It was a scene you seldom see. We got back last night from five heavenly days in Lebanon and I had actually LOST a kilo. When did you last lose weight on holiday (unless it was deepest India)? Exactly. Well I have the answer. You go on holiday with my friend Ghada.
Our holiday was not only lovely, but life-changing. The world according to Ghada is very simple. You eat almost exclusively things that are good for you. And you don’t drink. Also, in the same was as you do on the Viva Mayr Diet, you eat a huge breakfast (masses of fruit, cereals, seeds, tomatoes, even heavenly Lebanese bread things stuffed with cheese) a big lunch and you don’t even have dinner. You have a snack around 6pm.
It is the most amazing system. You sleep better, you feel better and you lose weight.
Ghada also uses only natural products on her skin. And when I say natural, I mean things we would normally eat. In other words while I was reaching for my Clarins night cream, she was busy putting mango skin on her face. I have to say her skin looks great; she looks great. But I am too attached to my products to give them up. Having said that I had the BEST exfoliation I have ever had on the beach, using nothing but sand. Here we are (Ghada, me and Leo in a row) rubbing our legs with nature’s own exfoliator.
So this evening I am going home and I don’t even have to think about what to cook for dinner. What a relief. And tomorrow I will wake up slim and energised. What’s not to like?
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2009
Great! I was just today reading that you shouldn’t eat after 8pm, as it only sits in your stomach!
Ye olde saying “breakfast like a king..” must be true after all.
And it certainly makes evening-time easier not to have to cook!
Re the products, I’m with Ghada too- most of the big-name brands are about packaging and image. I make all my own stuff, learned it in my aromatherapy studies, and beauticians always think I’m about 10 years younger than the reality!
The beach pic is lovely.
Wowza! Lucky you and what a great friend you have. The ultimate holiday. Sounds like you had a really good time with the added bonus of losing weight 🙂 You must feel really good!
If I ever come back from a holiday and end up losing weight I would be very happy, but it has yet to ever happen! I think I would need to go to one of those ‘health spas’ where they hide all the food from you & make you drink liquids.
I am definitely going to try that routine, it makes sense and seems easy to follow & easy to WANT to follow. x
Sorry, Helena, but 3 dozen trips to India (at least) and I have only ever put on weight ‘cos the food’s so good and you eat so much of it. Being ill in India is a state of mind and has nothing whatsoever to do with your stomach.
Would give almost anything to be going with you to Savoie.
Don’t blame you for giving up vino incidentally in the Emirates in the summer. The hang-overs are a hundred times worse than anywhere else and it’s not worth it anyway. I remember you once so rightly describing wine in the Emirates as tasting just like “liquified fruit drops”. But wait until your have your first glass of chilled white French wine from a bottle that hasn’t travelled thousands of kilometres. It’s like sheer unadultered nectar. Enjoy!