The ‘All You Can Eat Diet’

*disclaimer- this diet is not suitable for everyone and I am by no means a nutritionist, so please speak to your doctor before attempting to try this

Right, before you get any ideas, let me stop you right there. Out of all the misleading diets out there, this has got to take the crown. Although technically this is an all you can eat diet, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s an ‘eat whatever you want’ diet. It’s very restricted and you’re very limited to what you can eat…like REALLY limited!

My boyfriend Ceej tried this diet about 2 years ago just before we were about to set off travelling and he lost 5lbs in one week. Yes you heard me…5 POUNDS! I’ve never, ever really been into these weird crazy fad diets because I guess I always believed you should just work out and eat clean to loose weight right? But anyway, here we both are, needing to lose weight (again) and he’s convinced me to give this one a go to start us off on our weightless journey.

Day 1- All you can eat fruit

That’s it. Breakfast, lunch and dinner! Wtf?! This was by far the hardest day and not just because it was day one. I mean, who wants to eat a bowl of melon for dinner?! I think it is fair to say that hunger-wise, I was pretty dissatisfied the whole day. It could’ve been psychology and my brain telling me I needed more food, but I dunno. Lets just say I wasn’t keen on eating fruit for the whole day!

  • Breakfast– 1/2 a pink grapefruit and a small bowl of strawberries
  • Lunch-1/3 off a pineapple, 1/5 of a melon and 1 peach
  • Dinner– Grapes, 1 apple, 1 pair, 1/4 melon

Day 2- All you can eat vegetables

The veg day was much better. I think because we had hot food, it felt like a more satisfactory meal. I was still craving carbs and a FAT dominoes pizza, but hey ho, what’s a girl gonna do?

  • Breakfast– Sweet potato fries (2 and a half sweet potatoes home made)
  • Lunch– 1/2 courgette, handful of spinach, 1/2 an onion, half a pepper, 2 regular mushrooms, broccoli all fried in a pan with mash potato on the side with oxo cube water
  • Dinner– Spiralized carrot and butternut squash (from aldi), sweetcorn, 2 small boiled potatoes, 2 regular mushrooms, 1/2 a courgette all put in a stir fry

Day 3- All you can eat fruit & veg

By this point, we were starting to get used to the diet. Our stomachs seemed to have shrunken slightly and we didn’t feel as much hunger today as we had felt the previous 2 days. It also helped a lot that we could have relatively normal meals and not bloody veg for brekkie.

  • Breakfast– 1/4 melon, grapes, 1 peach and 1/2 a mango
  • Lunch– Fried 1/2 a courgette, 1/2 a red onion, handful of spinach, 1 pepper and mash potato on the side
  • Dinner– Same as lunch (but still really enjoyed it)

Day 4- 5 bananas and glasses of milk

Yup. That’t it. 5 bananas and 5 glasses of milk. Not really ‘all you can eat’ is it? Who even came up with this shit?! But you know what? Surprisingly, it wasn’t too bad. It could partly have been because I was working a full day on this day and I was quite busy, so I guess I didn’t really get a chance to be hungry.

  • Breakfast– 2 bananas with 2 glasses of milk
  • Lunch– 1 banana with 1 glass of milk
  • Dinner– 2 bananas and 2 glasses of milk

Day 5- 12 ounces of meat (steak, chicken, fish) with veg

Obviously this part of the diet wouldn’t be suitable if you’re a vegetarian or a vegan, so you could continue by simply eating veg or just find an alternative diet altogether. The last 3 days of the diet are the same and it does restrict your meat intake (ahem again not ‘all you can eat’) but you can have all you can eat veg again, so get ready to fill your boots…or your belly!

  • Breakfast– Salmon fillet with broccoli, carrots and onions
  • Lunch– Mince meat with 1 courgette, 1/2 an aubergine, sweetcorn, 1/2 a pepper and mashed potato
  • Dinner– Seasoned chicken breast with broccoli, carrots and sweetcorn

Day 6- Same as day 5

The vegetables were starting to feel pretty repetitive now, and me and Ceej were really struggling to find different foods that we try. But, as I said at the beginning this is an extremely restricted diet so there wasn’t really anything else we could have. We tried our best to season everything and we used a lot of stock cubes to kick in a bit of flavour which deffo helped a lot, but overall it was fair to say we were pretty fed up of vegetables now.

  • Breakfast– Vegetable soup (boiled potatoes, carrots, onions, peas *even tho i hate them lols* and sweetcorn with vegetable stock water)
  • Lunch– Salmon fillet with broccoli, carrots and sweetcorn
  • Dinner– Seasoned chicken breast with runner beans and sweet potato fries (homemade)

Day 7- Same as day 5

I just ended up having 2 meals today as I woke up pretty late (oops), but I was SOO excited for it to be my last day of this sodding diet. I miss bread :'(

  • Brunch– Chicken breast and asparagus
  • Dinner– Turkey steak with carrots, runner beans, spinach and homemade potato chips

So I finally did it. But, now it was time for the dreaded part…the scales. I stepped on the scales and found out I had lost 3lbs. It was an okay-ish number, but overall I would definitely say this diet was NOT worth it for only 3lbs lost. For the record, I didn’t do any exercise alongside this diet but I would still 100% say the best way to remain healthy and loose weight is by eating well, eating in moderation and also regularly working out.

Best get that gym gear out from the back of my cupboard then aye?

Has anyone else heard of this diet before? Maybe you have given it a go yourself? Let me know in the comments what you think 🙂

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