D'Arcy from Winnipeg
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Diet Woes

Sunday, December 17, 2006 12:54 PM

So I started my diet plan yesterday. Luckily I only have to do it every second day, because the first day was a real struggle.

Now, at this point you're probably thinking that I gave in to the pizza party we had for our church youth group last night, or that I had a huge helping of carb-filled pasta at Olive Garden yesterday. But no, that's not the struggle I'm talking about.

Y'see, most people associate "diet" with "less-food". But no...my "diet" plan consists of 5 meals a day.

Meal 1: 2 eggs, bowl of oatmal, 1 orange
Meal 2: 6oz fish, cup of veg, flax seed
Meal 3: 4oz chicken, 1/2 avocado, cup of veg, .5 orange
Meal 4: 8oz chicken, cup of veg, .5 cup of rice
Meal 5: Scoop of protein, 1 orange

So you look at that and think - that doesn't look too bad. Well, try and EAT IT. I had 4 of the 5 meals I was supposed to have yesterday, and I was never hungry throughout the day...in fact, cooking up meal 4 last night at 10 pm and trying to shove it down was almost a workout in itself.

We even went to Olive Garden yesterday for lunch. The waiter gave me a weird look when I said "I'll have Chicken Giardino...but without the pasta and extra veggitables." Oddly enough, I don't have the same cravings I used to have though...its almost like, with a meal plan, your day isn't ruled by which food you're going to put into your mouth. So we'll see what the rest of this week is like.

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# re: Diet Woes

Funny; that's pretty much what Hubbs eats every day (except that he eats 6 meals, and reduces his meat to 4 oz per meal, plus he eats a non-liquid final meal rather than have the shake at night).

It does fill you up at first, but then your body learns to crave food every 2-3 hours; now, if I don't eat regularly, I get the shakes and literally get weak at the knees.

Good for you for getting into shape (and right before Christmas, no less!). You may wanna lay off the shortbread and stuffing and gravy come the big day, though; and if you succeed, please do share your secret cuz we never seem to manage to resist!

12/17/2006 2:02 PM | MrsLoquacious

# re: Diet Woes

Good work bud. Stick with it. I tried a few different plans and Atkins was the only one that really worked for me. Good thing I like meat and cheese. :)

12/17/2006 10:26 PM | Chris Williams

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