Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Simple Diet




I recently read the book "The Simple Diet: A Doctor's Science-Based Plan" It is written by James W. Anderson, M.D. and Nancy J Gustafson, M.S., R.D.

I've been on the diet for a few days now and have lost some weight. I think it is the easiest diet I've been on.

I like it because it requires no counting; in the past I have counted everything from calories, to carbs, fat grams, points etc....Over the years I have tried several diets including Slim Fast, Weight Watchers, Atkins, South Beach....If I would have stuck with them long enough I guess they would of worked. I like the simplicity of it.  This diet takes out all the guesswork, the foods are easy to find in any local grocery store and there are several varieities to choose from. I'm not real big on eating processes foods, but I feel that the easier it is, the more likly I am to stick with the plan.

I sort of think of it as a homemade verson of those expensive diets such as Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem. I have nothing against those diets, as I have never attempted the diets, mostly due to the cost of their program. Today I purchased 14 forzen entrees from Walmart for $14.00. I had a can of slimfast on hand, so I only needed to purchase one can at $6.99
This program basically has 6 keys:

  1. You must use a minimum of 5 meal replacements. (2 entrees & 3 shakes) daily.
  2. Eat 5 serving daily of vegetable & fruit. (no added fat or sugar).
  3. Drink eight 8-oz glasses of non-caloric beverages. (this does NOT include the fluid required to make your shakes, this is in addition to that.0
  4. Do 30-45 minutes of exercise daily. They reccomend walking 6 days per week.
  5. Keep daily records of activities and food eaten.
  6. Be accountable to someone.
*To help you stick to this diet you are also allowed to eat up to 2 nutritional bars.

The entrees, shakes and nutritional bars do have certain guidelines that you need to adhere to for the calories, protein and fat.

I really enjoy the shakes here are a few of my favorite shakes combo's so far that I have used.

Chocolate Covered Cherrry Shake
1 scoop of choc shake mix
1/2 cup sweet frozen cherries
8-9 oz cold water
handful of icecubes

Tropical Shake

1 scoop of vanilla shake mix
1/2 cup frozen pineappple
1/2 cup orange sections, frozen
8-9 oz cold water
handful of ice cubes

Chocolate Banana Shake
1 scoop of choc shake mix
1/2 of a frozen sliced banana
8-9 oz cold water
handful of ice cubes

Strawberry-Cherry Shake
1 scoop of a strawberry shake mix (I used  Equate ready-to-drink)
1/2 cup sweet frozen cherries
8-9 oz cold water
handful of ice cubes

Supreme Strawberry Shake
1 scoop of a strawberry shake mix (I used  Equate ready-to-drink)
1 cup  frozen sliced strawberries
8-9 oz cold water
handful of ice cubes

Rootbeer Float Shake
1 scoop of vanilla shake mix
8-9 oz cold diet rootbeer
handful of ice cubes

Chocolate-Orange Shake
1/2 cup orange sections, frozen
8-9 oz cold diet orange pop
handful of ice cubes

Chocolate Strawberry Shake
1 scoop of choc shake mix
1 cup frozen sliced strawberries
8-9 oz cold water
handful of ice cubes
2 pkt stevia

Vanilla Peach Shake
1 scoop of vanilla shake mix
1 cup sliced frozen peaches
8-9 oz cold water
handful of ice cubes
1 pkt Steavia

Mint Chocolate Brownie Coffee Shake
Mint Chocolate Brownie Meal Replacement Shake from Advocare
8-9 oz cold water
handful of ice cubes
1 pkt Steavia
1 teaspoon instant coffee granuale









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