Tomorrow I am starting Cycle 3 of the diet. I was supposed to start it today but…oh well. So far, I have lost 14 pounds since January 8th. Not too bad. All but 2 pounds of it was lost during the first cycle. I’ve really got to start exercising! I keep saying that, but this time I mean it.
On this cycle, I can have pasta and bread! Whole wheat pasta and multi-grain bread but still…pasta is pasta and bread is bread! I’m also now allowed to eat bananas, skim milk, mayo, popcorn (which I am SUPER excited about since I love me some popcorn…although I prefer it drenched in butter and salt…can’t do that now) and ice cream (lite and low fat/calorie). The goal of this cycle is to establish healthy eating habits and produce steady, manageable weight loss. In the previous 2 cycles, I was allowed to eat liberal amounts of protein, but now I have to control it with smaller portions.
I’ve been able to find alot of sugar free, low calorie/fat snacks that has really helped when I have those sweet cravings. I’ve been eating alot of sugar free jello to help my sweet tooth. On my cheat days (and I HAVE to have them, preferably in between cycles), I’ve been trying new recipes I’ve been finding on Pinterest. Last night, I made the most delicious potato soup I’ve ever tasted; Disney Loaded Baked Potato soup, which you can find HERE. It is to DIE for!
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