The Diet Groove

Diet Day 6, July 14th and Diet Day 7, July 15th

I didn’t exercise for these two days. I had unexpected company over on Saturday which led to a late night which led to a lazy morning. I did however, not break my diet. I also, powered through the weekend without drinking. That’s one of the conditions in my health thing.

Drinking alcohol really slows down your metabolism. Not to mention how you feel the next day, you may be hung over. Plus, the dehydration drinking puts you through. Of course there are calories too. You would be surprised how many calories are in a single beer. When my fitness guru told me a typical beer is 300 and something calories i said ” whattt, that’s almost a fucking meal!”. So I gave up drinking for this health thing.

It’s not like I’m an alcoholic. But, I got used to having a few drinks when I’m entertaining company. Or even just trying to relax and decompose myself. Nothing is better than an ice cold brew in the hot summer heat. It’s one stereotype I can’t help but fall into. I’m a 20 something year old and I love to drink.

But, for the sake of my health, I’m not. And I think I did spectacular for my first weekend.

What had me worried the most though was Sunday morning. My mother cooks a big breakfast… eggs, bacon, hash browns and we get bagels and rolls freshly baked from the bakery. I’m started many diets over the past months, and if I made it to the weekend, I always broke for Sunday breakfast.

But, I survived the bacon test. I indulged a little bit, had one egg on my whole grain bread with cheese. My mouth was so freaking happy. I actually was full half way through the sandwich but I ended up nibbling my way through to finish it off. Couldn’t bear to waste it, especially knowing I’m on a diet and that’s the most exciting meal I’ve had in days.

After that indulgent, it was surprisingly easy to stay strict on a diet.

I was talking to my fitness guru and he told me to cheat. Not binge eat cheat but I will have more success on a diet if I cheat. But, I’m having trouble wrapping my head around that. He told me my body is going through deprivation of sorts, especially since I’m doing a real intense diet. Almost a vegetarian diet. But, the portion control and low carb combined with that…absolutely no junk food or soda. My guru told me the first thing that’s going to happen to me, maybe in another couple of days, is I’m going to go into insulin shock. My body is going to crave sugar and I’m going to find myself on the kitchen floor eating 12 pieces of chocolate or candy.

And, I can picture myself doing just that. But, I didn’t cheat. I drink coffee and there is sugar in my coffee. Some of the fruits I eat have sugar in them so I just ate an additional fruit after my chat with him.

It’s just a reminder. Everyone is different. Everyone’s body is different. What works for one person may not work for another. Which is why I started my health thing in near secret. The hassle and “advice” and criticism of others will make you lose your damn mind. Don’t be a fool, do your research and try different things and find something that works for you. For me, I’m just finding my diet groove.

I survived my first week of diet and exercise and it wasn’t completely miserable.

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