However, I find that when I come back to this plan, it always works. I actually like the first phase, accelerate, the best. Yes, that hard core, low carb phase!
For some reason, I feel the most confident during this phase and give into temptation less than when I start adding in rice and other starchy carbs. I'm back on it now and feel energetic and positive, and I am exercising more now too. I think it's because I am purging out toxins from my system and the fact that I can see a difference around my midriff right away that sets off this diet high for me.
I am hoping to make it to the final stage this time, hoping that the maintenance plan might work for me in the long haul. If not, whenever I gain five pounds I am going back to the accelerate cycle again. My goal is to have that number on the scale go down year after year, even if I take a diet detour occasionally. I refuse to feel guilty...just determined!
|My family on our recent cruise. |
I'm the Grandma in the middle :)