The NED Diet?

I've been meaning to lose some weight and tone up for ages.  It is the summer after all and girls (and guys) are even more image conscious since we're trying to cram ourselves into skimpy tops and having to bare those legs of ours.

Don't get me wrong.  I'm not fat by any means but I just need to get back into shape (and into my old clothes)!  Ideally, I'd like to lose 7kg/ 3/4 of a stone/ 15 pounds.  This does seem far fetched especially as I'm making small efforts to eat healthy and still craving/consuming naughty foods - yup - those cheeky carbs and sinful snacks.

I was recommended a diet recently by a wonderful friend of mine.  She went on this diet along with her bf and they've experience great results in a short period of time - bonus!  So I decided to jump on the bandwagon and try this thing out.  It says it's a 'simple' way to lose weight.  The approach basically imitates the lifestyle of our ancestors - ice age and all that - where they eat more but move little.  It say's that you can:
  • Shed pounds in a matter of weeks.
  • Say goodbye to enless exercise. 
  • Beat diabetes and prevent heart disease 
  • Look younger and prevent premature ageing 
  • Increase your sex drive (?!)

    YES - I think I'm onto a winner here!


    Then menu looks a bit... difficult. It goes against the grain on common diet plans of eating less but more often.  This, I'd have to eat 3 square meals a day.  Snacking is aloud inbetween.  However, from looking at the plans, it really does cut out ALL carbs, grains, dairy, non-foods (goodies basically), and also missing out the occasional meal (because our ace-age ancestors did this often when there was no food available).


    What food do I get to eat?  Lots of seafood (like LOTS), vegetables, fruit, meat, and lots of water.  Meat, veg and fruit I can deal with.  Problem is I love seafood but things like Salmon is expensive (espeically the amount suggested on a weekly basis) and no carbs.  I mean... NO CARBS? What the hell am I going to do?

    It's going to be really tough but then again, as I don't need to lose weight extremely quickly I will be slightly lenient (i.e. going for a meal with friends and having the occasional snack).  I think it's important to stay healthy and all tha jazz but I'd like to live a bit as well - I know this sounds so contradicting even as I type this.

    I'm starting this 'diet' tomorrow... so I'll be cramming by last bits of carb & naughtiness beforehand hah! We'll see how I get on and I will do a weekly update and review on this diet.

    Love Txx


    1. Best of luck hunnie, having no carbs for me would be so, so difficult as i love them all!! Let us know how you get along.

      Sadie xx

    2. Good luck! I would recommend Tone It Up! Its a great plan and if you can't afford to buy the membership you can get menu/recipes from other members on their website and they also have free workouts online :) Its pretty cool. Started by two women and they teamed up with SELF mag this past summer..
      New follower! :)

    3. Good luck for this diet. I don't think I could ever cut out carbs, dairy or sugar! I guess it's always nice to feel in shape though. I'm not fat either, but probably should be eating better.