On Friday I started my new diet - I'm doing Medifast meal replacements, on the advice of my doctor. It's going really well, even over a holiday weekend, because I'm really committed.
I do feel like I need to put "really well" in perspective. I am the worst dieter in the world. I am the only person I know who actually gains weight on a diet. Several years ago on the Biggest Loser, a contestant was sent home during the first week. His comment was "Who gains weight on a fat-loss show?" Me, pal. That would be me.
I have some real control issues when it comes to food. I want to eat what I want, when I want, as much as I want, and I do not expect anyone to so much a bat an eyelash
So why would I sign up for a diet where my choices consist of choosing between a shake or a bar, and my main meal of the day is choosing between fish or chicken? Because I obviously need to change the way I make choices. Even if I don't follow this plan to the bitter end, I think I can get a good head start. I want to keep following Medifast until I lose some lbs and practice focusing on lifestyle choices
The diet has taken away my ability to choose a burrito for lunch. But the fundamental choice here is do I want to lose weight or stay the same? If I want to lose weight, eat the prepared meal. I ate the prepared meals, I lost 2 lbs in 3 days.
I might be on to something.