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Week Four on the Food Patrol** program contained the first of the designated days off. The first two meals of the day you can consume pretty much anything you want. The rest of the meals of the day continue with the Food Patrol program.
The Food Patrol team sent out a reminder email about this via their VIP e-mail support and encouraged me to plan my meals.
The idea behind the Food Day Off is that if you are following the program properly the rest of the time, the day off helps to accelerate your results by resetting your metabolism at an increased level. Days off are scheduled at the end of weeks 4, 6, 8 and 10.
I remember when I first read through the program, I encountered the concept of the food Day Off. I thought that I would be DYING for these days during the program, and, honestly, if I had have had the chance at the end of Week 2 I reckon I would have eaten for Australia. The reality was quite different.
When the day arrived on Saturday, I approached it tentatively. I planned it, as suggested, opting for homemade Bacon and Eggs for breakfast and a Thai green curry for lunch. I felt nervous about branching out from my routine; a routine that has proven to provide excellent weight loss results for me. I was worried that I would fall off the wagon for good once I had a taste of sugar, salt and oil again.
Those Day Off meals were flavoursome, without a doubt, but I struggled to finish them. I savoured them, knowing that I wouldn't be indulging for another fortnight, but I was happy to return to my new routine. They were special. But they were enough.
Funny thing is, I felt bloated and yucky the next day and for the next two days too. A food 'hangover' of sorts. I was happy with my weight loss for the week, expecting it to be less because of my guilt-free indulgences. We will have to see if it shows up on the scales next week.
If you had a Food Day Off, what do you think you would eat for breakfast and lunch?
Would you like to try out the program? Why not enter my giveaway it closes on Friday?.
* For those interested in the fine print, my starting weight was 86.6 kg (16.01.2012) and I now weigh 78.3kg.
**The Food Patrol is a sponsor of And then there were four.