Posted July 27th, 2008, 06:26 AM
For almost everyone, you lose a lot more weight up front because it is a combination of fat loss and water, but hey, as long as it stays off over time....and the clothes will fit great.
Once I lost 15 lbs. in a month with my own "custom" diet plan that was based off a skeleton WW plan. I thought about the foods that I liked, then made a menu based on those things, made sure I got all of the food groups covered, dark greens, orange veggies, fruit, protein, dairy/calcium, etc., kept it very low in sugar, low in calories too. This is what I ate for a month. I'll admit that it got boring, but it did taste good and I was able to do it for the 4 weeks. I started out at 141, I think, and ended up at 126 (5'2") and felt great. You could alter it to suit your own taste, I'm sure, exchanging low-fat cottage cheese for the egg or low-fat yogurt. I'm going by memory but this is what I remember.
Soft boiled egg
light wheat toast (no butter)
4 oz. oj
For Lunch and dinner: my filler food was a soup that I made, but altered with seasoning for dinner so that I wouldn't die of boredom
Chicken & Spinach Soup (it was boiled chicken breast, diced, strained the water, tossed the chicken back in, and added chopped frozen spinach (good source of iron), chopped garlic, diced onion, shredded carrots (orange veggies for vitamin A), seasonings to taste, chicken bouillon, etc. At lunch I would eat it as is, and at dinner, when I heated a bowl, I would add a little Sesame Oil and soy sauce to give it an Asian flavor. You can also add some heat if you like....cayenne pepper.
Soup (ate it until I felt full)
1-2 oz. of cheddar cheese
More Chicken soup, seasoned differently, as noted
Sugar Free Jell-O with fresh fruit added to bulk it up (like chopped apples, mandarin oranges)
Glass of Milk
Pumpkin Dessert: At the beginning of the week, I'd make an 8x8 pan (sprayed with Pam) of a crustless pumpkin "pie"....combo of an egg, a small canof pumpkin, sweetener (Splenda would work), cinnamon and nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice, then would bake it all up until a toothpick came out clean (350 degrees). Would cut the "pie" up into 9 pieces, then top a piece with a whipped topping like Dream Whip (whipped to directions).
I added in sugar-free beverages--coffee, iced tea, etc.
Sorry that the recipes aren't more detailed, I'm typing from the top of my head. I came across the pumpkin recipe just this week in a pile of notes and that reminded me.
That was the most weight I EVER lost in a month (mind you that I was in my late 20's) and it was so funny to see how shocked my friends were. One girl came up to me on a Sunday and said, "YOU'RE WAIST!" Another good friend...male....took a look at me on the 4th week and got this big grin then picked me up and swung me in a full circle and said, "What did you do? You're disappearing." It was pretty funny.