Monday, November 25, 2013

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My 2 Day A Week Diet

Our friend who told my hubby and me about this diet called it the Starvation Diet. Well, that is enough to have anyone running to the fridge for some comfort food! Besides I researched it and got info about people eating 5-600 calories a day EVERYDAY! That will KILL YOU! So here it is: The 2 Day A Week Diet Two days a week (usually Tues./Thurs. unless something special is happening, then we do Mon./Wed. - like this week because Thursday is Thanksgiving) - As a woman, those 2 days, I eat 500 calories - As a man, my husband gets to eat 600 calories (Women, I don't really think it would hurt much to add the extra 100 calories, but that is a slippery slope to eating whatever the hell you want!) Basically, if you ONLY eat veggies, you will be stuffed by the end of the day. My husband (Angelo) often doesn't eat all 600 of hits calories. I usually have a fruit which is about 3 times the calories of most veggies so I have to severely limit myself by the end of the day, BUT REMEMBER, this is only 2 days a week! THIS CAN BE DONE! IT IS NOT THAT PAINFUL! If I do have 100 calories left after dinner, I can eat a bag of low fat popcorn. These are the things we are noticing and are changing in our diet: 1) Salad dressing has as much as 200 calories per tablespoon! I usually make my own out of oil, vinegar & mustard but since we started this diet, we are buying fresh made salsa which adds few calories and lots of extra vitamins & minerals. 2) Meat is calorie dense so STOP EATING 3 OR 4 PORTIONS! This was very difficult for my hubby as he was on the Atkins Diet for a few years. (For those of you tempted to try it, you will gain all your weight back and then some once you go off it.) I am not a big fan of meat so this didn't bother me. BUT BE AWARE that if you choose to have meat on the low calorie days, you will probably go to bed hungry. Our friend has a Weight Watchers frozen dinner on his low cal day. We go vegetarian that day as eating all that fiber and whole, natural food helps clean out your belly and intestines and colon. 3) We are being more careful even on our non-diet days. I am joining my husband in eating sugar-free products (like ice cream) and he is joining me in eating more high fiber, whole grains. I think this is what is helping us more than anything. I am so happy that my hubby is not putting himself at risk anymore by eating 3 to 4 portions of meat in every meal. And he is happy that I am not putting myself at risk for diabetes by eating all those sweets. (P.S. I also got him to stop drinking diet sodas - I just kept e-mailing him the articles about how bad they are until he finally gave in. ;->) 4) We are drinking coffee with 1% milk and Splenda when we have the urge for something sweet, esp. on the low cal days. I have done a lot of research and Splenda and Truvia do not have the same issues as the old zero calorie sweeteners. (This I know because the others give me terrible headaches.) 5) BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU BRING INTO THE HOUSE, EVEN IF IT ISN'T THAT BAD IN SMALL QUANTITIES. There are some great sugar-free sweets out there nowadays. We bought some home-made sugar free fudge that was delicious, but even with Angelo skipping two days, he had finished it off in less than a week. I won't be buying that fudge anymore, nor will I be buying tortilla chips. I can eat a few and let it sit in the cupboard (sometimes for too long), but Angelo eats things "so they won't go to waste". ;-) O.K. You have the basics here. My biggest recommendation is to learn to love veggies. Find ways to eat and/or cook them so they taste delicious. I am really starting to appreciate raw veggies. You might even want to look at the raw food diet recipes. If you have questions, post them here. Comments would be very welcome too! All the best to you on your journey to better health!


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10 Weight Loss Tips From the Duke Diet

10 Weight Loss Tips From the Duke Diet Follow the Duke Diet's medically tested slimming strategies and watch the pounds melt away. Tips to Deal with Obesity By Rachel Grumman Bender Losing weight is easier when you've got an experienced support team. That's the concept behind the Duke Diet, which focuses on smart, healthy, straight-forward strategies for losing weight and keeping the pounds off. Celebrity fashion stylist Kithe Brewster came to the center to work toward his goal of losing 60 pounds in 6 months by following the Duke Diet. The diet, which was developed over 40 years by the experts at the Duke Diet & Fitness Center in Durham, N.C., sets itself apart from other weight-loss plans with its team approach, offering clients the opportunity to stay at the center for several days or weeks so they have immediate access to nutritionists, exercise physiologists, medical doctors, and psychologists to help them change their eating and exercise habits. Watch Stylist Kithe Brewster Lose 60 Lbs in 6 Months But you don't need to travel to the Duke Diet center to take advantage of the program. We asked the center's experts to share their top 10 tips for achieving weight loss success — from scheduling meals to getting a grip on emotional eating. Here's what they told us: 1. Eat More — But Choose Wisely You already know that fruits and vegetables are good for you. That's because they're not only packed with disease-fighting nutrients, but they're also great for losing weight and maintaining weight loss. Fruits and vegetables contain fiber and water, which fill you up so you eat less at each meal. Duke Diet nutritionists recommend loading half of your plate with fruits and vegetables at lunch and dinner to leave less room for unhealthy foods. "Seeing a full plate also helps you feel more satisfied on a low-calorie diet," says Christine B. Tenekjian, a Duke Diet & Fitness Center dietitian. "When people come to our program, they're afraid of being hungry, but more often they say, 'This is more food than I usually eat.'" Tenekjian recommends having at minimum of two to four servings of fruits and vegetables each day and making sure your plate contains 50 percent produce. Ideally, the rest of your plate's real estate should be filled with 25 percent healthy protein — fish, lean beef or white meat chicken, or a plant-based protein such as tofu — and 25 percent should come from carefully-chosen, fiber-rich starches, such as beans and other legumes. 2. Schedule Your Meals Many people who come to the Duke Center have stopped listening to their hunger cues long ago and instead eat because they're upset, bored, or just saw a commercial for a tempting food, says Tenekjian. "As a society, we've really lost the ability to recognize our hunger signals," she notes. "Until the people who come here become cognizant of that, we ask them to eat on a schedule — small meals every three to four hours — when they go home." Those who are most successful at losing weight and keeping it off tend to eat five to six small meals a day or about every three to four hours, according to Tenekjian. 3. Keep a Food Journal Jotting down what you eat — in a journal, on your iPhone, or in an Excel spreadsheet on your computer — helps you stay aware of whether your meals are balanced, how frequently you're eating, and how many calories you're consuming. "If people come back to the center because they're regained the weight," says Tenekjian, "it's often because they stopped monitoring what they've been eating." Dieting Without Dropping Pounds? 4. Get a Grip on Emotional Eating To help halt emotional eating, says Sofia Rydin-Gray, Ph.D., assistant director of behavioral health and lifestyle coaching at Duke, first suss out why you're reaching for that pint of ice cream in the first place. She suggests asking yourself the following questions before eating. Am I hungry? How am I feeling? What do I really need? What can I do instead? "Some clients add questions, such as, 'How long will have to exercise if I eat this?' Or, 'How many calories will I have burn?'" says Rydin-Gray. "One client put a note on the fridge that says: 'What you're looking for isn't in here.'" Last Updated: 02/11/2011 This section created in partnership with Duke Diet and produced by the editorial staff of © 2011; all rights reserved.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Enjoy the Holiday Hoopla Without Gaining A Pound - copy & paste in your browser

Everyday Health - Lot's of great stuff there! While your there, look for my weight loss board. I am there as Author Sherrie Miranda

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Soups for Every Occasion! Simply copy and paste the url to your browser!

Copy and paste link into your browser for Best Anti-Aging Foods for Women

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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Welcome to Weight Loss Coach Sherrie's Blog!

I am currently trying a new way of eating (forget about that nasty "D" word!). I am following the "Schwarzbein Principle" and learning ways to focus on creativity and taking care of ME. I am currently in Body Blissmas, a program started by Jill Badonsky. As I learn to focus on healthy eating and being happy and creative, I would like to help you do the same.

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