Friday marked day #40 of my journey with the Daniel Plan, so I thought I’d share a few thoughts today about my experience.
Did I stick to it?
As I’ve mentioned before, I did not follow the plan all 40 days. In fact, looking back I probably only strictly stuck to the plan about half of the days during the 40 day period. I really wish that I had stuck to the plan all 40 days, because when I did I saw some really good results.
How much weight did I lose?
Overall, my results were still not too bad. I lost 10 pounds, which for me was 5.8% of my weight. I’ve got to lose another 3 pounds to get to the very top of my healthy BMI range, and then 2 pounds more to get to my pre-pregnancy weight.
How did I feel when I was on it?
Well, the first few days of the detox were a little rough. I had headaches, but after the first few days they went away. After that I felt just fine. It felt really good to start being active again, and even though I wasn’t always disciplined with my eating, I did manage to stay really active.
Would I recommend it?
I would recommend this to anyone. I think that if you can commit to it, you’ll see great results. Long-term I intend to continue to incorporate various Daniel Plan principles into my life- less processed food, lots of fresh veggies, lots of physical activity. Unfortunately I’m just too addicted to sugar to give it up. I have been having it less and less, but every once in a while I break down and bake some cookies. Which I then inhale. Although, I have been doing a better job of giving away more of what I bake so that I don’t eat it all. Except the brownies I made last night. I may have polished then off at breakfast. But then I walked a few miles, so that balances out a little, right???
For more information about the Daniel Plan, see my other Daniel Plan posts:
Daniel Plan Berry Smoothie Recipe
Disclaimer: Please note that my posts on the Daniel Plan are not medical advice, they are merely my personal experiences.