" HUH? " would be an appropriate response. When I began my weight loss journey I weighed 310 pounds. I've now achieved a weight of 225, with some ups and downs along the way.
When I started my weight loss my jeans were big boy size 44 relaxed fit. I now wear a size 36 jean but feel that a size 34 is where I'm going to be happy. So today I bought a pair of 34 jeans (regular fit). I can wear them but they are too small. Breathing would not be an option as they are now. But give me another 10- 15 pounds. So My goal by my birthday is to wear these size 34 jeans...a full 10 sizes smaller than when I started. I'm going to follow my OctoberFast Diet program with a few modifications. Including some allowances for higher calories (clean calories mind you) on lifting days. And a once a week treat meal. I am going to eliminate all ground meats (including Bison). I am also going to require that I eat salmon or some other fish (not including shell fish which are allowed normally) 3 days a week.
I've also decided to rename the OctoberFast Program. Now it will be Fat Boy No More Cleanse or FBNM Cleanse.
14 November 2009
12 November 2009
Merriam-Webster defines Plateau as an intransitive verb meaning to reach a level, period, or condition of stability or maximum attainment. Good or Bad I have reached a plateau. I've seen no weight loss in the last week or so and its perfectly normal. My body has to adjust. When you reach a plateau you have to think about it in the most positive manner. You have reached a point at which you body has reached stability and maximum attainment. Does this mean that you should do something dramatic and cut your calories dramatically- Absolutely NOT. Does this mean that you will not be able to lose more weight? Again NOT. Let your body rest. Don't push it for a few weeks. Watch your calories watch your activity level and give your body a few weeks to adjust. And in a few weeks you will start to see results agin.
05 November 2009
Instructions (for Men or Women)
This is a 30 day diet plan designed to help you adjust your weight in a short time. This is not a long term diet plan. Your goal is 1500 Calories per day. You have a 10 percent variance in either direction before you should be concerned. MAX 1650 and min 1350. Do not push 1600 everyday. Do not try to cut down to 1400 everyday either. You are aiming for 1500 calories.
No Bread/ Tortillas
No White potatoes
No fried foods
No candy, sweets, cookies
No ground beef
No full fat cheese
What you can eat!
Veggies (Carrots, Broccoli, Green Beans, Squash, Tomatoes, Onions, whatever you like)
Lean meat (bison, pork, chicken, beef tenderloin, venison, turkey)
Low Calorie Cereals
Low Fat Yogurt
Sample Daily Menu
Breakfast (240 Calories)
Breakfast Bowl (170 Calories)
Instant Grits (One Packet prepared and flavored with Butter Spray) 100 Calories
Chopped Bell pepper (1/8 cup ) 10 Calories
4 oz Egg substitute (equivalent 2 eggs) 60 Calories
Prepared grits then add pepper and eggs, microwave for 2 minutes, mix together.
½ Cup Activia Yogurt Light (70 calories)
Lunch (495 Calories)
7 oz Grilled Chicken Breast 280 calories
1 oz BBQ sauce 40 calories
1 oz Guacamoles 25 Calories
½ Cup Carrots Cooked 40 Calories
½ Cup Green Beans 40 Calories
Three Slices Tomatoes with ¼ cup fat free cottage cheese 65 Calories
Dinner (715 Calories)
8 oz Beef Tenderloin (500 calories)
1 medium to large baked sweet potato (170 Calories) use butter spray and cinnamon and splenda
½ cup Broccoli cooked tender add Butter Spray (45 Calories)
Total calories 1450
The most important thing to keep in mind is to find some low calorie but filling foods to eat with every meal. Sweet Potatoes are very filling and have about 170 calories. If you have trouble eating breakfast Use Slim Fast TYPE Ready to Drink Shakes. Wal- Mart, Target and Kroger have their own versions. I actually prefer the store brands.
You should try to have two or three types of veggies with a small amount of protein in each meal. A chicken breast with Broccoli, green beans and cooked carrots. Very filling.
Look for more sample menus to come in the near future.
How can you tell how much calories are in specific items? NutritionData.com is a great website.