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Friday, July 15, 2011

For dieting!

Well... I've been "on and off" on a diet... Have you ever heard of the "Bread for Life" diet? on the "first phase" of this diet you have to eat 12 slices of bread a day (that's the amount for women), of course it's not just any kind of bread, it has to be the whole grain, low calorie (35-45) kind, and even when in the beginning I thought that was not "doable" as I started it I realized it was actually "easier than other diets", because you never feel really hungry and you get to eat "6 sandwiches in a day" if you want LOL! of course you don't eat just bread, you also eat all vegetables you want (I make great vegetable soups) and some other "sugarless" spreads, you can also eat eggs (4 a week) and things like that, well... anyway... I am just so happy I have coffee to get me through, it makes me feel like I can still "enjoy eating" you know? I just eat two slices of bread with whipped cream cheese, sugar-free concord grape jelly and my coffee with sugar-free hazelnut cream! yum! ... now, you wonder probably why if the diet is so easy I am still on the first phase, well, that's because of my "on and off" of it thing... I guess you need to be consistent with that first phase to be able to "move-on" and switch the bread for other types of "bread-like" foods (whole grain pasta, potatoes, brown rice, etc) but since I am in the middle of a big transition (the move) we haven't been able to stick to the diet, just tonight I will go out for dinner with a friend, it's our kind of "we have to go out for dinner before I leave" kind of thing... and in the saying my "good-byes" to many people, there is always food involved... it's nice but at the same time I can't wait to be able to stick to my diet the whole day for many days consistently. Anyway... I just wanted to mention I am thankful for coffee being allowed in a "weight loss diet", makes it so much better! Don't you think?



* said...

Well, I still hate coffee, but I have been dieting as well. I am looking for a way to eat the things that I love and still take off 10 lbs.

Good luck Paloma

Paloma said...

Hi Salma! Great to see you! At least you onlyhave to get rid of 10 lbs... I lost 20 with this diet actually but they have been creeping back on due to my inconsistency with it! I am glad I'll be able to get some normalcy soon and create a new routine that allows me to cook, eat well and exercise too! ;)

Farmhouse Fixers said...

How did the move go?! I have never heard about the Bread a day diet! Is it something you are going to return to?

Paloma said...

I am not sure Morgan... I know that this diet is supposed to "advance" to a next level where you can eat other carbs, but with my being "on and off" of it I always stayed in the "12 slices of bread a day" and my body just couldn't handle any more bread... I almost tried to stuff it in my mouth but couldn't do it any more! It does work! And you DO FEEL BETTER! but... ugh... I am not a disciplined person! I'll see ... maybe I'll just go back to counting calories.

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