Saturday, March 9, 2013

Diet, Observations and Results

The Diet
DAY 1:

Breakfast--1/2 Grapefruit, 1 Slice of Toast, 2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter, and Coffee or Tea
Lunch--1/2 Cup of Tuna, 1 Slice of Toast, and Coffee or Tea (any brew, as long as it's caffeinated)
Dinner--3 ounces of any type of meat, 1 Cup of Green Beans, 1/2 Banana, 1 Small Apple, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream.

DAY 2:
Breakfast--1 egg, 1 Slice of Toast, and 1/2 Banana
Lunch--1 Cup of Cottage Cheese (Or 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese), 1 Hard Boiled Egg, and 5 Saltine Crackers
Dinner--2 Hot Dogs, (no buns), 1 Cup of Broccoli, 1/2 Cup of Carrots, 1/2 Banana, and 1/2 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream

DAY 3:
Breakfast--5 Saltine Crackers, 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese, and 1 Small Apple
Lunch-1 Hard-Boiled Egg, and 1 Slice of Toast
Dinner--1 Cup of Tuna, 1/2 of a Banana, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream


Observations & Results

While I was doing the diet, I try to choose three days that were not to busy, they actually end up being two pretty busy days and the third was a study day (saturday). I would actually recommend choosing day were you are a bit busy because it helped me not to think to much about food or what I wish I could eat. Avoid study days or week end, because they are rough you have less things to do so you want to eat all the time (in my case). You need to drink a lot of water !!!! I insist drink a lot, in my water I put a slide of lemon that helps me not to be too hungry.

The idea of going on a diet started when i watched this Ted Talk about "Biohacking" 
sorry the video is in french, if you understand french I recommend you watch it.


Breakfasts were the best, they got me enough energy for morning class and were enjoyable to eat. Lunches are the hardest because they are small and not as satisfying, during the afternoons I'm easily tired but after an hour or two of being tired, I feel more energy.
Diners are the best part because the diet lets you eat more.

Overall I have to admit that I probably lost 3 to 4 pounds, overly my belly is flat and I look skinnier. But the best thing that I learn with diet is that, I do not need a huge amount to food everyday, specially junk food. I also learned to control portion. So from now on, instead of eating how much I want, I'll eat how much I need, or at least I will try. 

After this diet, I'm going to continue eating like I ate before just reduce a bit on junk food, I might keep on doing the breakfast like the two first days of the diet. Being on a strict diet made me appreciate the fact that I have a high metabolism and that I do not need to diet in general.

The blog where I found this diet, as very long explanation about pretty much any question you could have. It also says that you should continue to work out even the day you are doing the diet, I did not. And after the diet you can take a break of 4 days and start again. 

Finally as I already said the aim in my case was not specially to drop weight like crazy but to experiment something new, I never ever diet before so this was a first.

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