So for the time being, I'll take this three week strategy, complete it, and then create the next 21 day habit. On February 7th, I began my first attempt at this and completed it on the 28th. Here are the results.
- Lost 8 pounds - drop from 272 to 264
- 21 days wheat-free
- Began four day/week weightlifting program
- Kept net carbs to less than 20% of total calories
- Enjoyed M & M Peanut candy
- Made one visit to KFC for a grilled Double Down
Was this easy? No! For the first week I real had issues, but after that, my body adjusted and my cravings waned. Going to IHOP was a real challenge, but I made do with the Caesar salad sans the croutons. I now feel great without any real urges to binge. So far so good.
Yesterday I started my next 21 day plan. Here's what I'll add to this:
Jump rope 3-4 times per week
Eat higher quality foods
Eat more veggies
Eliminate M & M's and all candy.
Other than that I'm continuing my low carb, wheat-free lifestyle, focusing on weights, adding in some aerobics, and fine tuning my eating. Keep up the good fight.