Post # 1
so I’m dieting to fit into my wedding dress, and I’m counting calories. I’m trying to keep it at 1000 calories a day. So far I’m doing really awesome, but I found I’m kinda eating boring food (blah!). I have grapefruit for breakfast, spinach & broccoli salad for lunch and rice, blackbeans and chicken for dinner. Now it’s not awful, but I’d like a little variety.
Can everyone post their healthy low cal recipes on here?! I’m sure everyone would love more ideas too!
Post # 3
Check out the recipes on “Cook youself Thin” from myLifetime. It was a show, but they posted all their low cal recipes on the myLifetime website.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these recipes, they really taste GREAT!!!! Esp the pasta dishes!! yumm!!
Post # 4
I have tons of low cal ideas, but keeping it under 1,000 a day is too low. You need more than a grapefruit for breakfast or broccoli for lunch.
I have oatmeal for breakfast (plain), for lunch I have a protein, a starch, and veggies (whole grain always), a snack (yogurt), and for dinner a protein and a veggie (like grilled chicken or tofu)
Plus, always 8 glasses of water, interval training, long runs, and weights.
Today for lunch I had spaghetti squash with marinara and parmesan cheese! For dinner I have smashed cauliflower with veggies and I’ll eat a TB of peanut butter (my stomach is fussy lately). Marinate your chicken breasts–so good! I also like stewed tomatoes (weird i know)
Post # 5
My favorite lunch is Tabouleh salad with tomatoes and lemon juice.
For snacks, stick with fresh fruit (dried fruit packs in calories and it’s not as filling).
And if you get a hankering for something sweet, 25 calorie diet swiss miss does the trick!
Post # 6
I had a trainer for 2 years and helped me make great food choices. Here ares some tips for you!
Omit sugar or artificial sugar substitutes and use Stevia (can find at any health food store or Trader Joes)-it’s an all natural sugar substitute.
Cut out carbs after 6pm but eat before bed and as soon as you get up. It jump starts your metabolism and that’s a good thing!
Protein! You NEED this if you are working out-many women don’t get enough. Protein builds lean muscle and more lean muscles=more fat burning ability your body naturally has! Think one once per pound you weigh. Isopure is a great protein powder and tastes great!
When watching labels watch sodium and sugar. I look at that more so that calories now! Something could be ‘low fat’ but is packed with added sugar and sodium. And believe it or not that equals putting lbs on! I always look at ingredients-too many things I can’t pronounce don’t touch my mouth. If you can try to do that you will have success.
Post # 7
PS eat light meals/snacks every 3-4 hours instead of 3 big meals. This keeps your metabolism going all day long!