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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Diet shmiet (part two of two)

Over the years, my weight has yo-yoed about five to seven pounds, which makes a whole lotta diff on a teeny girl like myself. (Eva Longoria, who’s about my height, gained just seven pounds and people already thought she was preggers!) I lost weight unintentionally some years back, when I was dancing five hours a day and eating small, frequent meals because I was too busy to sit down and eat big meals that took up too much precious time. Then I gained it back. Then had to lose it a few months later to—egad—don a bikini at a fashion show. My crash diet of choice: the three-day diet. You’re supposed to lose ten pounds in three days; I probably lost around four to six. Good enough. Although eating all that broccoli was hell.

I never did try the uber-trendy South Beach Diet (A LOT of people I know were whittled down to skin and bones on this diet). Read about the Zone Diet but it just seemed like too much work. When I had to lose weight in a span of two weeks, I tried a modified version of my friend’s Fit for Life diet: fruits for breakfast, no cheese, no milk, then just carbs OR protein—never together—and unlimited fruits and veggies for lunch and dinner. It’s supposed to help your digestion. I believed in this diet because I saw what it did to my friend, and the results were convincing. So I tried it (although I sometimes had oatmeal for breakfast, couldn’t give up milk, and didn't really lay off the sweets), and it did work. I felt so much healthier, primarily because I was making a more conscious effort to eat veggies with every meal. And since I couldn’t mix protein with carbs, I couldn’t indulge in evil, greasy food like sisig (protein) because I couldn’t have ‘em with their perfect complement, rice (carbs). I felt great—no bloating—and I even have a treasured photo of a bikini-clad me with what could be the beginnings of abs. (If you squint while looking at it, you’ll see faint lines...)

Early this year, I vowed to get my goal body by the time the trip rolled around. But the two months I had turned into one, and four weeks turned into two. And here I am, again trying another diet: the General Motors diet (supposedly formulated for GM employees). A former co-worker sent me an article about it, and well, I succumbed. I’m on Day 3, and I’m not a happy camper. I’m thinking of just doing it til Day 4, but whatevs.

I just wanna see if it works. See, I don’t have a blog called “Diary of a Food Lover” for nothing—eventually, I’ll be back to my old ways. I have to dig deep and find the discipline it requires to make a lifestyle change, pronto.

…Or maybe right before the next beach trip.



  • At 12:33 AM , Blogger brat... said...

    hey tisha... it's crickette!
    got here through facebook...

    ur so sexy kaya!
    but let me know if that thing works... wahahahahahahha!

  • At 12:30 PM , Blogger Tisha said...

    Hey hey! Haven't seen you in ages! Ah, the wonders of Facebook. Haha.

    Thanks for the vote of confidence! Haha. I just did it til day 4...woke up on day 5 with a flatter tummy.:) Also, people are commenting on my arms and my face now, coz they're noticeably thinner.

    My friend's doing the whole shebang til day 7 (though he's cheating a bit), will let you know how it works out!

  • At 1:10 PM , Blogger brat... said...

    hmmmmmmmm... interesting!!!

  • At 4:32 PM , Anonymous margaret jade said...

    chums, anong diet diet? ang sexy mo kaya!

  • At 10:44 PM , Blogger Tisha said...

    Hi chums, you should see my skinny teammates. Haha. Pero naisip ko, wala namang chance na mahabol ko ang pagka-payat nila, so kebs na, lamon na lang. Hahaha. But thanks, chums.:)


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