I knew that I was eating emotionally, but after leaving a relationship were I felt restricted on food, I didn’t care. Unfortunately I am paying for it now as I have gained at least 15 lbs over 2011. Hitting my current weight on the scale scared me as I don’t want to be there again! The solution?
The Dukan Diet. After visiting the website I found out that I will reach my true weight by July 25, 2012 and that I will follow 3 of the 4 phases.
Join me on this journey as I post on my progress and see if this diet really works and if the pounds will really stay off. I will be updating this page with my posts so you have a central place to come to in order to follow my journey. If you have concerns or questions about the diet, feel free to leave a comment and I will answer you the best I can.
Dukan Diet: Attack Phase
Dukan Diet: Attack Phase Day 1
Dukan Diet: Attack Phase Day 2
Dukan Diet: Attack Phase Day 3
Dukan Diet: Attack Phase Day 4
Dukan Diet: Cruise Phase
Dukan Diet: Candies, Cookies, and Chips. Oh My!
Dukan Diet: Cruise Phase Week 1
Dukan Diet: Not Quitting, Just Moving On
Dukan Diet: Consolidation Phase
Dukan Diet: Food Substitution
Dukan Diet: Phase for Life
Dukan Diet: Noodle Bowl
Dukan Diet: Protein Thursdays
Dukan Diet: Keeping it Off
Dukan Diet: Shedding the Last 10lbs & Update a Year Later
Do you prefer a diet plan or healthy lifestyle living? Do you find it hard to stick to it? Tell me all about it by commenting below! I’d love to hear from you.
Good question! I've never been on a diet, but I try to eat sensibly. I am more apt to do an exercise program, like following the Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 for example, or following along with the challenges that Leslie Sansone posts on her fanpage on Facebook (and if anyone hasn't checked out Leslie Sansone before, you should! I recommend her!). I guess for me, I just find exercise is an easier habit to get into, and once I do get into an exercise routine, I feel weird if I go a day without doing it, because it becomes habit forming. I find I am better at losing weight that way, and right now I am finding myself at a point where I am happy with my current weight, but I want to work more on muscle toning and definition, so working out really helps in those areas. Again, with eating sensibly 🙂
When I was younger, I had been on various diets of one kind or another. As a rule of thumb, it is best just to simply live a healthy lifestyle. The paradigm shift is hard and perhaps the schedule adjustment also a bit difficult. But in the end, it is the ONLY way one can BE healthy. Sure one can lose weight using one diet plan or another. Sure one can sculpt their bodies using one set of exercise or another. But neither approach brings one any closer to health. Health is wholistic and encompasses the entire human experience, not simply what you eat (or don't), or how much you exercise (or don't).
For me, there are some simple philosophies that I find help keep me healthy.
1) Food. The less processing the better (i.e. whole grain), the more local/organic the better, and a wide variety. I appreciate Michael Pollan's “In Defense of Food.” It has shaped my outlook on food and “food-like” substances. Oh, and I don't classify dead animals as food. ; )
2) Have an active hobby. Be it running, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, sailing, or anything that gets you out of doors doing things. And be willing to spend both time and money to do those things.
3) Care. Not only should one strive to have a healthy body, but if one does have a healthy mind/spirit, all is for nothing. Know about what is going on in the world and your community and become involved and care about the issues.
I figure if you do those simple things, and focus on doing them well, then everything else will fall into place.
Erin Jackman said:
I love Jillian too and would recommend her to anybody. She is great for people just starting and for those who are a bit more advanced. She has some good variety of workouts too. I will have to check out Leslie Sansone. Yes, eating sensibly plus a exercise routine is very helpful. Just because I'm exercising doesn't mean I can eat whatever I want! (well, I guess if you are just maintaining it's not that bad but you would still have to workout a bit harder). Thanks for sharing, Paula!
Erin Jackman said:
Wow, Thanks for sharing Jordan! i appreciate what you have to say. I do try to incorporate these things as well. I just needed a little boost. I'm sure other readers will benefit from your ways of keeping healthy! Eat better, get out and active, and care for yourself in all aspects.
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