Well, I lasted 5 days. I was 110% dedicated to it and didn’t eat any kinds of meat, dairy and all the other stuff vegetarians strictly avoid. I used soy and almond milk with cereal and said no to all oils. Hell, I even tried tofu.
As I’ve mentioned on here before, I also cannot eat any gluten. I thought I could use this to my advantage because I am already quite good at saying no to certain foods/drinks. It did help with my willpower, but that is about it.
After the first day, I thought I maybe lost a pound.
After five days though, I decided to step back on the scale only to realize in utter horror I’d gained two pounds!
How does that happen? Sure, I know all about “weight fluctuation” but this was an extra two pounds on the highest it fluctuates normally. Plus, it was in the morning before I’d eaten a thing!
Apparently, being gluten-free and 100% vegetarian just does not work with my body. I gave up being a strict vegetarian right after that scale nightmare (which unfortunately was not a real nightmare I could wake up from).
For over 10 years I didn’t eat any kind of “red meat” and was pretty healthy doing so. I had dairy, chicken, turkey and seafood. I think I’m going to just go back to that. I don’t like red meats anyways so it really isn’t hard for me to skip.
I’m still quite irritated, annoyed, and well mad that doing something so “healthy” would cause me to actually gain weight. At least I didn’t stick with the whole 21 day plan I originally was going to do before realizing I was going the wrong way on the scale.
So, that is my recent diet horror. Do you have any to share?
Update: Since eating dairy and non-red meat again, I’ve lost the 2 lbs. Sure, it may not be a huge number to gain or lose, but enough of those 2 lbs really adds up!