A friend who had lost 50lbs using weight watchers had hit a similar point earlier in the summer. She decided to try something new and then lost another 17lbs in six weeks and is feeling better than ever. She convinced me to give her program a try.
At first I felt like a bit of a failure by even considering something new. Diet hopping is such a no-no, but I needed to feel motivated again.
I am now trying to Harcombe Diet and am having quite the success with it! This diet focuses on whole foods, curbing cravings, getting a person off of all processed foods and sugar. It sure isn't easy though. While I don't have to count calories, I do have to put a lot of thought into what I eat now.
I never knew I could survive without condiments. Now I cannot have any of them since they are all full of sugar or other chemicals. It has been 10 days since my last taste of ketchup and I am still alive!!
I have lost eight pounds in the last ten days for a total of 45lbs in 2010. And there have been other perks:
- Foods are tasting good again
- I am no longer snacking all day
- I have energy like I haven't had in years
- I am sleeping like a dream
- And most importantly... My motivation is back!
From the cookies incident, I am realizing that I may be either suffering from Candida yeast or some food intolerance which this diet plan is geared towards dealing with.
I love that this plan is getting me off of all processes foods. Of course the bonus of me trying this diet is that everyone in the family benefits. Sure the guys are still eating sugar and ketchup, but the meals are always getting better.
So I guess I am not a failure, I am just trying to find what suits my needs and right now this plan is it.