Hi Guys! I’ve done a lot of reviews lately so I thought it was about time I gave you all an update on what’s going on in my life at the moment!
As you will probably know, I’m getting married on 14th September – not long now!! I bought my wedding dress last September and have since somehow managed to put on two stones (sad face)
So, I’ve finally decided to do something about this and attempt a proper diet! I started the Doukan diet about a month ago. The Doukan diet is protein based and very strict. To explain it briefly, for the first week you may only eat protein, and lean protein at that. No pork or lamb allowed! So chicken, eggs, ham, fish etc are all allowed and you can also eat as much as you like of these foods. After a week of protein only you can introduce vegetables every other day. Still no carbs, no fats and no sugars though I’m afraid. Surprisingly after about day four, which was the hardest for me, your body gets used to it and I feel absolutely fine! You are advised to take vitamins whilst dieting as you are cutting out lots of foods, especially to start with. I’ve been taking these Hair, Skin and Nails vitamins from myvitamins.
You must also drink lots of water and do light exercise for half and hour a day. I do stepping on my Wii Fit as it’s convenient – my other half pimped the Wii step so it’s higher and a I just do half an hour of stomping on that every evening whilst watching the tv!
There are further stages of the Doukan Diet to maintain your weight once you have reached your goal. You can check out the website here for more info, there is also a book available which has lots of recipe ideas. With such a strict range of foods to eat it can be difficult to know how to make them tasty and interesting every day!
So, the good news is I started the diet on 17/06/13 – one month ago today, and I’ve already lost 13lbs! I’m so happy!! My wedding dress is in sight at last! 😀 The dress is completely amazing and I woud be so gutted if I couldn’t wear it on the big day because it was too small!
Ahh, the Wedding Dress…
I won’t give too much away about my dress but it’s by Justin Alexander and as soon as I tried it on I knew it was the one! I originally saw the below dress online and thought it looked amazing, I tried it on and it just wasn’t quite right so I ended up with another one. All will be revealed in September!!
Also – to help with the diet, I’ve now started trialing a new slimming device called the UltraSlim Pro by Homedics. It works using ultrasound waves to break down fat cells within the body, which your body then rids itself of naturally. It does sound too good to be true but I’m going to give it a good go (twice a week on my belly and bum) and hopefully there will be some positive results! I’ll update you all in a couple of weeks time 🙂 You can read more about the UltraSlim Pro here.
On the subject of beauty reviews, I’ve also recently been testing out a new beauty treatment called the MTherapy Beauty Pod – with promises of an ‘immediate tightening effect, improved hydration, tightened pores and better overall skin radiance.’ How good does that sound! I’ve used it a few times so far and my skin does feel fabulous after each use! A full review will be on the blog shortly, in the mean time you can see more info here.
Right I must dash now! I’m going out for a rare dinner date with my other half! I will be eating a salad, with no dressing of course! 😉 xxx
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