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Welcome to Week 17 of my Health and Weight Loss Dairy and I’ve been experimenting with using my protein intake!

So far it’s going really well!

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HEALTH AND WEIGHT LOSS DIARY

You can find all the details of why I started this diary right here. Curing my chronic health conditions is my main priority, particularly my IBS and leaky gut. While the weight loss is more of an added bonus, but nonetheless something I’ve been trying to achieve for a while!

 

PAST WEEK’S NUMERICAL STATS:

(The first number is the stats from last week and the second number is where I am now…)

Weight: 186.2 lbs –> 185.4 lbs

Bodyfat Percentage: 36.4% –> 37.1%

Right Arm: 13in –> 13in

Left Arm: 13in –> 12.5in

Chest: 42in –> 41in

Waist: 34.5in –> 35in

Hips: 44.5in –> 44.5in

Ass: 46.5in –> 46.5in

Right Thigh: 25.5in –> 26in

Left Thigh: 26in –> 26in

So that’s….

  • 0.8 pounds lost
  • 0.7% body fat percentage gained
  • 0.5 inch lost

I LOST SOME WEIGHT. Sure it’s not much but it’s something!!!

 

WHAT HAPPENED THIS PAST WEEK:

So as I said I would do in last weeks diary entry, I have been trying to really up my protein intake.

This is actually much harder than it sounds. Despite eating a portion of meat or fish with lunch and dinner, plus adding in some cottage cheese and yoghurt for breakie, I’m still only reaching half of the protein level I’m aiming for!!!

But here is where I’ve realised the protein is so important.

As you guys know I’ve also been struggling not to binge lately, and once I start eating something not so healthy, it’s really difficult to stop.

However I’ve given Trek bars a try for the late few days as my sweet treat/ to binge on food. Wow I cannot believe what a difference it’s made.

One bar keeps me full and satisfied for ages and I can only guess that’s due to the high protein in it!

Just imagine the possibilities if I could stop my binge at one or two Trek bars rather than some of the much more caloric and unhealthy options I often have instead!

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got time for today, but it’s exciting to consider that maybe it’s protein that holds the anti-binge and weight loss key!

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