Breakfast and Lunch: 3 eggs scrambled with 1T of butter, 1T of mayo, mustard, hot sauce, and cayenne pepper

Snacks one and two: 1 hard boiled egg each

Dinner: Same as B & L with tuna and mayo added.

Lots of water.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy April Fools Day!

I ate a bit extra protein last evening when I went out.

Buffalo chicken tenders and 7oz. of steak.

My ketostix was still showing a deep purple as of this morning.

I feel kind of under the weather today. Sore throat and very tired. I'm heading home after work to do a bit of Spring cleaning and heading to bed early.

Today's Menu:

(Ketosis is kicking in...)

Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with mayo, mustard, hot sauce, and cayenne pepper

Snack One and Two: - 1 Hard-Boiled egg each

Lunch: 3 eggs scrambled with mayo mustard, hot sauce, and cayenne pepper

Dinner: Same as lunch but with tuna and mayo added.