No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Has anyone out there tried Dr. Joel Fuhrman's "Eat to Live"? I saw it on Dr. Oz a few weeks ago and yes, the promises of fast weight loss and never feeling hungry were appealing. But there were some things about his recommendations that kind of "clicked" with me so I read the book. It made so much sense to me that I'm now on day 4 of firm commitment. I had been trying to implement some of them the week prior, but since I hadn't finished the book I waited and I jumped in full fledged Monday.
I have to admit that I do feel pretty good. I have had to fight a few cravings (TV commercials can be torture), but in all honesty he advised that in the first week or so these things are normal while a person rids themselves of what he calls "toxic hunger". My energy level is pretty good. I don't feel terribly deprived. I weighed myself today and was pleasantly surprised to find I've already lost some weight. The usual swelling in my ankles is all but gone and I feel better in my clothes.
I do have some fears that I'm going to get really, I mean REALLY tired of eating salads. So, I've been trying to make them as appetizing as I can within the constraints of the extreme limitations of the "6 week plan" during which you are living the utmost strictness of the recommendations. Salads without dressing are a little tough to choke down at first, but I'm finding I kind of like it with lemon juice and herbs.
Bottom line: I need a support community that understands this plan. One where I can be held accountable. Any takers out there?