|One of the many things I enjoyed this first two weeks: Chipotle-type burrito bowl|
Yes, I’m excited.
Today marks the end of my first two weeks on induction, and of course I’ve been retaining water. Thanks, ankles. Stupid cows. That’s not much fun, but what about this last two weeks has been a thrill?
|My cauliflower pizza|
Day One: The first day of induction. It sucked. You want even cottage cheese, and even though it’s lower carb, the answer is no.
Day Two: Cravings galore and no fun whatsoever. Headache and withdrawal symptoms kicked in.
Day Three: More cravings and even harsher detox symptoms as the body struggles for its favorite ‘feel good’ drug.
Day Four: I realized I was sick with some crud to boot.
Day Five: I’ve gone from a state of craving to non-hunger for a change.
Day Six: Still sick, but trudging along, knowing that day seven is around the bend.
Day Seven: I was down 19 pounds. Do a dance. Do a dance.
Days Eight-13: From a Birthday celebration to Valentine’s Day, through work deadlines, some difficult personal and business decisions and more, I managed to stick firmly on track. As a result?
Day 14: I’m down a total of 24 pounds for induction. That’s 24 pounds in two weeks. On what other diet plan can someone do that? Yes, we all know a large sum of it was water the first week, but not all of it is water. I look forward to the continued losses I’ve come to expect from this plan over the years.
The first two weeks of induction are no joy ride, but if you just sack up and do it, things happen. I’ve been posting my menus (also under the “Noshes” tab), and you’ll see there’s nothing magical about it. I’m not starving myself, I’m enjoying my recipes, and I’m losing at a decent pace. There’s been little to no exercise thus far. It’s just Atkins 2002 magic.
Now what about you? Whether you start living a healthy lifestyle today or you don’t, tomorrow comes in 24 hours and a week comes in seven days. The days pass by whether you’re living a healthy whole foods lifestyle or not. Why not take the first step? In a month, you’ll already be a month in.
It’s like the saying, walk a mile in someone else’s shoes; then you’ll have gone a mile and you scored some free shoes. Only here we’re talking about bacon.