OK, so I have started doing the 2 Day Diet and it is now the end of Week 1 and time to report on how things went.
Well I have managed to set aside two days out of the week to cut my calories. Probably the most important thing I did was to plan for those days. In particular I planned exactly what food I was going to have so that I could plan the calorie intake and hopefully limit myself to just that amount of food.
Week 1 – Diet Day 1
I hadn’t planned terribly well for this first day, but I did manage to pretty much keep to my calorie plan. Although not having breakfast probably wasn’t a good idea.
Breakfast: 1 coffee
Lunch: Tesco Ready to Eat Fajita Style Chunky Chicken Pieces (270 calories). I had the full pack. It’s basically just thick chicken slices with the slightest coating on an outside edge to give some kind of flavour.
Dinner: Cod Rogan Balti from Marks and Spencer Fuller Longer range (345 calories)
In between: 2 cups of tea
I am allowing maybe 100 calories for the tea and coffee, so overall I had around 700 calories on day one.
I have to say that I was ravenous most of the day and couldn’t wait to get away from work in the evening to get the dinner on. But I was fine for the rest of the evening.
Week 1 – Diet Day 2
The first diet day was a Tuesday. I had Wednesday as an ordinary eating day, and the second diet day was the Thursday. The first day was quite difficult and I was very glad to have the in-between day off.
Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled, a little ham (approx 240 calories)
Lunch: Leek and Potato Soup from Marks and Spencer, the full can (160 calories)
Dinner: Beef and Red Wine Casserole from Marks and Spencer Fuller Longer range (355 calories)
In between: 1 cup of coffee
Overall, a bit less than 780 calories for day two.
The soup for lunch was a great find, a full 400g can of soup for only 160 calories, and it seemed substantial and thick enough to stave off hunger. Definitely not as hungry today.
End of week summary
So I didn’t stick exactly to calorie limits of 600, but I’m not too bothered about that. If I can achieve 700 or just over, while still eating what seem like meals, I will be satisfied.
While I don’t want to be over obsessed with my exact weight week by week, it may be useful to record it, just to hopefully see a downward trend over time.
Weight at end of week 1: 179.7 pounds, 12 stone 11.7 pounds or 81.5 kg.
Essentially the same weight as last week, but let’s stick with this for the next few weeks and see how things go.