It's funny to post that I'm on "Week 4 ~ Day 6" because I originally started the BFC Diet in October 2010 - that's 19 months ago my friends! After not following the plan consistently for the past 19 months, I decided last month that I really wanted to make this work. When I follow the BFC plan, I always lose weight, and when I go off of it, I don't (and even actually gain). Here's what my journey has looked like:
I stick to the plan, I lose some weight, I indulge in a sugar binge or a carb overload for several meals/days(not just at one little meal), I gain the weight back, I repeat the whole process.
And then when I woke up this past Monday morning something had finally clicked (probably seeing the pictures of me on Mother's Day)! I had a fire under me and I didn't want to lose it - I knew I needed to get the momentum going right away!! To lose these stinkin 25-30 lbs, it's going to take work on my part. That doesn't mean it will be grueling and I'll be suffering because it won't be - not on the BFC Diet! It means that I will need to be diligent about making sure I stay withing the 15/6 BFC guidelines because that's what makes the BFC work. Like Kay says, most foods can fit into the BFC. You may have to reduce the amount (maybe even have only one or two bites) but most foods can fit into the plan. Then you won't feel deprived and then break down and binge on that one thing that you didn't allow yourself to have. I admire the people who saw the "BFC light" from the beginning and forged ahead. I wish I had. But I didn't. I kept taking short cuts and getting side tracked but I plan to stay the course until the weight is off this time!
Had a succesful day yesterday staying within the 15/6 BFC guidelines. In fact what you see listed below was a total of 9 sugars and 46 carbs (so 3 carb servings). Here's what I ate:
Breakfast: My morning shake; Herba Mate chocolate tea
Snack #1: Handful of macadamia nuts
Lunch: Green salad topped with roasted chicken breast, salami, ranch dressing and 6 crushed Doritos; few slices of jicima; small piece of mozzarella cheese
(Thanks for the Chili Cheese Frito suggestion Kay - I love them but haven't had a chance to buy any yet so I used Doritos instead - they made the salad sooo good and added the "crunch" I was craving)
Dinner: Meatballs with zuchinni noodles and alfredo sauce
(Recipe idea from Amber - this was EXCELLENT! We will definently be making this again. Wish we had made even more so we would have had leftovers for lunch today!!! My husband made the meatballs using the following: 1 lb hamburger, 1 egg, 1/4 c parmesean cheese, 3 garlic cloves, 1/4 c minced white onion, Italian seasoning. He browned them on the stovetop and then finished them in the oven. Both my husband and I really loved this meal! Thanks Amber)!
Snack #2 Didn't even want one - full and satisfied from dinner
Thanks to all my BFC friends for their encouragement - it has made all the difference this time around.
Have a great day!!