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Old 01-17-2013, 02:45 PM   #54 (permalink)
Mern
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Sarah, welcome. I like your goals. Eating healfully is a continual learning experience for me as it is for most of us. As my doc says, "You don't have to be perfect--just better than you USED to be." Best wishes.

OK, today is day 1 of my 21 Day Metabolism Makeover. I was surprised that when I planned out today's menu I was able to do it according to the program guidelines PLUS my own guidelines I must follow to keep my blood sugar and cholesterol normal without meds. IThe version of the program I chose is basically the same low carb, low sat fat foods I have enjoyed in the past, just requires eating MORE low carb veggies, combined differently with my protein and spaced differently to help speed up metabolism. I don't know it will work, but it's my best hope right now. We shall see!

Today's planned menu:

Breakfast: zero cholesterol egg substitute scrambled eggs with black soybeans and broccoli. (Just two tablespoons of roasted red pepper Alfredo sauce I chose as my allowed low fat dairy made it surprisingly good.)

Morning snack: strawberries and almonds

Lunch: lean, preservative free roast beef, veggie soup with black soybeans added instead of my planned broccoli and green beans.

Afternoon snack: low carb protein shake

Dinner: changed from salmon to turkey burger patty, green beans, asparagus

Evening snack: low carb protein shake, one wedge of light Laughing Cow Cheese spread on cucumber slices.

Off to the store to stock up for my new program.
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Age 68, 5 feet tall
Highest weight ever in the fall of 2010 246 lbs.
FitDay starting weight 1/17/2011 240 lbs.
Weight 6/25/2014 233 that obviously included a lot of water retention
Weight9/5/2013 226 with an eye on "Onederland"

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