Posts tagged weight loss
Posts tagged weight loss
I took a class tonight at Yoga Vida in Manhattan. (99 University Place @ 12th St., 6th Fl.)
I’d been meaning to go there for a while, ever since I discovered they offer one week of unlimited yoga to new students for $10. I love those deals.
Their 6pm flow class tonight was good. A solid, hour-long class complete with a little bit of everything, including ab work and a nice long shivasana.
Not to mention, the facilities were really nice - clean, spacious, inviting and serene.
If you live in New York and you’re into yoga, I recommend trying it out.
Dying to try this Indian-Spiced Chicken Pita recipe! Looks so yummy.
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Forgot to post dinner last night!
Three Black Bean Tacos
1/2 cup black beans
3 corn tortillas (6 inch)
1/8 cup of shredded cheese
1 TB sour cream
VERDICT: Very filling. A little bland (I missed the meat component, but we didn’t have any…), but all together did the trick.
It’s the end of Day Two on this eating plan. So far, I’m really enjoying it. I’m still eating the same things I always eat (Author Liz Vaccariello says we all tend to eat the same 10 meals week after week!) but I’m eating them in slightly smaller portions.
I’m measuring stuff. That’s something I don’t want to do forever, but Vaccariello says to just remind yourself what 1 cup of something really looks like. Her research says even most certified nutrionists, experts in their field, are often unable to accurately estimate the correct calories per portion size. Interesting!
The 400 Calorie Fix’s philosophy is that our portion sizes have crept up over time - that we’re eating more now than we were 30 years ago. And monitoring my own portion sizes has been revealing. I’ve been overeating!
I’m enjoying the structure of this program so far, because there’s so much freedom within the structure. You just eat what you want within 400 calories! I love not having to think about it beyond that.
So far so good…
Beef & Bean Chile Verde Recipe
This recipe looks fantastic. Chile is such a great low-calorie meal and it’s naturally good for you.
OTHER FACTS: 6 grams fiber, 27 grams protein!!
SERVING SIZE: 1.5 cups
MAKE IT A MEAL: Enjoy this scrumptious chile with a small sprinkle of cheese and a hunk of crusty bread. ~ 400 Calories
Full disclosure: I am not being paid by anyone to write this review blog. And I will be totally honest about my experience with the 400 Calorie Fix.
In my early twenties I lost 115 pounds. I used portion control and exercise. It wasn’t easy to change my terrible lifestyle habits, but I did it.
Being fat was one of the hardest experiences of my life and I am thankful literally every single day that I don’t have to live in that miserable place anymore. When I was heavy my body hurt, I felt terrible about myself and I was clinically depressed.
Since I lost the weight, I’ve maintained my weight loss within 15 pounds. It hasn’t been a perfect track record, but life isn’t perfect. And sometimes cake happens. Still, I’m incredibly proud of what I’ve been able to do for my weight and my life.
I read about the 400 Calorie Fix on the web last month and I was intrigued. So I ordered a free trial copy online. I have to admit, I was skeptical - I wasn’t even sure the free copy would show up to my house, but it did. So I decided to give it a whirl.
I tend not to believe in diets. I don’t believe in skipping meals or avoiding certain foods. But something about this program caught my eye. At first glance, it seemed refreshingly realistic. The author promotes healthy eating, but she also promotes LIVING. Sometimes you go to the movies, to a baseball game. Sometimes you want pizza. And this program shows you how to be able to eat anything you want while still losing or maintaining your weight.
I’m excited to see how my lifestyle and healthy eating routines can change for the better with 400 Calorie Fix. I want to lose 20 pounds. I’ve noticed that my portion sizes have crept up over the years, and my calorie intake has definitely been higher than it needs to be - I think this plan might help me refocus.
Thanks for sharing this journey with me!
What’s your weight loss history?
Day Two: Lunch
PIZZA! + Carrot and Strawberries
1 slice New York style pizza
VERDICT: Totally delicious and filling. Glad I opted for pineapple.
Day Two: Breakfast
Ham & Egg Sandwich!
2 slices Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Tuscan Bread
1/2 TB butter
1/8 cup cheese
1/2 slice ham
TOTAL: 410 calories
VERDICT: A little dry, but very filling.
Day One: Dessert :)
Yogurt Parfait + A Muffin!
1/3 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
1/3 cup raspberries & blueberries
3/4 cup Kashi Heart to Heart cereal
1/2 Trader Joe’s Blueberry Raspberry Oat Bran Muffin
1 tsp low-fat peanut butter
TOTAL: 400 calories
The Goal: Eat three to four 400 calorie meals every day.
The Objective: To lose 20 pounds.
The Method: The 400 Calorie Fix (from experts at Prevention Magazine)