Week 2 of the Fast Track and I am down 1 pound. My scales were all over the place this week, and I honestly didn't think I would have a loss this week. I weighed everyday, and most of the week I was up 1-1.5. But weigh in day is what counts and I just kept on. That is a total of 4.5 for my two weeks, with about 6 more pounds to go. I have also added back a short run (3-4 miles) twice a week and am trying to figure out how to tone my upper thighs and arms.
Breakfast: Coffee with cream and coconut oil first thing. About an hour later I have a Pumpkin Muffin with the icing.
Lunch: Sausage or another protein, sliced cucumber or spinach salad, Cottage Cheese with chia seeds sprinkled on top. Often the protein is leftovers from the previous nights dinner
Snack: I usually have my dark chocolate in the late afternoon, when the kids are home from school and driving me nuts. If not I have a cheese stick, sliced salami and/or celery.
Dinner: Fried egg, meat, green veggie (brocolli, zucchini, spinach) or riced cauliflower
Snack: Pot of tea, sometimes with cream or a stevia packet. Chocolate if I haven't had it yet.
Are you still with me? If not, that's okay too. You have to do what works for you and the Fast Track can seem pretty extreme. I would encourage you to finish out the month though. Pushing through the hard parts of something is where you really learn and grow. But like I've mentioned before, this is my 3rd time to try the Fast Track in 18 months. And it works for me, so I'm not going to argue with that. My own Mom quit, said she was having trouble combining it with her Weight Watchers program. So go back to regular BFC if you need to, and live with this new knowledge. Maybe the next time you hit a plateau you can try it again, or at the very least apply this new knowledge about grains to your menu. We are all on our on journey! So let me know where you are, your success and struggles. I know it is not easy, but I also know you can do it!
If you cheat with Fast Track, it is going to show on the scale. It is very much like Atkins in that respect. You cannot "kind of" do it. You need to do it with gusto! :) Knowing I cannot have a single chip, not a nibble, is actually, strangely freeing for me. I feel completely released from the power those freaking chips have over me. Sound silly? Well, 2 years ago I'd eat a whole bag of chips in the hour I had alone and then hide the bag deep in the trash can. I also made brownies for my boys this weekend, and I didn't have a crumb! That is a HUGE HUGE thing for me. They were a binge food for me and I hate it when my problems with food get in the way of a little fun for them. The Hubby is (still) out of town and nobody would have known if I'd had some... but I didn't. I'm proud of that.
One confession, or at least it feels like a confession. I am still using Benefiber. I stopped taking it for about a year, around the time I first did FT. But I'm happier when my bowels are moving, it's that simple. Without it I am completely constipated on the Fast Track. I do about 1/3 of the recommended dose in my morning coffee and it keeps me semi-regular. If I ate MORE greens this wouldn't be necessary and I'm working on that.