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Brand New Way of Eating

Thursday, March 01, 2007

This entire time I've spent loosing weight, I've always ate 3 meals a day. It's worked for me, up until now. I've read a lot of books saying that 5-6 mini meals a day not only keeps you full for longer, but also keeps your metabolism going strong, and food burns off you much quicker. I think my body is changing. Maybe from the added exercise over the past few months, so I've decided to change things up a bit.

My new plan will be to have 3 meals, and 3 snacks daily.

I'll allot my calories as such:

Breakfast (as soon as I roll out of bed): 350 calories
Snack (around 10am): 100 calories
Lunch (around 12:30pm): 200 calories
Snack (around 3:00pm): 80 calories
Dinner (around 5:00pm): 420 calories
Snack (around 7:00pm): 100 calories

That puts me at around 1250 for the entire day. It gives me enough calories for my morning cereal, which I couldn't live without. My snacks will more then likely consist of fresh fruit, snack bars or popcorn throughout the day. My lunch will be somewhat light, but still enough to keep me full. My dinner will be heavy as usual, but loaded with vegetables. :) So I think this will help me keep my energy up all day long and keep me full!

  
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GI..GI..GINA! 3/2/2007 7:35AM

    Oh you're welcome. I think some people do find with 2 larger snacks, you may want to try that as well. Some people also prefer to make there largest meal breakfast. I like it the opposite, that way to overeating at night time. :P

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MIND-BODY-SOUL 3/2/2007 7:30AM

  I think that is a great idea! I might put that into practice very soon. I find that kind of structure is what i need. thank you for that post.

~Shelly~

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GI..GI..GINA! 3/2/2007 4:59AM

    I've always been successful by eating 3 meals a day. So I can't say that it's not a good thing. I felt energetic the entire time I lost weight. I think different things work for different people. But I believe my body has went through serious changes and its time to switch things up. Change is a good thing when it comes to weight loss, so if anything my body will get confuses and spark some changes. :P About being cold all the time. I am too. I used to be constantly hot. Body fat keeps you warm. It happens to a lot of people. :P

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BIANCALEIGH 3/1/2007 10:22PM

    I have to say I attribute my success so far to eating all day long. I mean ALL day long. I love food. Basically, whenever I feel the urge to eat, I do. I just make healthier choices than I did before. I was wondering something, maybe you know the answer. Ever since I started losing weight, I'm cold all the time. I know it's not because I've lost so much fat, because I still have QUITE a few pounds on me. Someone told me that when you're metabolism speeds up, you're not as hot natured. I was extremely hot natured before. I would sweat all the time. Do you think this is true, the bit about metabolism? I just wonder because I'm cold when normal people aren't.

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Southwestern Chicken Roll Ups Recipe

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Southwestern Chicken Roll-Ups
6 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
6 tablespoons 1/3 less fat cream cheese
6 tablespoons picante sauce
6 cilantro sprigs
6 tablespoons Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
Cooking spray
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy duty plastic wrap; pound to ľ inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Top each breast half with 1 tablespoon cheese, 1 tablespoon picant sauce, and 1 ciltantro sprig. Roll up jelly roll fashion, beginning at narrow end. Dredge chicken rolls in breadcrumbs. Place rolls, seam sides down a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; lightly coat rolls with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 20 minute or until chicken is done.
Yield: 6 servings

Nutrition Per Serving: Calories:257, Fat:5.8 grams, Protein: 41.7 grams, Sodium: 385 mg, Fiber: 0.3 grams, Carbs: 0.6 grams
I actually used my perdue perfect portion chicken breast that are only 130 calories each, and I opted to use fat free cream cheese instead of 1/3 less fat. Mine was only 188 calories with 1.5 grams of fat.

  
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GI..GI..GINA! 3/1/2007 10:43AM

    I'll definitley check out your blog too. I love sharing recipes. Honestly I was surprised I enjoyed this one. Was leary about cream cheese with chicken, but it was really good and made the chicken moist. I'm looking forward too next week, I'll be trying 3 new chicken recipes. :P

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ALLISONO 3/1/2007 10:24AM

    Wow, Gina, this looks really good. I'm going to try it. I also have been trying to create recipes that are new and diet friendly and I have so far posted 2 that I made up in my blog. I like how you titled your blog post that way because I'm always interested in good, healthy new recipes and wanted to see it right away. I'll let you know how it turns out for us. Thanks for posting it! Allison

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National Peanut Butter Lover's Day

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Ooo donít know if you all know it or but itís National Peanut Butter Loverís Day! Had to share that with ya. So be sure to have something peanut buttery. LoL. I got a newsletter in my email, here are some good options to try: Edyís Peanut Butter Cup Slow Churned Ice Cream (130 calories, 6 grams of fat per serving), South Beach Diet Peanut Butter Bars (100 calories, 3 grams of fat per serving), Reese Puffís Peanut Butter Cereal (120 calories, 3 grams of fat per serving), Planters Peanut Butter Cookie Crisps (100 calories, 3 grams of fat per serving), Puffins Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cereal & Milk Bars (140 calories, 3.5 grams of fat per serving), Peanut Butter Cup Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Supremes (160 calories, 11 grams of fat per serving), Peanut Butter Crisps Balance Bars (100 calories, 4 grams of fat per serving), and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Quaker Rice Cakes (60 calories, 1 gram of fat per serving)!

  
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BIANCALEIGH 3/1/2007 10:17PM

    AHA! You're a HUNGRY GIRL too! LOL
I absolutely LOVE that newsletter! Where do you think I found out about the "take the cake" ice cream? Yummm..

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Smoking, Nausea & Kiwi

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Check out these websites!

If you smoke check out this hand gel that has nicotine in it!

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Check out these bracelets that are said to help prevent nausea caused by pregnancy, motion sickness, anesthesia or chemotherapy. They come in a variety of colors!

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And finally check out this kiwi juice!

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BIANCALEIGH 3/1/2007 10:28PM

    I'm a smoker....*runs and hides* I know, I need to quit. One thing at a time for me. I have heard about this hand gel. I just wonder if it leaves a smell. That would be awful for me because I'm a smoker that hates smelling like smoke. At work, I go wash my hands afterwards so they don't stink and I chew sugarless gum constantly. It would be worth it to try the free sample though me thinks. lol Thanks for the link.

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Changing Things Up

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

So I've thought about it the past few days, and I've realized it's time to change things up. I'm going to do more strength training and focus less on loss of fat and more on changing the shape of my body, and making my metabolism as high as it can possibly be.
I plan on building my own strength training program in conjunction with my turbo jam videos to really pump things up. I'll rotate my days as such:
Day 1: Upper Body, Light Cardio
Day 2: Lower Body, Light Cardio
Day 3: Core, Light Cardio
Day 4: Heavy Cardio
Then I'll repeat. I'll always be doing different exercises though. I plan on making 4 entirely different routines for each section of my body, so things never get old. I'll use a combination of my free weights, medicine ball, body ball, resistance bands, tubing and toning bands. That way things will ALWAYS be interesting.
Time to get crankin right?

  
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GI..GI..GINA! 3/1/2007 6:46AM

    Awww that's awesome! Keep me posted on how your doing!

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