Third Week Progress on THE 100.
This is the end of my third week following THE 100 diet plan. I have stuck with the plan pretty well. The first four weeks is more restrictive, then you can add in a few more things. I have had a few slivered carrots on some of my salads, which really isn't allowed yet.
Today, I really cheated. I ate some raspberries and blackberries. They are not allowed until after week 4.
Here is a tomorrow's meal plan for week 4.
2 Fried Eggs served with 2 breakfast sausage links and coffee with half and half.
1 cup shredded Romaine lettuce, topped with 1/4 cup shredded deli turkey, 1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, and 2 Tbsp. Caesar dressing
1 hard-boiled egg
1 grilled chicken breast, topped with 1 slice fresh Mozzarella, 2 basil leaves, and 1 slice tomato, drizzled in 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Up to 2 glasses red wine (I have not had any wine at all)
On this diet you count only sugar calories. Sugar calories are any carbohydrates grams multiplied by 4. The menu above is 1524 Calories, but it amounts to 49 Sugar Calories. The menus for the first four weeks all fall under 50 Sugar Calories.
Beyond Week 4
After you have completed the first four weeks, you can choose to plan your own menus. You just limit the sugar calories to 100 per day. Of course, most proteins have no carbohydrate count. So you begin adding from the acceptable list .When you add more veggies and a small amount of fruit you can easily reach the 100 sugar calorie limit.
The fruit I ate today would have brought me to the 100 sugar calories limit.
After I reach my target weight, I can up the sugar calories to 300 per day. I think it is probably best to add a little at a time to reach the 300. I wouldn't want to add too many sugar calories and then find out it was too many for my body. I think I would start by adding 50 more each week until I reached the 300 sugar calorie limit.
I don't see that there is any reason to add back processed foods containing wheat and sugar. If any is added it should only be on special occasions or as an occasional treat.
My Weekly Weigh-In
Loss 25.0 pounds total
Starting weight - 184.5
Week one - 180.0
Week two - 179.5
Week three - 179.0
Week four - 178.5
Week six - 176.0
Week seven - skipped, was on vacation
Week eight - 181.5
Week nine - 174.0
Week ten - 172.5
Week eleven - 172.0
Week twelve - 171.5
Week thirteen - 170.5
Week Fourteen - 172.0
Week Fifteen - 167.5
Week Sixteen - 169.5
Week Seventeen - 168.5
Week Eighteen - 168.0
Week Nineteen - 167.5
Week Twenty - 161.50
Week Twenty-One 161.0
Week Twenty-Two 159.5