It’s bananas B-A-N-A-N-A-S, it’s BANANAS B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

Yeah, that was my theme song and Day 4 of the GM diet.  Which was surprisingly easier than I thought would be. Come on, only bananas, milk, and water for one full day?  Who in their right mind would think that would be easy or fun? If you think that was bad, Day 1 was even worse!  Meal plan for Day 1 was fruits and water.  All you could eat, but fruit only.  I don’t know how I got through that day. The first day was the worst for me.  I like watermelon, apples and pineapple when I’m in the mood.  I’m not  usually in the mood.  Luckily for me I decided to start this diet while in Malaysia so my beautiful friend Moira reintroduced me to her favorite fruits such as dragon fruit (loved), and papaya (remembered after tasting it that I don’t like papaya), anyway, I struggled massively on day one and truly didn’t think I would make it, thought the diet would end before it even started. I was wrong.  Made it through day one even though that first night my body craved anything and everything BUT fruit….Day 2 was a different story.  I woke up NOT hungry.  My cravings were gone too. Couldn’t believe it.  Menu plan for day two was all veggies and water.  As much as you could eat whenever you wanted to eat, all day but veggies only.  This was much easier for me.  Oh! The best part of day two was the first thing you got to eat in the morning was a boiled or baked potato with one little smack of butter.  After that no more potatoes but any other veggies you wanted.  I think I had roast veggies for snacks, lunch and dinner that night and it was delicious.

Oops.  I forgot.  Some dear friends were also visiting Kuala Lumpur that we hadn’t seen in over two years and the hubby makes really gorgeous gin and tonics.  Yes I was on a diet but how could I resist Warren’s G&T’s?  I couldn’t.  Had two.  Figured hey, half the drink was sort of water wasn’t it? Drank tons of water after to try and flush out of my system.  Went to bed scared that I had sabotaged my diet but eh, it was a good day.

Day 3.  Fruit and veggies and in my case, more of Warren’s G&T’s when they visited later on the day.  Couldn’t be helped.  I only had one this time though.  Again, did my best to drink an enormous amounts of water after to flush it out.

So you might be wondering, did you weigh yourself? Had you lost any weight at this point?  Yes and yes.  But not near what I had hoped and of course was disappointed stepping on the scale.  The weird thing was I was “feeling” lighter and even looking smaller.  The weight was coming off somehow but the scale wasn’t reflecting.

Day 4.  The banana day.  I HATED this day.  I don’t love bananas. My friend’s housekeeper made me a banana smoothie for breakfast and I realized immediately that was the only way for me to survive banana day.

Day 5 of the GM diet is called feast day.  You could have beef (or any kind of lean meats) and tomatoes.  I had a burger that day for lunch (no bread) and then again at dinner.  Ha! Yum.

Day 6 honestly, don’t even remember the diet for that day and this was just a couple of days ago, i think it was just veggies again, was so busy NOT being hungry and not craving anything special i just don’t remember.

Day 7 was one cup of brown rice, veggies and fruit juices.  Easy peazy, no mac and cheesy!  Sorry but it was Saturday in KL and as far as I know, probably my last Saturday in Malaysia for years to come….so we went out to my favorite Mexican restaurant in KL, Las Carretas and yes,  I cheated.  Had beef fajitas (no tortillas) and instead of the brown rice, had spanish rice and ate chips and guacamole.  I didn’t feel guilty at all though.  Had alcoholic beverages this evening too, (last Saturday night in KL, was out with the girls).  I figured I would just dance off the calories and boy did I give it a go that night!  Haha great evening but I paid for it yesterday.  Hangovers at this age are no bueno.

Even with the occasional cheating (G&T’s and Day 7 Mexican food) I ended up losing 6 lbs!  Hey man, would have probably lost more had I not cheated with the but 5 lbs was my real goal and 6 was the icing on the cake.

Yesterday was Sunday and I let myself enjoy that the diet was over on Day 8, but found that all the usual “bad” stuff didn’t sound appealing and didn’t even taste that good after the first bite.

So today, Monday after my seven days on this GM diet, I look and feel great, and my body isn’t craving sodas, or sweets or breads or most things that I usually just want to eat.  As I write this “review”of the GM diet I am drinking a fruit smoothie and washing it down with a tall glass of water.  This is “HUGE” for me.  I usually don’t do fruit willingly. I do now, and I’m actually quite happy about it.

This diet worked for me.  I’d recommend it in a heartbeat.

Happy Monday y’all, have a great week!  Me? I’m going clothes shopping today, win!

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