Have you ever gotten yourself into a rut with your diet? I mean, it’s not that I’ve really been dieting all that much to have lost the weight I did, but I still found myself in a plateau and decided that before the weight started coming back, I needed to do something.
I remember back in college in Florida, it was often just too hot to eat anything all that “carb-y”. Breads, pastas, potatoes, and anything greasy just made me feel sick to my stomach. So I had spent 3-4 days a week eating nothing but fruits, veggies, and grilled boneless skinless chicken breast. Now, the bonus here, was that on the other days, I was eating whatever I wanted, but I HAD LOST MY TASTE FOR FAST FOOD ENTIRELY. I mean, the smell of it made me ill. The thought of all that grease in my mouth had me reaching for ice cold water. I’d hypnotized myself!
It was amazing - I was losing 3 pounds a week, and never feeling tired or cranky or anything. I didn’t count calories, but I’d often eat a whole watermelon in a day, or two packages of strawberries, or a whole bag of salad with some chicken breast cut up on top. I didn’t worry about sauces or dressings (though I’ve always bought lower fat or low sugar versions anyway - but I didn’t worry about how much I was using) and I just ate when I was hungry until I wasn’t hungry any longer. Stuffed, even. On fruit! :) Of course I also had my coffee with milk and Equal in the mornings, a little diet soda (not too much, as then I preferred Crystal Light or water or even iced tea), and mainly water.