In November I decided to start the Juice Plus Diet but on the same day that I started we were bombarded with concerns for P3s weight gain, or lack of and as I was breastfeeding I decided not to start my diet just yet. When our breastfeeding journey came to an end I made the decision to start the Juice Plus diet in January. Well it’s now day three of my Juice Plus diet.
I’ve had so many people tell me that I don’t need to diet but I really do! For myself more than anything. I need to be healthier, happier, more energised and most importantly to me, I need to be able to wear my clothes in confidence. I’m heavy now than I was a year ago and I do completely understand that I’ve had a baby in that time but it’s now time to focus of being me again. I don’t want to be a cuddly mummy, I want to be the slim Jodie I have been my whole entire life!
I recorded my starting day stats on the 1st January which really confirmed and has given me the motivation.
Weight: 46.2 kg (7st 4lbs)
L thigh: 20in
R thigh: 20in
L arm: 11in
R arm: 11n
The diet follows this plan:
Weeks 0-8 = 2 shakes + 1 healthy meal + 2 snacks per day
Weeks 8-14= 1 shake + 2 healthy meals + 2 snacks per day
Weeks 14-16 (and onwards) = 3 healthy meals + 2 snacks per day
I’ve chosen a mix of chocolate and vanilla shakes to shake things up a little bit. With regards to what foods I should and shouldn’t be eating, I’ve got a huge list. 20% of my daily food should be meat and 80% fruit & veg. I’m not allowed to eat wheat, dairy (which means the shakes are mixed up with either soya, rice, almond or coconut milk), processed food, alcohol and sugar.
At the moment I’m not fully following the food part of the plan mainly because we haven’t been food shopping properly since before Christmas. So I’m just cutting my portion sizes down.
I’ve been having a chocolate shake mixed with skimmed milk for breakfast and a vanilla one for lunch. My first meal was chicken pie, potato mash with carrots. Then on day two I had one jacket potato with cheese, normally I’d finish the girls too but I have refrained. I’m also not having snacks in the day which I’ve found quite tricky.
The main thing I’m struggling with is the frothiness of the shakes. It makes it quite difficult to drink. I’m making a point to only have my shakes and dinner when I’m actually hungry. I find lunch times a struggle as my family tuck into their foods and I’m sat with a glass of Juice Plus shake. Today, we ran out of milk so I didn’t have my breakfast shake and had a small portion of lunch at lunch time as P1 and P2 weren’t here so it was a sort of chilled day with just P3.
I plan to post pictures each week because I think it will help me to see my progress and help others see too. I want to succeed at this weight loss so badly.
It’s time to say goodbye to this body!!