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James Duigan’s Clean & Lean Kickstart eating plan – Day 4

Posted in Clean & Lean, Diet Blog with tags , , , , on October 26, 2012 by Dobsessed

So, what is my verdict after four days on James Duigan’s Clean & Lean Kickstart eating plan? In dot points:

  • Lost 3.5kg (Yes, that’s 3.5kg, 7.7lbs) after 4 full days on the diet.
  • No crazy cravings – I usually always give in to my cravings…and I have not had chocolate, chips, buenos, burgers, fries, pizzas, mi goreng since I started.  Nor do I particularly feel like it.
  • Headache disappeared after Day 1
  • No hunger pangs

I had serious doubts that I’d be able to do this diet.  WHAT? ME? ONLY EAT VEGIES AND MEAT!! Crazy! I read somewhere that the 14 day kickstart is basically around 1000 calories a day – which, I would think would attribute to the 3.5kg weight loss in 4 days.


BUT…I was on lite and easy, and I was on 1200 calories plan and I was absolutely STARVING.  To the point where a couple of times, I felt light headed.  I had major urges to binge and the most I ever lost on it was 2.5kg or something after 4 weeks!


The only thing that explains it is that James Duigan’s theory that when your body is getting all the nutrients it needs for good, organic food, it has no reason to crave sugar or anything else.  Which explains why,  even though I’m consuming less calories than ever before, I don’t really feel hungry (nor do I feel stuffed – to be fair), or have sugar cravings.


I’m going to continue to do the 14 day kick start…and it’s coming up to the weekend, so it may prove to be a bit harder because I have set plans already (Korean BBQ dinner and 2 kids parties, and a brunch)…but I’m going to follow all the theories behind the plan (eat as much fresh, organic food, no processed food, no fizzy drinks, absolutely NO sugar)…and see how I go.


I haven’t felt the highs that some other people have felt (that I’ve read)…but I definitely don’t feel lethargic where I need a 3pm coffee or that chocolate bar, or pass out on the bus (which used to happen 4 out of 5 times).  As I mentioned, I had headaches on the first day, and that went way by day 2.  People has also reported great skin, nails and hair but I haven’t noticed any of that at all.


It would be definitely interesting to see what weigh-in is after the weekend, and also after the 14 days.



DAY 1 on 1200 Calories

Posted in Diet & Exercise with tags , , on December 7, 2009 by Dobsessed


Uh…I don’t want to sound like a CRAZY, HUNGRY PSYCHO…but HOW THE HELL do celebrities subsist on 1200 calories a day??? I know Kate Moss has that “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” – bullshit by the way, I have that firmly attached to my computer monitor at work, and I’ll look at it as I eat my Raspberry cheesecake brownie and I’ll try to chant that, but it doesn’t work.

I read that Britney Spears only ate 1000 calories a day, Liz Hurley eats from toy plates and with toy forks and knives – I might try that next week (not!), Halle Berry does the whole 1200 calorie thing and doesn’t Gweneth only eat raw food? HOW THE HELL DO THEY DO IT??

Last night in bed, I decided that I was going to go the next 2.5 weeks on a daily calorie intake of 1200 calories (2.5 weeks because Christmas is in 3 weeks) and I woke up with that thought firmly in my head, 1200, 1200, 1200.  I promptly blew my 1200 calorie intake by 9:13am.  I wasn’t even eating bacon sandwiches or anything!!

I had a breakfast of rice with stuffed tofu – sounds healthy enough but the tofu was fried and the stuffing was mince, it was gooood. I got to work and had a brownie that I made, you can find the recipe on Bury Me in Food and then the Wood Chopper had given me a maple, blueburry cheesecake…yep I gobbled that down too.  At 9 o’clock I really need a coffee, so I went and got a tall white chocolate mocha on skinny sow – no cream – watching my weight you see and yep, there goes 1200 calories.  SERIOUSLY, is that all it takes???

I thought about starving, but it didn’t work, I went to Hanaichi Sushi Train for lunch and had 4 plates of DELICIOUS sushi, capped it off with black sesame ice-cream and then I had another brownie.

I REALLY considered skipping dinner, but I was ravenous when I got home from boxing, so I waffled down dinner too.

I think I definitely reached 2500 calories today…so, I ask you again, HOW THE HELL DO PEOPLE LIVE ON 1200 CALORIES??

Tomorrow, I have a salad planned for lunch, maybe I can do 1200 calories +/- 10%??