I really didn’t have anything planned for my FF post today, then it DAWNED on me, as I was eating my well balanced and prepared lunch at work, that I would talk to you all about this 6 Week Body Make-Over that I’m trying out. While the 6WBMO actually includes other lifestyle changes, I’ll just focus on the FOOD right now.
What I loved about this particular diet (I hate to call it a diet, because it’s so much more than that, but to be simple we’ll use it here.) is that you get to eat all the time! Hey … that’s the diet for me. I get 6 meals a day.
Downside? Yup … there is one, NO CHEESE! Well at least not for the first 6-8 weeks. It’s likely that the program for me will take up to 10 weeks though, because I tend to be a cheater and I really want to be knowledgable about the food choices.
The program has what they call an ‘unlimited meal planner’ which I think is divine! It really has very few limits and it’s really easy to follow. Here’s an example of my food day:
I get 6 smaller meals a day to keep my metabolism moving; my meals today were …
10: 30am Breakfast: eggwhite scramble – 2 Eggwhites, peppers, onions, mushrooms and basil. With 1/2 cup potatoes and 1/2 cup of Fruit.
1:00pm Mid-Morning Snack: 2 oz White fish, 1/2 cup potatoes.
3:30 pm Lunch: Tuna Topped Potato: Tuna and Salsa atop a baked potato! And 2 cups of veggies.
6:00 pm Mid-Afternoon Snack: Tuna Salad – Tuna mixed with onion, celery, tomato, cooked rice and balsamic vinegar.
8:30 pm Dinner: Chicken breast sauteed in Garlic and White wine, Steamed asparagus & Garlic Mashed potatoes.
11:30 pm PM Snack: 1/2 cup of most any kind of fruit! YAY
Most of the portions are 2oz protein, 1/2 cup carb (1-2 cups if you’re working out after that particular meal), 1/2 cup of fruit and 1-2 cups of veggies.
So by the end of the day, I’ve consumed, 12oz protein, 2 1/2 cups of carbs, 4 cups of veggies and 1 cup of fruit. I’ve done this for 2 days so far (I know I know … I DO expect to fall off the wagon, I’m prepared to jump back on!) and I have been getting hungry almost directly to the point of my next meal. (I’m even helping myself out by eating and chewing my food slower)
What I really love about this plan is that I’m not really giving anything up. I’m learning to portion my food, to eat when I’m hungry … and not to overeat when I do get hungry.
Downside: No dressings, no oil for cooking or for dressing. I can flavor with homemade salsa and any type of seasoning (other than salt) and fresh herbs. Also … no dairy. Where am I getting my calcium from? I’m actually about to go look that up because they say no milk. I love milk, I may have to cheat on that one.
At first I thought this program would be difficult to follow, but as long as I get everything measured AND pre-make some meals. I’ll be set. I’m off to a bit of a rocky start, I have to pick up a ton of stuff at the grocers, but that’s okay. In addition, I think I’m going to be getting some bento boxes, that way I can put my Lunch, Mid afternoon Snack and Dinner in separate containers when I have to work. Another thing I’m planning on doing is cooking up a bunch of Chicken and Fish (I can’t have red meats) portion them out and put them in individual baggies for freezing, that way I can pick and choose from my freezer! I CAN be organized!
I can fumble about for a few days, I don’t mind that.
So … what do ya’ll think of that? Pretty groovy huh?
Now … I’m off to plan some meals!