Dieting has never been better! Reading Gordon's words of experience, it's clear to me that there has been a significant paradigm shift of relationship with food which is fantastic. Thank you again Gordon as per below.
DAY 4 CAKE DIET
Sesame Seed Bar for Breakfast
4 Orange Pepper Muffins for Lunch
Carrot & Tomato Nut Loaf
Day 3 of my Healthy
Eating week with Love Pure Cakes and Lorna continues to deliver a variety of
amazingly tasty high quality meals to continue my healthy eating and help to
create long term good eating habits.
As I said in my previous entry, you can view what Lorna
has created for the menu on her website.
I’ll focus now more on what is happening and the things
I have noticed about my eating habits and how they have been changing this week
and of course the results that I have been getting, even after 3 days.
I don’t know it is has been the incredible flavours or
the wonderful variety of textures of food, but I have been chewing more. The
consequence is that I am sitting enjoying the experience of what I am eating
and savouring the wonderful tastes. I read on several websites that it is as
important at the food itself that you chew at least 30 times (who would have
thought that even this formed part of good eating habits), A) it helps the food
go down the oesophagus easier, causing less strain, B) food is digested better
in the stomach, therefore making it easier for the nutrients and vitamins to be
absorbed by the body and finally, C) helps you experience the full flavour of
what you are eating. A side even to this simple act of chewing is that you find
yourself eating less. Your brain seems to send the signal that you are full
now, so don’t need to eat any more.
When you spend this time thinking about what you put
into your body it all become clearer about the fact that the changes you make
on inside (i.e all the good food I have been eating this week) are what makes
the good changes on the outside happen. Now yesterday I weighed myself, and had
lost 4 lbs, which is of course great. I won’t weigh myself again till the end
of this. I am not in denial, I know I have a long way to go. The focus that
Lorna’s diet has given me is about changing my eating habits and looking at
what foods I am eating and what they are doing for me.
The energy that comes with this diet to get thing done
is astounding. Here I am sitting at my computer of a evening writing a little
piece for Lorna’s blog; usually I would be either be laying sleeping on the
couch because I have crashed out while watching some TV or I have gone to bed
early because I am tired out.
I also tried on a couple of shirts in my wardrobe that
I haven’t worn for a long time and they fitted!! Even after 4 days on Lorna’s
diet. I do so hope that floral pattern and big collars will come back into
My skin continues to clear up too, I have had for a
couple of months as I had said dry flaky skin on the palms of my hand and foot
and it itched liked crazy. But it has significantly died down.
It’s amazing how also your tastes change. I am far more
tempted from a handful of cherry tomatoes as a snack now rather than having a
few choccy biccies. Finally yesterday meals were terrific and I am sure day
4 will be as good, but I know this will be a tough one temptation wise as I
have a Power Lunch Club (PLC) meeting which will have a buffet. But to ensure
that I stay on the diet I have invited Lorna along to the meeting so she can
bring me my lunch and keep me on the path.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and joining me in my cake diet.