Start Weight:(22 Dec 12) 144.0 lb
Current Weight:(17 Jul 14) 145.0 lb
Goal Weight:130.0 lb
following: My own diet
performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week

FatSecret member since: 11 Mar 10

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last weighin: steady Steady
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cals: 58kcal | fat: 2.45g | carbs: 8.48g | prot: 1.93g
Chinese Style Hot & Spicy Green Beans
Make these tasty green beans as spicy as you wish by adding more or less hot chili flakes.
cals: 142kcal | fat: 0.87g | carbs: 34.26g | prot: 2.03g
Mango Raspberry Sorbet
A delicious sugar-free, all natural sorbet you can blend at home.
cals: 266kcal | fat: 13.33g | carbs: 10.26g | prot: 27.31g
Goat Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken
Delicious chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes that's sure to be a hit.
cals: 184kcal | fat: 1.63g | carbs: 15.18g | prot: 27.34g
Diet Cola Chicken
Diet friendly barbeque style chicken breasts.
cals: 417kcal | fat: 17.84g | carbs: 2.23g | prot: 58.73g
Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
Pork chops with a flavorful parmesan coating.
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Low carb Diet concerns
I was an Atkins dieter for a little over a decade. Lost 60 lbs on it, never doing it the way it was intended. I would stay in Induction until all the weight came off and then as soon as I added back in the carbs I would start gaining. The last time I tried it, I decided to try to do it the right way, stayed on Induction for 2 weeks then moved on to OWL but with each increment I felt hungrier and craved carbs.

I tossed the diet out all together and created my own plan eating sensibly, especially all the healthy foods I missed like bananas, beans, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, chocolate. I'm so happy I decided to do it my way this time because the weight is coming off just as fast, I'm eating all the foods I love and even made it through the holidays, New Year's, V-Day all while still losing weight.

I'm leaving on a 3 week vacation to South East Asia and Australia and I'm not worried one bit because I know I can eat rice, tofu, veggies, fruits all in moderation with lots of walking. It's over a hundred degrees over there right now and I just don't think I would have been able to stomach all the protein and fat. I feel much better eating in a more intuitive way.
posted 19 Feb 2013, 22:40
Food Problem
That's the problem with being on a "diet". Reducing your calories drastically is setting yourself up for cravings and binges. The combo of protein+fiber+ healthy fats is key to keeping your appetite at bay, elimating cravings and giving you a sense of well being which helps you keep on your healhty eating plan for life. Make a small change everyday that you think you can sustain for a lifetime. Here are some things I did to keep 30lbs off for over 10 years now.

Replace breads like muffins, bagels, croissants with oatmeal and high fiber cereal and eggs. Here are 3 of my favorite breakfasts:

1. One boiled egg (eat egg first) 1/2 a cup of Fiber One cereal mixed with half a cup of Honey nut cheerios, 3/4 cup unsweetened almond breeze. The sugar will come off of the cheerios and sweeten the almond milk.

2. 1 package quaker weight control maple and brown sugar oatmeal mixed with 1/3 cup 1% no-salt added cottage cheese, a few walnut halves or 1 tbl freshly ground flaxseeds.

3. 1 low-carb tortilla filled with 2 scrambled egg whites, 1 oz cheddar cheese and a little salsa.

Starting the day with a great breakfast will go a long way to keeping you satiefied.

Try to eat a huge salad everyday for lunch. Huge to me is a salad that would normally feed a family of 4. Add 3 cups of romaine, and or spinach or steamed kale, etc. Add 1 large tomato, add steamed broccoli or broccoli slaw, shredded carrots, and just about any vegetable you can think of. Get to know new vegetables you haven't had before. Make your way around the produce dept and get creative. You can combine fruit/veggies/steamed potatoes, peas, anything really to a salad.

The dressing is what gets most people in trouble. By making delicious oil-free dressing at home, you can eat tons of salad coated in yummy dressing without the calories or guilt. Here are a few of my favorite.

1. Oil-free Japanese dressing: Put in a blender or food processor 1/2 a med onion, 1/2 a carrot, 1/4 vinegar, 1/4 soy sauce, 2 tsp agave nectar or sugar. This is a very delicious dressing.

2. Orange/tomato dressing: Blend 1 large tomato or 10 cherry tomatoes wtih 1/4 cup orange flavored vinegar and one date. This goes really well on a salad with grilled chicken and a little avocado.

3. For creamy dressing use nuts and/or seeds instead of oil. Here is one of my favorites: 1 tbl almond butter mixed with 1 tbl ketchup mixed with 3 tbl of fig flavored vinegar. I know it sounds strange but the combo is really good on a salad of romaine and watercress.

I've had 10 years to research/save/experiment with new flavors, always keeping things new and interesting so I don't get bored. Google is my best friend because it has helped me find delicious recipes that are healthy and filling. I recently discovered shirataki noodles and adore them in light cream sauces that I make with lite laughing cow cheese wedges.

Good luck to you! Don't forget, focus on fruits, veggies, lean protein and find replacements for the obvious offenders.
posted 21 Dec 2012, 13:09
Trying to figure out how to make Chobani's yogurt taste better.
The only way I can eat plain 0% fat greek yogurt is on a baked jacket potato with chives and 2% cheddar cheese. For everything else, like smoothies and to eat as a high protein snack, I can only eat Fage 2%. It's so creamy and delicious! I like it with honey and a few toasted slivered almonds. I stay away from flavored yogurt. I can get away with the higher fat yogurt and cheese because I don't use oil in my salad dressings or to cook with so it leaves me some fat to work within my daily allowance.
posted 17 Dec 2012, 14:19
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17 July 2014

I've been slacking but I know if I return to clean eating the weight will come back down. I'm realizing that for me, it's normal to put on small amounts ...
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27 November 2013

I've been holding steady for a while now. I don't keep a daily journal anymore, but I do plan on tracking my food through the end of the holiday to make ...
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