Monday, April 29, 2013

The Do's & Don'ts

Well, I parted ways with Diet Coke earlier today.  Parted ways for at least 28 days.  Everyone says I'll feel so much better that I'll never go back.  I don't really feel bad physically now.  Anyway, it makes me a little sad to think I'm done with Diet Coke.  I used to give up real Coke every summer when I worked at Kanakuk.  But, eventually, I always went back.

Enough of my pity party.  Let me give you the quick rundown of this eating plan.  Here are the things you are not allowed to eat:  dairy, caffeine, soy, wheat, refined sugar, artifical sugar, corn, nitrates, alcohol, dried fruit or juice, or "diet foods".    The sugar and caffeine are the ones that will kill me. 

Here are the things you must committ to doing:  eating every 3 or 4 hours (unless sleeping), eat five times a day (3 meals and 2 snacks), eat within 30 minutes of waking, follow the plan for 28 straight days, stick to the foods allowed when they are allowed, drink half your body weight in water daily, each organic when possible, exercise 3 times per week.  I'm going to do a whole post on the exercise issue. 

Each week broken down into 3 phases.  Phase 1 (days 1 & 2):  High Carb and Low Fat.  Phase 2 (days 3 & 4):  High Protein and Low Fat.  Phase 3 (days 5, 6, 7):  Carbs, Healthy Fats, and Protein.  You have to eat a lot of food each day.  I won't be hungry that's for sure. 

I will admit it has been A LOT of work to get prepared.  Buying food...reading every label...measuring out food and storing in baggies for easy access.  I think once I get the hang of it it will be much quicker.  

One last thing, I am not attempting this on my own.  My dear friend Kim is joining me.  Kim is my "person".  If you watch Grey's Anatomy you know what I'm talking about.  Meredith and Christina are each others person.  I asked Kim last week if she would do this with me and she is all in!  I once asked Kim to run a half marathon with me and she did!  That's what your person does...almost whatever you ask if them! 

Say a prayer for my students...they will have to deal with an in the throws of caffeine withdraws  Ms. Oliver for a few days. 

I can't wait to see how the first day goes! 

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