Sunday, September 11, 2011

UP NEXT! A Protein Diet

Yes, you read it right. I'm going to try to start this protein diet tomorrow. I don't know how that's going to work seeing as aunt flow is in town & I tend to like to snack on things that I don't normally eat heavily. But then again, it would be a great challenge for me.


How did this come about? My mom was talking to my aunt yesterday & she said she's been losing weight. I jumped on the phone & into the conversation and asked what she had been doing. My aunt is known for trying out diets. She actually sticks to them 9/10 & this is one she's familiar with. Any who she said she was on the protein diet which is basically no carbs (Carbohydrates), and one cheat day. I'm still doing some research on it. I wanted to do a small cleanse before starting this, but I guess it depends on when I plan to start this.


I do plan on blogging about it just so I can keep track and share this with you all. I only plan to go a week. My aunt told her friend to try it out for a week and she'll see some results (weight loss, clothes fitting differently). And come to find out she did. Although it maybe different for every individual, I want to see what it does for me. I'm not big on diets just because people tend to fall off...but I actually want to challenge myself with this.


I also, want to incorporate a new workout plan. Some of you may have read my fitness challenge I did for two weeks last month. If not you can check that out HERE. I did pretty good.


Okay, so...I'll start this diet tomorrow (Monday Sept 12th). My exercise for this week will more than likely be me being active at work with the kids. When I'm cramping badly, I can't do much, & since I have no choice but to go to work I'll make the best of it.


-Protein diet tomorrow
-Keep track of what I eat
-Normal activity this week
-Next week incorporate a workout routine
Sounds bomb.com to me :)

Food
Protein grams
1 ounce meat, fish, poultry
7
1 large egg
6
4 ounces milk
4
4 ounces low-fat yogurt
6
4 ounces soy milk
5
3 ounces tofu, firm
13
1 ounce cheese
7
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
14
1/2 cup cooked kidney beans
7
1/2 cup lentils
9
1 ounce nuts
7
2 tablespoons peanut butter
8
1/2 cup vegetables
2
1 slice bread
2
1/2 cup of most grains/pastas
2


I'm getting some of my information from WebMD (Which is where this table is from).


If you're currently working out what are doing? Working out at the gym, videos, walking? Also if you're on a diet what kind? I would love to know who's doing what just in case we could be of some support to one another.

6 comments:

  1. You can do it. Im watching what I eat and eating smaller portions. I do a lot of cardio with comcast ondemand.


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  2. Go girl! I was watching what I was eating the beginning of this year when I was doing a challenge, but I stopped. However I don't eat that much, but I do need to be more conscious as to what I'm eating.

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  3. I'm anxious to try a protein diet as well, but being Haitian, it is extremely difficult for me not to incorporate plenty of starches and carbs into my diet. However, I feel a diet such as this will help me to feel lighter, healthier, and less lethargic at times. Keep me posted on how it goes so that I can perhaps draw inspiration from your personal results and testimony.

    Great post!

    xo,

    Sojo, FWB

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  4. Hope to see you in the chat tomorrow (8pm eastern)! =]

    <3 FWB

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  5. @Sojo it has been a challenge for me & from what you've commented on I see your concerns. I can't wait to post my thoughts about this later this week.

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  6. ohh interesting things I hate diets though :P
    i prefer exercising...

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