Losing weight, one diet at a time; one month at a time…
It’s so easy to put off losing weight. I can be very motivated and even excited about losing weight – when I’m NOT doing it.
I plan and research how I’m going to lose weight – when there’s no pressure.
I really love not dieting!
But putting off the problem, only makes the problem worse. I know this, but I still don’t change.
So, let’s see…. how am I going to do it this time? I’ve been waiting for over 6 months now for my chiropractor to get me these amazing weight loss drops. You have to have a license to get the drops – and I don’t have a license. I’m at the mercy of my chiropractor – which sucks. Cause you know – I’d be pretty thin by now .
I think I’m going to switch to another chiropractor and get me some of those ‘skinny drops’.
I’m not sure about the name of the drops – does anyone know? From what I hear, they’re used in third-world countries.
Recently I was asked to write about Garcinia Cambogia which, honestly I had never heard of before now. I was told that Dr Oz had recommended this to his viewers – not that I put that much faith in his recommendations but I know that millions of others do.
So, I decided to do a little research before I started writing. As with almost any product, supplement, tool, etc that claims amazing weight loss – usually there are going to be as many websites saying it’s all a scam as there are selling the product. But, in my research I hardly found any websites saying it was a scam. There were a few unhappy reviews that said they didn’t think the product did much of anything.
What I did find in my research was more information on using pure garcinia cambogia. Apparently there are some products that don’t use the pure version or it may be diluted enough that you will not really get the benefits that are reported by those that have used the product in a more pure version.
Garcinia Cambogia (HCA) is a natural extract from a plant that is native to Indonesia. The extract is a supplement that comes from the rind of the fruit which is a small pumpkin-shaped fruit. It’s been around for a long, long time.
It is supposed to help your body burn fat quicker and more efficiently by blocking fat and suppressing the appetite. It has also been found that HCA increases serotonin levels which are a neurotransmitter that makes you feel better. This can help those of us who are emotional eaters. If we feel better, we eat less or at least we don’t run for the fridge in a bad situation!
Is it safe? People who live in regions where the Garcinia Cambogia fruit grows have known about its health-giving benefits and have been safely enjoying them for centuries. I suppose all things are fine in moderation. So, I would only take the recommended amounts and with any new diet or health supplement – ask your doctor before using.
When you are looking for pure garcinia cambogia or “GCE”, make sure it has at least 50% HCA (active ingredient potassium). According to Dr. Oz, “some experts believe that the newly available HCA potassium salts are more effective than the other HCA formulations”.
Looks like it really could be a winner. Most important – make good, healthy food choices and exercise regularly!
Let me know what you think!
You would think losing 10-15 pounds would be easy – it’s really not that much weight to lose.
But, I just can’t seem to do it.
So, I’ll paint instead.
I think I should review these frozen meals that have become a staple in my life as I try to lose weight for the upcoming summer season (as well as my health).
I’m going to start with breakfast. Lean Cuisine doesn’t really have any breakfast selections so, today I will review the few Weight Watchers or Smart Ones breakfast selections that I have tried.
The three that I have had are –
English Muffin Sandwich with Turkey Sausage
Pancakes with Turkey Sausage
Waffles with Turkey Sausage
That’s all for now.
Tomorrow – lunch!
It’s been over half a year since my last post and much, much longer since I did any posts on diet program reviews. So, I thought it about time that I get back to it with upcoming days of spring and summer.
My first diet review will be for what I’m doing right now – create my OWN diet plan. I’ve gone through Jenny Craig and NutriSystem, both are plans that had required you to by all your food from them. The basis of these plans is portion control (in addition to other nutritional values). So, I figured I can create the exact same plan without spending all the money the other diet programs require.
First thing I did was to take a trip to my local grocery store and see what was available in the pre-packaged foods. There were many to choose from. I went to the freezer section to select my lunch and dinner entrees. For lunches, I know that I need things that are quick and easy and able to be microwaved from the office; they also need to be lower in calories to make this venture successful. For lunch I got a bunch of different types of frozen pizzas –
Smart Ones pizza minis, three cheese pizza, etc
Lean Cuisine four cheese pizza, deep dish pizza, french bread pizza – many more!
Dinners, I also found a great selection of frozen meals. I’m not a big meat-eater so I was able to find lots of pastas, fish and other respectable entrees.
Breakfast, I decided I would either stick to breakfast bars, frozen egg sandwiches – anything that I didn’t have to weigh and measure and came already portion controlled (which is the point of this plan).
Last – dessert and snacks. Well, I found tons of options here. To satisfy my ice cream need, I got weight watchers (Smart Ones) desserts. They have a cookie-dough sundae that is amazing (if you don’t think of it as ‘real’ ice cream). Then I was able to find another huge assortment of 100-calorie packs. I know, they’re all packaging and super expensive compared to buying the regular size. But, again this is all about portion control and I’m not well enough yet to trust myself to do the portions.
I started this last week, had a few slips and now – after Easter, I need to get serious again.
Monday! They best day to get serious about a new diet program.
That’s all for now!