Weight: 9 st 10 lb
So this morning I started my one week 800 calorie detox!
I set out with an ambitious menu plan for the next 3 days (as devised by me… I am not a dietician or nutritionalist and it might not be the healthiest…)
Day 1: Wednesday
2 x scrambled eggs and a handful of blueberries (250 calories)
Raw organic peppers with hummus (200 calories)
Home made broccoli and Stilton soup (350 calories)
Added 2 squares of dark chocolate, a handful of unsalted nuts and a vegetarian (mushroom based) sausage to bring the calories to 1150… (see below)
Day 2: Thursday
Plain porridge with raspberries and blueberries (200 calories)
Plain yogurt and a handful of mixed nuts (200 calories)
Home made sweet potato curry (400 calories)
+ 350 calories!
Day 3: Friday
2 x hard boiled eggs (200)
Pret salad (250)
Tuna steak and roasted vegetables (350)
+ 350 calories!
Saturday to Tuesday TBC…
Day 1 (Wednesday) review:
Today began well and, even though I felt hungry, I religiously stuck to the scrambled eggs for breakfast and hummus for lunch with just water and organic fruit tea to drink.
I went swimming at lunchtime but by about 3 pm with zero coffee and zero carbs I had an awful crashing headache and started to question why I am putting myself on an 800 calorie per day detox???
I’ve successfully lost 7 lb in the last month with increased exercise and improved eating. I am pleased to have lost this weight particularly as the last month included Christmas with the usual festive temptations. I’ve therefore decided already that cutting down to 800 calories, even for a week, is too low for me. I’m not sure how people on the 8 week blood sugar diet can manage this for 8 weeks! I am hoping I can continue to lose weight and achieve my goal of 9 stone without taking drastic measures.
In addition, the main purpose of this detox week is to give my body a break from alcohol and chemicals (such as those found in processed food) and to give myself a healthy start to 2018 and my approach towards turning 50…
I’ve read several articles recently which have linked drinking coffee to a longer life expectancy. I suspected that having no coffee today may have contributed to my afternoon headache and sure enough, as soon as I had a cup of coffee, the headache disappeared about 20 minutes later.
I’ve therefore tweaked my January detox by now including 2 cups of coffee each day and increasing the calorie count to 1150. Everything else will remain the same… and most importantly I am aiming for zero alcohol for a week!