I read a lot of blogs, including a bunch of what I call “personal” blogs … blogs usually written by women sharing their weight loss efforts.
Recently, I’ve been struck by one woman’s daily log of her diet and exercise. On the left is her entry for yesterday (I took a guess at breaks for breakfast, lunch and dinner), on the right is a typical day for me.
What struck me was “wow … so little food for the calories.”
|Blogger diet||My diet|
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 granola bar
1 healthy choice lunch
3 ceviche tostadas
1 weight watchers ice cream bar
6 oz roast beef
2 oz braunschweiger
3.5 oz wild salmon
2 pastured eggs
I can guarantee you I’d have consistency/compliance issues eating the diet on the left. And in fact, I did, having gone the pre-packaged food stuffs route in the past (I did NutraSystem for a while … as well as the Optifast-like meals my weight loss doc uses in her practice). But now I am now a very enthusiastic whole foods dieter!
To be fair, I haven’t tracked the blogger’s diet over time (tho the day before was similar, which was why I felt compelled to write about it today). And of course, I’m almost two-thirds of the way through MMLAFL, so my diet isn’t always so clean.
But having done something similar for nearly a year and a half, I can say that I’ve got no major concerns about eating this way for a lifetime. What I know about this way of eating is that, for me at least, it provides both satiety and satiation.
And that certainly helps on the consistency/compliance route.