My weight has dropped another 1.5 lbs according to my scale… I am hoping this means that the weight is actually coming off rather than my scale is breaking.
I miss coffee. It tastes good. Its got sugar and caffeine in it. Its warm and creamy and a lovely way to start the day.
I received a reply on yesterdays post about the cleanse I’m on – and the assumption is that I’m on a starvation diet for 3 days, followed by eating, and therefore this is classic yo-yo dieting and I will gain weight when I start eating again.
The ingredients for my cleanse are as follows:
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/10 tsp cayenne pepper
1-2 cups of water.
I’ve done the research – each serving of this (as above) is about 225 calories. I will likely have 6-8 servings (alternating with water) over the day. This amounts to 1350 – 1800 calories each day. My food intake amounts to 1700 calories to lose 2.5 lbs per week. I am not starving myself, I’m just not eating solid food to allow my body to cleanse itself of the toxins that have been building up in my body.
So… yes, starvation diets are bad, very bad. It fucks with your metabolism, it leaves you feeling weak and dizzy and it is generally not healthy.
This journey for me is not about losing weight, getting skinny or conforming to society’s ideals. Its about getting healthy, getting fit, getting energy and being able to engage with my kids at their level. Right now, none of that is true for me.
Day 1. I miss coffee. But I like the lemonade I’m drinking 😉