Back on another diet, I’m not using green coffee beans this time. My first stint with utilizing the extract shed 45 pounds/20.4 kilograms/3 stones, 3 pounds, starting in June 2014, which took roughly 8 months to reach my weight-loss goal. The holiday season put a halt in my progress, but discipline resumed after the new year started.
I had to change my eating habits dramatically, staying away from starches, dairy products, sugars and sweets, counting calories and eating a lot of salads. Exercise was an important factor. Photography helped by having me hike around daily for at least a mile (1.6 kilometers), chasing wildlife and looking for that Pulitzer Prize-winning shot.
After a while I became quite bored with it all and began eating in earnest again, tacking on 20 pounds/9 kilograms/1 stone, 6 pounds in the course of a year. My second attempt with the green-coffee-bean diet began in November 2016. That didn’t last long enough for me to use up the new bottle’s worth. Needless to say, I slowly gained back all that I had originally lost.
Presently, three years later, I’m at it again. My new method shaves off one meal per day, which has me eating a low-calorie breakfast combined with orange juice and caffeinated coffee, plus a full-fledged dinner complete with dessert. I grab a piece of fruit for lunch to tide me over. Seems to be working as I’ve lost 10 pounds already in a matter of about three weeks.
The problem is my weight seems to have stabilized. In order to lose more, I’ll either have to abstain from additional food or exercise harder, sort of like being caught between a rock and a plate of spaghetti. Maybe I can work on reducing a couple of desserts.
Meat is cut out of my regimen for two days weekly, and I’m back to eating several potions of vegetables, fish, and limited amounts of pasta instead. Dairy products—a daily glass of milk and Greek yogurt typically—are allowed. A weekly treat of pizza is included. The diet is not as boring as the green-coffee-bean method turned out to be. Vitamin supplements and two cups of green tea each day replace any nutrients and antioxidants that are missing. Wish me luck on this one.
All of this entry makes me hungry. Harking back to my younger years, I could shovel food down my throat and remain skinny as a pole regardless; but, off course, that was in days of old when knights were bold and calories weren’t counted. We’d eat and eat, many full meals complete, never having additional pounds amounted. Pardon the new take on an old, corny limerick.
Oh, to stuff down a few healthy slices of devil’s food cake smothered in chocolate frosting, bathed with two scoops of vanilla ice cream to satisfy its yin and yang. Throw some walnuts on that please. I’d also love to have a large cappuccino lathered in whipped cream and a cherry on top as well; but, for now, I’ll just settle for nothing beside my green tea sprinkled with cinnamon to add flavor.
Thanks for stopping by and for your continued support.