Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lynn's Famous Fruit and Veggie Diet Part III

This blog post is part three of my fruit and veggie diet. 

Starting weight week 3 ~ 125 pounds

I continued to eat a fresh fruit or veggie approximately every hour as I started into week 3. This included apples, bananas, grapefruits, orange, tangerines, avocados, kiwis, celery, raw green peppers, green beans, broccoli, summer squash, strawberries, blueberries, and others.

Week Three Notes
1.  Monday I was dead tired during the day, even though I slept my normal amount of hours the last night.  Workouts ceased on Monday.

2. Man, did I crave protein.  I wanted meat, fish, beef, chicken, anything.  I ate 2 hard boiled eggs Monday at lunchtime. 

3.  Tuesday I was exhausted.  All I wanted to do was sleep.  I barely made it till 5pm, I just wanted to put my head down on my desk and pass out.  I really felt crappy, dizzy, light-headed, and really worn out.  No workout Tuesday.  I could barely walk, couldn't even consider running or working out.

4.  Tuesday I had a cupcake at 5pm because I felt I didn't have the strength to even drive home.  I had shrimp and veggies for dinner. 

5.  Diet ended on Tuesday.  I didn't like feeling so tired, and decided to eat healthy, but allow meat and carbs.  Maybe three weeks was too long for the fruit and veggie diet?  I had pizza for lunch on Wed and felt great, and went back to working out again.  Also I had 2 cupcakes on Wed.  Bad girl, but I couldn't help it!  There was this party at work, and I made the cupcakes...

6.  On Thursday my terrible sugar cravings were back!

7.  I ate mostly fruit and veggies for the rest of the week, but allowed other foods too.  I have maintained my weight at 125 pounds.  I still have 10 pounds to lose, but I am going to increase my workouts and eat healthy, but not only fruit and veggies, and see how it works out.

Final notes:
I consider the workout a success; I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks and have kept the weight off so far.  I think 2 weeks is a good amount of time for the fruit and veggie diet.  I wish I would have stayed off sugar; I am going to work on my sugar addiction.

Ending weight ~ 125 pounds ~ Lost 10 pounds on fruit and veggie diet!


Farm Girl said...

Wow, Lynn, I think you did amazingly well for two weeks. I am glad you have kept the weight off. You know I am kind of relieved because I just thought I had no will power by the time I go into the 3rd week. I do the same thing I grab the carbs and the sugar, I just can't stop. Maybe as cleansing diet it is really good for two weeks.
I have enjoyed this very much. I have enjoyed seeing how fast you lost weight. I also like that you ate every hour. I think there is something to that. I just can't put my finger on it.
Thanks so much for sharing.

LindaG said...

I think if you cut out the cupcakes (I know how hard it is, believe me. I have accepted that I just can't diet), and stick to fruit for your sugars, you'll be okay and not go back to craving sugars. (There is hidden sugar in pizza too.)

You have to have some sort of protein if you're going to work out (hence why body builders drink that protein stuff); otherwise your body begins to, um, basically eat its muscles. (I forget how it was explained to me.)

However, when dieting they say 3 ounces of protein is sufficient, which isn't much! the size of a deck of cards, if I remember right.

You deserve congratulations for maintaining your loss. That's wonderful!
Good luck! :o)

Razzberry Corner said...

Farm Girl - You're right, this is a good 2 week cleansing diet. I still have been eating fruit and veggies all day and then having a healthy normal dinner. And I increased my workouts. But I haven't lost anymore weight at all, still 125. Hmmmm.

LindaG - that's kinda what I decided, if I can cut out the sugar I will stop craving it. And yes, I read afterwards that the body needs protein. I know I needed it, that's for sure! I can't believe how bad I felt on week 3. I also read how certain fruits and veggies contain carbs.

It's so interesting how the food we choose to eat makes us what we are. Junk food = poor health. But people don't realize that, eat junk, and wonder why they have health issues.

I just want to tell everyone to eat more fruits and less fast food! :) Thanks for your motivation and encouragement!


Dog Trot Farm said...

Good for you Lynn, ten pounds in two weeks is amazing. I am seriously considering giving this diet a go. Oh, how I wish I could get over my sugar addition, I swear sugar calls to me! Thanks for sharing, Julie.

Razzberry Corner said...

Sugar calls to me, too. But once I broke yourself of it (on week 2 for me) I didn't crave it as much. When I craved sugar I'd have an apple instead of a Tastycake. I've looked up about fruits that have carbs and sugars, and you can supplement your diet accordingly. Bananas and appleas are high in sugar. Grapefruits have carbs. No wonder I craved grapefruits at lunchtime when I was dieting! Check out this website:

I basically am doing this fruit and veggie diet still, but I eat one normal meal a day for dinner. However, I am eating BREAD and SUGAR (like wedding cake last night) during that one normal meal. I've still maintained my 125 weight, haven't lost, haven't gained anything. I feel great, have tons of energy. But I still have that sugar craving! I'm going to go have an apple right now!

Good luck with your diet, let us know how it goes! :)


Robin said...

The sugar craving is a hard one to break. I have a 87 year old friend who has the same cravings so I guess it never goes away. I am so much better then what I used to be when it came to sugar. I tend to go through cycles. I need to get tough with myself and lose a few more pounds. I want to end this year down again. Congrats on the weight loss!

Knatolee said...

You done good!!! I couldn't have done it, but I've never had a real sweet tooth. I crave cheese and potatoes. I think I'm just going to run more. I'm really impressed with what you did!