3 Day Dietposted by : Jon Kroupa on 12/22/2011
This is a special diet week because of Christmas weekend. It was a good place to put a diet that was designed for less than 6+ days.
In addition to its strict daily food prescription, dieters drink 4 cups of water or noncaloric drinks daily.
I substituted fat-free (20 calories per 6 ounces) hot chocolate in place of coffee or tea, since I drink neither of those.
If you look at that diet, one thing you will immediately notice is there isn't much food. There isn't much in the way of calories either. Each day has about 750-1000 calories. That really isn't enough for a person who is more active than a coma patient.
Monday I started off strong, which is another way of saying hungry. I had a cup of hot chocolate in the morning, along with a class of orange juice (in place of grapefruit). Later in the morning I went and acquired some bread and other things and had two pieces of toast. At lunch time I had a can of tuna and another cup of hot chocolate. For dinner I had a can of green beans, a chicken breast, and an apple. Also on Monday I lifted weights and jogged quite vigorously on the treadmill.
That same evening I ate some milk chocolate chips instead of having ice cream. And I believe I had more than I should have (about 1/3 of a bag).
Tuesday I had a piece of toast and an egg on it before heading to work. At work I had my cup of hot chocolate. A little later in the morning I ate a banana. For lunch I had a can of tuna and ended up eating 16 saltine crackers. In the afternoon my knee started hurting, which meant I wasn't going to be practicing Aikido that night. When I realized that I finished the rest of the sleave of saltine crackers. I went home to have dinner, and that's when things really fell apart.
First I had chicken and green beans for dinner. Then I ate some more of the milk chocolate chips. Then a friend dropped off a little plate of Christmas snacks which was 50% butter and 50% sugar (I'm not aware of any other ingredients). I ended up eating that plate of "food." Then I had a couple of baloney and cheese sandwiches. Afterwards I decided to finish the bag of milk chocolate chips.
Wednesday I had hot chocolate in the morning, along with an entire sleave of saltine crackers. Throughout the morning I also had two apples, an orange, a grapefruit, and several bananas. For lunch I had some more saltine crackers. There was an ice-cream bar social at work that day as well. I had fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt with granola and banana on it. By the time dinner rolled around I was feeling pretty guilty (and heavy) so I had chicken breast and green beans. That was the last thing I ate Wednesday night. I also did a half-hearted attempt at exercise, but when you are injured it can take a lot of the spring out of your step. I did a little bit of weight lifting and 30 light minutes on the bicycle machine.
I am not sure it is fair to say that I truely experienced this diet. There were a lot of slip ups. As of this morning I was 3 pounds heavier than I had been on Sunday. I blame Tuesday's debacle and a slow digestive track (I myself am not actually to blame). For some reason the resolve to diet this week just wasn't really there. I think my injury contributed to this. Knowing that I won't be able to exercise, and the general unhappiness with just being injured, takes a lot of the desire to work for something.
I lose my motivation when I get injured too. You, of course are not blame.Elissa Butcher : Dec 22nd 2011, 20:37