Well ive completed my first 12 weeks on the plan and found it had its ups and downs both on and off the scale. I have become more aware of what works for me and what certainly doesnt.
I have always kept a large store of veg and salad in the house but lately its a daily purchase rather than a weekly one as im eating so much of it, ill either have an almost full plate of salad or veg with everything im eating now both at night and during the day. I am also consuming at least two bits of fruit as a snack during the day now and finding lidl fruit has definately got all the flavour and sweetness to curb any cravings of sweets I may have.
Seed mix and raisins have become my saviour in work i have a little bowl beside my computer that i nibble on throughout the day to give me an energy boost if needed. I have also got a nice wee store of herbalife protein bars in my drawer that are actually really tasty and give me my chocolate fix at that time of the month when i really want it more than ever.
I have cut my tea consumption down to 2-3 per day and im using skimmed milk at home now so I can still get my calcium fix
I'm limiting my bread intake to a few slices of toast per week and its always been wholemeal in my house and ive gone back to low fat spread as opposed to butter substitutes
I've never been a big potato fan but do like my chips and ive had them maybe once a fortnight at most
Pasta well ive stopped eating pasta and now it leaves me bloated so going to try some gluten free during the week and see how my body reacts to that
Red meat im eating at most once a week and eating alot more fish and chicken instead or substituting meat or chicken for quorn instead.
ALL meals at home now home made although we were never ones for having processed foods or pre prepared sauces, takeaways or eating out is most definstely a monthly treat now
But the biggest change of all is the fact im eating regularly and trying not to skip any meals, mostly the two main missed meals have predominantly been breakfast and lunch and im now substituting breakfast with a herbalife shake in the car en route to work and having another at lunch when im in too much of a rush to prepare lunch.
so what are the stats after the 12 weeks ?
starting weight 204lbs
hips 45" waist 42" thigh 25.5" arms 12" chest 38"
finishing weight 187.2lbs
hips 41" waist 38.5" thigh 23.5" arms 11.5" chest 36.5"
weightloss total 16.8lbs
so heres to my change of lifestyle and bad eating habbits, and heres to v2 starting next monday