How are you?
Anyway, after watching a few YouTube videos on this subject, I decided to do the cup diet for a week to see if it works on my body.
If you don’t know what the cup diet is, its when you put and measure food into three cups based on food group for example.
Cup 1: Carbohydrates
Cup 2: Protein
Cup 3: Vegetables
This diet is mostly used in the K- pop industry by idols when they’re preparing for a comeback, for example, 9 muses.
When I first heard about it, I was really sceptical because I thought the diet could cause people to have a bad relationship with food which is a red flag 🚩
Before I start this diet, I have to state a few things.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND this diet to anyone who is on medication, on their period, on study leave (exam season doing exams), previously or currently having a bad relationship with food, sick, ill.
Basically, if you’re not healthy or too busy.
Okay, let’s begin!
My Weight before the cup diet
The cup I used to measure my food.
I usually eat 2 meals a day because sometimes I forget to pack my lunch to campus or I have classes around lunchtime.
Day 1: Monday
Breakfast: Ate a banana
Lunch/ dinner: I ate an unhealthy meal because I didn’t really eat anything throughout the day and I was exhausted from walking from class to class without any food or fluids in my body.
Mission not accomplished.
Day 2: Tuesday
Breakfast: Oat bars (I had 2)
Snack: again, I had oat bars and a drink
Lunch/Dinner: tuna, rice with vegetables
Snack: one cup of popcorn
Day 3: Wednesday
Breakfast: oat bars
Lunch/dinner: rice noodles, eggs and vegetables
Snack: an oat bar
Day 4: Thursday
Breakfast: protein shake
Lunch: rice noodles, eggs with vegetables
Dinner: ate pizza and ice cream (unsuccessful)!!!
Day 5: Friday
Breakfast: blueberry and banana smoothie
Lunch/ dinner: pho 🍲
Day 6: Saturday
Breakfast: oatmeal with blueberries
Lunch: tuna and vegetables
Dinner: grilled cheese
Day 7: Sunday
Breakfast: French toast ( I put stevia instead of sugar) with blueberries and sprinkled dark chocolate chips.
Lunch/ dinner: tofu fried rice
My body after the cup diet
Overall, I had my ups and downs during the cup diet because I didn’t eat enough food since going to classes and meetings for my group project so my body craved unhealthy foods.
Would I do it again?
I would do it again if I have time but since I’m a university student, I don’t have the time to measure food into cups every day.
It’s good for portion control.
Thanks for reading this blog post!
If you like to read weight loss and diet-related blog posts, these are the links
What I ate to lose belly fat: https://thetaslifestyle.wordpress.com/2019/12/14/what-i-eat-to-lose-belly-fat/
Two-month weight loss journey: https://thetaslifestyle.wordpress.com/2019/11/16/i-challenged-myself-to-do-chloe-tings-workouts-for-two-months/#more-7660
Have a great month and remember to eat healthily!