Start Weight:(26 Aug 13) 266.7 lb
Current Weight:(25 May 14) 242.4 lb
Goal Weight:175.0 lb
following: Hoser's own diet
performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

I'm the crazy fuchsia-maned poker-playing photographer smartass geek chick your mother warned you about.

I really like Michael Pollan's philosophies on eating-- "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants", and, "Don't eat it if your great-great-grandmother wouldn't recognize it as food." The food of my midwestern ancestors does not include many of the ethnic cuisines that I enjoy, so I've decided that for these purposes I have a great-grammas Chen and Nguyen and Tanaka and Singh and Santos and Romano and...

The rules of my diet are pretty straightforward:

1. Don't be stupid.
2. Eat real food, not food products. Food is fruits, vegetables, lean meats, eggs and dairy, grains.
3. Cook it yourself-- no prepared foods.
4. No artificial sweeteners, low-fat impersonations of foods, or other chemical concoctions.
5. Absolutely no high-fructose corn syrup.
6. Try to keep daily calories in a predefined range (currently 1200-1400).
7. Eat things you enjoy. Dieting is not suffering.

9/29/10: Hit 25% of goal.

FatSecret member since: 06 Jul 10

Hoser's Weight History

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  200 Sit-Ups
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  Eat (real) food, not too much, mostly plants
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Hoser's Cookbook

cals: 215kcal | fat: 13.52g | carbs: 11.79g | prot: 11.96g
Zucchini and Sweet Potato Frittata
Sweet potato cubes add an interesting twist to a classic frittata.
cals: 135kcal | fat: 7.43g | carbs: 16.33g | prot: 3.24g
Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
An easy, healthy and very tasty tomato soup made from fresh ingredients.
cals: 74kcal | fat: 2.33g | carbs: 13.92g | prot: 0.94g
Roasted Peaches
An elegant low-calorie, flavorful dessert that's incredibly easy to make.
cals: 140kcal | fat: 10.90g | carbs: 11.45g | prot: 1.84g
Orange, Fennel & Avocado Salad
A simple and delicious salad.
cals: 56kcal | fat: 0.33g | carbs: 11.44g | prot: 2.58g
Cocoa Meringue Cookies
An easy, sweet and low calorie cookie.
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Hoser's Latest Posts

1600 calorie diet
Food should not be bland! There are so many wonderful herbs and spices, vinegars, peppers, and other flavorings that bland food should not exist... unless you like it. Richly flavored does not need to mean high in calories.

I question any nutritionist who put you on raspberry ketones or any other snake oil.
posted 08 Aug 2014, 17:11
Calculating Stock
Stock has so few calories that I would just treat it like water.
posted 08 Aug 2014, 14:15
What is a good inexpensive pedometer?
I'm a huge FitBit fan. They aren't insanely cheap, but it's cheaper to buy one that you will not lose rather than several that you will. The bracelet version might work well for you.
posted 08 Aug 2014, 02:03
Eggs anyone?
I love eggs, but factory egg farming is an abomination and I try to avoid supporting it as much as possible. When I buy eggs they come from hens that are raised in pastures rather than in cramped cages. Do a Google image search for "factory egg farm" and you'll be horrified.

posted 31 Jul 2014, 04:37
Second month, only 1 lb lost
Subway is actually not too bad if you choose wisely. For me it's usually a 6" chicken teriyaki on wheat or N-grain or whatever bread seems healthiest, with onlon, lettuce, tomato, and sweet onion teriyaki sauce. The nice thing about Subway is that you can pretty much look at the food and figure out what plant or animal it came from-- chopped fresh vegetables are just that whether they come from a fast food restaurant or your own garden. OK, the latter is probably more nutritious, but you're still not getting bizarre factory food for the most part.

At Arby's you can get a mid-sized roast beef sandwich and a side salad for around 550 calories.

I'm on the road right now too. Tonight's dinner was at Del Taco in, I dunno, bum**** nowhere California somewhere along I-5. I had two tacos del carbon at 150 calories each, and since I was in the mood to splurge I also had a mini bacon quesadilla for another 150 calories or so. I generally dislike fast food, but in this case I spent 450 calories and the food was not nearly as bad as I expected.

You can probably stop at a supermarket and pick up fresh fruit, pre-chopped vegetables, etc. If you have a small cooler in your truck then you could keep these fresh for a few days. A baby-cut carrot has around four calories-- you can stuff yourself silly on them and still be way on the good side nutrition. Bananas, apples, berries, and other fruits are also fabulous healthy snacks.

Dieting isn't just about restricting calories-- it's about finding healthier eating habits. This isn't easy to do, and don't be surprised that your first attempt didn't hit the mark. Read the advice, think about it, and then think about ways of adapting the recommendations to your specific circumstances.
posted 25 Jul 2014, 07:53
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