I can’t start this post off by saying ‘so, a week in to Six Weeks to OMG’, because I’ve found myself adapting the plan quite a lot, in all honesty. The cold baths are a thing of the past. I cannot bring myself to carry on doing them, and unless someone can actually prove they really do aid weightloss in a proper trial, I don’t think I’ll be bothering. I chalk it up as one of those extreme fitness tips that can only make you miserable in the short term, like wheatgrass shots (BLEGH). Really, you have to evaluate for yourself each individual aspect of the plan – and Fulton says himself you can pick what you like from his ideas – and decide whether you think they’re worth the effort.
Another thing that’s a thing of the past is skipping breakfast. I can’t do that, either. I like eating breakfast, and I have plenty of time to do it, so why not?
I am keeping up low carbs, plenty of exercise before meals, where possible, and balloon blowing. Oh, and lots of coffee and tea, but that’s par for the course.
I had a great weekend, though – which is code for ‘I slipped up’. My plan was to have a low carb Chinese takeaway (chicken in black bean sauce), but I also ate a bag of prawn crackers, and half a tub of ice cream. Then on Sunday, I ate a great deal of popcorn, and a cup of rice, along with some Cajun salmon. Amazingly, despite this, I managed to lose 1lb at least so far (I didn’t weigh myself at the very start – too scared!).
My low-carb food requirements have led to me checking out some of the Atkins snack range, including the Indulgence bars (coconut and caramel and peanut…or something like that!), and the chocolate shake. All of them are fine, but very over priced. They seem to have cornered the market, though – there are literally no other sweet snack foods that are low carbs. Most health food snacks are loaded with them, because they’re cereal based. That’s a bummer. You can buy them online at a reduced price if you hunt around, though – Amazon seems like the best place.
Anyone else following this plan with any progress to report?