My Dr. Bernstein Diet BlogI started the Dr. Bernstein diet 3.5 weeks ago after eating relatively well and working out daily kept me at a "healthy" weight that I was not happy with. I have tried oodles of crash diets and only ever found them to be temporary fixes. I am active and do watch what I eat for the most part (more on that later). I'm very food literate and really know my shi* when it comes to healthy lifestyling. I just needed a disciplinarian program that would put me on a path to a serious lifestyle change so I could get to my ideal weight and bloody stay there.
My weight has oscillated between 174-202 lbs over the past 6 years, averaging at around 188-192 for the better part of the past year. I'm a tall woman with great muscle tone, but with plenty fat that I can get rid of. Most people would never know I weigh as much as I do as I carry it well. Visually, I don't look over 165-170 lbs. At a tight size 12, the thought of getting into a bikini has been a long dream. A dream that I am determined to fulfill this year.
Food is my passion. I'm a quintessential live-to-eater. Even still, my passion knows boundaries and I don't gorge. I'm pretty healthy monday-friday; the weekends do me in. I have an intimate relationship with wine, chocolate, cheese, and ethnic foods (pad thai, dim sum, butter chicken, etc.). I've never been a junk food person, but my weekend indulgences in rich foods are what stand between me and my Victoria's Secret modelling contract.
A friend who successfully shed 50 lbs over 6 months with Bernstein suggested I give it a try as they were on a "free consult" + "buy 8 weeks get 2 free" deal. I thought, it can't hurt, plus I have a partner in crime who's been a tremendous support.
After getting started on the diet, I started mad researching. I found plenty Atkins and other diet blogs, but very little Bernstein Journeys. I had a lot of questions/confusion but could not find unbiased support. I've decided to start blogging about my journey, so if anyone else is out there, looking to see how fellow Bernsteiners are doing, they can at least hear my two cents.
I weighed 190.6 pounds on my first day. They determined my ideal weight to be between 145-155 lbs. I want to be 160. The bikini will determine what my ideal weight is. As of today, I'm 174.6 pounds. 16 pounds thinner, 1 dress size smaller, and SO close to weighing less to what i've been in years, I think I need to blog my thoughts down on this boundless medium.
I hope I can shed some light on what it's like to be on this diet objectively and with minimal BS. Please comment and share any tips/questions/stories you have! Would love to hear from fellow dieters.