Blog Update 012 – Diet
Well, not really. I mean I’m changing what I eat, how much and how often. But it’s not a diet. I hate that word, diet. Makes it sound so desperate, like a final attempt at getting into shape. For me, I’m just cutting things back and out.
You see, years ago, I lost my job and things weren’t good for me for a few years. Tried to land a job, but no luck and some bad choices ruined potential chances. During that time, I don’t think I was in the best health, mentally or physically. I never have been healthy I guess, but during this period of my life, I really spiralled.
Now I’m working and getting older and decided, ‘hey, let’s try and change some habits.’ So one day while chugging back on a can of Energy Drink, I read an article online (here); the effects Coke have on your body after consumption. Interesting read and needless to say, it gave me the shake up I needed to get things in motion.
So now before I go on about results and all that crap, let me just give a run down on my drinking and eating habits;
Everyday I would consume at least 2 x cans of Coca Cola and 1 x can of 500ml V Energy Drink. That would drive me throughout the day and at night during dinner, I would consume water. About 1 litre or so. On weekends, it would be worse. At least 3 x cans of Coca Cola and 2 x cans of 500ml V Energy Drink. Maybe have water at dinner, maybe!!
So needless to say, I was not doing myself any favours. Not only was it costing me a pretty penny, but my body was relying on this massive amount of sugar daily just to go. Not good at all.
As of five weeks ago, I decided enough was enough and cut soft drinks out completely. Energy Drinks would be cut down to only a few a week at first, and then gradually I would quit them completely. I know what it seems, but I couldn’t go cold turkey.
Now for the results of my first five weeks. Understand the above was all originally written 3 weeks into my ‘diet’. I simply updated everything to make it current for this post.
Soft Drinks – 0
Energy Drinks – 12 x 500ml V Energy Drinks
Weight Lost – 5kgs
Just wait a second though, yes I have consumed Energy Drinks since beginning my ‘diet’, however as of 8 days ago, I have not touched a single energy drink yet had to include those I did before stopping. What I’m trying to say is, wait for my next update on this ‘diet’ because that is when you will see if I keep going, or crack. I’ll also be going on more about how I’m handling it and any effects, either pro or con. Anyway, let me know what you think.