Ok, just a rant about all the buzz about fat after 40. It’s either: too many carbs, too little carbs, gluten allergies, thyroid disorders, metabolism issues...... and believe me, I have entertained every one of these possibilities when considering my own battles with weight gain.
Not to minimize anyone else’s legitimate issues or struggles, but personally I am aware that the reason I need to wear Spanx just to get my pants buttoned--is because I ate with complete abandon between Halloween and New Years (ok Valentine’s Day).
In a desperate attempt to reverse the disastrous effects of my eating, I, like many others jumping on the ‘New Year, New You’ train, decided to start my plan with a jolt to the system- the 7 day cabbage soup diet. Here’s what it looked like for me:
Day one: Fruit and cabbage soup.
Day two: Veggies and cabbage soup.
Day three: Fruit, veggies and cabbage soup.
Day four: Bananas and cabbage soup.
Day five: Entire loaf of banana bread, with half of a container of butter......followed by consumption of two (half) containers of frosting. No cabbage soup. and you don’t even want to know about days 6 and 7.
I lost 5 pounds!
But no more cleanse or fad diets for me...... I did buy several boxes of Kashi cereal and dusted off my treadmill. I am watching the carbs, since I am convinced that is an issue for me. Maybe I should get my thyroid checked?