Over a month ago I started to follow Tosca Reno's eating clean food plan in her book "The Eat-Clean Diet Stripped". This food plan is for trying to take off the last 10 pounds. I wrote about this diet and the author
when I first started the program.
Did I lose 10 pounds? No. Was I expecting to lose 10 pounds? No. Based on what I know about my body, my changing hormonal profile and past experiences, I was hoping for maybe a five pound loss. I ended up with about a two pound loss.
I stayed on the plan for the month, followed it pretty well and had a few instances where I exceeded my daily carb allocation. Eating clean does make me feel pretty good. What I did learn is that for me to lose weight, I need to limit my starchy carbs and having two servings a day is a better option for me in order to lose weight. Of course I need to watch my sugar intake, such as chocolate and ice cream. My cheese consumption has also diminished and recently I bought some soft goat cheese and sheep feta to use in salads or with omelets. Staying away from the cheddar, swiss cheese and other full fat cheese is a better choice for me.
Today I had bread, 2 thin slices of multigrain bread with smoked salmon. It tasted really good. Aside from a thin slice of pizza this past month, it had been a month since I have indulged in any crunchy, freshly baked bread. I do miss bread and so for the long term I plan to continue limiting the amount of starchy carbs and I will have bread as part of my daily starchy carbs but not on a daily basis. My journey in losing these ten pounds will take months and it will be a bit like chipping away at a cement block, a slow methodical process.