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Hi all! Just an update on the ACV-Low Carb diet. I just realized I haven't blogged about it in a while and have some cool news to put out there!
First of all, ACV drinking is hard! Even with a little bit of honey and a glass full of water, the stuff is foul. A friend has likened it to drano in its foul acidity, but I keep thinking about the wonders it does for me, so I'm just soldiering on!
Second, the eating has become routine and I don't have to think very much anymore. I've discovered Slim Fast Low Carb and EAS Low Carb formulas, which have become my breakfast of choice. Mid-morning snack is usually a few pieces of cheese. Off topic but slightly related -- I can't help but think of Emily Blunt's character in The Devil Wears Prada who says whenever she feels like she's going to faint, she eats a piece of cheese. Ha! I find this on mind every morning at about 10:30am. Lunch is some grilled chicken, a salad, a few more pieces of cheese, and a sugar-free jello (10 cals & 0 carbs!) for dessert. The best part is I have this all stocked in my work fridge, so there is no reason to run out to Burger King or Taco Bell, or even Subway. The bad part is that I eat in the office now which means I don't really get out much. But I get a lot of work done! Usually I have some almonds as an afternoon snack, and then some lean meat for dinner. Oh, and lest I forget, water water water!
Ok, so on to the changes I've noticed so far: I tried on some of the dreaded dresses that didn't fit last month and they are ON, they don't make me look like a sausage, and I can zipper them up. I'm calling this, STAGE 1. STAGE 1 still would require some form of Spanx-ish underwear in order for me to leave the house in said dresses. STAGE 2 will be when the Spanx become optional!
For now, my energy is high, I still haven't gone to the gym and I would estimate I've lost about 4-5 lbs in a 21-day time frame. My analysis of this is that this is pretty decent and definitely a pretty good start. If you think that the first week is just revving your body up to start losing, then really the weight I've lost is truly only over 14 days, or about two and a half pounds a week on average thus far. Or my thinking is totally skewed. :) In any case, I'm psyched to move forward and keeping at it! STAGE 2 here I come!
I'm just about ready to get back to the gym and kick it into some sort of actual physical activity! Oh well, getting to the gym is the hardest part!