I first did Dr. Cohen's 1st Personal Diet in 2009 and lost 38lbs in less than 3 months. I didn't know how to eat properly before this diet. I used to just eat protein bars, diet sodas & rice cakes when trying to "diet" but never had any real results. I finally decided to sign up for the 1st Personal Diet after seeing the results my sister had with it, and when I was tired of seeing pictures of me looking overweight. This diet taught me to eat healthy, balanced foods. I learned to love eating fresh fruits & veggies, lean protein and drink a lot of water. My body started to crave healthy food. When I ate sugar, my system was overwhelmed and it made me feel horrible.
Then last fall I had some big personal issues come up, we moved into a new house, life was overwhelming, etc and I fled to food to seek comfort. It sure did add a lot of comfort - 50 lbs of comfort and extra padding around my body, haha. It takes a LOT of bad eating to gain 50 lbs in just 4 months. After I was unable to fit into any of my clothes except sweatpants & maternity clothing, I finally decided it was time to re-do the 1st Personal Diet. I paid for it all over again, ordered all new blood tests and received a completely new diet program.
I started the diet in December 2011 and did it wonderfully until the end of April 2012 (I was only 2lbs away from my goal weight!!) I had some major personal issues come up again and I wandered off my diet, slowly gaining some weight back. It is now the 3rd week of July and I have been trying for 2 1/2 months to get back on this diet 100%. I haven't been able to do the diet more than a few days straight without going off on a binge. I have not stepped on a scale since the last week of April but I can feel myself getting chubbier every day.
I decided to start posting some of my diet meals on my blog. It may help encourage other dieters - those doing the 1st Personal Diet and those just trying to eat healthy. It also will help keep me on track and looking forward to my reaching my goal. More posts to come...