The results are in! 2/3 of our team are either unchanged or down a few pounds! Woot! It was a hard week trying to not fall off the wagon (sweet potato fries are calling me) and stick to the plan. I found it was easiest when:
- I had the recipes I was going to use for the day
- Stuck to the recipes
- Embraced the variety from my usual patterns
This almost sounds like the book “ A Man, A Can & A Plan” If you are curious check it out on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000SEIX02/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
I don’t advocate this as your meal plan – Yuck!!!
The other option is to do what we do to our dog friends to keep them from getting to their boo boo’s (or for us humans – FOOD). Thanks Dan for the pic.
In the book Age Proof by Jean Chatzky and Michael F. Roizen, MD (pg 155) The authors state:
The vital rule of nutrition is: the best foods you can eat have the fewest ingredients.
To remember the good foods to eat, they have a fun acronym:
- Lean protein, with an emphasis on plant-based protein (even nonlean seeds and nuts)
- Unsaturated fats (especially odd omegas like DHA omega-3 and extra-virgin olive oil (omega-9))
- Vegetables and fruits
- Unprocessed grains.
SSSSnake Oil Foods*
- Saturated and trans fats
- Simple sugars
- Simple syrups
- Stripped carbs (that is, processed carbs stripped of their whole grains)
Now the next steps is literally STEPS…
Next week’s goal is to boost exercise to a higher level next week, because muscle burns more fat – so why not build those muscles and watch that fat disappear (you can diet your way to a 6-pack). More on that next time!