This 17 Day Diet thing has become a social experiment, which I think is making it so much better.
It’s started when Ann suggested it to Mer, who gave me the book, then I got my husband on board, made some notes, and shared them with Katie.
Sometimes Mer stops at Ann’s on her way to class so they can share food. Even better is Mer, Katie and I (ok, my husband) take turns cooking one night a week. We are in the middle of our first week and it’s going well.
We are also taking to passing around an email to stay accountable about what it is that we are eating, what we are craving, giving out little reminders, and pointing out the asshole that went and brought cookies to the office after the holidays. Who does that?
So, in case you are keeping tabs, we are in Cycle 1. We are still having some cravings, but it’s getting better. For the most part we all have more energy and are getting acquainted with consuming regular amounts of green tea and water. The dietary restrictions really aren’t that bad. Not being able to have carbs right now makes it exactly the thing that we do want.
It’s also making us realize certain things about ourselves. like maybe we aren’t eating as healthy as we thought. Or that maybe my perpetual tiredness was due to dehydration. Not giving into an immediate craving can make you appreciate that thing more later.
Over all though, I’m really enjoying the sociableness of it. Like our own little dinner club. Maybe in the future when we are all svelte and enviable we can parlay this into a book club.