Bran Muffin Dietposted by : Jon Kroupa on 11/06/2011
Related Comic: The Muffin Man
Eat bran muffins (as many as you want) and drink water. Nothing more.
I used a "low calorie" recipe I got off the internet for my muffins.
Optional ingredients included raisins and walnuts.
I substituted no sugar added apple sauce in place of oil. I also put in less and less sugar each time I made the recipe (eventually only using 1/8 cup of sugar in my final batch).
Initially I used bran cereal, but I eventually moved from that to just unprocessed oat bran.
Monday was Halloween, and I ate a bunch of candy and some fruit during the day, it wasn't until the evening that I started baking muffins. When I weighed myself Monday evening I was 2 pounds up from Sunday morning (6 pounds up in 8 days). That sure motivated me to be very strict on the diet, maybe too strict.
Lets take a look at a few entries from my dairy this week:
Thursday night I went a friend's pre-wedding party at a restaurant. I had only had eight muffins during the day, and had just come from Aikido, so I was extremely hungry. Knowing that I was teaching my class in the morning, I decided I should get something to energize me (for some reason they had no bran muffins at this so called "restaurant"). I had some corn chips with salsa and a garden salad. The salad turned out to be enormous, and I ate a good portion of it. Eating these other foods must have angered the muffins still in my body, because I was up half the night sick to my stomach.
Saturday for my final batch of muffins I threw in a couple of bananas. While the muffins smell like banana, they taste exactly like all the other muffins before them. Bland, and unenjoyable. Of course, it is true that I put in progressively less sugar in every batch, but I also added other sweet things (apple sauce, raisins, and ultimately bananas). The power of bran is too strong.
Despite a holiday, I was able to lose everything I had gained from the previous week + Halloween. So 4 pounds down from the previous Sunday. I'm still floating around where I've been for months now, I can't seem to get any lower.