Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dr. Cohen's 1st Personal Diet


    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. 

     After I lost the weight, maintaining was the hard part. I didn't follow the maintenance rules layed out in the diet very well, and my weight yo-yo'd. I eventually buckled down months later and followed the maintenance rules very strictly and my weight went right back down to where it was when I finished the diet - the lowest it had ever been in my adult life.

    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...


  1. It's definitely hard but you've doen it twice. I like your personal testament for all to see and I think I remember when you first posted your pic on FB or at least your picture looks familiar. I'm trying to get back on track as well. Best of luck to you- you can do it!

  2. Oh I am so glad it is not only me!!!
    I can kick myself for letting go but as an excuse we had very bad stuff happening this end. We both lost our jobs in one month and the stress just triggered my old eating habits and I am sure as you all know from dr Cohen the pituatary gland went haywire!
    I have been trying for two years now to get back into the program. I didnt gain that much as I have been eating better lately. It helps to know that there are others out there with the same problems.

    Keep trying.