Finally... the results! Sorry I've kept you all waiting...
Day 1 - Weight 154.0 lbs
Day 21 - Weight 141.6 lbs
Weight Loss = 12.6 lbs!
And how about some before and after pictures?!
Awwwww yeah! My gut disappeared! I've always carried a little extra in my stomach and although it's never stopped me from rocking a bikini, I was never a fan of it. I've been in great shape my whole life, but no matter what I did I couldn't seem to find my abs. According to Mark's Daily Apple 80 percent of your body composition is determined by diet and let's just say I'm a believer! The pounds fell off me and I was never hungry. I ate burgers, steak, fajitas, buffalo chicken... avocados by the bag full. What a wonderful "diet" :)
But this wasn't all about losing, what did I gain?
- My skin cleared up
- I slept like a baby
- I had tons of energy, no afternoon crash!
- Fruit tasted like candy
- I learned how to cook with spices (instead of just piling on some marinade/cheese/ketchup/etc)
- I tried new recipes
- I learned that I have willpower and I can live without cheese and chocolate!
- I realized that the majority of packaged foods have a ton of crap listed in the ingredients
So I finished 21 days of clean eating... and then I binged on a ton of crappy foods. Over the past week I've had brownies, muffins, tons of cheese, french fries, Taco Bell, pink lemonade, pizza... ugh. It makes me bloated just thinking about it! I can seriously feel my stomach bloat up immediately after I eat processed crap. It's awful. I ate two and half slices of pizza one day and I had a deep pain in my stomach all night.
When I eat clean, I just feel so great! And being forced to go shopping for new pants two sizes smaller than my old ones? How could I eat any other way?
Have you ever considered giving up processed foods?