Monday, May 6, 2013

Bit Off More Than I Can Chew!

Yikes! Writing a blog every day is H-A-R-D! I failed again . . . I was supposed to post about . . . oh heavens . . . now I’m so lost about where I’m supposed to be in my posts! AH! I apparently skipped right over Wednesday and didn’t journal. I guess technically I was supposed to blog about Day 11 Thursday night (???) to get myself caught up making Friday Day 12, but with skipping Wednesday, my journal is for Day 11. See! No one can follow that mess! Ugh!  Sorry, but I'm going to retract my promise to blog everyday.  I'll do it as often as I can, but I'm stressing myself out.
So, Day 11 was/is all about turning your favorite meals into fat loss plates. Why do most diets fail? Because they are not sustainable. I won’t name any names, but no one can live the rest of their life eating frozen, prepackaged foods. Then there’s the fad diets like the cabbage soup diet, the Adkins diet, the grapefruit diet, etc. My dad could lose a TON of weight really fast with the cabbage soup diet, but you can’t eat the same thing over and over forever. Things like that may help you lose weight fast, but you end up gaining it back even faster plus some. You all know it’s true! Been there! Done that! Gained so much weight that I couldn’t fit the tshirt!
That’s the thing I always loved about Weight Watchers and what I love about the Food Lover’s Diet – they both teach you how to eat for life. They teach you how to modify what you eat, how to plan, how to eat the right quantities, etc. They’re not just about losing weight. They are about getting healthy and living that way for life.
Just about any meal can be turned into a fat loss plate by just adjusting some of the ingredients and serving sizes. Spaghetti and meatballs are chucked full of carbs and fat. By changing the pasta to whole wheat, by using extra lean ground beef for the meatballs, and by adding a side salad; you go from a high fat/high carb meal to a fat loss plate! Burn, baby, burn!
Think of one of your family favorites.  How can you turn it into a fat loss meal?

1 comment:

Shirley said...

I could live on frozen corn and potatoes! LOL

I'm so glad you are not going to stress yourself out trying to blog everyday. I tried bloging once a week and it was a total failure so I can't imagine how stressful everyday would be!

I like the idea of making a meal healthier. I love researching recipes and inevitably they have to be changed to meet my health needs. Great topic!