About five years ago, my metabolism betrayed me. I don’t eat any more than I used to, but it’s a frustratingly slow process for me to lose weight. I usually eat about 500 calories for breakfast, 600 calories for lunch, 600 calories for supper and 300 calories in snacks. So when I exercise regularly, I tend to lose about .005 pounds a week. No wonder I can’t stay focused on my diet very long — I need more tangible, rapid results than that. Keeping it safe and meeting nutritional needs is also a factor.
In 2000, I dropped 25 pounds in two weeks by going on an all-juice diet — I even had an occasional beer “juice.” It seemed the all-juice diet reset my metabolism, because I did not gain the weight until 2003, when a complicated appendectomy left me bedridden for several months.
Ever since then, I haven’t been able to drop the extra weight. I’m going to a Florida beach for the upcoming holidays so I decided to beat the New Year’s Resolution rush by starting my diet today. It’s called the Almased diet, where all you get to eat for two weeks is liquid. You get an Almased shake three times a day and you may snack on vegetable broth. I may still have a beer and hot cocoa, I haven’t decided yet. Almased is a soy & honey fermented protein powder available at health food stores or online. It’s supposed to bring you fast results and also reset your metabolism — both things I really need.
I will keep you updated on my results every few days — hopefully it will bring me motivation if I have to be accountable for sticking to the diet. If there’s anyone out there who has tried Almased to lose weight, let me know.
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