It’s day fourteen and the question is, have I lost weight eating fast food? I am losing weight! Is this some kind of miracle? We keep hearing how this can’t be done. We’re told that fast food is the cause of obesity. So why am I losing weight? Why am I feeling terrific? It’s because it’s been possible all this time. The more confusion that spreads about weight loss, the fatter people are getting. All we want is a simple way to lose weight, one we can do everyday of our lives, right? The Fast Food Diet, allows us to eat in a way that’s “ordinary,” true to life, and that’s what makes it work.
I’m always drawn to challenges, especially when they’re weight loss and fitness related. I like testing theories and figuring out if I can improve on something. I especially like when things can work for us “in the real world.” When it comes to weight loss plans, not many offer something that’s realistic to our lives and will work. We have jobs, school, kids to care for, and most days not much time for more. The last thing I want, is a weight loss plan that’s not convenient. I believe it takes work to lose weight, but within that equation, it should be easy. It should also be free of complications. I don’t count points or calories or weigh my foods, and I’ve successfully lost weight. It’s actually been quite simple for me to lose weight.
I like that I can eat whatever I want, and balance it out with healthy choices and an active lifestyle. I spend my free time having fun. I don’t worry about what I can’t eat anymore, and it’s helped that I’ve mastered my metabolism and fat burn. Instead, I live a good life, do all the things I enjoy, and living this way has taken care of the many things that contributed to my weight gain. So, I eat fast food. Has it made me overweight? No. Has it made me obese? No. My obesity was never the cause of fast food, in fact, I rarely ate fast food as a kid. My obesity was the result of issues, emotional eating, and not understanding my hunger. The battle to tame my weight and hunger when I tried to lose weight only ended up making me fatter. The real answer was learning new ways, not just about what I was eating and shouldn’t eat. Yes, I cleaned up my diet a little, but changing my lifestyle made all the difference.
I enjoy being out and hanging out at places like McDonalds, Starbucks, and Dunkin Donuts. I can do my paperwork there or meet up with friends. I don’t need to worry about what I eat when I’m there, because I know I can eat what I want and still lose weight. I don’t overeat though, and I’m smarter about my eating. It’s just something that if everyone learned, and if they dealt with their issues too, obesity wouldn’t exist. It’s not something that we’re stuck with. Even if everyone in your family is obese, it doesn’t mean it’s your fate forever. You can change it. Obesity is something that only remains if you do nothing to change it. You’re not stuck with it as a life sentence. And, if your family is suffering from obesity, you don’t need to inherit it and except it. Is it something that you really want to change? Are you really ready? Are you willing to accept new ways into your life? Until you are, you’ll always wonder, why not you? Why didn’t you ever lose the weight?
At day 14 of this challenge, the results are looking good. I’m not as hungry as I used to be, I’m well satisfied, and I like the foods I’m eating. I’ve been wanting my pants to fit looser, and that’s becoming a reality too. This is just the half way point, and I can’t wait to see what happens in 2 more weeks. This diet is in fact working. You know those times after you’ve just ate, you’re still looking to eat? I’m not feeling any of that on this diet. For me, that’s a big deal. I’m always hungry. No matter what I used to try, I would always still be hungry. If I’m not aware of my eating, I could easily fall back into the traps of the old days, where my eating was out of control. This is why taste satisfaction matters if you want to be successful at weight loss. A lot of things matter when it comes to losing weight, but when it comes to food, if you eat what you like, you’re more likely to eat less. So there’s a balance you need to meet to be successful with weight loss.
* ½ cup blueberries
* ¾ of a Subway breakfast sandwich
* The rest of the Subway sandwich w/ 1 cup of steamed spinach(sprinkled with black pepper)
* 1 small orange
* 1 McDouble
* 1 small orange
* 1 Dunkin Donuts chocolate frosted donut w/ sprinkles
I did two 40 minute home workouts today. For each workout, I did intervals alternating between weights and my mini stair stepper.