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Day 38: My Daily Meal Plan or How I eat Only 20 Grams of Fat a Day without Slapping Someone out of B

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I constantly get the same question about my journey: “How in the heck do you survive on 20 grams of fat per day? I mean what do you eat?”

Quite a bit actually, I eat wonderfully and often.

The worst thing you can do is not eat! Trust me! You have to eat to lose weight.You just have to eat with a purpose. Its a formula.

ITS NOT just about calories or carbs or just fat. Its about understanding the chemistry of losing weight and balancing that with your body’s chemistry. The one week that I averaged 1400 calories instead of 1600 but 30 grams of fat instead of 20; I had no weightloss. I didnt gain but I stayed exactly the same weight.

MY BODY will burn off any carb you throw its way ( so I happily enjoy breads and pastas).

But a fat gram? HA!

Honey my body clutches a stray fat gram tighter than a wino holds his bottle on the corner. My body clings to fat like it’s an insecure girl in a one-sided, serious and committed relationship. My body stores fat with no shame. So I do not eat foods cooked in oils or butter. I stay away from nuts like the plague. And I have fallen in love with all types of whitefish and kicked salmon and fatty meats to the curb. I dont do whole dairy items…no milk…no cheese…and no eggs.

BUT!!!! I EAT so many wonderful things instead, and Im never hungry. Below is a typical day of food for me.

9:00am Breakfast:
6oz of Chobani Black Cherry Greek Yogurt
Smart Ones pancakes and turkey sausage
410Calories; 6g of Fat

10:30 Snack: Large Apple with 2tbsp of honey
90 Calories; 0g of Fat

12:00pm Lunch:
Subway 6 inch turkey on wheat with 1tbsp of fatfree Italian dressing and all the veggies I want.
280 Calories; 3.5g of Fat

3:00pm Snack:
2 cups of spring salad mix
1cup of plain tuna in water
2 boiled eggwhites
6 cherry tomatoes
2tbsp of fat free italian dressing
144 Calories; 2g of fat

6:30 pm Dinner:
3 shrimp tacos the recipe is here
361 Calories; 7.5g fat

8:00pm snack
1 cup Fat free key lime frozen yogurt
260 calories; 0g fat

Daily total 1545 Calories; 19g fat

That’s Good Stuff!!!!! Again this what works for Me! Listen to your body…track everything you eat..and find your fitness formula!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I love your sense of humor--and your serious dedication to healthier eating.

    Best of success to you as you continue to work your way back to the health you want and deserve.
    1954 days ago
    Keep focused for success. You cn do it. Go for it.
    1956 days ago
    Thanks for Your Comment!! I really appreciate it!
    1956 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    Love that you shared your menu for the day. It really helps to see how someone else does their planning and the outcome. Also loved your description of your body's love of fat grams. Great visuals. Thank you for sharing.
    1956 days ago
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