Weight Loss Contest: Week 1

The first week of the weight loss contest ended Friday 1/13 and I’m very pleased with my results on the Belly Fat Cure so far! 6.4 lbs! I managed to lose the greatest amount of weight for the first week, surpassing even the men in our office! I lost alot of “false belly fat” the first week and expect my results to level off to roughly 2 lbs a week. I averaged 2.15 lbs per week in the first contest, but this time I have less to lose, so my pace is more reasonable.

I’m not only excited with the progress of my weight loss, but more importantly, for a permanent, sustainable way of eating after I lose the weight and move into maintenance mode.

I made a couple of great Belly Fat Cure recipes from the Fast Track book. First, I made the Cheesy Parmesan Crisps – so easy, and so good! I added a little Italian seasoning to them. My husband and I devoured them in no time. Even though he is not dieting, I am still kind enough to share my Belly Fat Cure foods!

Last night, I made the Chocolate Mousse, but it was a little late and I didn’t have a chance to make the accompanying crepes. I didn’t have whipping cream, so the mousse is very thick and dense. I bought some today and plan on mixing that in to make the texture more light and airy – and also extend out the yield a bit. I didn’t have xylitol, a natural sweetener that Jorge recommends in most of the recipes; however, another “Belly Good” sweetener is a combination of stevia and erythritol, so I sweetened the chocolate mousse with a little of that. It turned out great and I was pleasantly surprised with the taste. I used Endangered Species Extreme Dark Chocolate (88%). Yummy!

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