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7-day Salad Challenge

On February 4, I challenged myself to eat nothing but salad every day for 7 days. In case you don’t know me, I am not a salad freak. I eat lots and lots of white rice, junk foods, and all the unhealthy stuff. I just started doing intermittent fasting and I want to incorporate this with a salad diet since I gained for a total for 3kgs after I stopped playing Frisbee and after all the food I consumed over the Holidays. I was bothered by all the weight gain that’s why I jumped into the idea of a salad diet. I am very determined it so I started right away!

I fixed my budget for around P600 and started with the basics:

  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • Carrots
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple
  • 2 Tablespoons of any protein
  • No butter or any fat ingredients
Week 1

I didn’t really expect that my 1st week would be easy. I learned to love my salad as long as there’s Pineapple on it. I added a variety of protein like eggs, chicken, fish etc. Since I also do intermittent fasting, I could only eat my salad for 2 meal times. As early as 5 days, I noticed a significant change in my body. From 55kg, I lost a total of 2 kilograms with no exercise for 1 week. Because of that, I decided to try and extend my 7-day challenge.

Week 2

The challenge went a little difficult. Since I am only eating nothing but salad, the diet cloyed my appetite. I am eating less than what I usually prepare and I am not getting enough energy throughout the day. I could no longer stomach swallowing a spoon full so I stopped. My stomach felt like a knot. The good thing is, I lost a total of 3kg after my 14-day challenge and my abdominal area was flat than it was before.

Conclusion

The 7-day and 14-day Salad Diet is really effective! It would be easy especially for those who are working at home like me. But if you are a student, working in an office or constantly on the road, doing this can be more challenging since your task requires more energy.

You can nail this if you are really determined. Just be reminded that the weight loss process differs from person to person. You have to be patient. You can start slow if you are on a busy schedule. Make few changes in your routine. Prepare your salad the night before or before you leave to work or school. If you feel like needing a boost in your energy then take small packs of fruits and nuts. These are low-calorie snacks that can give you more energy to get you through the day.

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