Week 1 of My Diet – Down 4.6 lbs!

getting healthy copyI started my new diet (Diet-to-go) just over a week ago and am really getting excited about the changes I have seen in my body so far.

I haven’t been strictly eating from my plan, there have been a few days when I skipped a plan meal (if you know something is happening on a certain day, you can always ask to skip a meal and they won’t charge you for it!) but for the most part,  I have been eating only plan food. And the results are already great.

The food is actually fresh, you put it in the fridge and it should be consumed (or frozen) within 4 to 5 days. This is the first prepackaged plan I have ever been on where the food isn’t shelf stable or frozen. The taste is better than I would have expected,  it isn’t high end designer food, but something I would probably make on my own.  My husband is a super picky eater, but has learned to embrace yogurt as a food (he says it is out of hunger,  but I don’t know if he has ever eaten it before).

The real difference is how I feel. Instead of meal replacement shakes or sodium rich “cardboard food,” I am actually eating real food. Like vegetables at every meal, real chicken kind of food. I am sure with a half of stick of butter or similar,  some of the foods could be a bit more flavorful,  but really,  it is pretty darn good.

My biggest problem on the plan is cutting out a glass of wine or beer here or there. With two kids and a husband who is traveling a bunch this month,  I really just need to unwind at the end of the day, but I have really made an effort to curb the extras.  I also noticed on the two meals I have skipped,  I ate less and was fuller faster. I do get to a point when I need to eat, like I always do, but it is not this super blood sugar crash I get at the end of a long day. I just feel that I need to eat something to keep my energy up, instead of my usual “feed me now or I will bite your head off” starvation mode.

I tried shopping today,  and am not happy with how I look, yet, but it was nice to know that I have made an active choice to get to where I am happy with my body again.

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  1. Great job Jennifer! I am also on a diet journey now too and some days are better than others. Glad you are also making a decision to make better decisions for your body too.

    1. Thanks, Cheryl! And congrats to you for making the choice. I know every day is a struggle, but it is also an opportunity to make the right choices. I hang a pair of pants I have only fit in right before I got pregnant with my daughter on a hook in my closet. They are right there reminding me of what I am shooting for. I am a long ways away, but I know I did it once!

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