I’m in the midst of day 14 of the Jump Start Diet. I’m continuing to do well. I’ve lost 17 pounds so it continues to come off. We’ll see how it all winds up tomorrow.
This was the week-end so we got together with friends for a little get together and socialization. It was a little difficult avoiding alcohol as well as not eating when everyone else is. But again, it’s only two weeks. You can do anything for two weeks. Yes, I got through it but it wasn’t the same. But it’s very doable. I want to comment again about alcohol. I mentioned in one of the earlier videos that alcohol can be the downfall of many a weight loss plan for multiple reasons. Number one, it tends to add extra calories. If you have any drink with the standard amount of alcohol it’s going to add an extra 100 calories. If it’s a double, you’ve just doubled those calories. There could be something in the drink that’s going to add even more calories such as fruit juice or simple syrup. It’s going to add extra calories and extra carbohydrates. Also, alcohol itself is easily converted to carbohydrates. Sometimes you see advertisements about alcohol that market it as being low-carb. But alcohol itself is easily converted to carbohydrate. So, even if there’s very little carbohydrate in the alcoholic drink, it can still give you blood sugar swings. Keep that in mind. If you’re doing the Jump Start Diet get rid of alcohol for a few weeks.
The next topic is food intolerance and sensitivities. They are incredibly common. If you get rid of all these extra things, which the Jump Start Diet does, you just have water and the shakes themselves. Usually over that two week time you’ve gotten rid of most of the things you were intolerant to. An exception to that could be artificial sweeteners. There are some artificial sweeteners in the Jump Start Diet. In an elimination diet you basically get rid of everything that could potentially cause you problems. You’re trying to figure out what it is that might be causing you problems. What you do is slowly add things back and see how your body does with that. It might not be GI stress, but you may find you’re more tired, not thinking as clearly, or have aches and pains. Gluten is one of the biggest culprits. I’m going to have discussions in the future on gluten sensitivity and fastings. So this actually works great as an elimination diet.
The last thing I want to talk about is Losing Weight USA. Every week I do a live webinar on Tuesdays at 6:00pm. You can join me. All you have to do is go to: www.losingweightusa.com. It’s a live webinar and you get to interact with me and ask questions. We also record them all. So, if you join it’s really inexpensive. A year cost 50 dollars. It’s 5 dollars a month. It’s very minimal and you get 30 minutes to access me and ask questions. Also you get into the membership site. There are a lot of other bonuses on it. You’ll see what those bonuses are on the losing weight USA website. It can be a good way to get information on weight loss. I cover a lot of different topics including overall health. I just finished a topic on planning if you’re getting ready to begin a weight loss program. I talked about planning, mapping out, and setting SMART goals for a weight loss program.