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.
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)
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.
Breakfast: 2 Special K Strawberry bars
Lunch: Sandwich w/ light mayo, 2% slice cheese, carrot slices, mustard, lettuce
Snack: 100 calorie snack pack and Special K Strawberry bar
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
Breakfast: 2 servings of pretzels with cup of green tea
Lunch: Broccoli with cheese and rice Steamer (whole package)
Snack: Mini fudge cookies (Keebler 100 cal Right Bite)
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
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!
Breakfast: 2 Strawberry breakfast bars (granola)
Lunch: McDonald’s crispy chicken snack wrap (honey mustard)
Snack: Cheez-It Snack mix 100 calorie Right bite
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.
Total calories for the day: 1380
Breakfast: 2 Breakfast bars
Lunch: Baby spinach salad with cabbage, cherry tomato, corn, beans, light honey mustard dressing
Snack: 100 calorie cookie Right Bite x2
Dinner: Spicy Beef Chili over loaded baked potato (light sour cream, 2% cheddar cheese, spray butter, fresh chives)
Total calories for the day: 1440
Breakfast: Special K Strawberry bar x2
Lunch: Blue corn chips and salsa
Snack: Blue corn chips and salsa (I know, I know) I was hungry and it was easy.
Dinner: Japanese Chicken Noodles: Portabello & Shiitake mushrooms, peas, onions, carrots, red bell pepper, cabbage, chicken breast, sauce, cashews, teriyaki ginger sauce
Total calories for the day: 1730
Breakfast: Blueberry Special K Crisp and Strawberry granola bar
Lunch: Leftover noodles
Snack: 4 Totino’s Pizza Rolls (pepperoni), 100 calorie Right Bite Pretzels
Dinner: Dominos Brooklyn style cheese pizza (1 slice)
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!
**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
Lunch: Chinese Noodles
Snack: 1 homemade chocolate chip cookie
Dinner: Country Style Ribs with smothered potato and green beans
Total calories for the day: 1527
Breakfast: Egg, cheese, onion omelet
Lunch: 2 Right Bite snacks and 1 snack size Reese Cup
Snack: 1 pickle
Dinner: Spinach Chicken Salad: Buffalo chicken with sauteed carrots & bell pepper, topped with light honey mustard dressing
Side: Seasoned french fries
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.
Breakfast: Fresh Grapefruit
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.
Snack: 3 Homemade Butter cookies (Mother-in-laws = yummy)
Dinner: Decided to have a very light dinner, so I snacked on some Cheese crackers
Total calories for the day: 1450