Diet

I’ve gotten fat and lazy, gained 23 pounds, and can’t fit into any of my clothes!!! URG!

So, last night I had an epiphany. I figured out a way to get the perfect amount of nutrients and calories per day. It’s called my “5-Bite-4-meal Diet.”

I can eat 5 bites of whatever I want, 4 times a day. If there are raw/steamed/canned veggies, I can consume as many as I want. As long as they are not coated with butter, oil, high calorie dressings, or sauces. They must be low calorie.

This diet allows me to still do the things I enjoy, like going to restaurants and movies. However; it minimizes the amount of calories from junk food by limiting the amount of intake, yet still encourages healthy eating habits. Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

For drinks, I can have anything that has zero calories but cannot contain aspartame. So, no Diet Cokes. I’ve been liking Vitamin Water Zero so I will continue drinking that. I’m also trying to stay away from anything that has MSG also since it tricks your brain into thinking it’s still hungry.

I will update my progress and post the pictures on here.  Today is my first day and it’s been somewhat challenging, but I’ve been through much worse….veggie juicing anyone? Actually all jokes aside, I was satisfied after my 5th bite. I could always eat more, but I’m a “clean your plate” kinda girl.

Anyway, my next update will be Wednesday, October 17th.

Oct. 10, 2012 -Yeah, don’t judge.

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October 17, 2012

Ok, so it’s been exactly one week today. The diet is coming along great. I feel like I am on the right track with weight loss and this diet is a good fit for me. It is teaching me to control myself and that it’s ok not to finish my plate. Last night, I had 5 bites of homemade Lasagna and a huge spinach salad. For dessert, I had 3 bites of ice cream.

The night before, I ate 5 bites of homemade breakfast casserole with a lot of vegetable medley on the side.  5 bites IS actually satisfying. Now, I begin week 2 so we will see what happens.

Pounds lost: 6 (October 10 – 17)


Stay tuned! My next update will be October 24, 2012.
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October 24, 2012
Today makes 2 weeks and I’m on a roll! Yesterday, I ate quite a lot at dinner, but I was good all day. I think I deserved it. I was craving General Tso’s spicy chicken and ate about 10 pieces.
I began doing a bit of cardio, such as Leslie Sansone’s ‘Walk Away the Pounds’ after dinner. The second week usually is the slowest in weight loss so I bumped up my metabolism.
Pounds lost October 17 – 24th: 4 pounds
Total pounds lost: 10
12/31/12 Will update again soon!
**OLDER DIET POST: 2011**

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Healthy eating food diary. These are just 9 ideas of meals you can have on a daily basis and still lose weight.

**Disclaimer: Sometimes my meals are just ridiculous. I’m not the healthiest of humans and do not follow specific dietary guidelines. I watch my calories and not necessarily fat content. Sometimes neither. Since I’m over 30, I feel that fat in the diet is more beneficial to my joints. Just my opinion though, and may not be at all relevant. I do exercise daily if possible by power walking, jogging, kickboxing and then light muscle work, squats, lunges, crunches, etc. If it’s raining outside I do a “Walk Away the Pounds” video with Leslie Sansone. These are super easy and really helped my weight loss.

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Breakfast: 2 Special K Strawberry bars

180 calories

Lunch: Sandwich w/ light mayo, 2% slice cheese, carrot slices, mustard, lettuce

245 calories

Snack: 100 calorie snack pack and Special K Strawberry bar

190 calories

Dinner:

Grilled Chicken Salad: Romaine, baby spinach, cabbage, cherry tomato, grilled chicken, texas toast

Side: Blue Corn chips with black bean and corn salsa

Calories: 635 – 700

Total Calories for the day: Approx. 1320

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Breakfast: 2 servings of pretzels with cup of green tea

calories: 200

Lunch: Broccoli with cheese and rice Steamer (whole package)

calories: 300

Snack: Mini fudge cookies (Keebler 100 cal Right Bite)

calories: 100

Dinner:

BBQ Sausage Poboy: Wheat po-boy bread, spicy turkey sausage, 2% american & pepperjack cheese, light mayo, dijon mustard, baby spinach, cabbage slices

Sides: Baked Doritos 1/2 serving, pickle, cherry tomato

calories: 805

Total Calories for the day: 1405

Revision*** I broke one of my cardinal rules. I had a late night snack of Baked Doritos while playing board games with my daughters. So the final calorie count, add 300 to it. Urg!

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Breakfast: 2 Strawberry breakfast bars (granola)

180 calories

Lunch: McDonald’s crispy chicken snack wrap (honey mustard)

330 calories

Snack: Cheez-It Snack mix 100 calorie Right bite

100 calories

Dinner: I cooked baked chicken with corn on the cob and peas. Then decided I didn’t want that, so I ate leftover sausage poboy with no sausage. I also had tortilla chips and salsa.

770 calories

Total calories for the day: 1380

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Breakfast: 2 Breakfast bars

180 calories

Lunch: Baby spinach salad with cabbage, cherry tomato, corn, beans, light honey mustard dressing

360 calories

Snack: 100 calorie cookie Right Bite x2

200 calories

Dinner: Spicy Beef Chili over loaded baked potato (light sour cream, 2% cheddar cheese, spray butter, fresh chives)

700 calories

Total calories for the day: 1440

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Breakfast: Special K Strawberry bar x2

180 calories

Lunch: Blue corn chips and salsa

400 calories

Snack: Blue corn chips and salsa (I know, I know) I was hungry and it was easy.

350 calories

Dinner: Japanese Chicken Noodles: Portabello & Shiitake mushrooms, peas, onions, carrots, red bell pepper, cabbage, chicken breast, sauce, cashews, teriyaki ginger sauce

800 calories

Total calories for the day: 1730

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Breakfast: Blueberry Special K Crisp and Strawberry granola bar

190 calories

Lunch: Leftover noodles

600 calories

Snack: 4 Totino’s Pizza Rolls (pepperoni), 100 calorie Right Bite Pretzels

240 calories

Dinner: Dominos Brooklyn style cheese pizza (1 slice)

410 calories

Total calories for the day: 1440

I worked out like a mad cow today, so figured I would treat myself with some pizza. It was good too!

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**Quick update: I measured and weighed myself this morning. I’ve lost a little over 1 inch in my waist and 4 pounds! This proves that you don’t have to starve or resist your favorite foods. Monitoring my calories and keeping a balanced diet really makes losing weight a lot easier and less stressful. I feel so much better already.

Breakfast: Special K Blueberry Crisp

100 calories

Lunch: Chinese Noodles

450 calories

Snack: 1 homemade chocolate chip cookie

200 calories

Dinner: Country Style Ribs with smothered potato and green beans

777 calories

Total calories for the day: 1527

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Breakfast: Egg, cheese, onion omelet

300 calories

Lunch: 2 Right Bite snacks and 1 snack size Reese Cup

280 calories

Snack: 1 pickle

10 calories

Dinner: Spinach Chicken Salad: Buffalo chicken with sauteed carrots & bell pepper, topped with light honey mustard dressing

Side: Seasoned french fries

680 calories

Total calories for the day: 1270

*I will probably eat something else tonight because my calories are a little too low. I’ll update the extra calories (if any) tomorrow.

I ate 2- 100 calorie Right Bite snacks so add 200 calories to the total.

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Breakfast: Fresh Grapefruit

100 calories

Lunch: Today, I went out to eat for lunch at a Greek/Lebanese restaurant and ordered a combination plate. This plate consist of rice, chicken, gyro, pita bread, hummus, and salad.

900 calories

Snack: 3 Homemade Butter cookies (Mother-in-laws = yummy)

300 calories

Dinner: Decided to have a very light dinner, so I snacked on some Cheese crackers

150 calories

Total calories for the day: 1450

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