I'm a rebel without a diet -- I've mentioned that a few times. But does "eating on a whim" help me with weight loss? Hellz, no. So this week, the Weight Shrink suggested that I throw a little structure into my food fairyland.
We decided to build a plan around smoothies. I find them very filling, they're balanced, they're something I can whip up in a snap, and most importantly, I love them. As much as I try, I can't do something like "the big salad" -- they leave me feeling like a cow grazing on pasture land.
So my goal is smoothies for breakfast and lunch, an afternoon snack (if needed) and the proverbial "sensible dinner."
As luck would have it, the December flood of new diet books is starting at my front door, and one of the books is called The Simple Diet: A Doctor's Science-Based Plan, which is based around meal-replacement shakes. It comes out Dec. 27.
Dr. James W. Anderson, a professor of medicine and clinical nutrition at the University of Kentucky, came up with the plan to automate the process of eating. He writes:
Instead of trying to figure out which foods are "good" or "bad," which are "allowed" or "forbidden," you simply enjoy nutritionally balanced, delicious, premeasured meal replacements along with your favorite fruits and vegetables.
I just got the book and am only into the introduction but it sounds like the plan we came up with on Monday might actually be a smart one FOR ME. (I put that in caps because I'm not a medical professional and this is what I'm doing for me. But, hey, it's in book form now, so give it a read when it comes out.)
My Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 notebook
Over on Shrinking Sisters Reviews, I have started a five-week series using Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 for the Xbox. I've tried just about every "exergame" on the market and this one is among the best.
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