Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Little Lighter request (losing without hunger)

Lyman Rose

Well, I received two comments to my last blog on losing weight and both asked me what I had done to lose 50 pounds in just a little over two months without being hungry.


Monday - Fruits.  Any kind and any quantity.  Watermelon and cantaloupe are the best but you can use any that you want.

Tuesday - Vegetables.  Any kind and any quantity.  Stay away from peas and corn.  Potatoes are not a veggie but you can have one on Tuesday with butter.

Wednesday - Fruits and veggies.  Any and all

Thursday - Bananas and skim milk.  Yes it is only bananas and skim milk.  Not my favorite day but it is doable.

Friday - Tomatoes and Chicken.  Any kind of tomatoes and rotisserie or baked/grilled chicken (no KFC).  The dressing is really good on the chicken and the tomatoes. 

Saturday- Fruits, veggies and chicken.  All you want of all of them but try to limit yourself to no more than two whole chickens (I can only eat about half of one).

Sunday - Veggie soup.

Condiments allowed - salt, pepper, light basalmic vinaigrette dressing (kraft has a good one).  For my cooked veggies - broccoli, cauliflower etc. - I use the I can't believe it's not butter spray.  The spray has no fat and virtually no calories.  It just tastes good.

I have been on it for 9 weeks and it has been good to me (52 pounds worth) but I still need a change so if you have any ideas, let me know of a different plan that  will allow me to continue to drop the weight.



Abel Keogh said...

What about exercise?

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Great! Thanks for posting this. The "Body For Life" program I mentioned earlier consists of 6 meals a day (proportioned with servings the size of your palm) and mixes up proteins, quality carbs, and vegetables. Once a week you have a "free day" where you eat anything you want, as much as you want. Then the other six days you stay on the plan. Like I said, it worked for me for 12 weeks, I was in my best shape ever (it also includes weight training, but streamlined) but then every day became a "free day!" I need a plan that makes a lifestyle change for me, but yours looks good for getting it off in the first place.

Kammi Rencher said...

Wow, no wonder you're tired of the menu! My father did something similar and lost a lot of weight fast, but he has had bad back problems ever since--so do be careful. The only diet I've heard of that has been successful for everyone I know of is the "Fat Flush Plan." But the diet is really strict. I actually went on it to diagnose a food allergy, since this diet eliminates pretty much all foods that commonly trigger allergies (turns out I'm allergic to wheat), and I've got to admit that it was the longest three weeks of my life, but to my surprise, I did lose weight. I wasn't even following the plan down to the last letter, since I was on it mostly because of the allergy thing (but still, who doesn't like to find out they're losing weight?). But I do think it has some good points, especially about starches and fats. You might check it out.

Mary said...

No matter how you did it, congratulations! What about doing the same thing but adding in a starch or two every day. Oatmeal is a good one to keep blood sugar control. I can't live without a serving of wheat now and then. Keep going!!

Katie Parker said...

Mayo Clinic puts out a book called "Healthy Weight for Every Body." You can order it from their website. I like the fact that it's medically based and isn't full of gimmicks. They discuss nutrition, exercise, and responsible eating for life. I have a friend who has had a lot of success by following their guidelines. I've read parts of it as well, and I was surprised to learn how poor my eating habits really had become.

I have another friend who did well on Dr. Phil's weight loss program. His approach is more psychological, helping you work past issues that are preventing you from losing weight. Neither of these programs has prescribed meal plans, and they don't make you count calories. But you do need to learn to be more responsible in your approach to food and nutrition in order to lose the weight.

Good luck!!