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Friday's Feast 04.24.09

Friday, April 24, 2009


I really didn't have anything planned for my FF post today, then it DAWNED on me, as I was eating my well balanced and prepared lunch at work, that I would talk to you all about this 6 Week Body Make-Over that I'm trying out. While the 6WBMO actually includes other lifestyle changes, I'll just focus on the FOOD right now.

What I loved about this particular diet (I hate to call it a diet, because it's so much more than that, but to be simple we'll use it here.) is that you get to eat all the time! Hey ... that's the diet for me. I get 6 meals a day.

Downside? Yup ... there is one, NO CHEESE! Well at least not for the first 6-8 weeks. It's likely that the program for me will take up to 10 weeks though, because I tend to be a cheater and I really want to be knowledgable about the food choices.

The program has what they call an 'unlimited meal planner' which I think is divine! It really has very few limits and it's really easy to follow. Here's an example of my food day:

I get 6 smaller meals a day to keep my metabolism moving; my meals today were ...

10: 30am Breakfast: eggwhite scramble - 2 Eggwhites, peppers, onions, mushrooms and basil. With 1/2 cup potatoes and 1/2 cup of Fruit.

1:00pm Mid-Morning Snack: 2 oz White fish, 1/2 cup potatoes.

3:30 pm Lunch: Tuna Topped Potato: Tuna and Salsa atop a baked potato! And 2 cups of veggies.

6:00 pm Mid-Afternoon Snack: Tuna Salad - Tuna mixed with onion, celery, tomato, cooked rice and balsamic vinegar.

8:30 pm Dinner: Chicken breast sauteed in Garlic and White wine, Steamed asparagus & Garlic Mashed potatoes.

11:30 pm PM Snack: 1/2 cup of most any kind of fruit! YAY

Most of the portions are 2oz protein, 1/2 cup carb (1-2 cups if you're working out after that particular meal), 1/2 cup of fruit and 1-2 cups of veggies.

So by the end of the day, I've consumed, 12oz protein, 2 1/2 cups of carbs, 4 cups of veggies and 1 cup of fruit. I've done this for 2 days so far (I know I know ... I DO expect to fall off the wagon, I'm prepared to jump back on!) and I have been getting hungry almost directly to the point of my next meal. (I'm even helping myself out by eating and chewing my food slower)

What I really love about this plan is that I'm not really giving anything up. I'm learning to portion my food, to eat when I'm hungry ... and not to overeat when I do get hungry.

Downside: No dressings, no oil for cooking or for dressing. I can flavor with homemade salsa and any type of seasoning (other than salt) and fresh herbs. Also ... no dairy. Where am I getting my calcium from? I'm actually about to go look that up because they say no milk. I love milk, I may have to cheat on that one.

At first I thought this program would be difficult to follow, but as long as I get everything measured AND pre-make some meals. I'll be set. I'm off to a bit of a rocky start, I have to pick up a ton of stuff at the grocers, but that's okay. In addition, I think I'm going to be getting some bento boxes, that way I can put my Lunch, Mid afternoon Snack and Dinner in separate containers when I have to work. Another thing I'm planning on doing is cooking up a bunch of Chicken and Fish (I can't have red meats) portion them out and put them in individual baggies for freezing, that way I can pick and choose from my freezer! I CAN be organized!

I can fumble about for a few days, I don't mind that.

So ... what do ya'll think of that? Pretty groovy huh?

Now ... I'm off to plan some meals!

Brightest Blessings,


9 Things people say ...:

Lacey said...

That sounds awesome! And now I'm hungry... :-)

Small Footprints said...

That sounds pretty interesting. I keep reading that portion control is everything. And ... eating smaller portions often will keep your metabolism burning.

Calcium isn't all that hard to get ... I'm vegan and don't eat any dairy. Instead try bok choy, broccoli, collards, Chinese cabbage, kale, mustard greens or tofu.

Wishing you the best ...

Small Footprints

Hoeech said...

Can you take the potatoes and deep fry them into chips? Your menu doesn't specify how they are to be prepared.

SweetPeaSurry said...

HOEECH!!! You came ... did you see me prodding you? Huh huh? Didya see? HE HE HE. No oils, no butter, no mayo, no yolks, no sauces. If you're cooking something you can cook it in water or wine. That's it baby!

Thanks for stopping in!

Hoeech said...

I want you to re-read the post you just left, but put yourself in a pervy mindset (like me).

You dirty girl...

Prodding? Oils? Butter? I'm not even gonna get into "You came" ;)

Dragonesque said...

Sounds wonderful, Surry - the "diet", that is, not Hoeech's dirty insinuations ;0)

Being organised is key. It helps you make good choices even when you don't have a lot of time.

Well done, you!

Curly Muse said...

This is very similar to a Program I did and it works. I lost 30lbs. The down side is that as soon as I stopped it, I gained it all back, I think the trick is to slowly start introducing new foods and keeping the portions small. I am starting a new program too and hope to lose some weight as well. Luck to both of us!

SweetPeaSurry said...

C'mon hooech ... you know I'm a pervy girl!! I knew exactly what I was saying! *giggles*

CaJoh said...

Thanks for participating in the feast. I keep hearing that if you eat many smaller portions that you won't eat as much. Great strategy for enjoying a lot of great food.