Hopefully, in the very near future, I will be announcing some very exciting “personal” news. In preparation for it, I have decided to take on the Dr. Bernstein diet plan. I am not joining the program. Well, my plan is to follow the diet as closely as possible without the program for about a month and a half and see how my results are. If my results hit my target goal within the month and a half timeline then I will continue on the way I have been. If not, then I will seek Dr. Bernstein and clinics help.
- Start date: July 18, 2011
- End date: August 31, 2011
- Drop calorie intake to 900 calories a day
- Increase water intake by 150% (minimum 2 liters per day)
- Increase fitness activity by 50%
- Increase daily multi-vitamin intake to 2 a day
The Goal for August 31:
- Lose 30 lbs.
- Remove dairy products from my diet completely for the next 45 days
- No sugar intake at all
Foods I can eat (broken down by 4 categories: Protein, Fruits, Vegetables and Bread):
Food should be cooked with PAM only
2 servings a day – roughly 4 hours apart
- Veal cutlet
- Chicken liver
- Chicken breasts
- White fish
- Egg whites
Note: Beef can be eaten once a week. No lamb
2 servings a day
2 servings a day
- Bean sprouts
- Green beans
1 serving per day
- 2 slices of Dempsters Body Wise brand bread
- Melba toast
Miscellaneous Forbidden Items:
- Carbonated drinks (except for Caffeine-free diet soda)
- Fruit juice
- Ice Cream
- White refined sugars
I know this diet seems extreme. I think its more of a lifestyle change than extreme. Yes, I calorie drop will definitely be difficult. But I have the determination and a goal set. I will try to keep a journal of what I’m eating and doing and how it’s coming along. But I won’t be posting daily how much weight I lost, etc. I don’t want to pester everyone with every single detail.
For anyone that wants to know, my current weight 237 lbs. My August 31st target weight is 207 lbs. My overall target weight is 145 lbs by December 31, 2011. My birthday’s on November 15th and I’d like to be at least 180 lbs. by then.
Wish me luck and keep reading! I’ll try to post some before/after photos as soon as I can. Well, at least the before shots for now and on August 31st I’ll post the after shots.