Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Secret to Sue's Success

Okay, I'm on a new diet. Actually, I've been on it for two weeks, but I haven't wanted to mention it until I had a chance to see if it was really working for me. I mean, why give free publicity to something that isn't effective, right? 

But the verdict is in. It IS effective...and so far, I've been able to hang with it, even though I confess it is one of the strangest diets I've ever tried. (And yes, it is definitely a diet, not a live-it!) I would never be keeping this up indefinitely. Why? Because it's too unnatural, but my idea is to segue back to Weight Watchers once I've dropped 20 or so big ones (big ones meaning pounds, not endorsements). In fact, this is the only endorsement I'll be dropping anywhere, and it's only a semi-endorsement, because as I said, this diet is strange. Very strange.

Okay...here's the deal. You eat six cookies every day (translation: glorified biscuits) and one lean-and-green meal at night. The lean-and-green meal should include 10-12 grams of LEAN protein and 5 servings of vegetables. The cookies are made of mostly fiber, and they taste like it. In fact, they become a lump of flavored paste in your mouth...and you must drink a glass of water with each one. (At first I thought this was because the water itself was important, but I now realize that you have to drink a glass of water so this lump doesn't sit, congealed, in your stomach.) (Okay, I actually don't know this to be true, but I have my suspicions...)

Sounds pretty crazy, right? All you eat for breakfast, lunch, and in between is cookies, cookies, cookies (biscuits, biscuits, biscuits). They come in oatmeal raisin, blueberry, and chocolate chip. I know; that makes them sound like cookies, but don't be fooled. Hardtack biscuits can have flavors, too. 

The good news is that these lumps of nutrition (organic, by the way) actually fill me up. Yes, you heard me. They fill me up and keep me from getting hungry. It's a miracle! And another miracle is that I, the queen of malfunctioning menopausal metabolism, am losing weight. And it's pretty painless. So far, anyway.

It's called Smart for Life, and I bought it online from Costco. You can also buy it (online) from Smart for Life, but you'll pay more. Personally, I don't like paying more. 

Will you think these fibrous orbs of goodness are tasty? Not a chance. But I bet you don't hate them either. And after a while, you almost come to...(wait for it)...LIKE them. Amazing what the urge for survival can do to our taste buds. If a dry biscuit is all you offer your body, it can and will adapt to and even thrive on the less-than-optimal taste.

Anyway, there it is...my tip for the day. One of my good friends told me about Smart for Life, and for some reason (desperation, no doubt), I decided to give it a try. And I am not a bit sorry. In fact, I just placed my second order.

Because I'm smart. Maybe for 2 1/2 more months. But definitely not for life.



em said...

go sue!!! i love hearing about weight loss success. it always feels so great to have shed some pounds and have your clothes fitting a bit looser;-) keep up the great work!

Natalie said...

Way to go Sue! Congratulations on your success!! I loved the "wait for it"..you can always make me laugh!
Love ya!

Heather Anderson said...

Good job mom, but I think I will stick to the laxatives.


Sue said...

A very healthy choice on your part, Matt.


KC Mom said...

I've always wanted to know how the cookie diet worked and if it tasted alright.
I think sometimes we have to do something to jumpstart our weight loss in order to feel the success and then desire to change. I've done that a time or two.

Lisa said...

hmmm, this does sound do-able for the short term ... and I love "the queen of malfunctioning menopausal metabolism" oh yeah, I am feeling your (our) pain!

jen said...

Congratulations. Never heard of this diet, but I wonder if my mom would like this? I'm going to look into it, and keep us posted!

karen said...

I've never heard of this diet plan, but I think I'll look into it. So far, between menopause and steroid medication my weight doesn't budge more than a few pounds. Very frustrating. Maybe something more drastic like this would kick start my metabolism. Couldn't hurt to try! Dry biscuits, here I come!

Fiauna said...

Wow! Way to lose! Wouldn't it be great if you could make the biscuit/cookies yourself at home? Then you could add some butter and sugar and make them taste good. Oh, wait, that might not be a good thing.

Becky said...

Interesting. Sort of like slimfast but you chew it instead of drink it. I'm glad its working for you.

Sue said...

The problem with Slimfast for me would be feeling hungry and not getting all that fiber. Also, with the cookies (biscuits really does describe them better), you eat one every two hours so you are having 6 small meals and one regular meal a day. Apparently this helps jump start your metabolism.

BeatOrJoin said...

Thanks for the post, Sue. I Googled "cookie diet" and found two recent news stories about Smart for Life, one from TV and one from a newspaper:


Lisa Loo said...

I too love to hear about diets that actually work and I love that you are real about the fact that it is a diet not a future way of life. WIll have to check it out! Thanx for sharing!

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