Thursday, July 25, 2013

Diet Plan, Food Choices that Helped Me Lose 80 Pounds

I can't believe it. I've only got 20 pounds left to lose to hit my 100-pound weight loss goal. Left is me now. Right photo is two years ago. Sometimes it seemed the weight would never come off. I started dieting about two years ago, but got serious 10 months ago. I tried every eating strategy, except crash diets. I want to develop new healthy eating habits. As I've learned, I've tweaked my diet plan. That's paid off. I'm losing more each week. Here's the menu I followed to lose the first 70 pounds. I eat six small meals daily, totaling 1,350 calories. Since writing this I added a few supplements: apple cider vinegar, garcinia cambogia (from Dollar Tree) African Mango, acai and bilberry. They're all natural fruit and plant supplements, FDA approved and available from regular grocery stores. They are not any internet scam stuff.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Raspberry Ketones Helped Me Burn Fat, Diet, Lose Weight

I've been dieting for over a year and seriously dieting since November. I've lost about 75 pounds and have 25 left to go. I haven't used drugs or surgery. I have tried and found success with supplements. One I swear by is raspberry ketones (sometimes spelled as just "ketone"). Dr. Oz recommended it (see article link below) and I have confidence in his advice. Here's how it helped me (that's me, same shirt, July 2013 and August, 2011).  Raspberry Ketones Helped Me Burn Fat, Diet, Lose Weight

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Diet Recipe of the Day Yogurt Parfait

I've lost about 75 pounds since last year. I don't say this to brag but to give encouragement to others on a weight loss quest. I thought you might like to know what I eat to lose weight. Yes, I said eat. I know, we're used to thinking of dieting in terms of what not to eat. But I need a positive spin if I'm to conquer this fat. So I talk "can" not "can't." Read on for the recipe and tips  Diet Recipe of the Day: Slim-Down Yogurt Parfait - News

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Vegan, Kosher, Vegetarian, Special Diet Grill Recipes for Memorial Day

Memorial Day = first official summer picnic day. Picnic = grill, BBQ and home-cookin', right? But what about folks on special diets? Vegans, vegetarians, kosher, lactose intolerant, thyroid deficiency, Mediterranean, South Beach, Atkins, gluten-free, diabetic, egg allergies and just plain picky eaters. How can you grill to their health and dietary needs? Here is the perfect solutions to the end of summer grillin' blues in a word: fish. High in protein, rich in omega3 oils, low fat, delicious, fish is one of those foods that will satisfy the pickiest eater and almost all special diets. Vegans, don't worry, I have got you covered, too. Here are several articles on making your own vegan recipes for grilling and appetizers.  Vegan, Kosher, Vegetarian and Special Diet Grill Recipes for Labor Day

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Natural Antidepressants, Anti-Anxiety Supplements

I've always struggled with panic attacks, anxiety, depression, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. I lost two second trimester infants and started menopause early, at about 45. For seven years, I took antidepressants. These made me feel disoriented and numb. I also put on 100 pounds (which certainly didn't help the depression!) I weaned myself several years ago and now use natural supplements to combat negative feelings and boost emotional health. Here's my daily mental health regimen.  Natural Antidepressants, Anti-Anxiety Supplements

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Diet Foods I'll Keep Eating After I Lose Weight

I've been dieting to lose 100 pounds gained after a stint on antidepressants. It's a long, tedious battle and I'm about half way there. That's me after 54 pounds lost. After I get all the weight off, there are some diet foods I'll never touch again--like reduced calorie salad dressing and Kashi Go Lean cereal! Blech! Other foods I'm going to keep eating to maintain weight loss. They taste no different and have less than half the calories: light bread, turkey and chicken lunchmeat and hotdogs and light butter.