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15lbs. 10 weeks. Crazy?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So! I've begun a new term at school- this term is shorter than the normal terms by an entire week; making it a ten week term instead of eleven. My goal is to drop 15 lbs within those ten weeks. I have already begun my week 1- with an outstanding gym attendance of nearly everyday. (except Saturday). And while I've been at the gym, I've been really good at reaching that 400 calorie burn mark. My problem recently has been watching my eating habits and getting back into the strength training exercises.

I want to cut atleast 400 calories from my diet, but it requires me to be knowledgeable on what foods will keep me fuller faster. Here's where my other challenge comes to play- I have celiac disease- an allergy to wheat, gluten and its biproducts. So, things like crackers and bread, I can't eat unless they're made from rice or corn. So a normal diet plan doesnt work for me.

I need to figure out the best way to balance my diet... I need to get more fruits and veggies in my system, but quite frankly I get bored with it pretty easily... What should I eat? What foods help make you feel fuller that aren't full of fat or bad stuff?

I am currently using the SparkPeople Nutrition counter and its been REALLY helpful in letting me know that I eat a lot of crap! So I want to eliminate some of the crap I put into my system.

I love eggs.
I love milk.
I love cheese.

These are all high in fat... but I don't want to compromise them from my eating because then it'll REALLY feel like a diet- and I've discovered that diets that feel like diets DONT WORK.

Here's another doozey.... I work at a chocolate shop. TEMPTATION ISLAND. It's typically not too hard for me to say no, except on receiving days. It's a belgian chocolate shop so I don't make any of the product; but I do receive it and check it all in. Even though I've worked here the last couple of years and generally don't smell chocolate anymore, when I open a fresh box, I get the brief glimpse of smell to my nose... and the craving KICKS UP. I've been doing things like drinking green tea with honey to help curb the need for "sweet" but it doesn't always work.

So I guess what I'm saying is, I have 10 weeks to drop 15 lbs. I've hit the gym regularly again, and hope to start seeing the results soon. But I know a big factor in losing weight is not only building muscle, but watching what kind of stuff you feed your body.

15 lbs. 10 weeks. Eat atleast 1200-1600 calories a day, rich in fruits and vegetables and watching my fat intake. Atleast 400 calories burned at the gym 5 to 6 nights a week. 1 day of rest. 3 days of strength training. 6 days of cardio. Too far fetched? emoticon
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    Thank you so much for the encouragement and the advice! I will definitely check out the site! I actually have the opposite- I have an issue with eating too much protein sometimes... but its also the protein with more fat.... so it ends up putting my fat intake too high. I've heard about the almond milk thing, I'll definitely give it a try. I tried the coconut milk and I was not a fan- I love flavor too much! But almond milk sounds delicious! I drink a LOT of coffee, and adding those flavored creamers packs on the fat and the calories, so adding the almond milk sounds like a muuuuch better solution. Thanks!
    2532 days ago
    I think its doable if you really watch you food intake. Along with fruits and veggies make sure you are getting plenty of protein! Are you using any whey protein or anything of the sort? I always thought I was getting enough because I generally crave meat, instead of carbs; however, when I started keeping track of my intake, I learned I wasn't getting enough. I had to start drinking a protein shake and even whey to my oatmeal. Have you ever tried almond milk? Its lower in calories than regular milk (and sweeter) - I love it, especially with oatmeal. I even put it in my coffee instead of cream! For some gluten free recipes, check out
    BR>Its a blog and they woman is a personal trainer, as well as gluten free. She is regularly posts recipes and a lot of them look like they are to die for! Good luck with your diet!
    2534 days ago
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