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Simple Diet

Monday, February 14, 2011

I try to keep my diet simple. I have a habit of not eating breakfast, but I try. My plan is to stick to 300-400 calories each for breakfast, lunch and dinner...and two 100-200 calorie snacks, one between lunch and dinner, then (my downfall) something late night. That I will usually try to keep it small items or cut into small peices, so I can nibble mindlessly, as I relax.

Lean cusine and Weight Watchers Smart ones keep my in my limit for the most part. I know they have alot of salt and bad stuff!!! When I have it, I take leftovers.

I'm a big time "Foodie", so I do like to cook and experiment, not to mention eat! One of my favorite "Tricks" to stretch the calories is doubling or trippling veggies! Cabbage, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes can stretch most all cassaroles (and meatloaf!) and soups, without adding huge amounts of calories! I will even serve fruit as a side item!! Nothing wrong with it, we are just not used to eating that way.

Some of the snacks in my diet consist of various items, oranges, bananas, Yogurt, skinny cow popcicles, 1/2 avacado, nuts, wheat thins, grahm crackers and of course any of the packaged 100 calorie snacks at the store and sometimes a twinkie (which are suprisingly low in calories, but full of fat and other bad stuff, but it cures a sweet tooth!).

I'm usually not hungry on this diet, but I keep a 100 calorie breakfast bar in my purse at all times, just in case of an emergency. If I work late or have some errands to run, I will be famished by the time I get to next meal and will grab the first thing I see, so the breakfast bars help me stay in line, instead of grabbing a candy bar or something just as bad!

So this is my diet. I don't have a name for it, just a simple diet. That keeps me satisified. That's just how I roll....
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NATURALLYJJ 2/15/2011 9:53AM

    Since you like to cook, how about saving those Smart Ones trays and reusing them with your own meals that you can control the sodium content with?

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TOOTHFUL99 2/15/2011 7:48AM

    Sounds like a good plan. Keep up the good work!

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