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23andme Weight Loss Study | Week Two

Week 2

It’s been one week since I started the 23andme weight loss study. I’ve been busy with all that it entails, so I thought I would share it with you. Here is my progress – the good and the bad!

OK! Here we go with week 2!

Some of the participants have been posting their progress so far on the 23andme Forum page or in the Facebook Group and it’s super exciting to see that they are doing so awesome with the plans! If you’re visiting from the forums or facebook group, please post your Week One progress in comments here on my Week One Post, so that the people who don’t use the forums or groups can be inspired as well! I’ll go first!

I restarted last Saturday, and as of this morning I was down exactly 2 lbs! In the interest of full disclosure, my halo slipped a bit this week.  I had pizza two-nights-in-a-row last week!  Yikes!  One night with co-workers and the other night with a friend I was dying to catch up with.  Anyway, just telling you all that so you don’t think “how come she is losing weight so slow?” I definitely don’t recommend throwing pizza, wings and wine into the plan…twice  – especially if you actually want it to work! 😉

Anyway, since then, I’m back on tract and I’ve been eating a variety of foods like almonds, avocados, chicken cooked with just salt and olive oil, and last night some thin sliced beef with a side garden salad. Probably only getting about 1632 calories a day the last three days. A good step into the right direction.

So we’ll see what happens! It’s all very exciting, but makes it hard to focus on all of the other stuff I’m supposed to be doing, like writing this menu plan post – which is why I had to get up early on a Tuesday morning to get it done!!!!

So without further ado, here is the {12 week} 23andme Weight Loss Menu Plan! Don’t forget to let me what you think in the comments – and any feedback/thoughts on the plan is welcome!

23andme Lower Carb Menu Plan – 12 Weeks

Aim for:

  • 3-4 servings per day of lean protein
  • lots of non-starchy vegetables, especially green leafy salad greens
  • water, coffee, and or tea
  • for cooking, choose olive or canola oil

Limit:

  • Grains 1 serving per day of whole grains
  • Fruit 1 serving per day
  • Alcohol 1 drink per day
  • Red or processed meats

Snacks:

  • 1 oz of nuts
  • 1 oz of dark chocolate at least 70% cocoa solids
  • half an avocado
  • 1 oz of cheese

Avoid:

  • added sugar, cakes, candies, cookies
  • sweetened beverages, fruit juice, sodas, sweet tea, sports drinks

Sudden Craving:

  • Drink a large glass of water and wait a few minutes.  Research shows that drinking water before meals can reduce appetate and help with weight loss.

Speaking of drinking water…I love-love-love this Nathan water bottle !  It has all the features you need!

  • Sip friendly narrow spout features removable silicone spout for easy cleaning
  • Leak and spill proof locking mechanism
  • Wide mouth for easy cleaning and filling
  • Tethered lid stays attached to the bottle
  • Bigshot 34 oz/1 liter Tritan bottle

You can find this water bottle on Amazon at Amazon.com/shop/autumnptw 

So there you have it!  I would love to chat!

xo

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***Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor first before starting new fitness routines to ensure that they’re right for you.***All opinions expressed are 100% my own.