Friday, March 16, 2012
Second week of maintenance
The second week of maintenance went well. Here's the run down
Feb 3, 2012- Started Transition
Feb 19th, 2012- decided to hold off on adding dairy and added 4-6 oz of extra protein, dropping my Medifast Meals to 3 packages a day.
March 3, 2012- Knew I wasn't going to add back in wheat or grain and decided it was day 1 of Maintenance. Decided to try a 90 day opt out as described in "Refuse to Regain" by Barbara Berkeley, MD. Follow the 12 tough rules as best as possible and eat Primal with a lot of Paleo Recipes.
Weight has been +/- about 2 pounds on either side of one certain weight ( about a pound and half down from Feb 3, 2012.
Week 1 of Maintenance = total struggle and experimenting time with food and snacks, 1 Medifast Meal a day
Week 2 of Maintenance = easier and have my "go to" snacks down pretty well. Still trying new combos. Medifast Meals every other day or so, sometimes every day.
I've been trying lots of new recipes and I'll post links to my favorite blogs and recipes. I'm feeling great and rarely have cravings. Occasional times where I'll over eat nuts or the snacks or meals are larger than I'd really want to have, but easy to dial it down and trouble shoot.
I credit the lack of grains and the structure of having the 90 day opt out of non-Primal foods and the willingness to cook, pack and experiment with my meals to see what works. Totally keeps me on track.