My Cohen Diet

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Okay, so I just saw in my Inbox this ad from CashCashPinoy about a certain Dr. Cohen Diet for only P990. I was very very shocked when I saw this because I knew I paid about P60,000 initially for my Cohen Diet plan. My Cohen Diet was developed by Dr. Rami Cohen. The CashCashPinoy Cohen Diet is by Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen. The Dr. Rami Cohen Diet is very popular here in the Philippines because celebrities swear by it and people see the actual results from real people they know. And people also know how expensive it is. My fear is that when the growing online shopping market sees a “Dr. Cohen diet” deal for only P990, they might actually think that it’s the popular one. Maybe the Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen diet works but I can’t swear by it because it’s NOT the Cohen Diet I tried. I enrolled with the Dr. Rami Cohen Diet and can swear that it really works. In fact, my Cohen Diet plan helped me get pregnant!

So if you’re thinking of getting this CashCashPinoy deal, I am not saying don’t get it. All I’m saying is I just want to tell you that it’s a different one from the Cohen Diet you might have heard was used by celebrities like Judy Ann Santos or Bea Alonzo.

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Cohen Update

Some people are asking how my Cohen diet is doing. I know I haven’t updated my Cohen journey but just to let you know, I’m still on it and I feel better everyday 🙂 I have beendoing a couple of cheats which understandably slowed down the weight loss but heck, I’ve lost a lot already that I don’t have any right complain. Since I started in July 11 of last year until November, I was averaging about 7-8 lbs a month. That’s not bad at all. But in all honesty, most of the weight loss happened on my first three months. So for those of you who are on the diet, please stick to it religiously because it really works!

I was covered by the program for only 6 months and I only have about the whole month of January to reach my target weight. In short, it’s impossible. I’m not gonna make it 😦 But it’s still okay with me. I’m gonna extend the program until I reach my goal and I promise this is going to be a lifetime commitment towards sensible eating.

On the brighter side of things though, the inches continue to drop even if I’m a bit struggling with the pounds during the last weigh-ins I had. I started with a size 18 [UK], 16/XL/1XL [USA], 46 [France] for blouses/shirts/dresses. As of November, I could already fit into a size 12 [UK], 10/M [USA], 40-42 France. For jeans and pants, I started with 32-34 depending on the cut [some brands make bigger jeans/pants than others], but now I have to get at least a 29 [30 is still okay but after wearing it for a while, it feels loose; can’t wear my old 32’s anymore coz they literally fall off :P].

I remember when I went to USA in April of 2010 and I wanted to buy stuff from H&M but I can’t because I don’t even fit into their XL. Last week when I was in Hong Kong, I went to the H&M flagship in Central and guess what, I was so happy to find out that they have some styles where a medium is actually big on me 😛 weh I joined Cohen after my HK trip last June 2011 when I badly wanted something from Lane Crawford in Horizon Plaza but my hips wouldn’t even allow me to enter the dress! Well, that dress is no longer there but I still ended up buying anything that would fit me because it felt sooooo great!

Hubby enjoyed watching me grab all the clothes I want and he even wrote me another check so I can do more shopping back here in Manila hehehe 😉 I’m not saying you should bother your husbands or parents to give you an allowance for shopping but I just want to share with you that it feels great being able to fit into a dress that you like. It gives you confidence. It makes you happy.

I cheated big time during the holidays but I went back to the Cohen diet immediately and today is my day 2 again. How about you, what’s your Cohen story? 🙂

3rd Month Cohen Diet Report

Woot! Another 7.6lbs lost this month!

Also met a law school friend (hubby’s office mate before) at the lab today and she mentioned about the Cohen Lifestyle Centre forum page. I guess I’ll be joining the group then. Anyhow, I’m really glad to know that some friends are also in the program and are actually losing weight while on it.

The diet is really on the pricey side and the initial outlay still doesn’t cover the monthly blood tests. But imagine like 26.6 lbs in 3 months! That’s the best freakin’ way to spend money which could otherwise have been spent on a Louis Vuitton/Prada/Mulberry bag! The bag can wait until Christmas anyway. But the weight loss… hah, it’s awesome, it’s unbelievable.

I still do sometimes convince myself that I am indeed losing weight because I never lost this much weight in three months before. But I guess the clothes can tell. I’m two sizes off on tops and pants and I look funny wearing my old clothes. When I see how much adjustment I have to make on my old pants just so that they won’t fall down, I’m convinced (and oh yes, safety pins are my best friends these days!) 🙂

Just a little observation about buying new clothes.

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Cohen Diet: First Month Report

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Wow, has it been a month? 🙂 Well, it’s more than a month since my last post. Part of the reason why I haven’t been blogging is because I don’t have anything to write about except about my Cohen diet which, most probably, will bore you to death.

So, last August 8 was my first month weigh-in and blood test in the Cohen program and guess what 🙂 I lost 6 kilograms and the stats in my blood exam (sugar, creatinine, potassium, sodium, etc) also dropped. I also lost a total of 14 inches off my arms, chest, waist, hips and thighs. Some of you might say that the results are significant but I’d say not really.

I’m happy to have lost that much in a month but I’m off my targets. My biggest roadblock would be occasions where I have to dine out with family or friends. I wish I could do something better this August but the first two weeks are insane. I couldn’t get back the rhythm I had during my first 2 weeks into the program. Although, I’m really thankful that I lost the weight and some inches without treating the diet as a big ordeal. I’m happy (ier) and I don’t feel like I’m deprived at all.

Do friends notice? I don’t know. Maybe they do but they don’t say anything. I don’t really mind what others have to say. All I know is that I feel lighter, I’m two sizes smaller when it comes to jeans and pants, and a size smaller as to tops and blouses. And I get to shop weekly! 🙂 As for friends who don’t see me regularly, they noticed and I’m happy about that. I have friends who are in the Cohen program as well and I saw their improvement. They keep me inspired.

Overall, it’s a pretty exciting journey. With some cheats along the way, there’s still one thing I am absolutely in compliance with — I still don’t eat rice. Hah! Totally in control and I, myself, am amazed with the discipline that I have shown. I can’t wait to check out my second month report which is gonna be on the first week of September.

That plus a party I’m throwing this Friday for Foodbuzz. Will keep you posted.

Didn’t you miss me? I missed all of you! 🙂

Pre-Cohen Diet Day 1 – 07.07.11

As I’ve told you in my other post, I enrolled with Cohen’s Diet. Based on my initial blood exam and consultation, they’ve set my target weight and to help me achieve that, they provided me with my personalized eating plan. The entire plan is copyrighted and because I respect intellectual property, please do not expect that I will post about the details of the plan here. Besides, it’s a personalized plan made just for me based on my blood test. So instead, I’ll just be giving a broad idea of what the diet is about and how I am faring with my personalized plan. Some of you might find it useful in case you decide to join the diet in the future.

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