Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lady with a Baby




  
     I visited with my nutritionist the other day and we discussed the lull in my weight loss.  After evaluating what I have been eating, we discovered there is NO ROOM FOR ERROR in my diet if I want to lose.  I can't be good 95% of the time and then have a treat.  I had hoped that a plan like Weight Watchers would work for me...one that would be considered a "lifestyle" and not a "diet" and gives you room to breathe with treats, provided that you aren't going over your "Points".  That's fine for a lot of people but not for me.  Even with my new plan, I cannot have eggs in lieu of my morning protein shakes or have carbs with lunch -- the carbs have to be saved for dinner ONLY.

     A lightbulb went on (finally, some of you may say) that I have to actually approach my weight loss as a PREGNANCY.  With my first son I went to the emergency room because I wasn't feeling well and discovered I was pregnant.  At that moment I realized I could not have alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, unpasteurized cheeses, sugar substitutes and sushi, period.  I wouldn't say "Oh, I'll just have this one shot of vodka with two Equals and a side of Brie" That would be abusive to my unborn child, the rule had to be an absolute.  I need to go forth as if I'm a LADY WITH A BABY if I want to succeed.  My nutritionist gave me a plan of attack for the next 6 months.  That seems like a long time, then I think,  that's only 3/4 the length of a pregnancy!  As with any pregnancy, there will surely be bouts of crankiness and resentment but there's no turning back!


Here's what I can and cannot do:

Breakfast:  Protein shake (eggs can substitute only in emergency)
Snack:  Fruit with less than 20% carbs (stay away from bananas)
Lunch:  1/3 protein (see below) with 2/3 veggies
Dinner:  1/3 protein with 2/3 veggies or 1/3 starch (see below) with 2/3 veggies
Starches are to be eaten a max of 2x a week
Fruit cannot be combined with protein
Starches cannot be combined with protein
A variety of supplements will be taken with each meal-to be discussed.


GREEN LIT FOODS:

Vegetables- stick with those that have less than 20% carb content.
Fruit-6% carb content and lower (only eat melon by itself, not combined with other fruit)
Ocean veggies-nori, hijiki, wakame, kombu (I don't know what these are really!)
All fish except for shellfish
chicken, turkey, tofu, tempeh
Eggs
Bottled and purified water
Lemon, lime and cranberry (concentrate only-diluted)
Well-cooked whole grains-millet, quinoa, corn, buckwheat, amaranth and pasta made from these grains.
Corn tortillas, tortilla shells, flat bread and corn bread that has no yeast or wheat
Potatoes, sweet potatoes (limited)
Ghee (clarified butter)
Cold pressed vegetable oils (canola, olive, flax, sunflower, safflower)
Grits
Beans (moderation)
Almonds in moderation)
Seeds: Flax, sunflower, pumpkin, caraway
Herbal Teas
Fresh lemon
Balsalmic vinegar

NO-NO's
Cheese (My biggest challenge!)
Wheat
Sugar and substitutes (except for Stevia)
Yeast, bread, pastries
Alcohol, cider or root beer
Condiments, sauces, mayonnaise, MSG, pickles, sauerkraut
Processed, pickled or smoke meats and fish (hot dogs, sausages, corned beef)
Dried and candied fruit and fruit juices
Sour milk products, buttermilk and sour cream
All nuts (except for almonds)
Packaged and processed foods and enriched flour products

So from here on out I have 5 months and 30 days before I "DELIVER".  I know that this is not going to be for the REST OF MY LIFE.  My nutritionist let me know that it is MUCH harder to lose than it is to maintain.  Before, I felt like I was being punished or something was being taken away from me.  But I will be looking at things as if I will GAIN something at the end...it might not be a new baby but more energy, some new jeans, and few additional years of my life are pretty good too!

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