Update: How Mikita's Doing Today
What weight are you at now?
214 pounds. I've lost 14 pounds since I started the diet. My ultimate weight-loss goal from several years ago was to get under 200 pounds. The last time I weighed less than that was 17 years ago before my first child. I'm almost there!
How's the diet going?
The diet is good. It seems more like a complete food change for me and not something I will "go off of." I may add different foods, but this will be my staple plan going forward.
Have you hit any roadblocks or problems along the way?
I did after I had a minor surgical procedure. I really craved comfort foods like pasta and cornbread and creamy soups because I wasn't feeling great. I did a week of that, and once I felt better, it was easy to hop back on track.
What are your thoughts on the recipes and MUFA snacks at this point?
The recipes are really easy to follow — I've done them so much I don't even take the shopping list with me anymore. The MUFA snack list makes it so easy. Those are the snacks I take to work and have at my desk.
Do you have any fun facts about your time on the Day-Off Diet?
Yes — I'm definitely excited about being in a size 12 jeans for the first time in 10 years!
Is there anything you want to tell people about your experience or the diet in general?
Honestly, to just give it a try for two weeks. When you start to see results, you'll want to keep going. It's really easy to follow — there's nothing you can't find at your regular grocery store.
Mikita Back in January 2016:
Start Weight: 228
Current Weight: 215
Time on The Day-Off Diet so far: 6 weeks
What was the turning point that made you want to lose weight?
Not wanting to be "the fat mom" in the bleachers watching my kids play.
How did you pick your day off?
I chose Sunday because it's always a hectic day and I usually don't have time to cook.
What's an example of a typical diet day off (DDO) for you?
Oatmeal with coffee, fast food for lunch (like Chick-fil-A), normal dinner and a brownie or ice cream dessert.
What's your favorite recipe on the plan?
What's your favorite MUFA snack?
What do you like about this plan?
It's easy, and if I really want something, I can have it on my off day.
What are your favorite activities and exercise routines?
Boxing and yoga.
What's been your biggest challenge so far?
Preparing ahead of time to cook the healthy meals.
Have there been any times you've wanted to stop, and if so, what keeps you motivated?
Yes, but the results keep me going.
Is there anything you would change about the diet?
No, it's pretty easy.
Have you had any cravings during the diet?
Chocolate, but having tea usually helps.
Do you have any advice for other people considering trying this plan?
You have nothing to lose but weight!
Do you have anything you'd like to add about the plan, the recipes, or your goals moving forward in 2016?
My goal is to get under 200 lbs. by February!
Click here for more on Dr. Oz's Day-Off Diet.