If you are following my diet then you will know that I am on the The New You Plan. It is a total food replacement diet which I started two weeks ago today. I have been sent a 4 week review and I am now halfway through. It is based on 4 packets a day, 4 litres of water a day and 2 or 3 snacks a week – all ketosis-friendly. On top of that you are allowed up to 250mls of skimmed milk per day and green or peppermint tea but NO fruit as they would take you out of ketosis. They also have a really comprehensive Refeed programme so that you don’t put back on all the weight you have lost.
I don’t care if I sound big headed but I am SO proud of myself. On Friday we went to Ross’ parents and stayed for two nights. Normally, when we stay there, I have a glass of wine or 5 in the evenings, then, after Grace has gone to bed, the adults all sit down to a lovely, chatty meal. On Friday evening they had spaghetti bolognese. On Saturday evening, joined by Ross’ sister and her fiance, they had sausage, onion, mash, gravy, peas and sweetcorn and then, yesterday, we went down to the local pub for a Sunday roast. Everyone that is, except me. At each meal and every meal this weekend I sat with them all and either had a shake or a bar and a snack. Oh, and lots and lots of water. That. was. it. And I did it!! Willpower rules! Everyone was really impressed, not least me.
I have learned how to do different things with the packets. With the oatmeal I add a little water and turn the packs into something called ‘nom noms’ (because food names are not allowed in the FB group!). Basically these are like little cakes and are really tasty. I add cinnamon. Plus, with the cottage pie mix, I make rosties – which helps to feel that I am not just eating savoury mush (in the nicest possible sense of the word, of course!).
I have also discovered Beanies coffee this week. They are allowed on the diet and I have ordered the decaf versions of Amaretto Almond, Chocolate Orange and Irish Cream – and they are delicious!
I am continuing with my squats, walks to and from school and the gym on both Tuesday and Thursdays for Fitness Pilates and Piloxing. We all went for a lovely long walk on Saturday down to Church Ope Cove in Portland. It is a long way down a lot of steps and, in turn, a long way back up! There are also some 13th Century Church ruins where people from the black death are buried!
According to my Epson Pulsense, my best exercise day was on Thursday:
I have had a lot of ups and downs this week and Wednesday evening I was really suffering with my teeth. A visit to the dentist on Friday morning confirmed that it was not terminal and this made me feel a lot better! The water intake that I am on is meaning that I am constantly off to the loo!
So, how am I doing after the second week on the New You Plan?
Weight at the beginning of my diet: 187lbs
Weight last Monday: 175.8lbs
Weight this Monday: 173.0lbs
Loss for the week: 2.8lbs
Total Loss so far: 14lbs
Starting BMI: 27.2
Current BMI: 25.5
I am utterly thrilled to have lost a STONE in just 4 weeks! 5.6lbs of that has been two weeks of the new you plan. Plus I am almost inside what is considered a healthy BMI for me and my first goal of under 170lbs is not far away now.
Disclosure: I was sent the the Epson Pulsense and 4 weeks of the New You Plan together with 2 months membership at 1610 gym for review as part of my health and fitness plan, however all words and opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.