My Dukan Diet CRUISE Stage: Day 6 Green Tea rocks and Davina’s DVD kicks ass (as in mine, literally!)

Current Weight: 9 st 1¬†= Total Loss: 5 lb¬†… YALDI!! ūüôā

Water: 1.5 litres plus 3 cups of green tea¬†¬†¬†Excercise: 30 mins of Davina DVD “Pump” ouch!

What I ate today …

Breakfast: 250 ml Onekin’s¬†fat-free vanilla yoghurt

Lunch: 2 stuffed chicken breasts

Dinner: chicken and ham omelette

Snack: another 250 mls yoghurt and cup of hot chocolate made with skimmed milk and sweetened with Canderelle

Total calories: 1100 (ish)

How I’m getting on …

Hello lovelys! That’s me now into my third week on the Dukan¬†diet and I’ve lost an impressive 5 lb¬†and am beginning to see a slight difference around my waistline¬†– about 1/2 inch lost around both my waist and hips. I’m finally starting to get used to the diet and finding it easier to alternate pure protein and protein and veg days with just a few little slip ups (mainly consuming 500 calories worth of cranberry juice and buying full fat instead of low-fat¬†greek yoghurt¬†on monday and having some forbidden¬†carbs on sunday in the form of rice with my 5bean chilli – bad Laura!)

Despite that I’ve still managed to lose 1 lb and I think drinking green tea¬†has helped a lot – I’m currently knocking back 3-4 cups a day after replacing my beloved Tetleys¬†with Twinings¬†pure green tea. Green tea is rich in catechin¬†polyphenols (powerful¬†antioxidants) which benefit health, lower cholesterol¬†and speed up your metabolism, hence why it’s so¬†popular with dieters. Green tea wont dissolve fat on its own, but drank¬†along with a healthy eating plan or diet like DD¬†it can be a really useful weapon¬†in a dieters arsenal! The taste takes a little getting used to (it’s no¬†Tetleys!) but¬†I’ve been drinking it for quite a while now and I really love it!

As for today, I’ve had a bizarre¬†lack of success when it came to eggs! Overcooked my microwave eggs this morning to the point where I’d invented egg chewing gum – they were so rubbery they were inedible¬†(luckily I had some yoghurt in the fridge as a backup), then managed¬†to burn my omelette dinner so only ended up eating half of it ūüė¶

Exercise over the past few days hasn’t been great – due to the lovely Scottish weather (turns out all that talk of summer being here was just a rumour and we’re¬†back to our usual down pour and gale force winds that no brolly can withstand!) I didn’t manage to get my 30 min walk in until last night but today I did 30 mins of Davina’s Pump workout. Basically ita a gruelling half hour of squats and lunches with weights broken up by minute long stings of star jumps!!! It’s tough but brilliant and even though I’m probably not going to be able to walk tomorrow, if I do this once a week I’ll have buns of steel before I know it!!

Oh I came across this¬†the other day on Flikr, as a calorie counter it made me smile – stress is a massive cause of illness in the UK, so maybe its best¬†to ignore¬†those¬†traffic light pie charts now and again¬†… why they put them on calorific deserts¬†is beyond me – the whole point of indulgence is to make you happy, not freak you out even more through the knowledge that you’ve just consumed half your calorie intake for the day!¬† Minus my previous toad in the hole/rice incidents I’m doing ok¬†at avoiding¬†carbs although I’m seriously craving cupcakes! may try to make some with oatbran if I ever find the bloody stuff – if anyone knows where to but some in glasgow please let me know!¬†x

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