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The Princess Project: A Royal Apology!

The Princess Project, weight loss advice, how to beat holiday weight gainOhhh me oh my, how time flies by!

For anyone who was following my diet reviews, no I did not starve to death on the Skinny Bitch Diet!

I hit a bit of a rough patch (work-life imbalance!) and before I knew it, days are flying by postless and m.i.a. I am sorry for the interruption, but I am back 🙂

I did stick to The Bitch for the month of September and I did lose about 5lbs by the end of it. I was able to ditch caffeine, meat, seafood, dairy, eggs, and most white devils (sugar, flour, salt).

Find out how I’ve been doing and my holiday binge buster too!

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The Princess Project: Week Two Review of The Skinny Bitch Diet

The Princess Project, The Skinny Bitch Diet, how to go vegan, diets that workMove over meat!

I have been on the Skinny Bitch Diet for a few weeks now and am still a fan! As mentioned in the last Princess post, this is a “cut-the-crap diet” that makes you eat mindfully and meat-free.

Giving up meat and fish may seem like the end of the world for many of you Protein Princesses, but I assure you that you will still stay strong! Plus, the Bitch has blasted another TWO pounds away!

Need a reason to celebrate veggies? This Friday happens to be World Vegetarian Day! Read on for some meatless miracles and to learn more about why it’s worth a try!

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The Princess Project: Week One Review of the Skinny Bitch Diet

The Princess Project, The Skinny Bitch Diet, how to go vegan, diets that workVeggie love is in da house!

I will admit that I am already a dairy avoiding pescatarian, but The Bitch takes it all the way the max. No meat, no seafood, no dairy. Also, just like doing  laundry, the diet doesn’t want whites (sugar,flour,rice) anywhere near your colors (veggies and fruits)!

The results? Lots of extra energy and weight loss to boot! Find out more about what I’m eating and how it’s working on the Skinny Bitch Diet!

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The Princess Project: Day One of The Skinny Bitch Diet!

The Princess Project, the best diet advice, diets that workAhh, vacation! A little break from reality and, despite my best efforts, from dieting as well.

I did my best to stick to eating clean, practicing portion control, and to keeping up at the gym. For the most part, it worked. I didn’t gain any weight, but I didn’t lose any either.

It’s time to detox, and that’s going to be a real ‘bitch”. A Skinny Bitch that is!

Despite any negative connotations, this diet couldn’t be further from it’s moniker! Read on to find out the skinny on The Skinny Bitch Diet!

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The Princess Project: End of Week Two of the Eat Clean Diet

The Princess Project, the Eat Clean Diet, What diets work, how to lose weightWeek two is up, and I am happy to report that I lost 2 pounds!

It was a tough week all around. I had to travel all day on Thursday, but managed to still eat clean. I really aimed to buckle down on the portion sizes and eating 5 meals a day. I even brought my own leftover veggie rice noodles to eat on the plane, and while I’m sure no one else appreciated the fragrant onions and garlic, I was happy to have stuck to my plan!

I also kept it up at the gym. Saturday morning, I took a step aerobics class for the first time since the 90’s. It should have been called “kick” because that’s what it did to my body! The instructor did a phenomenal job of mixing things up with step, weights, Bosu, and abs. I have to say that the biggest motivator for me was keeping up with my 60-something mom! Kudos to you, Sue (and happy birthday!).

What I learned this week:

  1. Buy re-usable containers in the sizes you need to help you keep proper portions. Don’t be cheap! Once you have them, they make life way easier.
  2. Mix up your workout as often as you can! I can’t believe that a step aerobics class challenged me as much as it did. Working out with a friend helps too!
  3. Persistence pays! The scale finally moved!

My goals for Week 3:

  1. I’m going for the Vegan Meal Plan this week! That means paying extra attention to ingredients, avoiding too much processed vegetarian fare, and keeping track of  carbs. Tosca’s vegan meal plan in The Eat Clean Diet book is excellent and motivated me to go back to being a super-veg for the week!
  2. 6 work outs this week!
  3. Lose another 2 pounds. This isn’t going to be easy, but I really want it!

I’ll check in to keep you posted on the week, workouts, and what I’m eating. I feel a recipe or two coming on as well 😉

Check out this article on Jessica Simpson’s extreme vegan diet to see how to do it  right!

Would you go vegan to lose weight?

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Jessica Simpson’s Extreme Vegan Diet: 6 Tips to Make it FIT

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Beauty, shoe, and bag buff  Jessica Simpson recently tweeted about her cleansing extreme vegan diet. While we applaud Jess’s decision to take better care of herself, her comment about not doing this for “weight loss” looks to be true. As Jessica approaches the big 3-0, she has steadily been gaining weight over the years.

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