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Diet Diary with Changes Clinic Portsmouth: Day #1

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As I write this, it’s been 24 hours since my last coffee! I know — shocking! The reason why? I have signed up to Changes Clinic’s 30-day challenge to lose a stone in one month.

I’ll be working alongside the clinic and their doctor, Dr. Vincent, following a strict 30-day eating plan.

Just last week, when heading up to the clinic to get introduced to the plan, I got photographed (in a bikini, not quite full-frontal, thank goodness!) and went over a checklist of my health and diet habits.

To be fair, I’m not that fat. I’m a size 14/16, but over Christmas, I put on a few extra pounds. I’m not as young as I used to be — about to hit 45 in March! — so it takes longer to get rid of the weight.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I love cake and chocolate! But I’m giving that all up and pursuing Changes’ 30-day challenge.

Changes have prepped me two bags of food — some of it looks a little bit like spaceman food, but I’m allowed to eat five times a day. This is what they gave me:

Breakfasts

  • Oatmeal Porridge (mix with hot water — 80ml should be sufficient)
  • Muesli (add 2tbsp of cold water or occasionally low-fat yogurt)

Snacks

  • Bars
  • Zippers
  • Drinks
  • Yogurt pots
  • Puffs

Lunch (with selected salads)

  • Chicken soup
  • Curry soup
  • Chili
  • Carbonara
  • Taco chili
  • Spicy spaghetti
  • Cottage pie

Dinner (with selected fruits)Chicken soup

  • Curry soup
  • Chili
  • Carbonara
  • Taco chili
  • Spicy spaghetti
  • Cottage pie

I’m allowed a snack between each main meal, on top of the food they gave me. I’m also allowed some vegetables and salads to top up my meals, and it’s advised to take multivitamins.

I’m not allowed any milk in this diet, but I can have black coffee — but I‘m not keen on black coffee, so I’ve gone totally cold turkey! Tonight, on day one, I‘m feeling it as the caffeine leaves my system.

I came home and cooked for the other half and the kids — chicken curry! — and whilst they tucked into that, I opened up my first sachet of food — chili — and poured the powder into a bowl before adding the hot water. To my surprise, it looked okay, and tasted amazing! Unfortunately, the portion was very small — I’m a fatty, I need more food!

I’m allowed a few salads and vegetables — see the chart — so I munched on a cucumber and poured myself some cherry tea and went to bed dreaming of a slimmer version of me!

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