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Thursday, May 28, 2009

What Do I Eat?

I wanted to respond to a reader's question. As they didn't provide any contact information, I'll post it here.

May 26, 2009 10:02 AM

Anonymous said...

By the way, may I know your eating habits? Like what do you eat for breakfast, lunch? I'm keen to know how to diet and since you're losing weight, I might as well ask you :)


I've written about this a few times in the past. If you want, take a look through the archives. I started off without any carbs except for what was in the vegetables. Now I've let some creep back in, but I try to make them the good carbs.

Below are my Daily Plate customized menu items.

The reason the calorie amounts are low is because they are really small portions. I have become appalled at the portion sizes in this country. A real eye-opener for me.

The core of this menu never changes for me. Boring for some perhaps, but I'm ok with it. I need consistency and the ability to cook ahead of time for this to work for me. I will diversify later when I've reached goal.

Weekday Breakfast
370 cals
* Hood Calorie Countdown Fat Free Milk
* Nutz Over Chocolate Mini Bar OR half a Kashi bar
* Super Advanced Body Fortress Chocolate Protein Shake

Work Lunch
268 cals
* Baby Arugula Blend
* Carved Chicken Breast-grilled Short Cuts
* Pita Chips
* Parmesan Cheese
* Calorie Free Ranch Dressing
* Baby Spinach

Weekday dinner
137 cals
* Extra Virgin Olive Oil
* Peppers, Sweet, Green
* Yellow Onion
* 100% Liquid Egg Whites

Sierra trail mix snack
407 cals
* Raw Peanuts
* Sunflower Seeds
* Raw Almonds
* Soybean Oil
* Raw Plain Cashews
* Thompson Raisins
* Organic Raw Pumpkin Seeds


Optional weekend dinners:

Dreamfield Dinner
395 cals
* Carved Chicken Breast-grilled Short Cuts
* Parmesan Cheese
* Peppers, Sweet, Green
* Yellow Onion
* Extra Virgin Olive Oil
* Dreamfield Linguine Pasta
* Fresh Garlic

Buffalo Dinner
440 cals
* Parmesan Cheese
* Peppers, Sweet, Green
* Yellow Onion
* Ground Buffalo

My Mexican Meal
324 cals
* Yellow Onion
* Taco Seasoning Mix
* Peppers, Sweet, Green
* LAND O LAKES Reduced Fat Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese
* Extra Lean Ground Breast of Turkey

Plus my daily supplements.


Carolina Girl said...

That Mexican meal sounds soooo good! Would you send me the directions on how you make it? I'm a mexican fanatic. That's one of the things I miss the most when I'm dieting. I'm kind've an all or nothing gal. I want to go out and drink margarita, chips and cheese dip, burritos, guac, you name it. But I need to realize that I CAN have Mexican, just have to be creative and make some healthy choices instead.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Thanks for the reply! :) I'll try as hard as possible to follow your diet. Another thing, if you eat out.. what/where do you eat? Once again, thanks!

A True Heart Girl in Jersey said...

Anon - You're welcome. The only surefire thing that is going to work for you is something that you adapt for your life. A lot of what I do wouldn't work for someone else, so please keep that in mind. I had to go thru a lot of trial and error to find what worked for me. I strongly urge you to use a food diary like daily plate to get some ideas about calories and fats vs carbs vs protein vs sodium, etc. And they have great recipes there too.

As for eating out...it is a rare treat for me and I usually don't hold back on what I want to order. BUT I do ask for a container when the food is served and immediately put half into the container. Otherwise I will eat much more than I need to.

If in a real pinch, I have gotten Taco Bell Chicken Ranch salad (without the beans b/c I hate beans) and it comes in around 920something calories...not too bad once in a while but full of sodium and carbs, like most fast food.

The other thing to do in a restaurant is just order two types of veggies in place of a carb. So you get protein and veggies. Skip dessert for a peppermint candy. If you have alcohol, definitely skip the carb item from the dinner. You've done enough caloric damage.

Those are just MY thoughts, everyone else's mileage is going to vary!

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