We have an event coming up in September and I’d like to lose 5 lbs. to look my best. In a weak moment, I signed up for an online diet plan and after logging in realized that I’d either need to either follow a complicated self-cook program or spend $650 this month ordering their food.
So I came up with my own plan which isn’t nutritionally perfect, but I’ll share it and report back in mid-September with results.
Breakfast: Steel cut oats with blueberries, TBSP of walnuts, almond milk, and tsp. of agave nectar and ½ cup of low fat cottage cheese. If I’m rushed, I’ll substitute one or two of Luna’s new high fiber bars or a piece of toasted Ezekiel bread with almond butter and some fruit. Done!
Lunch: On Sunday and Wednesday, I’ll make hearty vegan salads from Caldwell Esselsyn’s “Prevent and Reserve Heart Disease” and the “build a soup” recipes from page 50 of “The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet.” I’ll put the vegan salad on two cups of greens and eat each salad over 3 days and include a cup of soup if I’m still hungry. I’ll add another piece of fruit. Done!
Dinner: I’ll marinate a 3 to 6 oz. piece of lean protein like chicken, fish or flank steak in a medium fat, low sugar salad dressing and broil or grill it with a few servings of steamed veggies. I’ll add a cup of brown rice or quinoa. Done!
Snacks can include hummus and veggies, homemade smoothies, fruit, a controlled portion of chips and salsa, almond butter on Ezekiel bread, a cup of soup from my “build a soup” stash, some low fat yogurt, Skinny Pop popcorn or even a 130 calorie Diana’s frozen chocolate covered banana. I’ll record all of this on Livestrong.com’s nutrition site to check calories and nutritional balance. Done!
Takeaway: I’m teaching a new 6 session Stand Up Paddle Board class beginning on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7am to 8:15am. If you want to try one free class, email me through this site and I’ll get back to you. There are a few prerequisites, like being able to swim 20 yards wearing a PFD (personal flotation device).
Personal Fitness Training is hosting a free jeans “fitting clinic” on Monday, August 20th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. You can find more information about my class and the clinic under the events and classes tab on this site.