The Delicious 6-Week Weight Loss Plan for the Real World
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP has counseled thousands of his patients on healthy, sustainable weight loss. Now he's compiled his best tips and recipes into a six-week plan for you to learn how to eat great food that just happens to be great for you - and if losing weight is your goal, you can do that, too.
Get the prescription for better health as well as healthy weight loss, including:
Did you watch the Tour de France? I don't enjoy watching televised sport events but this is an exception. The sheer power of those riders, the collegiality of the announcers Phil and Bob, the beauty of the Alps and all of France and Italy, and the thrill of watching them race each other over the mountains! I just had to put this in as I watch the race end today.
Last week I wrote about my experiences moving through the stages of change, having quite forgot that Dr. Gourmet wrote about it way back in Week 1. As I review all of Dr. Tim's good instruction, I realize that I'm always going back and forth between the action, maintainence and relapse stage either with regard to exercising or eating—daily! There are days when I wake up and want to get to 130 pounds, my goal for September which is about five weeks away (and five pounds). There are days when I'm so pleased to be wearing my favorite clothes again that I say to myself, "135 pounds is just fine for me. I'll eat a piece of their good fried catfish in the cafeteria for lunch today."
I think I'm a little afraid of going below my comfort level with 135 pounds. I don't remember what it feels like to be 130 pounds. Maybe I won't like it. Maybe it's not really necessary. But then I remember that part of the reason to be below 130 is to get off the high blood pressure and high cholesterol medications. So I KNOW what I NEED to do but it's doesn't always jibe with how I FEEL.
Don and I discovered Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt Original flavor (100 calories, 50 g sodium and 20 g sugar). I haven't asked the good Dr. how this product fits in (Day 33 What About Dessert?). The Alabama peaches are perfection lately and it's so delightful to have a LITTLE yogurt with a fresh peach for dessert.
When I exercise in the late afternoon after work and before dinner, I have to eat something around 4:00 or I run out of energy. Before the diet, I would eat a Justin's chocolate hazelnut butter. At 190 calories per packet (140 from fat), I figure that's too much for a weight loss program. Now I add some grilled shrimp or chicken to my salad at lunch, or if I only eat the greens and vegetables at lunch, I also purchase a PB&J sandwich and eat half of it before I leave work.
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