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Does anyone else find this diet 'easy'?

#1
I was wondering if there was anyone else out there who was finding this diet easy? As much as easy without all that yummy food can be that is... :D

Not to rub anyone's face in it who's struggling, but I feel like something's clicked, it's not that hard, and I'm adapting to the new routine really well... I have a bar for breakfast (which I never used to eat before!), a tetra for lunch (great convenience!), tea of small bit of chicken and green veg, using my other pack through the day to mix with coffee - vanilla, choc, cappuccino like 'milk'.... I use 500ml bottles of water to get through the needed amounts of H2O - 6 of these a day is easy peasy, rather than faced with big 2l bottles!

Have been back on this diet about 2 weeks now, and not keeping note of weekly weigh ins as doing it on my own at the minute, so just concentrating on getting through some barriers - my first one being getting into the 14 stones - and tho my scales are a bit wobbly and hovering between the 14st13lbs mark and the 15st - I'm so very nearly there!! That means a stone dropped in 2 weeks! and if (fingers crossed, miracles happening lol!) it were to continue dropping at that rate then I'd only have to stay on this diet for half the time I originally expected!

Just wanted to post to see if I'm not alone in not finding it so hard as some other people - my heart always goes out to people who seem to struggle or who do their very best and still seem disappointed with how things are going... and to say that if you get your mindset absolutely 100% spot on focused on moving away from being overweight and towards being a slimmer, happier, healthier you, nothing - not even a diet where all our delicious food is removed from the equation - will deter you from reaching your goal...

I was doing some thinking about my dieting history - yo-yo dieter extraordinaire etc etc, and the one thought that made me really determined to do this is that I believe our bodies are just 'containers' for our souls - and it is truly what's inside that matters, however why should our outsides be any different from our insides? If we are beautiful creatures inside, why are we content with letting ourselves down by hiding away inside of baggy clothes and layers of fat? Why should our outsides not reflect the stunning reality of the person inside?

I know that although I am not ashamed of my size - it is not a true reflection of the 'me' deep down... my soul deserves a better container to be carried around in... do I really want to spend the next 30 years crying cos I can't wear sleeveless tops, or cos all the pretty clothes in the shops don't come in XXL, or being nervous of going into beauty salons in case people look at me as if to say 'what's that fat girl doing in here'... :rolleyes:

We all deserve to be happy in this life, I'm not dieting to change my life cos I think people who imagine weight loss to be the cure for everything going wrong in their life will ultimately be disappointed and even if successfully lose the weight, when other things don't change, then they will pile it all back on again... I've done it in reverse... I've taken 6 months and sorted my whole life out - everything is as it should be and has taken some agonisizing but it leaves my head free to totally focus with this diet... and I hope this will give me a better chance of maintaining and keeping the weight off in the long term...

sorry for waffling, even if no-one reads it's nice just to get things down 'on paper' so to speak, every once in a while...

I hope that everyone doing CD at this stage of their lives finds whatever motivation they need to keep going... (mine's my hope of being slim, plus a gorgeous dress hanging in my kitchen that I WILL wear someday :D;))... and that in the nicest possible way we will all be a bunch of losers!!

Sending sweet dreams and good vibes to all....

tinks xx
 
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Anisah

A pound at a time
#2
Well, I have come to a point where I feel normal as far as the diet goes. I don't wake up dreading my shakes or feeling deprived. I like the shakes and I try a more positive approach to not eating. I don't think of it like I can't have this or that. I am grown so I think I can have anything I want, but I choose not to have it because I am trying to reach a goal. So in a sense yeah I guess it's kind of easy for me too.
 
#3
I found it reasonably easy until around week8/9 then even though I was getting the losses it was a struggle to stick to it, I had a couple of small blips ( a sausage, chicken strip) but now seem to of come through the other side again.lol.
 
#4
I too find it fairly easy, SS'd for 1st 3 weeks and found that was fine. Now SS+ Shake for brekkie, soup/shake for lunch, SS+ protein &w veg supper with frozen tetra ice-cream or bar for pud. Can eat socially if stick to chicken salad etc. This morn actually weighed 10.13 so another barrier broken 1.5 stone in 5 weeks not bad going eh!! Nearly half way there without too much struggle. Bought some size 14 skinny jeans yesterday and they are big round the waist I nearly fainted... Good luck and stay positive, find a way to do this that works for you and keeps you motivated. I miss toast for breakfast but thats about it and once I get past breakfast time its ok again.
 
#5
Must admit this is my first time on CD tried everything else and feel this was a last resort. Very surprised at how much i am enjoying it !!! I am doing 810 plan to start with so sticking to chicken/fish salad/veggie's so have managed a social life as well.:)
 

Starlit_Cazza

Restart 3/9/2013
S: 24st9lb C: 18st1lb G: 12st4lb BMI: 38.5 Loss: 6st8lb(26.67%)
#6
I found this diet very easy for the first few weeks, and have discovered will power I never knew I had (if only I could source this will power to fonally once and for all kick the fags as well!). However I have found the diet can be up and down for me.

Unlike alot of people on here, I have been lucky in that I was having "girl problems" before I started the diet (which I now attribute to me being the heaviest I have ever been). Once i started losing weight with SS my monthlies became monthlies again, rather than fortnightlies. However I do find when I am due on I do feel exceptionally hungry, despite being in ketosis. That seems to last 3 or 4 days until AF arrives, and it really is a difficult 3-4days. However I have found that if I just have an extra shake on these days it really helps (I am 5ft 7 1/2 anyway, so pretty much on the cusp of 3 or 4 shakes a day).

Ok waffling now. Think an important lesson I learned early on: My brother moved to Menorca at short notice for work back in July. I was 3 1/2weeks into SS, and decided to have a night off for his leaving meal. Ate like I used to eat (didn't drink) and ended up being very unwell - agonising pain in my abdomen, shooting pains in my shoulders, was sick. It was horrible. Saw Doc who sent me for scan, which came back clear, so basically I put my whole digestive system into spasm by eating a massive meal full of carbs. Learnt my lesson and wont be doing that again in a hurry!!!!
 

slaterslady

Silver Member
S: 15st12lb C: 14st12lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 36.8 Loss: 1st0lb(6.31%)
#7
I found I had a couple of feeling low days but Cambridge is my life now and its working so I am happy and find I do not struggle at all xx Plus who can moan about having to drink what seems to be nearly 2 pint of chocolate mint shake everyday (my personal favourite) - well not me ! 8 stones here I come xx
 
S: 15st6lb C: 15st6lb G: 9st10lb BMI: 37.1 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#8
Great post. I'm generally finding it easy although I had a couple of really dodgy days this week. I can absolutely see how you could find it easy - tbh if it was too hard people wouldn't manage it would they? I am probably going to have a protein/salad leaves meal most nights as my one major freakout was missing "solid" food, and I think that will really help. I think your attitute is fab, and I think you will succees with bells on.

ETA I also do the 500ml bottles and I agree - keeps things really simple
I do:
500ml water
1st shake
2x500ml waters
2nd shake (usually a tetra if I'm at work)
2x500ml waters
3rd shake (usually a soup) OR 200kcal protein/green meal
1x500ml water
4th shake

So that's 3L water, quite easily.
 

jabbathehut

This is the last time!!
G: 12st7lb
#9
I don't find it hard, but then I am lucky that my hubby is away, so I am not faced with masses of temptation. I force myself to be around food....I don't want to make it a tabboo thing. I did 7 weeks pure SS then had a blip or 2 and a couple of small meals when I was away for a week. It took me 5 days to get back into ketosis and I did feel a bit crappy, but it has made me determined to be good for as long as I can now. Was planning on having a small meal or 2 when hubby comes home (2 more sleeps!!:D) but have decided against it as I just don't see the point at the moment.
I am hoping that when I start eating again I will be able to do it sensibly..I know that I won't be able to eat crisps again as these are my trigger...and like an alcoholic can't touch booze again, I'll never be able to eat crisps again. Let's face it, they aren't nutritionally valuable are they lol!
I used to diss the diet saying it was bad etc, but now I can't sing it's praises highly enough. Sounds cheesey, but the CD is well on it's way to changing my life, for the better.
 
#10
Yes and no.

Yes because the plan is so easy to follow and the shakes are really easy to make up and yum, but no because you need the will power to do this but i think you will find will power doing this.
 

Dogtanion

Silver Member
S: 18st0lb G: 10st3lb
#11
Having been on ww for YEARS and not getting to goal - CD is so easy (so far) I have a shake, a pint of water and a small pot of redbush for breakfast (that is a lt an a half to start the day!) then a mix a mousse/bar for lunch - about 2 ish and then soup or a green and white meal at around 8 - however I am back at work on Monday and have no idea how to adapt it to that - could take a soup for lunch or have a green and white for lunch - I want it to be as discrete as possible. Any suggestions?
 

MunchMarie

not so str8 or narrow!!
S: 25st2lb C: 18st6lb G: 11st10lb BMI: 39.2 Loss: 6st10lb(26.7%)
#12
Yes I'm finding it quite easy too now. Both my partner and I are doing ss so we can support each other, i'm not sure I would be doing so well if I had to cook. Its only week 3 for me and I have hardly been around food at all so thats probably why i'm finding it relatively easy. Its definitely easier than any other diet i've done because there are no choices - once you have agreed not to eat anything i think its much easier than trying to stick to a diet by making the right choice of food. Basically having removed food from the equation there is no real need for willpower - I think you need bags of willpower to choose to have a jacket potato instead of chips or to limit your portion size. I am worried how i will cope with add a meal week though - think my mindset needs to adapt to that!
 
#13
when i did it 1st time round it was sooo easy but once i started breaking it, it got harder and harder, im back on it 5weeks now and have to say it is easy again. i think you kind of get yourself into a routine with the shakes and water. i have my own routine and i think it works, im usually finish my 4l and last tetra by 7.30/8pm then thats it otherwise i would be up in the night peeing. the only days that are hard for me are the weekends and the days i go to see my cdc because she is a 2hr drive away and i cant be drinking water cuz not many places to stop on the way!!! :) xx
 
S: 16st13lb C: 14st6lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 33.6 Loss: 2st7lb(14.77%)
#14
First time round this diet was so easy - i suppose it was cos I had so much to loose - 6 stone but did that in five and a bit months. coming off was quite easy too. keeping it off wasn't :0( I suppose now it was cos it was so easy and I knew I could get those couple of pounds off quickly by doing a few days ss. Being in the pub, restaurant, take away was so much more a pleasant experience, but then that was two stone ago and starting SS was so much harder this time round. Have finally managed a full week and again finding it easier now.... best friend started on slimming world yesterday and all day I heard, I can eat this, I can't eat that, I want this but that too many syns... so glad I don't have those decisions to make. It is so much easier to decide which bar, soup or shake I want and knowing I can only have three. Water is my saviour although this time round couldn't do the volume without sunshine orange.

But we will be thin! in the words of Nickleback.....

"We'll all stay skinny cos we just won't eat" definitely going to be my mantra when I come off CD this time round ....
 

thinkthincd

Silver Member
S: 18st2lb C: 12st11lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 26.4 Loss: 5st5lb(29.53%)
#15
Morning everyone,

I have to agree with you, i am finding this diet easy in the fact that there are no choices and so i always make the right decision (if that makes sense) i've realised since i started CD that i always try and push the boundaries and still expect to lose weight, for eg if i'm on WW i will work out how many points chips or mcdonalds is and fit the rest of my day around that. When in reality i don't even want these foods but its like i'm trying to find an excuse for my weight, and if i don't lose any i can blame weight watchers and say "i've stuck to my points" without ever taking responsibility for MY poor dietary habits!

I feel free from that on CD i don't need to feel guilty for eating.... well, drinking my meals as they are all healthy! and so i think that after i got through the adjustment period of the first week it has all fallen in to place, and i feel good about myself and the positive choices i am making regarding food, i choose not to eat cake, biscuits and curry not because i can't have them, but because they will keep me fat, and thats not the person i want to be anymore.

I love the sheer simplicity of this diet, you stick to it, you lose weight fast its genius!

I've been ssing for 17days now and was originally aiming for 28 days but i think i'm going to go for the full 12 weeks if i can, as now i know what it feels like to make the right choices regarding food, i can also see how i placed far too much importance on it at the end of the day ....its just food!

Sorry for rambling but that felt great!

Good luck to all

xx:bliss:
 
S: 14st6lb C: 11st11lb G: 11st2lb Loss: 2st9lb(18.32%)
#16
hi all im finding it all ok, didnt think i would cope without chewing!, get up in the morn black coffee or dont function correctly, at work i have a shake then fill the glass for water, shake at around 2 then another at around 6, water inbetween, if after 6 im feeling hungry the dog gets a long walk which normally takes an hour by which time the craving has gone ive had excersise and so has dog!, i enjoy it as i dont have to think ... what am i going to have for breakfast/dinner/tea as my shopping never lasts till the end of the week and i always end up eating the rubbish in the bottom of the freezer, so taking this choice away from me at the moment is great, dont know how i have done on my first week but have defo gone into the 13s, so thats a move, i dont want to obsese about how much i have lost i have now binned my scales thats my downfall if i dont see the weight coming off then i think what the hell and give in

all the best to all cds

xx
 

Vicx

Reduction!!!!
S: 15st2lb C: 13st0lb BMI: 28.5 Loss: 2st2lb(14.15%)
#18
Yes and no. It find the diet easy as there is no choices to make and therefore no temptation. Willpower is a struggle if I'm socialising or TOM but have to overcome these hurdles.

Great thread...!!
 

Elvira

Mistress of the Dark
S: 21st4lb C: 16st8lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 37.4 Loss: 4st10lb(22.15%)
#20
I am finding it really easy to be honest and at first I was worried that that meant I wasn't in ketosis and I wouldn't lose weight. But so far so good. I am doing great and I feel great. I haven't been tempted at all. I just realised pretty quickly that obviously this was meant to be and this is the diet for me! :D
 


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