|The Meanest Diet ever!|
|New favorite pair of jeans!|
Surviving on 500 calories a day was super tough. Our 40 day time period overlapped with our New Year's resolution of running a 5K every month. Doing the August race in Altamont really caught us off guard. Apparently, you do have to have some energy to get through things like that. But it was the Warrior Dash at Windham Mountain that was like being on Survivor. It was climbing through mud pits, swimming a freezing cold lake and jumping over fire on the 500 calorie regiment without an immunity idol. At least those clowns are up for $1 million bucks!
The Mean Diet not only helped us turn ourselves in a new direction, it showed us how to live better. We now keep portion sizes in check and are always reading nutritional information before buying anything (our grocery shopping time totally doubled!) While we are now able to reintroduce ourselves to dairy, carbs and sugar there's not really a craving for any of those things. Even though we get to eat the whole piece of chicken breast now, we still stick to lots of vegetables and really, really limited carbs. It's sort of the mindset "We just worked so hard for this and we are not about to jeopardize it with those stupid breadsticks."
Even though we didn't hit the promised 40 lb. loss mark, we were pretty happy with our results! Together, we shed 49 pounds! If you think you might be ready for a change, or just want some additional info on the HC3 Diet, give Heather's physician Dr. Carrie Carda a call at (573) 776-7393.
Here's a snapshot of our results:
|Aug. 7, three days before Mean Diet|
|46 days later|