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May has been a good month for me. I have not binged. I feel very week today. I think I will eat raw foods today.  I talked to a nutritional today (my friend not a therapist or anything) and she gave me some really good tips. I found out that my resting metabolic rate was 1800. She said once I start eating normal 3 meals a day with snacks it will go up to about 2000. She also told me to to eat the same thing every day, and to include foods that I like. I will do a raw/water fast until Friday and she was aware of the benefits. But she came up with this for me and said I will never feel hungry:

8:00 Breakfast: banana (150) and whole grain cereal (150) with milk (45)

10:30 Snack: yogurt (100)

1:00 Lunch: salad with avocado (200) and tilapia (100) with whole grain baguette (150)

3:30 Snack: cheese stick (50) and apple (80)

6:30 Dinner: whole grain pasta (220) with marinara (70), mushrooms (10), and broccoli (10)

8:00 Desert: fruit (100)

And get at least 1 hour of walking every day. She says my BMI will be healthy in a couple months. I am determined to start this on Saturday. I have never known anyone to eat the same thing everyday but she says most thin people or people who have lost weight do so by not having that much variety in meals.


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May. 4th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
That is a very healthy and reasonable plan. Also excellent nutritional picks. Although not sure on the cheese stick, I think she included it for the fat (to control cravings and keep energy up) but most of the fat is saturated maybe pick skim mozzarella or some laughing cow brand cheese wedges, they will give you the protein/fat energy and satiety she was probably thinking of and less saturated fat. That plan will definitely give you all the nutrition and energy you need. and keep your hunger in check. She's right also about eating the same things, whenever I've done that I've definitely lost weight. You just have to make sure what you're eating is nutritive and that you're not missing a key vitamin, in your case it looks fine. When your BMI is normal you can reduce some of the calories if you want to lose more. good luck and I'm sure you won't feel the urge to binge on this plan! p.s. if you crave different flavors try putting lemon or different spices on the salad, or add cranberries or seeds. Or change the flavor of the pasta sauce, maybe add peppers or use a little olive oil instead and add something else like basil or lemon
May. 4th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
thanks :) The cheese stick is low fat. And I was planning on whole grain cereal (not sure which kind yet). and I'm always looking for ways to spice up my salad. do you have any favorites?
May. 4th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
this is a really good idea! thanks.
May. 4th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
I like to use balsamic vinegar, it tastes like italian dressing but has 0 cals! Apple cider vinegar ups metabolism but isn't as yummy. Lemon juice and ground pepper is good too, very low cal and flavorful. Sometimes I even put hot sauce also 0 cal.
May. 9th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
I like that you haven't totally excluded any of the usual groups that get ruled out when it comes to diets (carbs, fat and dairy) - this will actually work to your advantage, as banning whole food families will naturally make you desire them more. It's all very well losing dozens of pounds water-fasting, but this is a sensible long-term solution to keep the weight off, but your hair in its roots and your muscle nice and toned. I'll take a bit of calcium-rich dairy in moderation over "anorexic" bone loss any day, thank you. Big thumbs up to that!
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