South Beach Diet – Phase 1- Day 8

A week pass! Yay! And I’ve lost 4lbs so far on the diet! That’s over 15lbs in total since January! I’m so happy! I also survived the weekend. I tried really hard to stick to my diet and not eat anything unhealthy. I even had expensive sushi, 4 salmon slices with seaweed salad, in order to stay in line. I didn’t exercise over the weekend because that’s when I give my body a break. That’s why I’m also scared of the weekend. All food and no exercise make Ashley gain weight. But I’m still losing. What’s also intriguing about this diet is that I’m having desert at 9pm because as hard as I try, I can’t have dinner at 8, I’m still losing the weight. That’s amazing to me. But it’s also because I’m not having cakes and pies. Instead I’m having Soy Delicious Ice Cream.

Lime Health Benefits

Today, I woke up to a smoothie of strawberry and lime. It was good and sour. I like sour things. I didn’t have money for lunch so I decided to take a ramen noodle cup. The flavor was Lime Chili with Shrimp. Then I started thinking, What are the benefits of Lime. I mean it has to be good for you because it’s a fruit but what are they. So I looked it up, googled it lol, and found some great info that I would like to share.

The health benefits of lime include weight loss, skin care, good digestion, relief from constipation, eye care, and treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, urinary disorders, etc.

The first fruit that comes to our minds when it comes to medicinal uses is perhaps the good old lime. This sour citrus fruit can do what many specialist medicines cannot. Lime, bearing the scientific name Citrus Aurantifolia, is being used for ages for treatment of various ailments.

Lime is consumed throughout the world in sorbets, beverages, refreshing drinks, pickles, jams, jellies, snacks, candies, sugar boiled confectioneries and culinary and the oil extracted from its peel or skin is extensively used in soft drink concentrates, body oils, cosmetics, hair oils, tooth pastes, toilet and beauty soaps, disinfectants, mouth washes, deodorants and innumerable other products. There are many varieties of lime found all over the world, particularly in the tropical and the Mediterranean climates.

You can find out more info at this link Health Benefits of Lime from Organic Facts. I’m happy that lime was in my smoothie. I’ll definitely add it more often.

Thinspo – Day 13

Day Thirteen– Are you losing weight in a healthy or unhealthy way?

In a healthy way. I’m using livestrong to track my calories and exercise. Although I wish that when I miss a day of excerise, my weight won’t try to shoot through the roof. *sighs* It’s so frustrating. I’m going to try a different diet plan. It’s by drinking coffee. I saw it one day on the cover of Women’s World. I’ll have to can the cover later because I don’t see it on the internet. You drink 3-5 days of coffee a day with healthy meals and you’re suppose to lose up to 9 lbs in one week. I’m going to try it and see. I love coffee and if it can help me lose weight then great!