PART 2 MY story: How I came to give up sugar and white flour
Friday, September 17, 2010
You should read my previous blog first... PART 1
Here is the link above to my friend Nancy's blog that she posted on July 22.
ON JULY 24 I started this plan.
The first week I lost 5 lbs, 4 lbs the next week and every week thereafter I have lost weight.
By 6 wks I was down 21 lbs and over 21 inches too.
I don't have any cravings at all! I did have some serious ones the first 3 days... but then nothing.
I sleep so much better now.. all night through. I used to wake up all night long.. and look at the clock (anyone relate to that LOL)
I have energy unreal... I crave CRAVE fresh nutritional foods.
I need to tell you that I don't drink all my water.. I SHOULD I KNOW... but I don't... (just the truth)
I DON'T do any intentional exercise at all.
I SHOULD I KNOW.. (I will say it again.. I SHOULD) I am active all day.. and move allot.. but I don't exercise intentionally...
I am going to start though.... (I have a plan LOL)
So I have lost this weight without drinking all my water and exercising!
MY skin looks so much better now...not puffy and doughy looking anymore on my face (don't know if those words make sense but that is how my skin looked swollen (not just fat) and doughy pasty looking)
My hair looks better.. my nails grow too fast an they are strong and healthy too.
I feel bones again! AMEN!
I can tell you I did track for almost 3 weeks to see my calorie count.. but then I quit.. no need to do it anymore...
It comes from the book, "Why Can't I Stop Eating?" by Debbie Danowski and Pedro Lazaro
Here is a link to Debbie’s website
HERE is the plan:
*1 cup skim milk
*1 breakfast protein
*1 serving protein (3 oz females; 4 oz males)
*1 cup vegetables
*1 cup salad OR mixed, raw veggies
*1 serving starch (1/2 cup)
*2 Tbsp salad dressing
*Up to 1/2 cup of condiments, if desired
*1 serving protein
*1 cup veggies
*1 cup salad OR mixed, raw veggies
*1 serving starch (2 for males)
*2 Tbsp salad dressing
*Up to 1/2 cup condiments, if desired
*1 serving fat
Snack (bedtime only):
*1 serving cereal
*1 serving milk (snack milk may be 1 c. fat-free, plain yogurt)
*1 serving fruit
Breakfast cereals may be ANY CEREAL THAT DOES NOT LIST SUGAR OR FLOUR IN THE FIRST FOUR INGREDIENTS. Remember that glucose, fructose, corn syrup, etc. are all sugars. Good luck with this one. Cooked cereals such as oat bran, plain oatmeal, cream of wheat, etc. are your best bets, but if you read labels carefully, you can find cold cereals, too.
Milk is to be skim/non-fat.
BREAKFAST PROTEINS may be:
2 oz or 1/4 cup of feta cheese, low-fat cottage cheese, egg substitute, pot cheese, fish, lean beef, low-fat ricotta, Canadian bacon, tempeh, turkey, or chicken
1 large egg (limit to three times a week)
4 oz. (1/2 cup) low-fat yogurt OR tofu
1 whole apple, pear, peach or orange
1/2 cup blackberries, honeydew, Cremshaw melon, cantaloupe, raspberries, mixed fruit, mango, blueberries, cranberries, pineapple, strawberries
2 small apricots, plums, bananas, nectarines
OR 1/2 cup of the following canned fruit, PACKED IN OWN JUICES, NO SUGAR SYRUP: apricots, peaches, pineapple, mandarin oranges, pears
OR 1 cup of the following frozen fruit: blackberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, boysenberries, blueberries, honeydew, peaches, raspberries
Unlimited amount of decaf coffee and up to SIX packets of artificial sweetener may be had each day. Any "fried" foods must be cooked with a non-stick spray such as Pam.
LUNCH PROTEINS & DINNER PROTEINS:
3 oz for women; 4 oz for men
lean beef (no fat), fish, lamb, turkey, tofu burgers, low-fat ricotta cheese, low-fat cottage cheese, chicken, shellfish, pork, tempeh, farmer cheese, feta cheese
1 cup legumes, black beans, kidney beans
All meats must be lean and not breaded.
1 cup of the following, cooked or raw
asparagus, cucumbers, green beans, bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, radishes, mushrooms, okra, broccoli, carrots, eggplant, cabbage, snow peas, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, rutabagas, sauerkraut, Swiss chard, scallions, collard greens, dill pickles, bamboo shoots, parsley, water chestnuts, spinach, bok choy, brussell sprouts, onions
1 cup of the following, mixed in any manner as long as they are RAW
arugula, bib lettuce, cabbage, dandelion, mache, radicchio, salad savoy, Swiss chard, watercress, Belgian endive, Boston lettuce, escarole, endive, iceberg lettuce, mustard greens, romaine, spinach
Additionally, any item listed in the vegetables category may be used as a salad vegetable as long as it is consumed RAW.
1/2 cup of the following, cooked
barley, acorn squash, buckwheat, millet wheat berries, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, lentils, split peas, butternut squash. corn. black beans. brown rice (limit rice servings to 3x per week), Kashi, rye berries, black soybeans, kidney beans, lima beans, white beans, peas, parsnips
4 oz potato (both potatoes and rice must be limited to 3 servings per week and must be eaten for lunch or dinner), 1/2 ear corn on the cob
2 tablespoons of any salad dressing that DOES NOT LIST SUGAR IN THE FIRST FOUR INGREDIENTS
Sauces: Up to 1/2 cup of the following AS LONG AS SUGAR IS NOT LISTED IN THE FIRST FOUR INGREDIENTS. You may mix and match as long as the total amount does not exceed 1/2 cup.
BBQ sauce, salsa, tomato sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, mustard, tamari, picante sauce, spaghetti sauce, V-8 juice, steak sauce, horseradish, tabasco
1 TEASPOON of vegetable oil, butter, olive oil, walnut oil. margarine. mayonnaise, sesame oil, hazelnut oil
1 TABLESPOON whipped butter, whipped margarine
*No more than 6 packets of artificial sweetener/day
*Up to 6 lemon wedges/day
*Up to 2 T. lemon juice per day
*No more than 1 teaspoon artificial vanilla/day
*Up to 1 cup of clear broth per day with either lunch or dinner, if you choose to have it
*Bedtime snack must be eaten just before bedtime; cannot be used to supplement lunch or dinner. It is designed to help prevent middle-of-the-night snacking and is not required. Your bedtime milk may be substituted for 1 cup of low-fat yogurt (AT BEDTIME ONLY, not breakfast).
I really encourage you to purchase the book as it details the "science" behind the diet and gives lots of tips, recipes, etc. that are very helpful. I think you will find the meal plans filling -- we are never hungry and find it easy to stick to this plan. I personally feel infinitely better without bread for one thing. And when in doubt about whether a food is allowable or not -- if it has sugar or flour listed in the first four ingredients, steer away from it.
Keep things interesting by trying different combinations and using lots of spices. Go easy on the salt. Get your 8 glasses of water in, too.
Good luck should you decide to try it!
If you have questions PLEASE ask me...
Ask them on my blog and I will answer on my blog.. if you like... or my page or PM is fine too!
DON"T think this is complicated.
I PRINTED IT OUT and kept it in the kitchen... and took it to the grocery store after 1 WEEK it was so so simple..
IT is not hard to follow and is just second nature very quickly....
When I am around cake I don't want any
I continue to fix what I always fixed for my family.
I make sweets for them.. and just my normal stuff... but I PROMISE you from my heart... it doesn't bother me one bit to be around this stuff.
My family is starting to eat healthier just because they want what I eat more often now...
My food takes me 5 minutes to prepare... so it really is not extra time consuming!
I promise! LOL
Love you guys.. THANKS for supporting me!
PS I FORGOT TO SAY how I feel so clear minded and present!
I used to go around in a fog.... kind of weird feeling... and I think it is related to the processed foods and sugary snacks I had...