Originally Posted by aleka
Hi! May I join you? Are you just counting fiber grams or are you also counting calories? A few years ago there was a diet book out called, "Full Plate Diet". If you do a search for Full Plate Living, you can click on their website. I think they are on Facebook under Full Plate Living. I have to do something to lose weight and this sounds good.
The more the merrier! Would love to have another buddy joining us!
I'll give you a sample of my day, so you can see what I do, and perhaps Liliann can do the same:
2 high fiber (Thomas' brand) English muffins
2 slices of low sodium bacon
2 eggs, fried
1 slice Kraft 2% American cheese
1 tablespoon Light Hellman's mayonaise
as much popcorn as I want, to feel pleasantly full
Lunch or Dinner some nights, when in a rush- too full for lunch most days, but if I do have it, I get have:
high fiber wrap (Joseph's brand around here)
load that sucker up with any and all vegetables you enjoy (lettuce, tomato, pickles, olives, onions (can't eat the skins, allergic to them, but you can have them if you want!) baby spinach, beet greens, peppers- just fill it, baby!!!!!
any deli meat (3-4 ounces), can of tuna, etc that you want.
I also enjoy Kashi black bean chips- delish! or okra pieces they sell in a container at Walmart- six grams of fiber per serving
any piece of fruit
1 pack of high fiber almonds, 100 calorie pack
high fiber salad- load it up again- I need to feel full, so I have a HUGE salad. Usually, I put in mine about 3-4 cups lettuce (you can have a mixture of greens- makes it taste different every night), half of a cucumber, 1 carrot, peeled and cut into rounds, 1/4 of a large red bell pepper, 2 ounces of cheddar cheese from a block, cut into bite size pieces, grape tomatoes, handful of dried cranberries, olives of the day (love those things, lol), oh and I enjoy CROUTONS- garlic and butter flavor, and Fat Free Catalina dressing. Make it so that YOU love and enjoy it, and change it up daily. Add some chicken or what I call "meat rolls"- slice of ham, bologna, turkey, and American cheese- roll em up, slice into rounds. Or add cottage cheese.
After I eat my salad, I just enjoy whatever I want with it- your pleasantly full by the time you eat your meal- make sure you eat enough vegetables and fruits to feel on the somewhat full side- you'll want less of whatever else you're having, I promise. I've eaten a variety of foods for dinner- if it is a highly fattening meal, I just make sure I am near stuffed before I have it with salad- then I get my "treat food" without the guilt. Most days, I have just a meat and more veggies, but some days, we want lasagna or something like it for dinner.
Things I eat on other days:
lots of popcorn- I cook mine in the microwave with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray- about 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of ICBINBS to 3-4 tablespoons of popcorn kernels. I have a microwave popcorn bowl I bought on Amazon.com to make it.
fruits and veggies- the more, the better!
High fiber breads- English muffins, bread, wraps- all high fiber, though not necessarily the wheat kind- it bothers my tummy some days, I usually get whole grain kind
high fiber pasta
100 calorie pack of almonds or any nuts
oh, and I sneak in a snack size Snicker's Bar or two daily, or something with nuts in it, for a sweet treat
If you notice- I eat a high fiber meal twice a day, with HIGH PROTEIN, too! Both of these will keep you full and happy. Some days, I splurge and while I still eat healthy, I've gone out to dinner with family and friends- buffets are my family's favorite- so I load up on salad first, then grab veggies and meat. The Chinese buffet we go to has this awesome Broccoli and Chicken- I load up on that dish- so good!
Ok, so some days I sneak in a crab rangoon or two
, but usually, though, we don't eat out all the time, so it's just a "treat" meal I allow perhaps every week or two. Although, I must be honest, this diet, it's a great way of life, and honestly, I feel so good and healthy, and because I am full all the time, I am content.
I try to exercise every day, too. I have a recumbent bike that I ride 3-4 days a week. My kids gave me an awesome tablet for my birthday, so I put a bunch of sons from You Tube into a playlist called "exercise music", play that while peddling, and sometimes will play games on Facebook while I am peddling, because I am such a multi tasker, lol!
I also do stretching, toning, some yoga poses on the other days- relaxing stuff, not kill myself wrapping myself into a pretzel stuff and end up in traction.
I also try to swim at the hotel 1/2 away from us- they have a hot tub there, so we swim for about an hour and a half, and end up in the hot tub once or twice for about 15-20 minutes each time.
I also have an Ipod- I shut my bedroom door and either walk/jog in place or dance away- whatever I feel like it.
Try to do some kind of exercise in your day- but make it what YOU enjoy. If you love to jump rope or hula hoop- just do it, and have fun. Keep it enjoyable, and you're more likely to stick to it. I can't do Elliptical machines or tread mills- killer on my knee, which I have problems with because of two old injuries.
I hope this has helped give you an idea as to what I do and how it works. I am proud to say, I am now under 300 pounds- this morning, woke up at 297.4 pounds. I might need to change my ticker now.
Have a great day, and perhaps Liliann will share a daily menu with you as well. Just be creative, and eat what you love for high fiber and protein. I don't fuss about sauces on my meat- I enjoy BBQ, chinese sauces, etc- it tastes good and I feel satisfied and full. How can you beat that?