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.

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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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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
Second month, only 1 lb lost
I'm going to be frank: your diet calendar sort of scares me. Lots of calories! Lots of really horrible food with little nutritional value. You may want to rethink not just your calorie intake but also what sorts of foods you eat. Calories are important, but you also need nutrition.

Make sure you have lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet, and french fries don't count. Cut out the fast food and processed food, and see how things work for you then.
posted 24 Jul 2014, 16:40
How can I get the person that buys the food, to buy the right food.
Do you have any grocery delivery services available to you? Around the San Francisco bay area I can get deliveries from Safeway, Nob Hill Foods, and Amazon Fresh... and probably other things. If this is available to you then you can shop online and pick out what you want, and the groceries will be delivered to you.

You might also look into CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) boxes. These are typically farms or collectives of farms that deliver boxes of organic produce to your door on a weekly basis. Again, I'm spoiled by the richness and variety of my local agriculture options, but many places have similar programs available.
posted 21 Jul 2014, 04:56
Try this its working for me
Losing one pound per day on a consistent basis would mean that you have a calorie deficit of around 3500 calories per day. Since that's almost certainly higher than your non-restrictive RDI, you'd have to be eating negative amounts of calories. It seems implausible that you could do this on a sustained level.
posted 20 Jul 2014, 07:51
Salad dressing
If you go to the food entry for olive oil, one teaspoon is one of the measurements that you can select.

There are two good things that you should know to help you with this one:

- One tablespoon of pretty much any kind of oil is 120 calories.
- There are three teaspoons in one tablespoon.

You might see slight variations in 120 calories, but they're just noise. Peanut oil is listed as 119 calories, for example, and coconut oil at 117 calories. Pure fats will always be about 120 calories per tablespoon.
posted 18 Jul 2014, 10:51
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