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If, after the 90 days were up, I didn't lose weight I could say I actually had done everything I could before dropping 3K on a different program.
And that is exactly what I did. I followed this program to the letter for exactly 90 days. And, to my surprise and pleasure, I lost 25 pounds. I embraced the food requirements of the plan immediately.
I did not add exercise until weeks after being on plan. I faithfully weighed every Monday morning. Some weeks I lost more weight than others.
But I lost every week. Here is some advice: Get yourself some really good protein shakes. I bought a variety of flavors and mixed them all with ice and water in the Nutribullet. Quality protein shakes will get you through this. Don't feel bad about doing this. It is better to eat on the program than cheat. Look for deals on meals. My local Target sold them cheap but lacked in variety. The grocery store also had deals weekly. Don't just look at the diet meals Only do exercise that you enjoy.
I also did Just Dance on the Wii. You are supposed to burn calories per week with exercise. Why not do something that brings you pleasure? I did not use the suggested fat free dressing for salads. Just a small amount of olive oil and vinegar. Add variety with your fruits and veggies. Since this is the only fresh food you will be eating make sure it is good quality and something you love. There are some cons to this diet. The amount of protein I was eating caused occasional constipation.
I just increased my H2O consumption and started taking probiotics. There can be a lack of variety in meals. Sometimes I felt very little pleasure in the food I was eating. But the results made it worth it. If you enjoy sweet stuff, you will like this diet. I am not the biggest fan of sweets and there were some days that the idea of another sweet protein shake made me want to cry. I guess on Dr. Anderson's Facebook page he does say you can substitute greek yogurt for the shakes.
I have never done this but it sounds like a great idea. The Simple Diet is extremely easy to use and was effective for me. Good luck to everyone who tries this. By Shopping Mom on September 15, This book is written in a way that reminds me of when you see one of those "get your free product here" demonstrations at a store. Oh, it lays out that you should have so many shakes and meals and fruits and vegetables, but it does not have a clear list of how to follow it.
I had to dig deep into the book before it gave any listed information and even then it was vague. How do I know the portion size for a vegetable or fruit? How do I know if a shake fits nutritionally into the diet? I think the author purposefully wrote it this way to keep readers confused.
I noticed this book is only available at libraries on audio which would be even more confusing which is probably to get more people to buy the book but then get even more confused. The diet is not bad as it's convenient but wow, what a mess of a book! Top rated Most recent Top rated. All reviewers Verified purchase only All reviewers All stars 5 star only 4 star only 3 star only 2 star only 1 star only All positive All critical All stars All formats Format: Paperback All formats Text, image, video Image and video reviews only Text, image, video.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. There was a problem loading comments right now. By Downer Cow on September 8, The diet plan is incredibly easy to follow which is exactly what I need. No counting calories, fat grams, sugar amounts, subtracting fiber from carbs, trying to remember what I had for lunch to convert it to points or plugging it into an app, etc.
I don't want to turn my diet into a science experiment, I'm not training for the Olympics - I just want to lose weight at a reasonable pace without a grueling "system" that I have to manage and completely upend my lifestyle. The Simple Diet is definitely working for me, the last time I was at this weight was over a decade ago.
Still, I'm seeing great results and couldn't be happier. I usually stick with those kinds of diets for a few days but by the second weekend I'm totally over it. This book laid out a really simple plan that is easy to follow and almost a month in I'm still going strong without starving myself of any major food groups besides dessert, ha! Here are some pros that I've found: Besides this limited restriction, you can go to town.
Variety or lack thereof for dinners - if you only like one or two things to eat for dinner that will work. Or, if you're like me and crave variety, you can have a different meal multiple times per day.
This plan is really, really flexible which I appreciate. No cutting carbs - of course, there's no room for pie or cake or muffins or chips or other junk food but you're able to eat things like rice, pasta and tortillas. You know, normal everyday carbs that you're simply going to encounter in the real world. Protein - it's not a vegetarian plan though you could go that route!
You have the ability to eat meat. This isn't like Atkins where you're wolfing down bacon by the pound, and frankly I am sorely missing a good rack of ribs or a porterhouse, but since you're not cutting out whole macro food groups you will be able to enjoy protein. The meals you're eating will be well-balanced. Easy - did I mention this is easy and simple to follow?
I skipped a lot of the personal success stories and background fluff in the book that I don't care about - my attitude is just give me the plan and let me get on with it.
There's only about three chapters that are critical to understand in order to get started and you can read those in well under an hour. From there it's just a trip to the grocery store before you're off and running. Exercise - you'll have to start walking at least, but I have always liked biking and weight lifting so I do not have any complaints.
Walking for minutes is about the simplest thing to work into your routine. You don't have to join a gym, buy equipment, follow a crazy gimmick DVD, get an expensive personal trainer or purchase any other stupid stuff that is just going to end up on a shelf collecting dust.
Some workout plans I've tried caused me to injure myself and I still have lasting issues in a few places. Injuries also caused me to stop working out for months -- not to mention thousands of dollars in MRIs, X-rays, doctor visits, physical therapy and lost time at work.
Walking is about as low-risk as you can get. A plan for eating out - you're eventually going to visit a restaurant, go to a friend's house or attend other function where food off the plan is available. The book gives you some sound advice on how to handle these situations. I've been successful avoiding fast food and since I don't want to sabotage my great results I've easily found the willpower to push away a lot of food at social functions that I would otherwise have enthusiastically tossed down the hatch without a second thought.
Cooking - I love to cook, it is probably my 1 hobby, and this diet eliminates a lot of meal preparation if you're going to stick to the plan. I need to move the taller plants into the back. So, last weekend I got a bee in my bonnet and started moving stuff. Irises have been moved up to the front. I moved the really tall globe thistle to behind the bird bath.
I think I got a bit over zealous with moving since we had super hot and muggy temps this week and it really stressed out the globe thistles:. Another big project was digging up this mess of whatever. I had chopped it all way down in the spring and decided the stump needed to come out. That stump has to weigh 40 pounds at least. It is soooo heavy. Thinking about a rose of Sharon bush there or maybe some small tree. Labor Day is coming up and that means getting ready for fall! I had my good camera out for shots today.
These look really good still in the front and the back. It looks like some seedlings started this year. This is a miniature version, so if you have a smaller garden, it will fit in perfectly rather than the really tall ones.
I still have a critter problem out in the back yard. The woodchuck was back. He left me with this nice bare spot:. I divided up some of my irises and planted those new rhizomes I got last week. Here is my solution to keep the critters away from them:. Always something new to see when I go out there. Everywhere you read that water helps with weight loss in many ways. While the hydrated part is true — and a good thing, the others are kind of spotty.
There is a lot of anecdotal evidence where people say it helps them, but is it really true? One study had participants drinking increasing amounts of water prior to eating at a lunch buffet to see if the water had any effect. Turns out not so much — at least for overweight individuals. This was reporting on how much water a person consumed in a day versus the number of calories eaten. Energy density of foods, servings of fruits or vegetables and eating patterns did not differ between the water and the no-water day in both men and women.
For me, drinking water never really keeps me from eating. Do you find any benefits from drinking 8 glasses of water a day? Or do you try to drink 8 glasses a day? John and I have been battling the crud. John started getting sick last week and was feeling terrible.
I thought i was in the clear, but Sunday I started with the sore throat. Leaves and buds all nibbled off. I started spraying with neem and some leaves are starting to sprout again. So, I planted a couple of peonies around it that i got in a clearance sale. Superman is guarding the new peonies. This was something we found attached to our fence when we moved in and i kept it for whatever reason. Maybe they will work. I like the plant, but if I had known it was going to get this tall, I would have it about 6 feet further back.
I need to read and see if these tolerate being moved. It obscures the path through here, too. Welcome to the weekend! We have still been having rain off and on, which has been nice for not watering the garden. I have some self-seeders coming up. These are from the seeds that drop. There are a couple of other ones as well. I guess I will just let them reseed as long as they want to come up.
I had Cleome two years ago. This must have been seed that overwintered for two years! These normally are tall — or the parents were. That was fun to find. There is one other one as well. One seed packet had different color flowers in it for some reason.
There are several different colors:. I have a dwarf butterfly bush in the front and I must say, it is nice and bushy with lots of blooms coming on it. Last year I planted some flowering tobacco — an old-fashioned kind. I replanted it in the spring and now, finally, it has bloomed:. The ones in the back did. Who knows why that is. The vagaries of gardening.
Have a great one! John had a fairly laid back 50th birthday. We just did whatever he wanted for the day. I took him out for dinner at a new place called Downtown Social, which is a place that combines a restaurant, deli, bourbon room and music stage all in one. The German potato salad on the side was served in a red cabbage cup — cute! This was a tasty sandwich and I saved half of it. It was bigger than this picture looks.
He wanted this recipe from Bobby Flay. The recipe has a lot of steps including making caramel and an apple topping to go on top. A lot of work, but it was worth it! Happy Friday and happy weekend everyone! On to the blooms.
I was a little surprised to see the mullein sending up more flowers. I really was not expecting these to bloom this year, so bonus! There is something like species in the mullein family. You do find it in some herbal teas in stores. This hydrangea is now 3 years old. This is the first year that I have seen the pink and only on the largest blooms. Maybe it just needed to be more mature. One thing about the baby birds — they are not afraid of people.
The chickadees sit very close to us and I was maybe 6 feet from this guy. He just kept munching away. In fact, he ate seed the whole time we were eating our lunch outside! There was a mixture of thistle and safflower seeds in that feeder. Have a great weekend! I drink hot coffee even in warmer weather, but it just got to be too much.
I was making cold brew in a pitcher, but it is kind of messy, so I bought a cold brewer:. The grounds stay in a filter and you just pour the coffee out instead of having to strain it. The downside with cold brew is that it has to brew overnight and preferably 24 hours. So if you forget, no cold brew LOL. Lots and lots of snapdragons: Some random blooms on the balloon flower: The new rose of Sharon bush: It seems happy in the new spot.
Hopefully it will get a good root system going this fall. Autumn Joy sedum are getting their color now: This is after she ate the catnip and was just rolling around the floor: Callibrocha from my tippy pots: One of those little mum pots I bought — already blooming in its tiny way.