How I lost 8 lbs in 5 days
I know, the drama of a blog title like that is a bit much but it’s true, I promise you guys. Last Monday I weighed myself on Monday morning and I weighed 11 stone 12lbs. When I weighed myself on Saturday morning I weighed 11 stone 4 lbs. I had managed to lose 8 lbs in 5 days. I haven’t got a full-length picture of myself, but I am now the same weight as I was in this photo from my holiday last year.
First things first I needed to engage my conscious and unconscious mind to embrace the week of intended healthiness and weight loss. My problem is that when I diet I constantly think about food and what I am missing out on, then I end up feeling like I am missing out. The hypnotherapy removed this thought process. I successfully lost 3 stone of weight in 2015 with cognitive hypnotherapy. As part of that program, I have 2 recordings on my phone to listen to whenever I need to trigger weight loss or to get back on the health train again. I listened to the recordings every day for the 5 days.
These recording reinforce what I wanted to achieve with the weight loss, things like me wanting to be comfortable size 12, being able to buy clothes in any shop, wanting to look at my body and like it. They also encourage me to do things like eat more slowly, only eat when hungry and make sensible choices with food at home and when out and about.
Drinking plenty of fluids
I drank a lot of fluids, mainly water. Each day started with a large mug of hot water and lemon. I then drank at least 2.5 litres of water throughout the day. I also drank a cup of macho green tea every day.
I was fairly strict with the following clean eating rules:
No red meat, alcohol, sugar, dairy, a small amount of gluten. I did have one cup of coffee per day and I was eating fruit, so natural sugar was fine.
What did I eat?
As I mentioned the hypnotherapy recording do help with the removal of thoughts of food so I was only eating when I was really hungry. So if this meant that I didn’t eat until lunchtime then so be it. I am not a huge fan of breakfast anyways, I only tend to get hungry at lunchtime.
For lunch, I was eating snack things like crackers, with turkey and salad. Crab sticks. Fruit and Vegetable smoothies.
Dinner was more substantial..a bit of repetition here but I do really like sweet potato and rice noodles are so good.
Monday I ate rice noodles, salmon, and stir-fried vegetables for dinner. Was so yummy.
I can totally survive a week of eating clean with food like this. Baked salmon with stir fried veg and rice noodles. #3positivethings 1) Chocolate easter cake vlog edited and posted. Blog post too..took ages to do these. Link in bio. 2) Resisted eating slice of said cake as I am eating strict clean for a week. Aiming for a 1/2 stone weight loss. Next week being birthday week. 3) Got an invite to a rather cool event next week. It involves champagne🍾.
Tuesday I ate baked sweet potato, fajita spiced turkey and mushed avocado. Again rather good.
Wednesday I ate crab sticks, with crackers and leftover fajita turkey.
Thursday I ate rice noodles, grated carrot, broccoli and roast chicken mixed in
Day 2 of eating clean. Another nice dinner. Baked sweet potato, mushed avacado and fajita spiced turkey. #3positivethings 1) As part of healthy living I have started re-listening to my hypno weightloss recordings from Heather Hall. They are really helping with my sub-conscious mind food troubles. Today I didnt think about food hardly at all. 2) Indoor footy tournament tonight in Cambridge. Dylan played like a beast. 3) Started the day with pilates and a session of ‘mash it up’ on @joinflextv.
Friday Again baked sweet potato, leftover roast chicken and a bit of mayonnaise.
I had a couple of treats, on Wednesday Jack was at home with me and we made Amercian fluffy pancakes, I had one small one. Then on Friday, I went to a charity coffee morning where ate one small gluten-free brownie and 1 mini scone with a blob of clotted cream and jam. Just having these small treats meant I didn’t feel like I was missing out.
The hypno recording also really encourage exercise. So I walked the school run every morning last week. Over the course of the last 7 days, I have walked 61,000 steps. I also did three lots of exercise classes. I did Pilates once, Yoga twice and then Mash it UP dancing once. For some cool health gear click here.
So there you have it..how I lost my 8 lbs in 5 days. Could you do it?
If you are interested in hypnotherapy for weight loss then have a read of this post for more information. Heather Hall is the lady who can help you out.