Originally Posted by kiki1979
So i've been contemplating this diet for a while now. The biggest thing stopping me was money. So I sign up for my free consultation and I was all excited as the lady was telling me about it. I got my weight and measurements. And then she was giving me hints on what to eat and says i'm giving you these because you don't qualify for our program because you're bipolar. Ahh I thought this was the diet that was going to change my life! Now I can't even do it. She said maybe I could follow some of the food programs online if I could find them.
So do any of you have any food suggestions for me? So far I have tons of water, protein for for breakfast and veggies not canned. What kind of foods do you eat?
Did she say what about being bipolar makes you unable to do the program? Is it medications because many people on this site have various medical issues. Anyway, the basic breakdown is amounts are based on your weight, over 200 you get 6 oz of protein and 4 oz with under 200 lbs. Meats are lean, chicken breast w/o skin, turkey, tuna and buffalo. lean beef could be twice a week. All weight is after cooking. There is a list of which to choose from.
Breakfast= 1 serving of protein, 1 carb (50 cal) and a protein drink (15 grams protein.
Lunch= 1 serving of protein, 1 fruit, 1 veggie (8 oz raw or 4 oz cooked) protein drink
Dinner= 1 protein, 1 veggie, 1 carb. (twice a week the beef could be here)
Add up to 2 more drinks for under 200 lbs and 3 more for over 200. You can order the drinks from dietdirect.com.
Look at the receipe link for ideas on foods and preparation. only 2 tsp olive oil a day. use I can't believe it is not butter spray, salt free seasonings, pam spray for cooking. Drink lots of water. base of 64 oz daily, add 8 oz for every 25 lbs overweight and another 8 oz for every 30 min exercise. take a good multivitamin and flax seed oil daily. Wean off the caffeine, alcohol and soda. Drinking anything mixed with water does not count as daily water.
Read the advice to newbies thread for more information. Ask questions and we will try to explain. Also check with your doctor incase there is a medical reason to not do this diet. Good luck