Losing weight, one diet at a time; one month at a time…
Diet Program Review
The diet program review is where I get down and dirty with the diet programs that I’ve tried.
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!
It’s been laying in the corner gathering dust since it came into my house.
I’m going to start using the Shake Weight today – as instructed and I will give a full review in one week. I’m told I only have to use it for 6 minutes a day – I think I can even handle that! I just did it for about 1 minute and I can definitely feel it already.
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I’ve been eating the typical Mediterranean diet for almost four weeks now, and I can absolutely feel the results. I said I wasn’t going to continue to weigh myself, but that’s never going to happen. So, I got on the scale this morning and found that I lost 7 pounds since I started on August 20th 2010. I could definitely tell in my clothes. I’m able to wear things that I couldn’t have dreamed of wearing just one month ago.
The food is a big change for me – the girl who LOVES anything chocolate, ice cream, cheesecake and pizza. I no longer eat sugar, flour (except for whole wheat), most meats and dairy. I do eat more vegetables than I ever thought I would; lots of whole grain foods, lots of beans and humus – which I now LOVE.
I also take a bunch of supplement now too, all of which my doctor recommended. The supplements include Zinc, Vitamin E, Vessel Guard – which is high in Vitamin B and folic acid, Iodine, a multi-vitamin, fish oil (if I don’t have fish that day) and Vitamin C.
My one indulgence is Snapple Diet Lemon Tea.
I’ve lost 16 lbs since last year at this time.
For me, Weight Watchers is the way to go. It’s not so restrictive that I feel trapped. It’s flexible enough for my lifestyle and allows me to eat the foods that I love and still lose weight. It’s all about portion control.
I have to give Weight Watchers a big thumbs up!
After two weeks of Weight Watchers, I’m down 4.2 lbs!
Next week I should receive accolades for having lost 5 lbs – if I do lose at least .8 lbs. I believe that is doable, but I am going out to dinner tonight and I may be going to a birthday party on Sunday, so we’ll see how much I lose.
I stayed for the meeting again, last night. I sat alone, but that gave me the opportunity to play Spider Solitaire on my Blackberry. My addiction has now spread to my cell phone. Technology is great!
I was still able to listen to the speaker – which was the point for me joining. The topic last night was how to survive going out to eat. This includes estimating portion size, asking the waiter/waitress to have the food prepared for a special diet, and knowing which foods are under the “SetPoints” – meaning you don’t have to worry about portion control.
It was all good, but I didn’t win any games!