Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Starshine and Prue asked me to share what a typical day on the diet is like, and since as a general rule I love getting questions and answering them, I'm more than happy to oblige. Below is what I ate today, which, in light of the fact that I only have a few choices for each meal and snack, is very typical of what I've been eating for the last 10 days.

Buttercup's Wednesday Menu:

Breakfast: Vita Muffin + Dannon Light 'n Fit Yogurt + Coffee with skim milk.

Snack: 4 Fiber Rich Crackers with thin layer of All Fruit Jam.

Lunch: Salad with salmon, mixed veggies, and a dash of vinegar (no carrots, peas, beets, corn, or balsamic vinegar), + 2 Fiber Rich Crackers with All Fruit Jam + Diet Coke.

Dinner: Piece of Salmon + equal amount Broccoli + 20 Almonds (the almonds were extra, but I was really hungry today after working out so I ate them as I cooked the salmon).

Dessert: Fudgesicle.
All Day: 1 - 2 liters of water a day with at least three glasses mixed with the Green Tea Extract.

I love the breakfasts and highly recommend the Vita Muffins (you can buy them in bulk from the website, but remember to get the low carb no sugar 2 oz. muffins or muffin tops). I also thoroughly enjoy dessert which is generally a Fudgesicle or an Eddy's Sugar Free Popsicle. Only 60 calories! Other than a little bit of hunger late in the morning and afternoon, I've felt pretty satisfied each day.

I'm a little hungry tonight but I think it's because my dinner was too small, especially in light of the fact that I worked out. You are allowed to eat as much dinner and lunch as you want as long as you eat only lean protein and veggies in the correct proportion prescribed by the nutritionist. Because I'm exercising three times a week I'm supposed to eat an equal amount of lean protein and veggies (50% protein to 50% veggies). When I was exercising zero times a week the amount of food I was supposed to eat did not change, but the proportion of lean protein to veggies did (55% protein to 45% veggies).

According to my nutritionist, this diet is approximately 1300 calories a day, which obviously I could not live on without turning into a stick, but makes sense for weight-loss mode. Also, as Em and I were discussing today, I probably end up eating more than 1300 calories because of the fact that lunch and dinner amounts can be quite large, depending upon how much food it takes to make you full.

You are supposed to stop eating when you are full. That's one of the main lessons that I hope to take away from this experience at the end of the six weeks.


Starshine said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I find diet regimens like these fascinating, and it is always exciting when a person sees the results they hope for. :)

Anonymous said...

Interesting. It looks so balanced. I need to try something like this. Thanks for posting it.

Miss S said...

wow, that is so interesting. and i learned something new - why should you be eating a larger proportion of meat v. veggies when you aren't exercising?

Miss S

Willow said...

I loved this post, because I was curious what kind of things you were eating on your new regime. I too am trying to eat healthier and I'm always looking for new things to try and see if I like them. You have lots of food products here I haven't tried yet--I can't wait to now:)

Keep up all the Great Work and Thanks for sharing!

Mymsie said...

I *just* wrote a post with the same title as this one!

P.S. I've heard fantastic things about the Vita muffins. :)