Weight: 138.2 (I’m down more than 1/2 a pound even after eating at the Cheesecake Factory, and eating more carbs in one day than I do all week!)
Exercise: 90 minute Bikram yoga class
Green Machine Smoothie
Baja Chicken Taco with Brown Rice and Beans
I had two leftover tacos and a mess of beans and (supposedly) brown rice from The Cheesecake Factory, so I figured eating one for lunch and half of my leftover rice/bean mash would be a good idea. Basically, it’s just grilled chicken, salsa, cabbage, avocado, sour cream, cheese and a spicy sauce I could have done without (it honestly didn’t taste very good) on a corn tortilla. Easy to make at home, and you could eat two at home too if you didn’t eat the nasty sauce and subbed out low-fat Greek yogurt for the sour cream.
Greek Yogurt Parfait
- 3/4 cup low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt
- 2 TSP honey
- 2 TBSP oats
- 3 strawberries
Grilled Salmon Salad with Baked Parmesan Potato
- 3 oz Salmon
- 2 cups mixed greens
- 1/2 cup tomato
- 2 TBSP fat-free balsamic vinaigrette
- 1 medium-large potato
- 2 TBSP Parmesan cheese
- salt & pepper to taste
Spray the salmon and a pan with cooking spray and cook the salmon on medium heat until flakey (about 5 minutes each side). While it’s cooking, heat potato in the microwave for 9 minutes (turn after 4 1/2 minutes). Let it stand for five minutes (I made my salad while I waited) and then slice in half, add the Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper, and eat!
So far, I have mixed feelings about this “diet”. One HUGE con is, that while the meals fill me up, I feel hungry only a few hours later. I may end up cheating and eating two snacks a day, especially because of how much I exercise. One HUGE pro, however, is that it’s helping me have a healthier attitude towards starchy carbohydrates, which I’ve avoided like the plague. I have almost a fear of carbs, and that I won’t be able to control myself around them. However, once I’m done losing weight, I want to be able to have a HEALTHY relationship with carbs, especially sweet potatoes, beans and whole grains. I’m hoping doing this for a week will prove to myself that carbs aren’t all evil and that I can control myself with them. Let’s see!