The Water Secret: My first thoughts

By Amy Lawrenson

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Week onewas surprisingly easy for two reasons, the plan is simple and tasty (for a diet) and I cheated…twice. I’ll get my failings out of the way first, I went for lunch with a PR who shall remain nameless (but she knows who she is) who ordered a side of chips for us to share, which looked so tempting sat next to my dressing-less salad. Next time I caved I was at a party and I had one, tiny glass of champagne. Phew, glad my admission is out of the way.
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As far as the diet itself goes, it’s been easy to follow – smoothie, fruit, porridge or poached eggs for breakfast; snacks of fruit and nut (not the Cadbury variety, shame); lunches tend to be homemade chicken and vegetable soup or salad and dinner of salmon or chicken with brown rice or pasta and veg. Not super exciting but I don’t seem to be hungry or craving chocolate or cheese (my vices). There isn’t much mention of drinks in the book so I’m sipping at water and herbal teas, and reducing (but not cutting out) my coffee intake.
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My one criticism is that it’s expensive, I spent a small fortune in Holland & Barratt on the recommended supplements including omegas, antioxidants and multi-vitamins, plus eating this much fresh fruit and veg is costly. Oh and a good tip, don’t follow the guide verbatim – I was meant to have two soups one homemade vegetable and the other chicken soup, but I only made one batch of the chicken as I didn’t have the time or inclination to make two. And all the different salad dressings recommended in the book - forget it, simple lemon, balsamic and low-salt soy sauce does the job nicely.

So far, I’ve lost 4 pounds I’m hoping it’s not just beginner’s luck.

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