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Miracle Magazine Weight Loss Challenge: Week Three, From Ayurvedic to “Fat Melting Holiday Shakes”

Three weeks ago, I shared how I can focus on a short term weight loss goal & get there, but that I do not have the motivation or staying power to reach my ultimate goal thus giving up and then blowing it completely.

So, I devised a plan, of sorts, to help me meet my ultimate goal of losing 50 pounds.

The plan:

  • I am going to choose one plan each week to try. Every magazine I pick up has a new miracle diet. Some are healthy and some are more of a fad. Knowing that I can stick to a change in diet for a time with good results, I will follow a new magazine’s “diet plan” each week and share my results here.

The past 3 weeks, I followed the Ayurvedic diet plan featured by Woman’s World from September 2, 2013, claiming, “Dr. Oz’s Ayurvedic Fat Cure! Lose As Much As 80 Lbs. using 3 easy slimming tricks.” . A copy of this plan and a little extra can be found here. While I have done fairly well on this plan … despite my own sabotaging powers, I do believe it is time to move on.

So, for the upcoming week, I am starting the “Fat Melting Holiday Shakes that reset your metabolism!” from Woman’s World 12/1/2014. The plan can be found here.

  • If I am having good results and can tolerate the plan longer, I will continue the plan another week.
  • If I did not have satisfactory results or cannot tolerate the plan, I will take 1 cheat day and move on to the next magazine’s miracle diet plan the following day.
  • I will follow the plan as close as possible to recommendation, attempting not to cheat.
  • I will weigh and measure each Monday to assess not only weight loss but inches lost. I will post those results each Monday after the previous plan has been completed.

My final results from the Ayurvedic plan …

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(And yes, I finally removed my toenail polish!)

Down 6.4 pounds! Yay! 43.6 pounds left until goal!

Measurements: In 3 weeks of trying the Ayurvedic diet plan outlined in Woman’s World, I have lost a little over 5 inches total – 1 inch from my waist, my hips, my thighs, my chest & my arms. WooHoo! I’ll take that!

I will take before and after photos. The posting of those is still up for debate.

The real life test … My pants are not fitting any better, yet. And my before & after photos don’t show any big changes. But, I have not given up hope!

  • I will review the pros and cons (for me) of the plan in detail & share any thoughts or suggestions.

The ayurvedic plan that I have been following the past 3 weeks has been easy to follow and even with my own pitfalls, has shown pretty decent results. In the beginning, my biggest fear was drinking the “tea.” Amazingly, that tea has grown on me and I may continue to drink it in the future. I do also plan to continue taking the triphala … at least until my current stash is all gone. You do not have to stick to any specific foods, which makes adjusting the diet to your food preferences a bonus. This plan worked for me! However, for people like me that need a little more restriction, it can make cheating easier. If you are already well in control & eat a healthy diet and may need a boost to pass a plateau, this plan is definitely for you!

This new shake plan boasts a possible 10lb loss in a week. I know that a healthy weight loss in a week is 2 pounds. Because I am starting a new plan and have high hopes on them delivering results, my goal for this week is 5lbs.  My initial fear with this plan is the “pre-breakfast” apple cider vinegar drink. I have tried this before and I am not a fan. But, can I do it for a week? We shall see!

If you have experiences with this or any other particular diet plan, please feel free to share.

If you need to lose a few pounds and think this challenge may be right for you, then please feel free to join me. Please comment & link to your post so we can share our journey! I do feel that I must add … I am not a physician, so as always with any new exercise or weight loss program, check with your doctor to see if this plan may be right for you. I am only sharing my experiences on this plan with you.

I do know that the best way to weight loss is a healthy diet and exercise. This is just about getting to my goal for now & then worrying about the details. Everyone has to find their own way. So, please, no shaming here. Encouragement gratefully accepted.


About nonnymoose2014

I have recently retired from the healthcare field, nursing. As I try to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, this seemed like the perfect time to try my hand at blogging again. In the past, my success (or lack thereof) I believe hinged on my fear of revealing too much about myself. I have a desire to “put it all out there” BUT I want to do it on my own terms … anonymously! Thus came Nonny Moose.

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