Starting today (Saturday) I have been timing my meals, eating every 3 hours without fail. After re-reading a couple of chapters of the FSD thoroughly yet again, I realized I was missing a major principle that Dr. Ian thought was key to the success of his program. Eating on a regular schedule. As I said in a previous post, I plan to stick to the diet to the letter "T" no deviation, no improvisation. I will continue to write down what I am eating (Dr. Ian actually suggests keeping a food journal) just to ensure that I am doing all the right things. As much as I don't want to admit it, I realize that maybe I haven't been as "good" as I think I have. Okay...no maybe about it, I haven't! lol. I haven't been terrible, but I have some extras here and there. Just being real.
Okay - so again, I am going back to Phase I to jump start me off. I realize that when I am following Dr. Ian's plan (I even looked at the Extreme Fat Smash Diet to compare) I don't always hit my recommended calories, depending on the phase that I am in. However, I am not going to change or deviate - I am going to stick to his plan. I know it works, there are thousands of testaments to support it, I know its healthy, and I know I can do it. So...yes I am still tracking but I am not going to try to combine 2 different plans. This time when I re-enter phase III, I will be sure to re-introduce pasta (whole wheat of course!) and rice into my diet. I've been cutting them out, because of the Atkins and South Beach rage a few years ago, its ingrained in me that they are the devil! LOL. I haven't had pasta at all in 2010.
By Memorial Day, I'd love to be in the 140s....but I won't push my luck! LOL.