TKP Review: The Flexitarian Diet

Hey Peaches!

Here is my review of The Flexitarian Diet I tried for the month of August. If you want to read the overview, read it here. 

The Flexitarian Diet Review

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Results-

Really the only results that I have are that I did 31 days of the diet. I am in my very last few weeks of pregnancy so weight loss will not be likely and it for sure didn’t happen this month. I didn’t gain any weight for most of the month which I guess considering the baby is gaining weight could mean that I lost a few pounds but there was no drastic weight loss or anything. Again, until this baby is out the weight loss results are kinda hard to report.

How The Diet Made Me Feel- 

Although I did enjoy the food that I was eating, I did feel a little unsatisfied without a little animal protein in my daily diet. I don’t know if this was because of the pregnancy or because I still have a bunch of muscle left over from my body building days, but I did feel like ending a meal was a struggle especially at the end of the day. Plus, I do not like beans so I found myself eating tons of eggs and yogurt. I love tofu but find it nowhere near as filling as eggs and yogurt. So although I did enjoy the food on the diet, at this point in my life I need a little animal protein in my daily diet. At least every other day.

How Easy Was The Diet To Stick To?

As long as I was home and planned my meals, it was pretty easy to stick to. However, when I was at a restaurant I never ordered anything vegetarian, and when life got really hectic I found the diet going out the window. I think this would have been easier to stick to on the fly if my whole family was eating this way but it was just me. I definitely found myself more on the flexing side of the diet toward the end of the month.

Would I Recommend This Diet To You?

Sure. I would. Just like any other eating style, if you want to lose weight you have to watch your calories to make that happen. So if you are looking to eat healthier, maybe lose some weight, and have been curious about the vegetarian lifestyle, I think Flexitarian is a great way to start!

All in all, I didn’t mind being a flexitarian for a month but I didn’t find it overly amazing either. I am definitely glad I gave it a shot and look forward to beginning Volumetrics in the morning!

Questions:

Have you tried The Flexitarian Diet?

Any questions about this diet that I didn’t cover?

 

Peach On A Diet! Volumetrics Overview

Hello!

I can’t believe tomorrow is September 1st and already time to move onto my next diet on Peach On A Diet!  In case, you are just tuning in, Peach On A Diet! is my little adventure trying 12 different eating styles in 12 months. I will be trying The Volumetrics Diet for the month of September which is my third diet so far. I tried The Dash Diet In July and The Flexitarian Diet in August. There is a tab at the top of the blog that says Diet Reviews where I am storing all of my reviews of each diet I try. Feel free to check em’ out if you are curious!

Ok, onto the overview of Volumetrics!

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The Volumetrics Diet

I chose Volumetrics for the month of September because my baby is due this month and it is the closest eating style to the way I eat anyway. I don’t know about you, but in my mind the birth of a new baby is definitely NOT the time to try any diet that is a drastic stretch from your norm. Volumetrics is all about clean eating while getting the biggest bang for your calorie buck. I have always been a big eater so this diet is right up my alley.

What Do You Eat?

Volumetrics has you find out the amount of calories you should be consuming for your size and activity level, then has you fill that calorie allotment with foods that give you a lot of volume for a low amount of calories. There are 4 categories of foods, Category 1 being Very Low Calorie Density foods in which you can eat anytime, Category 2 is Low Calorie Density foods in which you are to eat reasonable portions, Category 3 is Medium Calorie Density foods that you are to manage your portion sizes, and Category 4 is High Calorie Density foods in which you are to limit.

 

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The diet encourages you to choose mostly from Categories 1 and 2 and really limit foods from Categories 3 and 4.

The concept is pretty simple!

Exercise?

The book says that The Volumetrics Diet is based on three goals which are weight loss, daily calories, and daily steps meaning the main form of exercise it advocates is walking. It recommends getting a pedometer and making sure you reach a certain amount of steps each day. I will not be using a pedometer but I will be doing my Country Heat workouts each morning and going for a few short walks in the afternoon and evening.

So that is the jist of Volumetrics! I’m excited to start fresh tomorrow! I think a few of us are ready for a fresh new month. 🙂

Questions:

What are your first thoughts of Volumetrics?

Have you ever tried it?

Stay tuned for my upcoming review of The Flexitarian Diet that ended today!