OK so on my latest visit of about two weeks ago to my LLMD I complained about my recent weight gain. My thyroid is under active and it seems that the thyroid meds are not helping the situation at all!
After two years on antibiotic therapy it is also time (according to my LLMD) to do a good liver detox...her suggestion...The Drs Eades book 6 Week Cure to the Middle Aged Middle
I have to admit I was skeptic about this new eating plan...yet my LLMD assured me over and over that it was by far the "best" plan for me to go on. As I sat there I contemplated about drinking my meals. I found myself pleading to my LLMD "Well what if I go back to low carb no sugar again" boy did I see a firm side to my LLMD I never had. The reply was not what I wanted "No this is the plan you need to do. It's only for 6 weeks. When you come back and see me by then I guarantee you will be amazed at the weight loss you will have"
It was obvious I was not going to win this argument. So I went and bought the book. Thumbed through it and did my usual online research. I was surprised to read so many favorable reviews. The authors claim that your blood pressure if its high will come down (not one of my issues) and cholesterol too (that one sparked my interest!) and even folks with fatty livers will improve...I don't have a fatty liver but when I read it will detox the liver I thought well shoot why not! I have been downing lots of antibiotics for the past two years. My liver needs a break. My body needs a break!
So yesterday I started the 6 week program. I plan to take you along with my on this journey. Ready! Set! Here we Go!!
I started my day yesterday with a cappuccino whey smoothie...(the recipe is in the book) to my surprise it was actually not bad. In the afternoon I had a strawberry/berry smoothie...my only complaint on this one was it was a little to thick more than likely due to the way I prepared it...I think I added way too much ice. The recipe called for 1/2 cup frozen sugar free mixed berries and 1/2 a cup of ice...you are supposed to get 3 protein drinks a day and a prescribed meal out of the book once a day...I chose to have dinner...I never got the third shake in as I was stuffed. I went to bed stuffed.
This morning I had a white chocolate caramel flavored shake...it was the best so far!! I enjoyed it so much I had it for the afternoon one too!
I have to laugh at myself I am so anxious about the "big" expected weight loss that I jumped on the scale this morning...only to be disappointed that it hadn't gone down from yesterdays reading! Darn!! OK so maybe I am just a tad bit overzealous about this program!
But hey you keep watching this blog and I will take you along with me on this new journey...Oh and Grilled steak is on the dinner menu tonight...gosh my mouth is watering just thinking about it...LOL... but I am honestly not hungry at all and I am really beginning to see I eat out of boredom...Wow this is really making me aware of the bad habits I have...LOL and I thought I was doing so good the last two years!
A NEW LOOK - if you are a regular blog reader you may have noticed there are some changes happening on my blog. stay tuned & bear with me over the next several weeks ...
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