Wednesday, August 18, 2010
What would happen??
I'll tell you what happens! You start to feel like crap and get tired by 10:00 AM. You spiral out of control and then gain 10 pounds. The next thing you know, it's been a month and you're covered in powdered sugar donuts and frosting. Finally, when you're on the couch watching Seinfeld reruns you decide to get back on the wagon again...tomorrow...after you polish off the ice cream and pizza. And then it's been another month and you've gained another 10 pounds. Don't let that happen to you. Learn from my experience! Ugh.
Never get off the boat!
Never get off the boat!!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Great diet for a lifetime!
2 year studies show this now!!
Friday, August 13, 2010
I'm eating LOW carbs, maybe 2-3 servings a day that are whole grain and less than 15 grams of sugar a day. I learned this from the Belly Fat Cure diet book and Atkins diet. Both are great. If you are over weight, do something healthy now, before it's too late. I want everyone to stop eating sugar, read labels on your food. I cook 99% of our food at home, that way, we know what's in it!! Thank you Beth Murphy, my wonderful niece, who got me started on this journey. I love you so much and always have, even tho you are skinny. Tell me what you think, do you know someone who needs to lose weight? Help them with a gentle nudge, they will love you for it. Maybe......
Friday, August 6, 2010
4 months in and down 36 pounds!!
I'm loving dieting, weather it's the Belly Fat Cure, Atkins or South Beach..... I don't even miss bread AT ALL!Isn't it amazing how much your tastes change over time?? I never thought I could live without bread, pasta or potatoes!! Now, eh, don't need 'em..
Amen! look at all the high sugar & high carbs others pack into their buggies at the grocery store, it's amazing! I use to do it too, but now I just want to stop folks and say, "Look at what you are eating!" The food makers / companies have sold everyone a rotten bill of goods in the American diet, and that's a "low fat"diet. It will not work..BUT if you cut carbs and sugars, you will get healthy. If you eat a low fat diet, you are hungry all the time and get off your diet in a day or 2,
I think that's why so many people get discouraged dieting.
That's just my opinion, what's yours???
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Atkins has a pizza bread recipe where you use cauliflower for the crust, it sounds bad, but looks good. We may have to try it together!! keep in touch. If you look at my pictures, I posted lots of foods I have cooked. Can't wait for you to get started on this journey!! It's FUN!!! Oh, I write a blog too.....about my diet....
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Look up livestrong.com, then go to "my plate", sign up and try keeping a food log for a few days.
The site breaks down everything you type in into the nutritional value information for you.
It will amaze you, or it did me! I just ate the normal Atkins food, and according to this site, in one day I had 2301 calories ( too many to lose weight), 2 times the normal cholesterol, more than twice the recommended sodium,,,, but my carbs and sugars were LOW!!!
Now I'm kinda doing BFC/Atkins but keeping this log too and watching everything I put in my mouth. My carbs are still low and low sugar too but I'm keeping everything else low now. I think this is more healthy. I go to the doctor in 2 weeks and I'll take her a copy of the "my plate" page.
I am just ready for the weight to come off now, but I want it to be a healthy diet too.
My hubby is on this journey with me, and neither of us need the sodium, as we both have high blood pressure.
Hugs to all my dieting buddies, don't give up and do it healthy!!
Friday, July 16, 2010
I called myself sticking to my diet BUT not losing weight. But in reality, I have pushed my food intake to the edge of the envelope and then some! I have been reading all I can about diets and problems different groups of people have with their particular diet. I have been reading one site that is a forum for folks who have had weight loss surgery.
It's a great site, even tho I have not had this type surgery. (I used to think that I needed it, until I found the "belly fat cure diet book". I have lost about 34 pounds using it.) Now after reading for days and days on their "WLS" site, I realize that I am SO Happy that I did NOT have any surgery for weight loss!! They have major problems eating and for the rest of their lives!! OK, back to the point here.. while reading on there, a nutritionist wrote a great but long article about how important it is to keep a food journal, and how important it is to be truthful, brutally truthful.
I thought about that a while.....damn, that's hard to do. I was sorta keeping a running list in my head, I thought....hummmmm....OK, so yesterday I found another site to record ALL my food intake and it breaks it all down for me into calories, sodium, carbs, sugars...etc..etc....this is cool I thought.... well I was amazed!! To begin with take your weight and multiply that times 7 and that gives you the number of calories for a resting metobolic count. So if you just rest all day, you will burn that amount of calories, no matter what, so you need to eat less than that to lose weight. OK, I got my number, it's 1638 calories at my weight today. But after listing everything I ate yesterday, I ate 2301 calories!!!!!!!! OMG how did that happen??? and could that be the reason I'm not loosing...??? but of course it is the reason... but when reading further into the numbers..OMG again..I'm gonna die!! my fat was way over the top, cholesterol was more than double normal limits, my sodium was out the roof, twice and then some over the normal limit and my protein was about 3 times what it should be.
Only my carbs were low and my sugars were low and my fiber was ZERO (wonder why I have problems going to the bathroom??)
So today, I'm starting over again. I had a great protein shake for breakfast. 100 calories.and very good for you too, and 2 glasses of crystal light orange juice drink (0 cal.), counts as water.
Here is the website to list your food intake, it makes this so easy:
try it out....... a new start............thank you Lord for giving me the chance to start again.
Monday, July 5, 2010
The protein shake mix got me back on track to loosing weight I think!!
I'm walking 10 minutes on my treadmill too,
that's great for someone who walks with a cane!!
Gotta go to the store to get ingredients for this recipe (above).
Kisses to all my diet buddies.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Here's a great NEW article on cholesterol and the Atkins diet or any low carb/high protein diet.
worth the read:
Friday, July 2, 2010
We bought 2 kinds and flavors of protein shakes to help us get this weight off.
I've been reading a lot on the web about weight and stalls. Most say it's normal, that your body is just catching up, that inches are changing. But to eat more protein and shake mixes are a good source of that. I will try just about anything now!~
I just walked 10 minutes on my tread mill, that's 5 minutes more than I have been walking!
Have a happy and safe July 4th weekend everyone, be safe and try not to cheat on whatever diet you are doing.
It's not worth having to lose those same pounds over and over again.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I want to share with all of you.
To lose weight:
Take your current weight and multiply it by 7. This number is the amount of calories you need to consume in a day to lose weight. As you lose weight...recalculate this!
The book goes on to say...take this magic number and divide to by 4...this tells you how many calories per meal you can consume....example: 1800 calories divided by 4 is 450...so each meal you can eat 450 calories......then they said to take one of those numbers...450 and divide by 2...in this example it is 225....this is the amount of calories in 2 snacks per day.....so the breakdown is 3 meals at 450 and 2 snacks at 225 equals 1800 calories...not bad..this helps people reliant on numbers!...like myself..
How much fat do I need a day:
Take your weight loss number...from above...and multiply by 0.25..this number is what you need to keep your fat grams under a day
The book does not define the amount of protein we need but we all know that we eat protein first and it does specify the importance of eating protein.
The book does not define the amount of carbs BUT it does talk about the the good carbs versus the bad carbs and how important good carbs are for your body!
Hope this helps...and I recommend the book..its really good and has some good recipes in it as well..
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
stalls, plateaus and even weight regain.
Here's something I read yesterday:
Often the problem is insufficient protein. How do we know? Because when the patient returns to getting higher levels of protein, weight loss resumes.
Here's how to start losing again:
1. Know how much protein you are getting. Each day. Don't just estimate. It is very hard to know how consistent you are if you don't keep a little chart. Any page of lined paper on the fridge will work fine. Just number it for the days of the month, and make a note every time you get some high quality protein.
2. Get enough protein. The ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) recommends getting at least 60 to 80 grams of high quality protein per day. That is a good start, but if you are stalled, or are gaining weight, or are losing hair, try this:
In this plan, you increase protein, but you don't increase calories.
That's because calories from protein increase to 25% to 30% of your total calories. You use protein to "crowd out" some of the calories from fat and carbohydrates.
Calories Before -1500, 60 grams of protein, 16% of calories from protein
Calories After - 1500, 112 grams of protein, 30% of calories from protein
You are increasing the percentage of calories from protein. You are not adding total calories. In fact, often this plan will reduce calories. That happens because you are using a very satisfying protein to "crowd out" problem foods and snacks.
- "The highest quality protein products are made of whey protein" -- ASMBS, June 2008
- Whey is a particularly satisfying protein.
Why the Protein Percentage Plan Works So Well
The first reason you need protein is that your body is constantly replacing and rebuilding cells. For those kinds of uses, the ASMBS recommendation of 60 to 80 grams is often sufficient. But for weight loss, there is more to consider. Here's what the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences concluded in 2005:
"A number of short-term studies indicate that protein intake exerts a more powerful effect on satiety (not being hungry) than either carbohydrate or fat."
We interpret that to say, protein is more satisfying, calorie for calorie.
Below is an informal summary of a study representative of the research showing that higher protein - as a percent of calories - supports weight loss. It is for non-surgical weight loss, but we believe it can help WLS patients too:
Stage 1: The volunteers were given 2000 calories per day. 15% of the calories were from protein. That would be 75 grams of protein a day. On average, they didn't lose weight, and they felt hungry.
Stage 2: The volunteers were given the same 2000 calories per day. This time, 30% of the calories were from protein. That would be 150 grams of protein a day. On average, they lost weight, and they weren't hungry.
Stage 3: This time same 30% of the calories were from protein, but the volunteers were told to eat as much or as little as they wanted. They averaged 2000 calories. Again, on average, they lost weight, and they weren't hungry.
The key, we believe, is to get your protein to 25% or 30% of calories. One way to do this is to try the Protein Percentage Plan.
The reason it works is because you are replacing high-calorie fat, and carbohydrate, with protein, and, we expect, getting fewer overall calories.
Here is how much protein to get:
1200 calories per day, 75 - 90 grams of high-quality protein
1500 calories per day, 94-113 grams of high-quality protein
2000 calories per day, 125-150 grams of high-quality protein
Please note that I did remove any references herein that I felt construed advertising. As a result, I had to paraphrase in a couple of cases, but I kept the meaning of what was written intact.
The soda gives it that “float” taste
12 oz. Tangerine Diet Rite
4 ice cubes
1 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 to 3 scoops vanilla protein powder
blend in blender till smooth.
A very tasty recipe… like a peanut butter cup
12 oz. water
4 ice cubes
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 scoop of ice
1 small can of pineapple juice
1 handful of mixed berries
1 to 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
6 to 8 ounces of whole (or 2%) milk
6 ice cubes
Mix in a blender on medium for 1 minute.
Pour into a tall glass. Drink or eat with a spoon!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sliced cheese & grated cheese
3 dozen eggs
cucumbers & onions
pork rinds X 4
2 pounds bacon
ground chuck (4 big packs)
5 rib-eye steak
sugar free jello pudding cups
Sugar free drink mixes: tea, orange & apple
This should do us for a while.
Last night while watching a movie, I had a sweet tooth attack!
Got 3 little scoops of Sugar Free Cool Whip in a bowl and poured
a couple of spoons of sugar free apple juice mix drink over it.
It was so good!! It did the trick.
If this diet is too hard for you to follow, you just really don't want to lose weight.
It's easy and so good!
big burger with bacon, lettuce, tomato and vidalia onioin!
Bun, mayo, mustard .
Or a steak and salad... whatever Rick wants most.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Grill some good meat on the BBQ grill this weekend, do some extra for later. Everything is better cooked on your grill, or even smoked in a smoker!! But if you don't have time to do that, my George Foreman is always ready, great for the weekends!
Watch what you eat and drink over the weekend. It's not worth gaining 2-5... pounds over the weekend and having to lose them all over again! Meat and a salad is always a great meal!! What could be easier??
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Constipation, with the diet, it can be really bad!!
Here's what I'm using now:
Benefiber, great stuff!! even taste very good.... the citrus punch flavor.
Plus I take 2 of these a day: Probiotic formula Acidophilus.
Jorge Cruise recommends taking 2 a day, in the Belly Fat Cure diet book.
I found it at Wal-Mart in with the vitamins and health food stuff, $5.00 for 30 tablets.
Hope this will help.
I'm still at a stand still with the weight loss (31 pounds is nothing to sneeze at!),
but that's OK,
cause I know the weight is going to come off one day,
and I'm NOT gaining!!
I'm so much healthier, and feel so much better on this diet.
My diabetes meds are cut in half too!!
So just hang in there, stay focused on your food intake!!
Try to exercise if you are able to.
Try to help someone else who needs our support.
It doesn't take much, just show someone what you are doing, tell them how good you feel, look beyond me me me.....Thanks for listening to me today.
I love you all. I need you on this trip!!!
If you get bored, clean out a kitchen drawer, or a closet. That's a great way to feel better, you'd be amazed. I'm giving away food.
I keep going into my pantry and freezer seeing things I can't eat, like blueberry pancake mix and frozen pizza...give it away. I have the sweetest neighbor across the street, has 2 small kids, she loves to get free food!!!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons granular sugar substitute
- 1 cup no-sugar-added apricot baby food
- 1 cup no-sugar-added mixed-fruit baby food)
With an electric mixer on medium, beat cream and sugar substitute until medium-firm peaks form. Fold in baby food. Divide among dessert glasses. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.
8 oz. cream cheese (room temp)
1/2 c. butter (room temp)
1/4-1/2 c. splenda (I use 1/4)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix all together, and drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet, and freeze. Store frozen clouds in a ziploc bag.
Chocolate clouds, add some cocoa powder (about 1- 2 TBSP).
Strawberry clouds, add some S.F. Strawberry Torani syrup (or S.F. Strawberry Jello mix, 1-2 TBSP)
Thank you Sandy for this recipe, still waiting to see how you count this cookie/dessert/ice cream...how many carbs??
Friday, June 18, 2010
Beat these 4 ingredients together; Mix well... See More
1 Lg egg
1 TBS heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla... See More
1 pkg Splenda… then add
2TBS flaxseed meal
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 heaping tsp Hershey’s Extra Dark Cocoa
I put in a MUG or small soup bowl
Microwave 1 min. Top with butter
I find that using the 2 TBs of flax instead of 4 makes it much lighter.
She's right. and it was wonderful! Like I said, I switched the vanilla out and used Orange Extract and it was wonderful!
The headache is from losing too much sodium through water loss. You should have some chicken broth ready, a magnesium tablet, (D-3 Magnesium, calcium, zinc) and be sure to drink lots of water.
I just cooked myself a cup of finely chopped cabbage + 1 green capsicum + 1 yellow bell pepper + a few small spring onions sauted in 1.5 tbsp canola oil and twp pureed tomatoes with 1 egg... and sprinkled some salt and oregano on it...I could barely manage to finish half of it...amazing how my appetite has come down ...its own...what I need to know is, how many net carbs would there be in something like this?
The easiest way to track your foods and the carbs with them is to go get a free account at fatsecret.com. In your account settings, be sure to check that you want to track NET carbs. Then, every time you eat, list each item you use and it will track the carbs for you. Its a great tool! :)
I learned the benefit of planning my meals through a program that helped me keep my house clean and un-cluttered! It's called FLYing, at flylady.net and has really, REALLY helped me in so many ways! Now, my house is always no more than 5 minutes away from being company ready! She teaches about meal planning as well, so that when you go to the store... See More, you know exactly what you plan to eat that week, and only buy those items when you shop! :) I have taken those principles and applied them to my Atkins shopping and meal planning and it has worked like a dream!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Don't let this chance get away from you.
Another great starting point for us all.
I have been at a stand still for about 2 weeks.
Fluctuating 2-3 pounds... 2 pounds up then 2 down then up again. poor me...
Really frustrating because I have not cheated at all.
I may have pushed it to the edge a few times but never once
ate something that I shouldn't have eaten.
I drink too many diet sodas, and I'm trying to change that.
But I have had some really bad constipation issues that may play a role
in this up and down see-saw party my body is having.
I take Lortab for the back pain I have, 1-2 half pills a day,
and that will really bring a halt to your bathroom trips fast!!
Yall may not have this problem, and may not want to hear about it.
But I've been trying to drink more water ( I don't do this enough).
I've eaten 3 MIMs over the weekend, which is almost all fiber.
Been walking on my treadmill.
I take stool softeners every other day.
Nothing has helped for 3 days.... I was really blocked and miserable.
Felt bloated and very full all the time.
So last night, after talking it over with my sweet hubby, Rick, about this.
(We talk about everything....and he's on the diet with me.)
We decided I needed to take an Exlax pill, nothing else would work.
It worked!!! yes yes yes..
So now I have now passed another miles stone, down 2 more pounds.
Total loss now is 30 pounds, started April 3, 2010.
I don't advise this step just to lose weight,
but sometimes we all need some help!
Yall comment below and let me hear from you about this.
Hello....Is any body out there?????
Friday, June 11, 2010
The food companies do not do anything right,
they have us convinced that it's the fat in our diets
that is making everyone so over weight.
IT"S NOT, it's the hidden sugar and CARBS!!!!!!
OMG, we are all hooked on sugar and carbs!!!!!
Can we sue somebody!!! LOL!!!
I love the belly fat cure diet,
BUT.....I looked at Atkins pages on facebook.
There they actually answer questions you may have and have some great 0/low carb recipes.
Here's one I tried last night, it's great!!
I added 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and a teaspoon of sour cream, it was so good! I was amazed!!!
A MIM (Muffin in a Minute) is a low-carb, high -fiber, Induction-friendly delight that you can microwave in a coffee cup.
Note: All of these recipes use flaxmeal, which is ground flaxseed. If you can't find flaxmeal, buy flax seeds and grind them in a coffee grinder. Milled flaxseed is the same as flaxmeal. In the UK and elsewhere, flaxseed is often known as linseed. Golden flaxmeal is sweeter and lighter than dark-brown flaxmeal, which has a nuttier taste.
Basic MIM recipe
Serving Size: 1
.... I eat this right out of the mug,
it's like a warm brownie if you add
1 tablespoon cocoa and 2-3 splendas
1/4 cup flax meal (8.09 total carbs, 7.6 fiber)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (0.64 net carbs)
1 packet Splenda® packet (0.9 net carbs)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (1.84 total carbs, 1.2 fiber)
1 large egg (0.6 net carbs)
1 teaspoon butter
(total carbs is 12.07, fiber is 8.8; net carbs is 3.27)
Put the dry ingredients in a coffee mug.
Add the egg and the butter. Mix.
Microwave 1 minute (or more). Take out. slice, butter, eat.
- Your MIM can be toasted once it's cooked and topped with cream cheese if you like.
- Be sure to use baking powder, not baking soda. Aluminum-free baking powder tastes better. Be sure the baking powder is fresh.
- Feel free to replace the cinnamon with other spices or add sugar-free syrup.
- Add a tablespoon of sour cream for a moister MIM.
- Change the shape of your MIM by making it in a bowl.
- Try replacing the cinnamon with 1/2 tsp of unsweetened cocoa (net carb count will be higher).
- Make a sandwich MIM by by adding parmesan cheese, garlic powder and some salt and omitting the cinnamon and Splenda®. Use a square-bottomed bowl, then slice and put in the toaster to use as bread for sandwiches and burgers.
- Here's the URL for this recipe, and more tweaks to it fro Atkins:
Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!!!!
Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!!!!
Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!!!!
Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!!!!
Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!!!!
Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!!!!
Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!!!!
Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!!!!
write that 2000 times....now, believe it!!!!
using a dinner kit "ortega" or "taco bell"(I like the Old El Paso brand the best.)
2 taco shells is 1 carb,
seasoning has 0 sugar or carbs
cook 1-2 pounds good ground chuck, drain it well,
add 2/3 c. water & the packet of seasonings from the dinner kit, cover and simmer a few minutes. then put that ( about 1/4-1/2 cup per shell) in a taco shell that has been heated in the oven 7 minutes at 325 degrees,
add cheese, lettuce, onion, tomatoes, pickled hot peppers, olives, sour cream and taco sauce of your choice.
2 of these is a meal and only 1 carb.
you need to count the sugars in the veggies, but it is minimal.
enjoy... without any guilt!!!
Anyway, I thought I'd go back to the first menu plans I got off the Belly Fat Cure website about April 1, 2010. That's when we first started thinking about doing this diet/life-style.
It works IF we do it right.
Breakfast- 2-3 eggs any style with 1 slice of whole grain toast with a pat of butter or cream cheese. You may also have a cup of coffee with cream or half and half, but not milk.
Snack- 1/4 cup of walnuts
Lunch- Tuna or turkey with cheese and lettuce wrapped in a medium whole grain tortilla.
Drink either a large glass of water or unsweetened iced tea with lemon.
Snack- 1 serving of string cheese.
Dinner-Salad with baby spinach, grilled chicken, pepper, olive oil dressing with a side of either broccoli or zucchini, sauteed in butter and topped with melted mozzarella.
Drink a large glass of water.
Dessert- 2 squares of 85% dark chocolate
I have lost between 25-29 pounds (depends on who's scales I use, mine or my doctors), but at a stand still because I push the limits of what a serving is!! That's one of my biggest problems in dieting and always has been and always will be unless I change my wicked ways.
Someone asked me one time, just out of the blue....:
"What are you doing about your weight?"
I thought...how can you ask me that?
none of your business...kiss my butt..
but that has stuck in my head for 20 years, and here I am , still big, even bigger now than I was then when my friend ask me that question!!
WOW.. denial is a long long river.....
Thursday, June 10, 2010
It's getting easier, thank goodness. I have a stationary bike too ( has low miles on it), bought 2 years ago, but because of my back problems, it just kills me, so the treadmill is much better for my body right now.
I'm wondering if everyone on this BFC diet is having bathroom/irregularity problems like me.
I have tried to cut back more on my carbs (whole grain breads mostly).
By just eating 3-4 carbs a day, I thought it may help me lose weight faster/better.
But I believe that carbs are the only fiber we get. So we need to eat good ones, don't waste your carbs on anything that's not gonna help with a bathroom trip! We need fiber bad and water. I tried the flax seed meal, mixed 2 tablespoons in juice 2-3 times a day. It did not help either, stool softeners don't help. But some of my problem is Lortab, I take for pain 2 times a day. That is known to stop you up severely!
don't know if I told you bout those.
I'm beginning to get worried...... really want to sell it!
And it looks so good now, grass looks great from all the rain!
Everything is slow right now....
we sell on eBay and not much is moving there either.
Pray for better days ahead.....and the folks on the coast and those beautiful wetlands, Lord save them.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I'm diabetic and am taking pills and more pills and a shot of insulin every day.
I could NOT get my blood sugar under control because I was in the "mind set" that if I was taking shots and pills, that I could eat anything I wanted..... so stupid..... denial really.
I was taking 50 units of insulin a day, but it was not helping me so my doctor told me to go up till my blood sugar was 100 in the mornings. Well,
I was up to 100 units of insulin...still high blood sugar readings.....
but was still eating the wrong foods!!!!!!
so I was just ignoring it, quit taking my blood sugar readings for months at a time....
Bought a bread machine, OMG what was I thinking? I made bread and ate bread for about a month and sent my sweet niece, Beth, an email about it. She emailed me back that they were not eating a lot of white flour, but the bread looked good. I asked her about what they were eating and she told me all about the Belly Fat Cure diet! That was about April 1,2010.
Well, by April 3rd we had started the diet, without the Belly Fat Cure book, but it was ordered and coming from Amazon!! I got the diet off Jorge's Website.
Now I'm still taking pills and shots, but I'm so much better. My A1C test 3 months ago was 8.6, I believe, and 4 weeks ago it was 7.5, plus I had lost about 15 pounds when I saw her last.
My doctor was so happy.
She (Dr. Hall) said she was going to buy several of the books and place in her waiting room for patients! Now that is a great endorsement!!!
My blood sugar is better now, my weight is down 25 pounds, I feel better, got a treadmill and am trying to walk.
Yall may not know this but I walk with a cane. I have spinal stinosis, slipped disc and ruptured disc. So it's been quite a big step literally to get on the treadmill and walk!!
I love the diet and I KNOW we can all do this together, so thank you for joining me.
hugs from me to you,
I'm going to list snacks and foods that Rick and I eat.
I don't use any special sweetener, just a no calorie one, any one you like.
I know some are not safe, but I don't eat much of it, not like the researchers feed to mice...
I really don't recommend any special brands at all, I'm just listing stuff we use daily.
You can live with this diet longer, I believe, if you can just work it into your normal lifestyle.
So try to keep it simple!
Things to snack on or build a meal around:
cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese, feta cheese, blue cheese
Ezekiel bread, or any whole grain bread
Pepperidge Farms very thin sliced bread (3 pieces is 1 carb)
toast with butter, cream cheese and sugar free jam, cinnamon and sweetener
nuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds, Brazil nuts
boiled eggs, deviled eggs, tuna, salmon
smoked turkey (Oscar Mayer)
Cheese-its (27 is a serving)
Pork rinds or pork skins
olives, pickled peppers
hot dogs (I prefer all beef)
cool whip (sugar free) eat like ice cream
1/2 & 1/2 or Coffee Mate
sugar free drinks (Sam's cola)
sugar free juice drinks (Wal-Mart brand)
Jicamas (Mexican fruit/veggie)
Dales marinate, McCormics brown gravy mix
Taco Dinner kits "Old El Paso"
chili powder, love chili powder!!!
cinnamon (great for diabetics)
your favorite sweeteners, any brand you like is OK
Tyson chicken fries
Frozen meat balls (just heat and serve)
chicken breast tenders
turnips, cauliflower,radish, raspberries, radish, cabbage
zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, lettuce
flax seed meal
salad dressings, vinegar, onions, garlic, olive oil
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I hope I can build up to 10 or more minutes soon.
But right now 5 kicks my butt.
Did I tell yall how I got this tread mill?
I traded for it on Craigs list!
My mama needed a new bedroom set, so I was trying to sell hers on Craigs list,
no takers tho.
So I looked on the list where folks "Want" something,
there it was.... a trade... a treadmill for a bedroom set!!
They came and got it Sunday morning.
We were all happy campers.
Now Mom gets a new set too!
I'm hooked on a TV show called "One Big Happy Family".
It's on tonight on the TLC channel at 9:00PM. It is so cute, I love it.
One Big Happy Family - Amber and Tameka's Dance Class New
It's a man, wife and 2 teenagers, all weighing over 350 each.
They are trying to loose weight on this reality show, OMG!!!
I just love them, the boy cheats and eats ice cream Sundays!!!
If you're gonna cheat, do it right, I say!
It's time to cook, past time really!!
I may have hamburger patties on the George Foreman grill and some squash,
maybe a salad too with feta cheese yummy...
I wasn't hungry, but now, that sounds good.
I have been munching on my pickled celery all day.
Hugs to all,
I've been asked lots of times, what's for breakfast?
Here's what we had this morning;
it counted as 1 serving of carb, the toast, everything else was "free".
1 piece of Ezekiel bread toast with butter and preserves.
(any whole grain bread is good)
The jam is Wal-Marts brand sugar free blackberry preserves 0/5 grams of carb
(remember, that's not a whole serving of carb, but 5 grams, so I don't have to count it),
it's very good. also the serving size is 1 tablespoon, and I only ate 1/2 that.
2 scrambled eggs with seasoning salt and a little grated cheese.
3 pieces of low salt Kroger brand bacon.
Cup of coffee with cream and a TALL glass of orange juice.
The orange juice is like Crystal Light, but wally worlds brand sugar free drink mix,
found where the kool aid is found.0/0 they have this in apple, grape, orange, tea, lemonade, you name it, they got it and it's all good (except the raspberry, didn't like it at all).
1 package of this has 6 tubs inside, each tub makes 2 quarts of juice.
So one package will make you 12 quarts of juice!! for about $1.98 I believe,
now that's a deal, and it's fast, cheap and sugar free.
Well, reading this label more closely, it does have 5 calories per serving, but we don't care bout that.
I drink this stuff all day long, I have 3 flavors mixed in my fridge at all times.
I'm so exciting...aren't I????!!!!
My weight is the same today as yesterday and the day before.
I think I ate way too much yesterday. I made the celery/vinegar and ate 1/2 ton of that and I got into a couple of bags of pork rinds too, both the celery and pork rinds are 0/0 , no sugars and no carbs...but if you eat 1/2 ton of each, you will not loose weight, right?? My head is still into "over eating"....
I'm a compulsive eater.....
what to do about that?
I guess I think as long as I eat the right stuff (0/0) that I can eat as much as I can shove in my mouth! not so....I still have a lot to learn!!!
I think I need to explain what the diet is all about.
You have got to learn how to read the "Nutrition Facts" on the labels of food.
Look on the side of the bottle or package and read it....
the only thing you have to pay attention to on this diet is the sugar and
the carbohydrates (I call carbs).
Here's how the S/C value system works:
the S is for sugars
When counting the sugar, anything under .5 is not counted.
You can have up to 15 grams of sugar a day.
I try to allow myself 5 or less at each meal.
Next is the C for your carbohydrates .
It's a little more confusing counting them....you can have 6 servings of carbs a day.
Each serving is up to 20 grams of a carb.
5 to 20 grams is 1 serving
21 to 40 grams is 2 servings
41-60 grams is 3 servings
Anything under 5 grams is not counted.
It's very important to count your carbs and be exact!!
For example, if you eat something that has 21 carbohydrate grams, you can NOT count it as 1 carb serving.. it's "2" carbs servings.
That's the way it is, do not argue this point, you can not play with the numbers.
I tried, it does not work.
I'm taking this straight from the book and injecting my own findings from experience.
so the S/C is your sugars/carbs counts for the day.
15 grams of sugar/6 servings of carbs a day (each carbs being up to 20 grams).
So what you will see is 15/6 for your days worth of sugars and carbs.........to do this diet the correct way, that's how you count it.....
I think that's enough to digest at the moment.
Read and reread this so you will get it right.
At first you may get the grams and carb counts mixed up,
so learn this.
It's what this diet is all about.
Monday, June 7, 2010
They have no sugar and no carbs. very tasty crunchy tid-bits!!
If you are following the belly fat cure diet that means you can open a bag
and just eat till your heart's content!
I made one of my favorite snacks today,
celery in vinegar. I wash the celery and cut the ends off, cut it into 1-2 inch pieces.
Put it into a quart jar and add 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water, add about 1- 2 teaspoons of salt or to taste. I always add dried red pepper flakes also for a kick.
Let these sit in fridge over night, if you can stand waiting. then dig in.
I really love these and will pig out. Rick doesn't care for vinegary stuff so I can eat um all, if I want!!
Sometimes I will add sliced radishes, bell peppers, turnips, carrots ...anything like that is good.
The celery is 0/0, but you need to check out what other veggies you may add to this, they may have some carbs or sugars. If this is too tart for you, add a pack of Splenda to it to cut the vinegar taste. Enjoy and let me know if you like it. Stay on your diet even if you are not loosing now, it will work, I'm at a stand still now too......
I have a lot more to go just to reach under 200. so I'm gonna be blogging a while.
we had bacon, eggs, Ezekiel bread toast with butter and sugar free blackberry jam this morning
for breakfast. oh and coffee and I drink orange juice( like crystal light) but it's Wal-Marts brand. Taste just like orange juice to me, now, but I may have just gotten used to it.
Folks have asked me to do a blog, so here I am...