Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Not-So Ideal Diet

There are cons to my Ideal Protein diet I raved about last post. Every "diet' or "lifestyle" change has its downside.

1. Sleep. I mentioned that my energy level is through the roof. The flip side is that I cannot sleep at night. It takes forever to fall asleep. I miss my solid nights of sleep. Of course I'm not actually tired the next day - I hardly ever even yawn any more.

2. Social Settings. Booze and food are social lubricants. Take that away and frankly some social settings seem more boring. In fact being on the diet makes me less inclined to do stuff with friends unless it is shopping or some activity that doesn't involve food. Prior to The Diet that was my usual social encounters - dinners with girlfriends, lunch with girlfriends. I also never leave the office any more - I bring my lunch and just eat it at my desk. I feel less interesting. I'm sure someone could write some sort of treatise about how this reflects on my psyche but I'm just being honest.

3. Back End. And I do mean the "back end". You eat less so there are fewer trips to the toilet. 'Nuff said. Not sure I really care that much but I know it bugs Husband - men really enjoy their daily duces.

4. Exiting the Program. It's hard to imagine being done but Husband is "phasing" out of it - he's on Phase III and it tries to have you introduce doing all your own food prep/cooking on the regime and it is a pain in the ass. I joked to Husband that I was just going to stay on this diet forever. I may continue to do the high protein drinks for breakfast and lunch - I love the energy level I have sooo much.

This weekend the entire Mommy, Esq. extended family will be together. I am taking a break from The Diet to enjoy wine with my sisters and to toast my cousin getting married. All our kids will be running around in fancy clothes so I'll be sure to take some photos and share them.


Gretchen said...

Have a blast this weekend! And I know I would hate the diet. I like food way too much. And booze.

Almostima said...

After the week y'all have had... seriously, booze it up! Big hugs!