Thursday, April 11, 2013

Did You Hear That Noise???

If you heard a loud shout sometime around 6:30 am this morning, that would be the sound of my excitement when I saw a weight on my scale today that I haven't seen in three years.  I know because I've been tracking my weight on since 2004.  I've only been on the Trim Healthy Mama plan for a week and I have already dropped 7 pounds.  I am very, very excited!

The plan is so easy.  Eat either higher fat or higher carb, but not together.  Always with protein at the center of each meal.  For an example of what I eat, here is yesterday's food log.

Breakfast: Flaxseed wrap, Jenni-O extra lean ground turkey, shredded cheddar. (S meal)

Lunch: Plate of lettuce topped with shredded beef, cheese, avocado, sour cream, and salsa. (S meal)

Snack: Handful of peanuts, Whey protein shake (S meal)

Dinner: Corned beef and cabbage, strawberries (S meal)

Snack: 2 slices Ezekiel bread with 1 tsp all natural peanut butter and 1 TBSP Polaners All Fruit with fiber jelly

Drinks: 1 can Diet Pepsi (A habit I am almost done kicking), 1 quart water with 2 TBSP raw apple cider vinegar and a piece of fresh grated ginger, plus lots of regular water

I entered all my food into My Fitness Pal and realized I didn't get enough calories in yesterday--only 1,387.  Which is funny because I felt fine the whole day.  But the food diary doesn't lie, so I will have to be sure to add in frivolous fats or proteins into my day if it looks like I'm headed that way again.  I don't want my body to go into starvation mode so I want to keep my calorie count to around 1,500.

They may look sort of pretty, but they didn't turn out so well

But with every new way of eating, there have to be some big fat failures.  My failure came in the form of trying to make homemade sprouted bread.  This is where you sprout wheat berries, grind them into a dough, bake them and then eat them.  While my bread turned out looking good, the insides were still gummy.  Oh well.  I will just stick with buying Ezekiel bread from the store.  While slightly expensive, at the rate of only consuming two slices a day, it's not a big deal.

If you have been struggling with trying to lose weight and haven't had success, this is a great plan to try.  It's easy, it lets you eat both fat and carbs, and it includes lots of dessert options (using stevia or truvia to sweeten).  If you live local, I might even let you borrow my book for a few days if you ask nicely.

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