Post # 1
Sooo I would love to be about 10 lbs lighter before my wedding so I have been sticking to a daily exercise routine and eating more healthy. I thought it might be helpful if other Bees shared their weight loss diets? Maybe we could all help each other out and share tips 🙂 Rice cakes only taste good for so long lol. So here’s what I’ve been eating lately…
breakfast: Smoothie with 1 banana, 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt, 1 cup chocolate soy milk, and 1 tsp cinnamon. This smoothie is DELISH.
lunch: chocolate chip rice cakes with peanut butter and apple slices w/ low fat caramel. Or: spinach wrap with lettuce, black beans, salsa, and sweet peppers. Or: avocado, cucumberr, and mozzarella sandwich.
dinner: brown rice with beans. Or: whole grain pasta with veggies (brocooli, peppers, bean sprouts). Or: veggie stir fry with ginger sesame sauce and brown rice. Or: spinach wrap with veggie chicken, sweet peppers, arugala, and salsa.
So what is everyone else eating?!?!
Post # 3
Ive cut out most of the carbs I used to eat, lots more veggies, and Ive cut down on my proportions! Oh- and I have been exercising 5 days a week! So far so good! Havent stepped on a scale yet but my pants keep falling down and my arms are toning!
Post # 4
Your diet sounds yummy! I am shooting for 20 pounds myself. I don’t have a “diet” plan per se because I am making it a lifestyle change. What I am doing is, easing up on those carbs. I also myself 2 servings per day. For example, if I have a slice of toast for breakfast, I may have a cup of rice for dinner. Or maybe I will save my carbs for dinner and have two tacos. Obviously, the only food that doesn’t have carbs is meat, I just mean I avoid simple carbs. Plus, we are doing the Biggest Loser at my job. So far, I have lost 7 pounds! I still want to lose 20 more, but I would be satisfied with 10-15. Good luck!
Post # 5
I’m eating too much! haha. Your diet sounds really good, and if you keep to foods like that until your wedding date you will be probably alot less than 10lbs lighter!
I am good at working out, but I suck at food restricting. However, I already have my dress, and can’t afford to realy lose much without the fit being compromised, so I am just trying to tone up for the next couple months.
Hang in there though, you can do it!
Post # 6
I started the South Beach diet a few weeks ago and I’ve lost 8 lbs so far! It’s very restrictive at first but I’m finding my cravings are going away. I’m in the 2nd phase so it’s no longer low carb, but I did cut out white potatoes, refined sugar and flour, etc. We try to use lots of spices to keep everything flavorful and interesting.
For breakfast we either eat high fiber low sugar cereal with strawberries or a whole grain english muffin with smart balance and some berries. For lunch I usually have a turkey or tuna wrap (either in lettuce or a whole wheat tortilla) with a side of cucumbers and hummus and a sugar free jello. Snacks, I have string cheese, cashews/almonds, or low sugar yogurt. For dinner we usually have a meat and a veggie, and sometimes we’ll go get 8 cal/oz froyo for dessert.
My advice would be to beware of a lot of foods marketed as “low fat,” because many are actually really high in sugar and calories. Lots of foods we traditionally think of as “diet” foods are not actually very nutritious and may not keep you full as long.
Post # 7
My fiance and I started on a vegan diet after watching “Forks Over Knives”, and I lost 5 pounds in less than 2 weeks. Now I’ve also started doing bodyweight exercises, so hopefully I’ll get toned up soon.
Post # 8
Protein and fiber. Protein and fiber. I cannot stress this enough 🙂 Beans, yogurt, protein powder, chicken, low fat greek yogurt and cottage cheese have a TON of protein. I like to cut up fruit and put it in yogurt or cottage cheese. Whole wheat pasta. Quinoa (a super healthy grain similiar to rice, but rich in fiber, protein and omegas.) Green tea. All the veggies you want. Fiber wafer pizza (those fiber crackers with a bit of pasta sauce and low fat cheese.) Another thing I’ve started doing is lifting weights every day because it boosts your metabolism more than cardio– lifting weights burns fat for two days while the body is at rest. Almonds, frozen berries.
All this is from the abs diet. 🙂
Post # 9
@LittleAudrey: You took the words out of my mouth!!
I don’t have a diet plan perse, but I have dropped about 12 pounds. I did it with excercise, cut out the late night junk food, and Fiber, Fiber, and mre Fiber (and also more lean protein). I have always been below the recommended daily intake for fiber, and totally noticed a difference once I added in some supplements (Fiber one bars, or powder in drinks/foods). Also, lean protein every night for supper, and every morning for breakfast.
Post # 10
I need to lose about 20-30 pounds. I bought a sample dress that was a size to small. I have very little will power against food so right now I’m just trying to eat less. I was drinking tons of soda so I cut down to one soda a day at the most. Usually I just have one every 2 or 3 days. I’ve also tried to cut down on the random unhealthy snacking. I was dieting hardcore for like 2 weeks but I crashed an burned. I decided cutting out the delicious foods slowly would work better for me.
Post # 11
Sounds like everyone is doing great 🙂
@Bellagiobride: 7 lbs! that is amazing, you can definitely make it to 20!!
@Cash000: I already have my dress too, so I can’t lose too much. I am with you on the toning up…I want my arms and tummy to be flab free!!!
@LittleAudrey: i LOVE greek yogurt, it is so good. I agree about the beans, they are my new favorite!!
@brandylynnp: congrats on the 12 lbs that is awesome! I love fiber one bars too, the oats and caramel one is my fav 🙂
Post # 12
Just started today but I’m only trying to lose maybe nine pounds. I’m using an Android app called “Lose it!”, and trying to eat healthy. My fiance is doing the same thing! Unfortunately, he gets about 600 more calories a day than I do, since I’m 5’2″ and 122 (trying to get to ~113 ish, or at least more toned in the tummy!).
Breakfast–over easy egg, honey wheat toast and a glass of Simply Orange juice
Lunch–BLT using olive oil mayo.
Dinner– 1 1/2 cups broccoli & a baked chicken drumstick
Snacks–Whole tomato (I love them sliced with salt), some pretzel sticks, a cheese stick, and another “breakfast” of the midnight variety of over easy egg, etc.
Just over 1200 calories with the exercise I did today and still pretty full 🙂
Post # 13
I still have some weight to drop to get to my overall total goal (not wedding weight goal) but I’ve dropped about 44lbs so far. I’m on a 1500 calorie per day diet along with daily (6 days a week) exercise.
Breakfast: Homemade Granola/Cereal with milk
Mid-Morning Snack: Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie
Lunch: Bean Burger Wrap
Mid-Evening Snack: Healthy Pizza
Dinner: Protein Shake
I drink lots of water all day. I only have juice on the rare occasions and stay away from soda and alcohol completely.
The granola and pizza recipe I use are from the “Cook Yourself Thin” cookbook. I really love that book. The second book, “Cook Yourself Thin Faster,” isn’t as good but it does have some good recipes here and there. I highly recommend the first one though; it shows how you can replace high calorie ingredients in your favorite recipes with low calorie options thus allowing you to eat them (like pizza and cake). It also helps calculate how many calories you need based on your goal weight.
ETA: The protein powder I use is Gaspari Myofusion Hydro in Milk Chocolate It’s really good! I’m fairly picky about protein powder (I can get tired of the flavor after a while) but this one is really good and when mixed with fat free milk, it tastes just like real chocolate milk.
Post # 14
Definitely agree with the protein! Also are you doing any exercise in conjunction with?
I am doing this crazy spartacus workout 3 times a week, and days I’m not doing that I get on the eliptical or a treadmill for about 45 mins to an hour. Sundays I usually take off. Since I’m keeping up with cardio I eat a lot of carbs in the morning, healthy ones though. I also eat a lot of protein, chicken mostly. And I am on a PB&J phase right now but on wheat bread and with smaller amounts of peanut butter AND jelly. I need to get more protein in though, I’m considering buying a meal replacement (syntha-6, a very lean protein if you haven’t heard of it). Considering my work schedule I’d probably do that for dinner, I try not to eat anything about 3 to 4 hours before I go to sleep (I work 12 hour days and usually sleep right after I get off). I’m also trying to train my metabolism by eating smaller meals more often.. something I’ve never been good at… haha.
Post # 15
unfortunately I’m currently on a low carb diet … it works wonders but i seriously dream of pasta, bagels, bread, cake, muffins… ughhhh 🙁
Post # 16
OMG! THis was inspiring thanks OP! I’ve learned some things from this! Number one is I need more fiber and protein