Although this is fourth week of the Hungry Girl diet, I have to admit, I didn’t do a good job of sticking to the plan like I did in week 1. So this week 4 recap might be a little wah wahhh. It was a stressful week at work, and I had a major sweet tooth the entire week (I blame it on “that time of the month”…TMI? My bad!)
The food that I did have from the plan was definitely tasty…here is what I would have for a typical day:
The diet also includes 3 snacks. Typically I grab Fiber One brownies, 100 calories of fruit/veggies, popcorn, nuts or half a Quest bar.
I also rolled my own sushi at book club! (This isn’t on the HG diet, but I wanted to share…still pretty healthy!) Being a former picky eater, I never even considered eating sushi, but I LOVED the teriyaki chicken, cucumber and carrot sushi I made…so proud of myself haha.
So overall, I ended up losing around the 5 pound mark. (I went up a pound this past week–I think my sweet tooth kick this past week, combined with taking more Pure Barre classes has helped me build muscle during half marathon training.) Choosing to do this diet when I was traveling 3 our of 4 weekends wasn’t the best in terms of timing, but if I stuck to it like it did in week 1, I feel like I would have dropped more like what the book claims…)
Moving forward, I definitely plan to continue to try to stick to her plan for the next couple of weeks since I feel there are so many more recipes I can try. The food really is tasty for the most part, portions are HUGE, and about 90% of food/ingredients she uses in the diet are what I consider to be fresh, clean and natural.
They say you develop a habit in 21 days? I feel like I’m definitely getting more use to food prep, especially packing my lunch the night before so I don’t have to be tempted with all the delicious items in the cafeteria at work. I’m learning to add more fruits and veggies to every meal and keep my portions in check. And grocery shopping/menu planning has definitely become easier over the four weeks now that I’m used to what I will need and I don’t have any excess/waste. But the dishes and all the Pyrex storage containers? That heaping pile is still staring at me, begging to be washed. (I hand wash most of my Tupperware/Pyrex.) I swear I just washed everything a day ago and now a pile exists again! It’s totally worth it though…
And to round out this health & fitness related post…this is the week of the half marathon- ahhhh!
My husband and Kim’s husband met us at the trail and practiced action shots…
Workout plan for this week:
Monday- Pure Barre class- done!
Tuesday- 5.3 mile run- done!
Wednesday- Pure Barre class
Thursday- 3 mile run
Saturday- Half marathon day-13.1!!!!!
Sunday- rest like whoa
Have you done the#HGDiet? What do you think? Share your tips/tricks/struggles encountered!