Okay folks, here’s the skinny: (no pun intended)
After three weeks on the Dukan Diet, I have lost right around 10 lbs. Over the past week, I’ve “cheated” a little here and there.
Each cheat has been a healthy food (with the exception of one candy bar) and has been only throughout the course of the past few days. I had some air popped popcorn, which is decidedly not carb-free, but was still fairly low carb, about 2% I think. I also had a 6 inch Subway sandwich today out of sheer desperation. I had to eat something or I was going to faint, and I was in Floydada with the Husband.
These items did NOT set me back too much. I lost almost three pounds this week, and I think that, with more exercise, I could still continue to lose weight and give up on the strictly protein diet.
For the record, the only actual exercise I have been getting these past three weeks is walking every three or four days, and working on closing down the local video store. While the latter has been somewhat strenuous, I feel that I can still do an actual workout and eat other food.
Bottom line: I’m tired of this diet. I love the results, but I’m sick of eating nothing but chicken breast and broccoli. Also, this diet has definitely taken its toll on my wallet. Meat is expensive around here.
What do you guys think? Can I keep losing weight by exercising more and eating a healthy VARIED diet? I still have exactly 30 pounds to go before I reach my goal.
Weigh in on this in the comments! (pun totally intended)