Saturday, January 16, 2010

Day 13~ Fad Diets

I am going to start the Sacred Heart Diet tomorrow. Now before you go rolling your eyes hear me out!!

Last week a patient came in with copies of this diet that she was on day 5 of and was already down 11 pounds! I nearly knocked her over in my attempt to grab one. I read it a few times, and then called the BF to see what he thought of it. The BF said it sounded good enough to give it a try & that he would do the diet with me. Over the next few days I spent a good amount of time googling this diet. The Sacred Heart Diet. I wasn't really concerned with the fact that it originated from a lie and was considered an "urban legend"(They say hospitals use it to help heart surgery patients loose alot of weight before surgery) I mean your talking about a girl who tried that lemonade diet!! Yup I did it. Well only for a day I love food WAY too much for that diet. & the speical k diet. ANYWAY back to the subject at hand, I read the good, the bad, and the ugly on this diet! & let me tell you you could go crazy reading all these comments! All of the comments & reviews I read said that the diet does work, but all the weight is gained back & then some. BUT, as you all know I have been on a "diet" for the past 2 weeks and know the do's & dont's to loose weight. I just want a jump start, you know like "hey this feels gooood, let me keep it up!". At the end of all my research I just decided I need to try it for myself.

So here it is (scroll down if you already know all this stuff)

Day 1

Any fruit (except bananas). Cantaloupes and watermelon are lower in calories than most other fruits. Eat only soup and fruit today.

Day 2
All vegetables. Eat until you are full with fresh raw, cooked or canned veggies. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas or corn.
Eat veggies along with the soup.
A baked potato and dinner time with butter.
Don’t eat any fruits through today.

Day 3

Eat all the soup, fruit and veggies you want. Do not have a baked potato.

Day 4

Bananas and skim milk: Eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today, along with the soup.

Day 5

Beef and tomatoes: you may have 10 to 20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes, or as many as 6 tomatoes on this day. Eat the soup at least once today.

Day 6

Beef and veggies, eat to your heart’s content of the beef and veggies today. You can even have 2-3 steaks if you like with green leafy veggies but no baked potato. Be sure to eat the soup at least once today.

Day 7

Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and veggies, until full (and eat the soup).
You can add cooked veggies to your rice if you wish.

Drinks Allowed
■Unsweetened juices

■Tea (also herbal)


■Cranberry juice

■Skim milk

■Lots of water

Soup Recipe
■1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes

■3 plus large green onions

■1 large can of beef broth (no fat)

■1 pkg. Lipton Soup mix (chicken noodle)

■1 bunch of celery

■2 cans green beans

■2 lbs. Carrots

■2 Green Peppers

Season with salt, pepper curry, parsley, if desired, or bouillon, hot or Worcestershire sauce. Cut veggies in small to medium pieces. Cover with water. Boil fast for 10 minutes. Reduce to simmer and continue to cook until vegetables are tender.

The soup can be eaten at any time.

Ok, so go ahead NOW roll your eyes & judge me lol.
I like this plan because its very clear on the do's and dont's you cant really go wrong if you follow it! Of course on Day 8 I am not going to run to McDonalds & pig out, its back to my normal routine.
I also joined the YMCA today AND was given $50 off because I had joined another one close to our old apt. ::happy dance:: We will start bright & early on Monday since they are closed on sundays.
I was reluctant to tell you what I ate today but heck I'll just do it! I promised myself I would no matter how bad it was so here it goes:
~ Eat Fresh (Subway) Steak & cheese w/ avocado on flatbread.
Midday Snack
~ (Jack In The Box) 1 taco & 1 chicken sandwich from the $1 menu.
~(In n Out) Double Double Cheeseburger, Fries, & a chocolate milkshake
~ 1lb of beef steak and 2 baby sweet rolls.
I cringe just typing this! It was all very yummy but I dont want to do it again promise! =D


Kate said...

It doesn't seem bad per se, but the total daily calories seem a bit low. Crash diets always seem to starve you too much, which makes your metabolism slow down to keep you from losing weight. Maybe try beefing it up to around 1300-1400 calories at least.

angel6033 said...

well I know how this turned out cause I have been so behind on blogs I am just catching up! but bless your heart for trying this soup lol, and like i told you on your FAIL post, you are better off sticking to somethin tat works long run for you...:) I loves ya so much, and I am so proud of you, the more I read about all your progress the more proud you make me. I am sorry I am just catching up on all your posts, I have been sorta down, not feeling in a blogging mood. Anyway on with you success CHIKA!!

Tamela said...

I haven't heard of this diet. It sounds interesting, but I am really bad at trying to follow diets. I mainly try to read nutrition labels and see how fat calories there are in food.


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