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Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Are We Twins?

Yesterday I didn't eat any vegetables at all. Probably not a good long term strategy but I was interested to see if it made a difference.

I can still have beans, cabbage, lettuce, peas, potato, bean sprouts, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, asparagus, leek, onion and small amounts of beetroot, carrot, tomato, mushrooms, pumpkin and corn but I need to avoid my staples of eggplant, cucumber, fresh spinach, sweet potato, capsicum, and zucchini (which are the only vegetables in the fridge at the moment!)

This morning my stomach is flat and soft rather than hard and distended and I had a decent pooh bowel movement.

I have been drinking chamomile tea instead of green tea and although I miss the caffeine, chamomile tea is very soothing (good for my A type personality). Interestingly, both peppermint tea and licorice tea, recommended for digestive calming, are full of salicylates.

My weight is slowly getting back to normal thank goodness. Although I pretended not to weigh myself on Sunday I couldn't resist and witnessed a 3kg gain. It is important point to note that this doesn't mean I gained 3kg of fat in one day even though I ate about 4,000 calories (yes I logged my food).

You can't undo weeks of good work in one single day, so whatever you do, don't give up after a binge and keep eating because you think "fuck it, what does it matter, I overeat on one day and I am right back where I started".

Someone once said you are only 48 hours away from fixing any damage you've done to your weight loss efforts. In my case it may take 72 hours but I am expecting to be back to pre-binge weight by tomorrow. And I didn't starve myself or exercise to exhaustion to do it. I just went straight back to my nutrition plan.

Don't throw all your effort away because you had a momentary brain fart. Keep going ... whatever you do ... keep going.


  1. I am glad you mentioned that about binges. This is something that took me about 6 months to figure out, but once I did, it changed my whole thinking on food. I think this will open other readers' eyes to this "epiphany" that i had a few months ago. Work hard, if you mess up, pick your ass up and get back to your good eats and things will calm and settle to where you were before the mess up.

  2. Thanks for this post Miss K!
    I had a shit weekend eating wise. Although I dont blog about it im still on that weightloss ride.
    Made me feel so much better about myself.