The second week of the TLS program has proven to be much easier than the first. Of all things, I am happy to have protein back in my diet. I am eating much less protein, but that little bit helps a lot. Though the first week was tough, it has proven useful. I have noticed a boost in energy and mental clarity. Both have carried over into this second week.
In fact, I don’t notice much of a difference in this second week. The aches and pains that the detox brought on have subsided and I feel stronger. Also, I’m more energetic and able to focus for longer periods of time now, then before starting TLS.
I have found the journaling every day about what I am eating, how much I am sleeping and how much water I drank helpful. However, with a busy life it is difficult to keep up on all the details. I admit that there were 3 days this week that I didn’t journal at all.
The one criticism I would make of this program is that it doesn’t have a cheat day. There should be one day, not that you could eat anything you wanted, but that you don’t have to track everything and be so careful about what you eat. I have notice that many diet plans have a “cheat” day and I think it is a good idea.
Since this is a 4 week program, I will be posting 2 more times. Once at 8 weeks and once at the end with updates and observations. Please stay tuned to find out more!
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