I am Jay,
I am 34 from London and have always been up and down with my weight, and I have tried various diets/fads and have always found that a low carb diet has worked for me.
Last May I was at the gym and I tore a muscle in my chest.. I was in agony and since then I have not returned to the gym and have been eating various bad foods on a daily basis. My Better half was also pregnant at the time and I followed her cravings with KFC, Burger King and various other junk food giants at the same time.
I knew I was putting on weight before Christmas as my clothes were getting tight and then tighter and then I had to buy new clothes to fit.. Then Christmas came along and again I over indulged as you do.
It was only last week that the new jeans that I brought to accommodate my increase in weight started feeling tight! This prompted me to start this diet and change the way I looked and how I felt.
I had always battled with my weight as I enjoy Junk food to much however was able to keep steady with regular visits to the gym "3-4 times a week" and keeping to low carb throughout the week and eating what I wanted on weekends.
Monday the 24th I called the consultant from the Cambridge Diet website and made an appointment to see her. "She lives in the same road2 it must be fate. I got my packs from her and here I am today.
Ok so day 3 for me I started 25th February 2014 and was told that I could have 4 packs a day.
The last 3 days I have been very strict and kept to the plan 100% I have a shake at 0800 and at 1200. When I get home I have a soup at 1600 and another soup at 2000. I have never consumed so much water in my life and have to admit I miss the diet coke.. I only drink the gold diet coke that’s caffeine free and thought this would be acceptable but was told water only..
I have felt the following side effects:
Stomach Cramp "Left side"
Increase in sensitivity in smells "I can smell food from across the office"
Increase to visits to the toilet "water to blame"
I see the above as a negative thing and have read that these are only temporary "I hope that’s the case"
On a positive note I have felt proud that I have stuck to it and know I can do this, I get a great feeling of encouragement when I read various posts on the forum and have replied to some good posts in order to support others that are prob having the same/similar thoughts.
I shall check in when I can and update my diary and let you know how I get on.
Thanks for reading