Sadly, I won't be able to do the 5 day fast forward where you lose 8 pounds because I am breastfeeding and could tell last night that Sahara was not getting the amount she needed while feeding. The sad part is I lost 2 pounds in 1 day! So, I have a feeling it would work!
The only bad thing I could say about my one day doing the 5 day fast forward was not running. You are supposed to not workout the 5 days of this part of the plan. I guess it's because you are already having a limited amount of calories and if you burn those you will just get more hungry and break the plan. But, I felt like I was missing something. The author actually thinks that walking is just as good...so, I am going to try walking 4 miles today and compare the calories lost on my Nike + GPS app. I usually run 3 miles. Anyone who does do the full, 5 day fast forward...let me know how it goes!
Now, my reason for doing this is to get back into all of my clothes pre-pregnancy and to just be healthy. Although people say I'm fine...I wont' settle for less. I researched my BMI and I'm definitely not in the positive weight bracket. I want what is healthy for me so my daughter will see what is right as she grows up. Ok, and I also need to get ready for a wedding I'm going to in March and May:) But, I plan on sticking with it.
So far, the book has been really informative. The author and nutritionist, Cynthia Sass shares more than just a diet, or a "lifestyle." She shares research on how each food will affect your body. I love how just adding these fruits and veges to your diet your skin will change and get a glow:) I'm all about a glow so this is perfect for me. She also shares 100 easy, healthy recipes that anyone can make and items that aren't expensive. She gives you the reasons why you should go organic if that is what she recommends. But, says that if you don't have the budget to go organic the diet will still work. This is supposed to be a guideline to use anywhere: home, vacation, going out to dinner and anywhere else you go to eat:)
The basics to the diet:
*Lots of veges and fruit
*No red meat
*Eat an hour after you wake up
*Eat every 3-5 hours
*Drink H2O 8-10 cups, and stick to the drinks she lays out for the diet (basically no SODA)
Since I can't do the 5 day fast forward, I have jumped into the rest of the plan and will do this for the month and see what happens. I'll share along the way, but, I think that this is a really great diet option for those that don't want to count points or calories. Or, just want to eat yummy food that doesn't make you feel deprived. By the way, the diet has you eat 2 pieces of chocolate a day! How could you say no to that!?
Find the author on her twitter page, facebook page and website. She is very involved and will answer any questions you might have.