- Too much/too little water – Admittedly, I wasn’t as careful with this. I may not have compensated enough for more water for exercising.
- Too much sodium – No prepackaged foods so I’m good here.
- Overexercised – This was the FIRST time I went back to the gym since starting the plan. I played tennis twice. This was pretty low level weight lifting for about 30 minutes.
- Deviated from protein/fat – Followed plan
- Didn’t sleep enough – Got 7.5 hours last night which is actually a little more than usual.
Yesterday, BREAD day is the FIRST REACTIVE DAY!!! That’s for you, Theresa, who is wondering what happens on reactive days. Well, my weight goes up by 0.6 pounds because of just ONE SLICE OF BREAD. I confirm with Anne that the same happened for her with wheat bread. Interestingly, Anne can eat white bread? It goes to show you how I’ve always thought wheat, high fiber, multigrain, etc. must be better for me!
The only other time my weight goes up is when I eat all that stuff at the Superbowl party. So I can eat a whole plate of desserts and all kinds of carbs and I have the same net weight gain as one piece of bread? [Read more…]
Today we test bread. The book says don’t go for the high fiber, multigrain, blah blah, just get the plain white or wheat bread. It’s weird how so much goes against what we think. I always buy high fiber thinking that must be better. It turns out there are more ingredients in all of those enriched breads and they may cause reactions in you. Makes sense!
It’s day 7 on The Plan by Lyn-Genet Recitas and it’s a rest day meaning no new foods are tested. It’s also a day for your body to recover if it was an inflammatory status (hmmm… like on Friday at the work party). Just like that, one day later, I’m back to dropping weight after my Superbowl blowout lunch. It also means that I passed Rye which means I’m less likely to react to other grains and breads – YESSSSS!
It’s day 5 on The Plan by Lyn-Genet Recitas. In actuality, this is the sixth day on the plan but because of my work SuperBowl party, I swap the days. Lyn-Genet says not to do this but at the same time, I’m not starting all over due to one day. Ideally, I would do everything as stated in the book but that’s not feasible for me and my life. I’d rather be 95% compliant than not do the Plan at all.
It’s day 5 but for me, it’s actually day 6 on The Plan by Lyn-Genet Recitas. What happens is that we have a Superbowl party at work. They cater in BBQ which is a local fundraiser for the local BoyScouts (voted best BBQ in Charlotte by Creative Loafing!) and it’s a potluck. Well, I just CAN’T MISS THAT! I used my creative engineering mind and see that day 6 is testing protein so I conveniently deviate and swap the days.