As I write this, it is the Monday of Memorial Day weekend and I have just completed (sort of) day 3 of the Les Mills 21 day diet challenge. Overall I feel pretty good. The first day was by far the easiest, mainly because I probably still had some fruits and quinoa in my system. On day 1, I measured my waist as suggested, and the area they have you measure was four inches larger than my pants size. I was not anticipating that. However, the program says that I will lose inches, so I will keep you updated.
I was completely unprepared to start this diet challenge, in the sense that I had not planned out my food. That is one thing that I highly recommend. I went to the supermarket and loaded upon lean proteins and vegetables, but I did not have any specific recipes in mind, so when it came time to cook I was just throwing a bunch of stuff together. As such, I ate the same thing for almost every meal. Again, I do not recommend this strategy….it gets a little boring.
One thing I have turned to in this program is Mrs. Dash spices. They are DELICIOUS and completely salt-free, so they do not cause bloating. My personal favorite is the table blend, but as mentioned, they are all really good. You can add them to any dish, even eggs, for a lot of extra taste.
Summary of the past three days:
Exercise: Suffered a little bit…not too much.