Thanksgiving is just one week away, and that means so is the “open season” of eating we call The Holidays!
It starts with you behaving by sticking to the crudite before your meal. You plan to eat some white meat and salad, but then you have a glass of wine. Before you know it, you’re sampling stuffing, some potatoes, and pie. Then the pie goes a-la-mode and the diet goes hasta la vista!
Even as a dairy-avoiding-vegetarian, overeating packs on the pounds. I have been dieting diligently for a few months now and really don’t want to ruin the seven pound weight loss that I have earned. I am also being realistic that this month is the start of major mealtime-meltdowns!
With that, I present to you my holiday eating damage control diet: SOS!
I think it’s the perfect rescue from drowning in a sea of calories this Holiday Season, so read on for more!
Move over meat!
I have been on the Skinny Bitch Diet for a few weeks now and am still a fan! As mentioned in the last Princess post, this is a “cut-the-crap diet” that makes you eat mindfully and meat-free.
Giving up meat and fish may seem like the end of the world for many of you Protein Princesses, but I assure you that you will still stay strong! Plus, the Bitch has blasted another TWO pounds away!
Need a reason to celebrate veggies? This Friday happens to be World Vegetarian Day! Read on for some meatless miracles and to learn more about why it’s worth a try!
Veggie love is in da house!
I will admit that I am already a dairy avoiding pescatarian, but The Bitch takes it all the way the max. No meat, no seafood, no dairy. Also, just like doing laundry, the diet doesn’t want whites (sugar,flour,rice) anywhere near your colors (veggies and fruits)!
The results? Lots of extra energy and weight loss to boot! Find out more about what I’m eating and how it’s working on the Skinny Bitch Diet!
Ahh, vacation! A little break from reality and, despite my best efforts, from dieting as well.
I did my best to stick to eating clean, practicing portion control, and to keeping up at the gym. For the most part, it worked. I didn’t gain any weight, but I didn’t lose any either.
It’s time to detox, and that’s going to be a real ‘bitch”. A Skinny Bitch that is!
Despite any negative connotations, this diet couldn’t be further from it’s moniker! Read on to find out the skinny on The Skinny Bitch Diet!
I can’t believe another two weeks of dieting are over!
I am wrapping up my tryst with The Special K Challenge and have to admit that this carb-centric kick actually did some good!
Read on to find out the skinny on Special K!
One week down, and one pound down as well!
The Special K Challenge (SKC) has been making meal planning insanely easy. Two out of three meals a day consist of a bowl of cereal! I have also been following the plan’s recommendation of munching on two different Special K snack items (one mid-morning and one mid-afternoon), and adding a serving of fruit with my meals.
With eight flavors of cereal, fifteen snack options, and eight additional meal-supplement products there is a lot of variety to keep you from getting bored.
Read on for my picks of the week and also for a tasty SKC recipe too!
I can’t believe that July is already over!
I just completed Round 1 of The Princess Project, which was The Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno. Over the past month I followed several different “Eat Clean” meal plans, worked my butt off at the gym, and blogged about it along the way! I’m now ready to move on to Round Two, and a whole new diet strategy.
Want to know my results? Want to know what’s next? Read on to find out! Continue reading
Week two is up, and I am happy to report that I lost 2 pounds!
It was a tough week all around. I had to travel all day on Thursday, but managed to still eat clean. I really aimed to buckle down on the portion sizes and eating 5 meals a day. I even brought my own leftover veggie rice noodles to eat on the plane, and while I’m sure no one else appreciated the fragrant onions and garlic, I was happy to have stuck to my plan!
I also kept it up at the gym. Saturday morning, I took a step aerobics class for the first time since the 90’s. It should have been called “kick” because that’s what it did to my body! The instructor did a phenomenal job of mixing things up with step, weights, Bosu, and abs. I have to say that the biggest motivator for me was keeping up with my 60-something mom! Kudos to you, Sue (and happy birthday!).
What I learned this week:
- Buy re-usable containers in the sizes you need to help you keep proper portions. Don’t be cheap! Once you have them, they make life way easier.
- Mix up your workout as often as you can! I can’t believe that a step aerobics class challenged me as much as it did. Working out with a friend helps too!
- Persistence pays! The scale finally moved!
My goals for Week 3:
- I’m going for the Vegan Meal Plan this week! That means paying extra attention to ingredients, avoiding too much processed vegetarian fare, and keeping track of carbs. Tosca’s vegan meal plan in The Eat Clean Diet book is excellent and motivated me to go back to being a super-veg for the week!
- 6 work outs this week!
- Lose another 2 pounds. This isn’t going to be easy, but I really want it!
I’ll check in to keep you posted on the week, workouts, and what I’m eating. I feel a recipe or two coming on as well 😉
Check out this article on Jessica Simpson’s extreme vegan diet to see how to do it right!
Would you go vegan to lose weight?
The Eat Clean Diet isn’t the only thing conditioning my body back into shape. I have been hitting the gym regularly and HARD!
The worst part about beginning to weight train and exercise again is the pain that comes with the process of building up muscle strength and endurance. You feel like you got hit by a Mack truck!
These “training pains” are a very important and unavoidable phase of getting in shape. There’s actually a name for this process: conditioning. Since I haven’t completely been out of the gym, I am re-charging my body with some intense weight and cardio combos.
Here’s an example of today’s workout, which was created for me by Dr. Nicholas Vendemia. He’s a NYC Plastic Surgeon with years of experience in the fitness industry, including a ongoing collaboration with the trainers of Equinox Gyms in Manhattan. Continue reading
I survived the 4th of July without exploding my whole diet!
I said it would be a challenge, and it was. I have to admit that I “indulged” in two cheat meals, but I really did my best to make them as clean as possible, and enjoyed them tremendously! I have also been kicking my booty big time at the gym, so I’m hoping to still see a little change in the scale at the end of Week One.
Check out the cheat eats below and also what I learned the past few days! Continue reading
There’s no denying that Kelly Killoren Bensimon has a body that could rival women even 20 years younger than her, but we’re wondering if she’s taking her dieting a little too far. Should she change her name to “ANA“? In a recent article on The Huffington Post, Kelly reveals what she eats in a day. Check out how this super cut cougar keeps the calories way down! Continue reading