Thursday Fast day 25/4/13

Right. Here we are, another day to fast. I must admit, this is going along better than I thought it would. I awoke today feeling like I am in control of what I put into my mouth, finally. If any of you have done research on this way of eating, you have probably read something from the naysayers of the 5:2 diet, cackling on about the potential for over-indulgence on the non-fasting days. I must say that I am feeling quite the opposite. On my feed days, I am becoming evermore aware of the foods that I choose to eat.

I’d like to take this time to fill you in on a bit of back-story. Right around the time that I was hearing about the 5:2 diet, I had watched a television show called Dr. Oz. Those of you who are not from the U.S. may not have heard of him but his programme airs during the weekdays. It was on this program that I heard about garcinia cambogia. Here is the link to that Dr. Oz segment.

That being said, I need to tell you that I am more than skeptical regarding these types of claims so I continued to do some research. This lead me to a study that was conducted and published in a peer-reviewed journal. Here is the link to the article for this study. If you are less inclined to read a journal article, just read the abstract that is in the beginning of the paper. It was here that I heard about a supplement called Super CitriMax (it is in section 2.3 called “Study Materials”). I ordered a two month supply and took my first dosage yesterday before dinner. *Disclaimer* I am neither affiliated nor have any investments with either Dr. Oz or Super CitriMax. I just want to lose weight. I am letting you all know what I am doing so that if, by some slim chance, I happen to lose more weight than what is to be expected on the 5:2 diet, you will know why.

Back to the diet. As of noon today, I have consumed one fried egg (75cal), one slice of toast (60cal) and two cups of black coffee (10cal). I think this will be a standard breakfast/lunch for the foreseeable future, or until I tire of it.

Before I sign off for the afternoon, I wanted to say hello and thank you to my fellow 5:2 blogger, Slim. If you have not read his blog, please do. It is not only informative but he has a very clever writing style. Let him know that you are reading his posts; your comments are an encouragement. Here is the link that takes you to the beginning of his journey. See you all after dinner. I’ll try to post a pic; I’m having grilled Tilapia, yummy.

Sorry, I was quite hungry when dinner came around so taking a pic was not even remotely on my mind. I will, however, relate to you the account of my delicious din-din. See, I bought a new gas grill yesterday and have been going bonkers grilling food. It wasn’t actually new, as I bought it used, but new to me. I placed a sheet of slightly oiled tinfoil right on the grill, put the frozen Tilapia filets on the foil and seasoned with seasoning salt and lemon pepper. I turned on the two middle burners, directly below the fish, and in 15 minutes, had some stunning (as Gordon Ramsey would say) grilled Tilapia (200g for 200cal). I steamed some frozen veggies and had 200g as well (75cal). My salad has become a staple for fast dinner with: 3oz baby greens (20cal), 3oz sliced mini bell peppers (40cal), 1/4C herbed feta cheese (70cal) all tossed together with 1T salad dressing (a type of vinaigrette adding 12.5cal). I consumed a whopping 562.5 calories.

As I will be doing for the next two months, I preceded both of my meals today with two of those Super CitriMax supplements. On my feed day I will be taking them thrice daily. They are to be taken 30-60 minutes before a meal. I must confess, they seem to help me through until the next meal.

This coming Monday, my mum and her hubby are visiting for dinner, so I will be changing my fast day to Sunday the 28th. I will remain true to my weigh-in on Monday, so my next post will be Monday, about mid-morning, with Sunday’s recap and my new weight.

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave me a comment, if the mood strikes.


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