By Jill Sandberg
First of all I’d like to say thanks to Brandi at DietsInReview.com for asking me if I’d like to participate in the Blogging It Off Challenge. I think she knew I was struggling to lose some weight and needed a push. I’d also say thanks to the team at Digest Diet. They’ve really done an excellent job in creating an easy-to-use diet that has made me a believer.
OK, so the final day of the 21 day Digest Diet was here. I was dreading this weigh-in a bit because I went out to eat twice this weekend. With that said, I was pleasantly surprised when I stripped down to weigh myself (yea – you know you do this too), I had lost a total of 10 pounds in 21 days. *golf clap* *taking a bow*
By Jill Sandberg
What is the saying, cheaters never prosper?
I have to admit, the tail end of week two on the Digest Diet didn’t go very well for me. I had done well all week until Thursday when a friend brought over a loaf of fresh baked bread. I hadn’t had bread in almost two weeks and it was so warm and fresh, I just couldn’t resist. Then the weekend came, which included a dinner party AND a bachelor party. I just couldn’t stick to the diet.
I’m actually not as upset as I thought I’d be. I didn’t lose any more weight, probably from the uptake in sodium from eating/drinking out two nights in a row, but haven’t gained any either. I fit into a pair of pants I couldn’t before, and was actually more than relieved to get back on the diet today.
I have also noticed a couple of things: bad food makes me physically feel bad, and I am really enjoying the Digest Diet. I have tried many diets in the past – from grapefruit to Jenny – and have always gotten bored/starved and quit. With the Digest Diet, there is plenty of variety and I don’t feel like I’m deprived. The biggest part of that has been the Slim Down Shakes. They fill me up while satisfying my sweet tooth. (more…)
By Jill Sandberg
The first week on the Digest Diet was so easy. I read through the book and it seemed like any other diet – low carb, high protein. Things we all know to do, but so hard to do in real life. Being a bread addict doesn’t help.
The first four days consisted of eating pretty much the same things – which was so easy to do since I could make one batch and eat off of that for several meals. It was a liquid-based diet for the first four days so that was some getting used to. Day one was particularly difficult as I had to watch my daughter eat leftover pizza while I ate kale soup. I had to have great reserve with not slapping the pizza out of her hand and screaming like a petulant child “CAN’T YOU SEE I’M ON A DIET?!”
Day two went a little bit better. No screaming and no tantrums, but more surprisingly, no hunger pains. I was completely satisfied with the shakes and the soup. The kale soup was such a simple easy recipe to make and so tasty. By day three? I had already lost four pounds. I was more than happy to continue on with the diet once I stepped off the scale. Water weight? Most likely, but I’ll take it. (more…)
By Jill Sandberg
I’ll admit that I’ve always been on the chubby side. On average, my closet contains clothing anywhere from a size four to a size ten.
A few years back I lost a significant amount of weight and was down from a size 16 (the heaviest I’d ever been) to a size four. But after a breakup and some sheer laziness and overindulgence on my part, I’m back up to a size 10 that’s knocking on 12’s door.
To make matters worse, I’ve struggled with hypothyroidism and PCOS for years. A common symptom of both is to have the metabolism of a slug. Knowing I have these issues, I should understand how easily weight gain can happen with me and to be more disciplined with my diet. And yet, pizza and beer keep calling my name…sigh.
Forty-one days. That’s the amount of time I have to lose weight before I’m shoved into a ball gown to walk down the aisle as the best person in a fabulous wedding. I’d like to be down a dress size by then. I’ve tried a few diets lately, but nothing has stuck. Brandi from DietsInReview invited me to try The Digest Diet. I thought “why not,” as this would force me to be accountable for my actions since I’d be taking before and after photos and writing about it along the way. Public accountability does wonders for a girl’s figure. (more…)
Burning fat is a pretty standard way to lose weight. Most of us think that the quickest way to fat loss is burning up the miles on a treadmill or sweating it out in a solid cardio class. However, Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief for Reader’s Digest, is promoting the fat-burning capability of the foods we eat. Yes, putting more food in your mouth to meet your weight loss goal is a thing. However, as she explains in her newest book The Digest Diet, it’s about putting the right foods in your mouth to lose fat.
“It’s a breakthrough food plan that shows you how to release fat from your body,” Liz told us in an interview. “[The Digest Diet] is the perfect nexus of healthy weight loss and fast weight loss.”
Fast and healthy? Surely that gets everyone’s attention.
Liz is also the author of two other wildly popular weight loss books, which she wrote in her previous position as editor-in-chief at Prevention Magazine. The Flat Belly Diet and 400-Calorie Fix both promote healthful eating for weight loss, but Liz says her new book has grown out of the newest research.
“This science on fat releasers didn’t exist five years ago,” she told us. “[The Digest Diet] is a more holistic approach that focuses on a broader range of food with more flexibility.” (more…)