So for almost a month now I’ve been taking green coffee bean extract every day. I was really hoping I could tell you it works but it doesn’t. I’ve seen no change in my weight loss, my energy levels or my appetite.
I’ve been really struggling with my weight loss journey lately, I’ve lost all motivation and I just can’t figure out how to get it back. This last week I’ve been to the gym three times after months of not going and in that week I’ve put on another kg. So no, the coffee bean extract definitely did not work for me. I’m not claiming that they don’t work at all, they just didn’t for me.
In a way I’m kind of glad, because if they did work like they were advertised it would just give me another excuse not to try my hardest and put in my all. I guess I’m just going to have to keep searching for that motivation.
I decided to write a post on green coffee bean extract after hearing that it was a great weight loss supplement and after reading pages of information on the extract I found this video that sums it all up better than I could do in writing.
The only important points that I would add to the information that Dr. Oz gave is that I found a lot of websites posting warnings that there are many fake products out there. Avoid fakes by making sure that it says at least 45% Chlorogenic acid because that is the active ingredient.
Also as well as killing all the sugar, chlorogenic acid gets all your iron, zinc and magnesium so it has been suggested that along with taking green coffee bean extract you should also take vitamins that include these minerals daily. I just take Swisse multivitamins and they cover all of them.
If anyone is interested I lost 1kg over the two days that I only ate protein. It’s normal to loose/gain 1kg everyday due to water weight and body waste so my answer is no, it wasn’t worth it.
I ate boring meals, had no energy, was dizzy all the time and I think I walked into a few walls.
On the upside I wasn’t hungry, although hunger is only one reason for eating.
If anyone is interested in trying a pure protein weekend for themselves, and I really do think that it should be done for no longer than two days at a time, here’s a list of allowed foods to help you out:
Meat and poultry
- Light ham
- Game meats
- Deli meats
- Pork tenderloin
- Seafood extender
- Dried beans (kidney beans, black beans etc)
- Vegetarian sausages
- Vegetarian mince
More info: http://www.bodytrim.com.au/protein/protein-foods-for-weight-loss
I decided to try a pure protein weekend. I’ve heard a lot about the weight loss kick start and wanted to see for myself if it works. If you’re unfamiliar with the idea of it, basically all you can eat for two days is protein foods which include egg whites, lean meat and fish and protein shakes made with water; that’s about it. Meal sizes are meant to be about 100g for women and about 50g for snacks.
It’s been easy to stick to, in the way that the rules are so clear but it’s also been difficult. I’ve experienced dizziness and deflated energy levels but I’ve also hurt my back, so I’m not needing energy to go to the gym. If I was going to the gym these last couple of days I don’t think it would be worth it.
I’ve basically been eating only chicken, tuna, egg whites and protein shakes but here’s a recipe that made dinner last night slightly less boring.
I can not wait until tomorrow morning to weigh myself and see if this actually made any difference! Although I still strongly believe the number on the scales is an inaccurate (and sometimes depressing) way to track your progress.
4 egg whites
1 x 95g can of tuna in spring water
Preheat oven to 175oC
Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until bubbly
Drain tuna and add to egg whites
Add mixed herbs and gently mix in
Poor mixture into mini pie tins or any other suitable tin (You could make even smaller ones with a cupcake tray)
Bake until cooked all through
TIP: To check if they’re cooked shake the tin and see if any uncooked egg white breaks through the top