Trim Tuesday: Screw You Scale
I apologize for my questionable language but I’ve made an enemy in the last few weeks and that enemy is my bathroom scale. You see it’s not moving down as fast as I feel it should be based on my efforts.
My habits have changed so drastically since starting the Belly Fat Cure. I have cut my sugar consumption and passed on desserts. I have increased my activity level and I believe I deserve to see greater results.
Alas, I don’t want to become a slave to my scale so with encouragement from my husband and my online BFC community, I continue to push on and here are my week 3 results.
WEEK THREE RESULTS
Start waist: 35”
Week two waist: 34”
End of week three waist: 33”
Week one weight loss: 4.6 lbs
Week two weight loss: 1.6 lbs
Week three weight loss: 0 lbs
Total weight loss: 6.2 lbs
Total waist inches lost: 2”
Short Term Goal: To feel comfortable in a bathing suit on our trip to Florida in April.
Long Term Goal: To lose 37 lbs.
Remaining weight loss to goal: 30.8 lbs
Healthy waist: 32”
So while I didn’t lose weight on the scale, I did lose one inch around my waist and that is enough to keep me motivated. As I mentioned in last week’s post, there are so many factors that make up our weight on a day-to-day basis that we can’t let it be our only measurement of success.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE BELLY FAT CURE
Last week I asked you guys what you’d like to see in this week’s post and Amanda asked to see a day-in-the-life of The BFC. For the past seven days I have been following the Meat Madness weekly meal plan so we’ll take a look at Day 1:
Breakfast – 4/2
First-Class French Toast – for this recipe I used Weight Watchers whole wheat bread. It comes in with a 2/1 sugar/carb (S/C) value. That means that there are two servings of sugar and one serving of carbohydrates in two slices of the bread.
With some bacon, eggs and Nature’s Hollow Sugar-Free Syrup, it was a filling and sweet breakfast that keeps you full for hours and satisfies that sweet tooth.
Snack – 0/0
Crispy Bacon Pizza – I used Pita Gourmet’s High Protein pita pockets which are 0/1 for an entire pita and packs 10 grams of fiber.
Protein Shake – I like a 0/0 protein powder from GNC called Whey ISO Burst. It’s sweetened with stevia so has no sugar in it and has 20 grams of protein in just one scoop. A serving size consists of two scoops.
Sumptuous Pork Stir-Fry – This recipe uses stevia, soy sauce and vinegar to replace sweet-and-sour sauce and that eliminates 37 grams of sugar from the meal. Shocking huh?
Day 1 from Meat Madness for the BFC has a S/C value of 11/6 which falls inline perfectly with the 15/6 recommendation.
This week I struggled with getting enough fiber and warding off “false belly fat”. If you’re wondering what that is I’ll just say that it has to do with intestinal habits. Have I said enough?
Jorge Cruise suggests the Belly Fat Cure Drink. Powders like Metamucil can often be sweetened with aspartame and acesulfame potassium; two chemicals that are not brain-healthy.
Instead, he suggests one bottle of SoBe lifewater, 2.5 tbsp of psyllium husks and 3 probiotic capsules.
Here’s the bad news, we don’t have SoBe lifewater in Canada…yet! What we do have is Aquafina Plus+ Vitamins 10 Cal which is good enough as it is sweetened with PureVia which is made with stevia but it does not carry the 10 grams of fiber that lifewater does.
Another alternative for Canadians is using PGX – a fiber supplement that also helps to create the feeling of fullness which can contribute to weight loss as well.
In week four I hope to come to terms and end this battle with my scale and I hope to focus on drinking more water and staying on top of my fiber intake.