Last year I tried out a new eating plan that worked out pretty well for me in regards to losing weight and eating healthier. The downside was creating a meal plan and prepping the food on busy weekends. The eating plan didn’t allow for my standard 5 days of the same breakfast and lunch, which left me spending hours in the kitchen.
I’m committed to trying the plan again and continuing it for longer than the standard 28 days that they ask of you. I’m starting this again on Monday January 9th and I will continue the plan through Sunday March 6th, a total of 56 days.
Why January 9th? Well, because I spent most of 2016 exhausting myself on the weekends trying to prepare foods, keep up with the apartment, run errands, etc. and I wanted a weekend to simply do nothing. I ran around like a crazy person on New Year’s Eve to get everything done and then I spent the first day of 2017 being pretty lazy. I did some blogging, some reading, some tv watching and not much else. It was glorious! That, combined with needing another week to rid all of the junk food in the house meant I was going to start a week late.
I am hoping to see significant results in the first 30-45 days which will require me to purchase new clothing to wear on my cruise in March. My fingers are crossed. If you have any spare fingers, for me I’d appreciate it.
The purpose of the plan is to have days where you rotate between high carbs, no carbs and balanced carbs and fat. You eat certain foods on those days and along with exercise, you lose weight and hopefully reset your metabolism enough, that when you complete the 28 days, you can then start incorporating items back into your diet without gaining weight. To get the full details, you’ll need to purchase the book, the Fast Metabolism Diet. I also highly suggest purchasing the cookbook to have more options to choose from.
As I learned with a Whole30, planning out an entire month’s worth of meals really held me accountable and allowed me to complete the entire 30 days. In this case it’s 28, but I believe the same concept will hold true.