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#21 LexiMcQueen

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 11:37 AM

DAY 5 TOTAL INTAKE

I had total 1056 calories
Carbs 50g
Protein 92g
Fat 53g
Fiber 10g + fiber supplement

Steps: ~15300

I ate nuts off the diet today. I just a had a few and then suddenly I realized I'm over 1000 calories!! Nuts are seriously devious.

The thing is... I'm hungry!! Of all the days on this diet, I'm hungry on a meat day! It's so weird. I have huge urges to just eat eat eat! I didn't have this on vegetables or even with fruits. I never expected this! But it's true.

This diet has been such a journey and even if I'm not going to lose 20lbs in 7 days, I've learned SO much experiencing all these different days.

Tomorrow is meat/ cottage cheese and vegetables day. The day I consider most balanced. I hope tomorrow goes well.

I have to say I'm quite panicked with eating all these calories and not being able to exercise. It makes me so scared but I'm trying to stay calm and relax and rest so that my body heals and lets go of stress and that crazy water retention.

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 12:20 AM

DAY 6: 300/500g meat/ cottage cheese and vegetables, no potatoes
BREAKFAST


SW: 156.6
Day 2: 158.0
Day 3: 156.6
Day 4: 155.0
Day 5: 154.6
Day 6: 154.6

Total: -2.0 lbs

Fasting period 15 hrs

Banana and protein days are not easy BM days. Well maybe banana day was if I ate 6-8 raw bananas and not only 2 cooked&blended bananas. Without added fiber I absolutely would have no BM. So eating tons of fruit and/or vegetables do help with constipation, even much better than fiber supplements specially designed for that.

So, this morning I decided to have a raw veggie breakfast just to celebrate the awesomeness that is raw veggies.

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 05:18 AM

DAY 6: LUNCH (and dinner)

I fried the last of low fat turkey sausages together with mixed vegetables and that's my lunch and dinner. I'm also having my last protein pudding today since I'm done with this diet and eating in general and I'm going to start a water fast tomorrow.

The last day of the diet should be vegetables, fruits and vegetable&fruit juices.

Going to make total intake on day 6 later as well as a post about my thoughts on this diet. So check back to read those!

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Posted 05 September 2020 - 02:04 AM

DAY 6 TOTAL INTAKE

I had total 594 calories
Carbs 53g
Protein 52g
Fat 16g
Fiber 12g + fiber supplement

Steps: ~1682

 

Today I just felt very tired with eating and I seriously didn't even want to eat anymore, anything. That's why I decided to start fasting instead. The food just made me feel gross and I tried to eat it away fast so that I could get done with it.

 

Haven't done any activity today, having a rest day instead. Feeling very lazy.



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Posted 05 September 2020 - 02:22 AM

THOUGHTS ON THIS DIET

 

SW: 156.6
Day 2: 158.0
Day 3: 156.6
Day 4: 155.0
Day 5: 154.6
Day 6: 154.6

Day 7: 154.6

Total: -2.0 lbs

 

This diet is supposed to make you lose even 20lbs. I lost 2 lbs. If I did day 7 with mainly vegetables, I could probably lose 0.5 lbs more. Beni lost 11 lbs on this diet, and many other that have tried this diet has got similar results, 8-12 lbs loss in a week.

 

How it works?

  • first it's high carb, then low carb -> lose a lot of water weight
  • very restricted intake, no bread, startches etc. -> lose water weight
  • low caloric intake on vegetable days, generally not that high caloric intake -> caloric deficit, fat loss

Positives of this diet

  • challenges you to do very clean eating -> no processed foods at all
  • challenges you to try different intakes and different ways of eating
  • gives you a set of rules to follow but is not too strict
  • you can decide how much you eat (most days) so you can eat a lot or not so much
  • helps you to get away from processed foods and bad food habits -> sort of a mental diet reset
  • is not very long so it's easier to complete
  • gives you some ideas for healthier eating

Negatives of this diet

  • can feel too restrictive anyway and cause desire to binge or break the diet
  • results might not last that long, especially water weight loss
  • is not a very good diet to follow the rest of your life

What I learned during this diet

  • I shouldn't be afraid to eat fruit in small amounts, for example for breakfast
  • vegetables and fruit make you feel very full for suprisingly long time
  • vegetables and fruit are important for good BM that's not painful, crampy, or unhealthy in other ways
  • protein alone isn't very good for satiety or satisfaction, after all
  • I love variety of food and get bored really easily
  • it's not easy eating clean and not having anything extra
  • I should be more open minded and try different combos and new vegetables and fruits
  • I love tomato smoothies even though I passionately hate tomato juice
  • having certain times to eat (like 9am, 12pm, 4 pm) can be kind of comforting and they add structure to your days
  • eating just one thing is not a good practice for me at all

This diet was a very good experience and I'm happy I went through all different days and learned all these things, learned about myself. I'm also happy this diet did help me break my plateau. It gave me a sense of structure to my days. But now I'm happy to say bye bye to this diet and move on.

 

Do I recommend this diet? Yes, as a way to learn about yourself, maybe a way of letting go of a bad diet and getting that kind of mental reset. It's really about going back to basics and that's what I like about this. But don't expect to lose 20 lbs. You might but you might not.



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 01:06 AM

This diet was a very good experience and I'm happy I went through all different days and learned all these things, learned about myself. I'm also happy this diet did help me break my plateau. It gave me a sense of structure to my days. But now I'm happy to say bye bye to this diet and move on.

 

Do I recommend this diet? Yes, as a way to learn about yourself, maybe a way of letting go of a bad diet and getting that kind of mental reset. It's really about going back to basics and that's what I like about this. But don't expect to lose 20 lbs. You might but you might not.

I was really curious how this diet went for you. Since it makes you eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, I believe I could do it. I’m not big on short term diets, but I have been vegan for quite some some, so shoveling in large amounts of vegetables for me is an easy task. I probably have a little different opinion on what’s considered “clean eating” but I’m a vegetarian, so no offense. I would probably go for fish on meat day, maybe allow legumes, too.
I’m at my parents’ this weekend and have a pizza date next week, so I maybe have to do one cheat day in between. But yea, I wanna try this :)


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 05:53 AM

I was really curious how this diet went for you. Since it makes you eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, I believe I could do it. I’m not big on short term diets, but I have been vegan for quite some some, so shoveling in large amounts of vegetables for me is an easy task. I probably have a little different opinion on what’s considered “clean eating” but I’m a vegetarian, so no offense. I would probably go for fish on meat day, maybe allow legumes, too.
I’m at my parents’ this weekend and have a pizza date next week, so I maybe have to do one cheat day in between. But yea, I wanna try this :)

Haha yes, I can agree you probably have a very different idea of clean eating and your idea is most likely much better than mine. :lol: Fish is absolutely ok on "meat days", the GM diet says you should have meat, fish or cottage cheese. I think the idea is to keep the carbs very low. But I'm sure legumes would be just fine as well. I think it was a really interesting experience for me, especially since I've been so afraid of fruits for example. I think it's a refreshing experiment! Good luck with the diet, I'd love to hear how it goes!



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 01:51 PM

Episode 2 of the GM diet. I’ll just continue with this thread if I may

My weight this morning:
Day 1: 136.8lbs

B: 2 oranges, 1/4 cantaloupe
S1: 1 apple
L: 1 mango, ~60g raspberries
S2: rest 3/4 cantaloupe, ~65g raspberries
D: 2 kiwis, 1 1/2 grapefruit

The diet’s toughness came in waves. I was hungry quite a lot, but the fruits were surprisingly filling. I couldn’t finish the cantaloupe in one meal. I ate the rest a bit later.
Since it’s a lot of water I got hungry more often, ate more often, but by the end of the day, I feel satisfied.

I’m really looking forward to vegetables tomorrow though. And potatoes for breakfast

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 02:40 PM

Day 1: 136.8lbs
Day2: 135.8lbs (-1)

B: 5 small potatoes
L: Fried vegetables (fennel, tomatoes, celery, bell pepper, zucchini)
D: salad of arugula, chicory, avocado, tomato, some iceberg lettuce
S1: pickles
S2: cherry tomatoes

I probably went overboard with the potatoes this morning and I did use some olive oil to prepare the cooked vegetables for today.
I planned on eating more, but was really stressed out by my father. So I ended up losing appetite and went throughout the day with this little to eat. Yet I feel satisfied. Lacking a little energy, but I’m feeling good overall.
I also had plenty of stuff do do to keep myself busy.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 03:23 PM

Day 1: 136.8lbs
Day 2: 135.8lbs
Day 3: 137.4lbs

B: 1 apple, 1 fig, fried vegetables (zucchini, fennel, tomatoes)
S1: 1/2 cantaloupe (shared w/ my mom though)
L: fried vegetables (savoy, carrots, green beans)
D: leftovers from breakfast and lunch
S2: rest of cantaloupe, 3 plums, 1 fig
S3: cucumber salad, sauerkraut
I also had another apple throughout the day, took fiber supplements twice and snacked a little on plums, homemade pickles and grapes.

I didn’t have bowel movement since the start of this diet. I believe that’s why my weight went up. I felt really heavy today and somehow uncomfortable in my skin.
On the other hand I’m surprised how easy the diet seems so far. I’m looking forward each day because there is some new food I can eat. Tomorrow it’s bananas and milk. Finally something creamy and protein.

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 02:52 PM

Day 4: Banana and milk day

Weight:
Day 1: 136.8
Day 2: 135.8
Day 3: 137.4
Day 4: 137.0

I had 7 bananas in total. 5 in a smoothie with 250ml of soy milk and 500ml of buttermilk. I don’t like normal cow’s milk, so I thought substituting with a fermented kind which has only 0.9% fat should be okay. I also put I tsp of flaxseeds and a sprinkle of cinnamon or vanilla into the smoothies.

I did take a 10km walk today because my legs feel tense. I should be exercising more.
The day started off really good. The first smoothie was such a nice alternation. Creamy and sweet . When we went grocery shopping two days ago I decided to take the “Chiquita”-bananas. But during the day I realized, they a hella sweet! That’s why I definitely preferred the smoothies.

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 02:22 AM

Side note: Since Day 3 I had this pain in my legs. I started taking magnesium supplements because I thought it was caused by the muscles. I didn’t count my water intake, but I am definitely above 6 glasses of water/tea each day, perhaps even above 8 glasses. The great hydration together with the low caloric meals probably cause a washout of nutrients.
So far I think it’s unbalanced, but I’ll give my final conclusion in the end. I have been aware of this fact when I started the diet, and it’s only for a week, so I’ll take it as a detox

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 03:25 PM

Day 5: 6 tomatoes and 20oz. of meat

Day 1: 136.8lbs
Day 2: 135.8lbs
Day 3: 137.4lbs
Day 4: 137.0lbs
Day 5: 135.2lbs (total: -1.2lbs)

One thing I noticed after 3 days which I forgot to mention earlier: my skin improved a lot! I tend to get pimples on my cheeks and after these days of vegetables and fruits my skin cleared up quite nicely. My mom asked me if I put on makeup. Nope, only moisturizer
I expected this day to be a lot harder. Only 6 tomatoes and so much meat But preparing the meals nicely and enjoying eating them made up a lot. They were really tasty, too. I substituted with fish and cottage cheese and pimped them up with onion, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme. And my mom added spinach to the fish which I was okay with. It’s not perfectly strict, but I didn’t think it would do much harm at all.

B: 18 cherry tomatoes
L: 250g (uncooked weight) fish + 1 tomato
D: 200g cottage cheese + 2 tomatoes

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 02:33 PM

Day 6: 20oz. meat and limitless vegetables

Weight:
Day 1: 136.8lbs
Day 2: 135.8lbs
Day 3: 137.4lbs
Day 4: 137.0lbs
Day 5: 135.2lbs
Day 6: 133.4lbs

I must say, days 2-5 I was at my parents‘ place, so I believe the scales must have some tolerance.

I was really hungry for carbs this morning. It took me forever to chew up the the kohlrabi. I didn’t mention, since I started taking fiber supplements, I just kept it on. My bowel is doing great since then.

The amount of meat one is supposed to eat is ridiculous! It’s 283g. I had 250g of salmon today and this was already too much. I could have gone with half the amount. I didn’t finish it all for lunch. I ate the rest later this afternoon.

Another thing I didn’t mention: I sometimes forgot to take pictures of snacks (but they ARE listed!) and sometimes the pictures don’t show the full meal, if I went for a second scoop (ex. spinach and salmon).

My skin keeps improving Maybe I should stop eating sugar in general. It’s not only less pimples, my pores become smaller, cleaner, the blackheads disappear.

I didn’t drink as much today as on vegetable days. But it should be still enough though.

I think I used quite a lot of oil today for the onions in the spinach, the fish, and the dressing for the carrot salad this morning What I know for sure: I used a f*ucking lot of garlic my neighbors complained. Luckily my date ditched me tonight.

B: 1 kohlrabi, dip(2tsp mustard, 1tsp tahin , salt, pepper), carrot salad (2 carrots, 1/2 garlic clove, vinegar, sesame oil, salt, pepper)
L: whole bag spinach, 1 carrot, 1/2 onion, 1/2 garlic clove, 250g salmon
D: 200g cottage cheese, 1/2 (guess what) garlic clove, cucumber, salt, pepper, thyme, cumin


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 04:58 AM

OMG your foods looks SO good!!! :wub: Really nice to read your experience as well, thank you for sharing it! 



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Posted 23 September 2020 - 03:11 PM

Day 7: brown rice, vegetables, fruits and juice

Weight [lbs]:
1: 136.8
2: 135.8
3: 137.4
4: 137.0
5: 135.2
6: 133.4
7: 132.2

B: brown rice, 1 apple, 1 orange, grapefruit juice
S1: 1/3 watermelon (forgot the pic), 1 glass grapefruit juice
L: brown Rice & vegetables (celery, broccoli, tomato, onion, garlic) & 2nd serving of vegetables
S2: 1 apple (no pic), 2 figs
D: Brown rice, cauliflower, green beans, 1 glass grapefruit juice

I had the same amount of rice each meal, might not be seen b/c I just threw the veggies on top

I sprinkled some sunflower seeds on the dishes. I was really craving fatty foods today. I meant to eat an avocado, but it wasn’t ripe yet. I’m happy this diet is over tomorrow. I’m not going right back to stuffing my face with sweets. Don’t want to ruin my perfect skin again lol. But I’m looking forward to be able to enjoy desserts again.

When I wanted something sweet this afternoon the apple and the figs were totally satisfying. I also thought the onions in my meals gave them some sweetness, too. I never really paid attention to this before.
BUT I was using a lot of salt (for my proportion). I usually try to cut back in salt. But I often have low blood pressure and salt is supposed to increase it, so I just went for it.

I really didn’t expect the scale to drop this much! I mean I have been eating and snacking all the times I was just a little hungry. Tomorrow I’ll weigh one last time in order to account for today and will give my final summary.

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 03:13 PM

OMG your foods looks SO good!!! :wub: Really nice to read your experience as well, thank you for sharing it!


Thank you
And thank you for the inspiration!
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Posted 23 September 2020 - 10:34 PM

Weight:

Day 1: 136.8lbs
Day 2: 135.8lbs
Day 3: 137.4lbs
Day 4: 137.0lbs
Day 5: 135.2lbs
Day 6: 133.4lbs

Day 7: 132.2lbs

Day 8: 133.6lbs

total weight loss: -3.2lbs

 

I have no clue how one is supposed to loose 10-20lbs in this week. Maybe with a significantly higher weight this could be possible. But I am content with the outcome. My goal of 135lbs was set for beginning of October. I have hit it now, but next I want to maintain it. I think 3.2lbs is still reasonable. Anything way above would probably not be sustainable for me once I go back to my regular eating, of course including some healthier habits.

 

Positives about this diet:

- clean eating, lots of fruits and vegetables

- resulting in better skin

- no need for hunger, you can always eat when hungry (there is  recipe for gm-wonder-soup one is allowed to eat EVERY day)

- no feeling stuffed or overeaten (as might happen with pasta)

- vegetables and fruits can be filling, don’t last as long though

- getting creative with the possibilities one has

 

Negatives about this diet:

- Since the diet only lasts for a week and the foods change up each day, I have a different opinion on how easy it is to sustain. I think it was alright, but I definitely agree on the cravings. On fruit and banana days, I craved for solid, salty/savory foods, on vegetable and meat days I craved for something sweet.

- reading this, I believe one is lacking some kind of nutrition each day

- low in energy and/or moody Feelings

 

What I learned about this diet:

- it is easier and more fun if you have s.o. doing it with

- Neither carbs nor protein is entirely satisfying on its own

- In smaller amounts fish and milk products are not as scary anymore. My body can work with these food groups quite well. After being vegan for 2 years and flexitarian for another 2 eating bigger amounts of animal products has been a no-go. (Yet I’d aim for organic options)

- I didn’t get the urge to binge at all this week. Having a meal plan is very helpful and also eating dinner, to keep me from waking up at night being hungry.

 

I was at my parents place some of the days as I mentioned before and my mom was doin it with me. We spent a lot of time together,  cooked together, this definitely helped a lot! I also marked this week in my calendar to not make plans on eating out or being invited to family dinner.

My mom felt the benefits even more. She is struggling with some kind of intolerance to specific carbs, but hasn’t figured out which ones yet.

I’m gonna continue with eating 3 times a day, combining carbs and protein. And I’ll try to eat less sweets, maybe substitute with fruits instead.




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