January Self Portrait: The 4 Hour Body

This month, Jay and I started on a new, healthier way of eating. It’s called the 4 Hour Body – I first heard of it from Becker’s blog, he lost a TON of weight in the last year. We both had some weight we wanted to drop, and overall just start having better eating habits, so we decided to give it a shot.

The first week was ROUGH. To say I like my sweets is an understatement (obviously you aren’t supposed to eat sugar on this diet). I had a REALLY hard time not having a little something sweet after my dinners. Plus, when you’re first trying diets and trying to find recipes you like, it can be pretty hit or miss. By day 3 I wanted to stop, but good thing Jay is on board, he made me push through. So far we’re about 3 weeks into our new, healthier, eating ways, and I’m glad I stuck with it. I feel a LOT better lately. And the best part of this diet? It requires you to take one cheat day a week. One day where you can eat anything and everything you want. It’s just what I need to get through the week, knowing I can have anything I want to indulge on by Saturday. Mentally knowing I’m not TOTALLY cutting out everything I love really helps me get through the week:) Also – you’re allowed to have red wine! I never loved red wine, but since it’s allowed on the diet, I’ve become a fan:) That’s where my January desktop came into play!

So far, after 2 weeks I’m down 6 pounds, and Jay is down 10 – I consider that a pretty huge success! We’ll be adding in the exercise portion of the 4 hour body in the next week or so, I’m excited to see even more results:)

Here is my breakfast every morning – two eggs and a tomato. Even though the diet is getting easier and easier every week, it’s STILL a diet. And this is how I feel a lot of times while eating:)

Happy Friday!

  1. Sarah D.

    January 27th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    That diet sounds a like the GM diet that Simon and I did a while ago. It was not fun! But sounds like you guys are doing great at it!!

  2. Gail

    January 27th, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Oh gosh girl….I could never do that breakfast. Tomatoes? Blech. Here’s hoping it gets easier! And no fruit on that diet either??? I live for bananas – haha…

    I will say, I’m glad you linked to that post of Becker’s — those veggies he made look DELICIOUS! Gonna try that!

  3. Allison

    January 27th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Eggs and tomatoes?! oh man you have dedication, girl! Grant has actually been on a very low carb diet since October hand has lost over 50 pounds! If you want some really tasty low carb dinner suggestions, let me know! 🙂

    Keep it up!!

  4. Maya

    January 27th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I’m interested to see what you think of this moving forward. We read the book, tried it a bit and changed our mind on it after how I felt from eating the meats. Hopefully it works better for you guys though!!!

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