Friday, February 7


We all know that keeping in shape is about a balanced lifestyle of healthy eating, lots of exercise and drinking plenty of water.  I generally do not believe in dieting, however, I did pack on the pounds
over Christmas, 5kgs in fact (I know!) and I wanted to follow a diet plan to drop the excess pounds and get my butt back into shape.

I started the chemical diet, also known as the egg diet, which is a 7 day meal plan made up of foods which will break each other down; I've added the link but have also noted the menu below for you to see. You are only meant to follow the plan for one week as it is unhealthy to continue it for longer, however I actually found the menu to be a really balanced diet.  I hardly eat fruit or carbs because I'm scared of sugar (jokes) and it was refreshing to see a diet which included both.  Since you are eating from all the different food groups, well except from dairy, you don't have any cravings so it is really easy to stick to.

If you are a gannet like me (well I should say 'foodie' instead of gannet as it sounds a little less troll like), who eats double the amount as the normal person you may find this plan hard.  I had to make large meals and fill up on green tea to get through the day, but if you have a normal metabolism (what ever normal is) I guess this diet would suit most.

I lost 3kgs in 7days (that's half a stone for you aging folks) which I was pleased with as it gave me the motivation I needed to loose the rest.  I have to admit that I did cheat a little bit... Alcohol is banned on this plan and I couldn't resist a cheeky glass of vino on day 2 after a hard day at work, and okay... maybe on day 4 as well, and if I'm confessing I did go out on day 6 and share a bottle with my girl friend too (and cocktails)!  Whoopsie. 


Day 1
Breakfast:         1 slice of dry toast and grilled tomatoes

Lunch:                Any amount of fresh fruit

Dinner:               2 hard-boiled eggs, salad and grapefruit

Day 2
Breakfast:         Grapefruit and 1 boiled egg

Lunch:                Roast chicken (any amount) and tomatoes

Dinner:               Grilled steak and salad

Day 3
Breakfast:         Grapefruit and 1 boiled egg

Lunch:                2 hard boiled eggs and salad

Dinner:              2 grilled lamb chops, celery and cucumber

Day 4
Breakfast:         1 slice of dry toast and 2 poached eggs

Lunch:                Any amount of fresh fruit

Dinner:               2 grilled lamb chops, celery and cucumber

Day 5
Breakfast:        1 slice of dry toast and 2 poached eggs

Lunch:               2 poached eggs and tomatoes

Dinner:              Fresh or tinned fish and salad

Day 6
Breakfast:        1 boiled egg and 1 glass of grapefruit juice

Lunch:               Any amount of fresh fruit

Dinner:             Roast chicken, carrots and cabbage

Day 7
Breakfast:       2 scrambled eggs and tomatoes

Lunch:              2 poached eggs and spinach

Dinner:            Grilled steak and salad


My shopping bill for the week was AED179 at Waitrose, which is less than what I would typically spend so my purse gained the pounds I was loosing (yay me).  If you try this diet, let me know how you get on! I would be interest to hear what others thought of the plan and if you found it easy to follow?