So heres the thing, while I believe BMI (Body Mass Index) is a crock of bull. I also have a very high BMI and know that I am in fact overweight, and I don’t really want to be that way any more. I’ve tried dieting plans before and so far to no avail but I am willing to give it another shot in addition to taking some supplements to help the natural hormones our bodies produce do their job, specifically Testosterone (which women do produce just in much lower amounts…and for some women…like me, Estrogene takes over the Testosterone and makes it into MORE ESTROGENE…lol which causes your body to retain weight even when dieting and exercising). Plus there are some other factors in my life I am considering, which factor in to this decision to want to get in shape…but I’m not ready to talk about that yet. Anyway so I found this fantastic website https://www.choosemyplate.gov/SuperTracker/default.aspx. This was created by the USDA and therefore it is FREE!!! This website is awesome, you imput your name, age, height and weight, and set a goal for the amount you want to lose, or if you want to simply maintain your weight. Then BAM it sets you up with a portion plan, gives you lists of good foods (and portion sized equivilents) and sets you up with a basic meal plan.
BUT wait theres more! You can also log on and track your eating habits (so long as you keep up with imputing what you are eating) your weight loss, and your excersize routine. You can even set goals in weight loss, physical activities, food groups (like if you have trouble remembering to eat your vegetables) and Calories. Really this thing is awesome.
So the new plan for Beth and I is not so much different from the old one, and I will still be posting and adding recipes. Because for the most part Beth and I do eat healthy we just don’t eat often enough. We are notorious for getting distracted during the day and forgetting to eat more than once throughout the morning and afternoon, so by the time dinner rolls around we over eat. So our plan is to start by adding 2 days of excersise, and eating 3 meals and 2 snacks throughout the day. So far this is what the menu looks like
|Breakfast6:30 B7:30 S||Yogurt, Granola, Fruit||Oatmeal, Fruit, Milk||Yogurt, Granola, Fruit,||Oatmeal, Fruit, Milk||Yogurt, Granola, Milk||Pancakes, Fruit, Milk||Oatmeal, Fruit, Milk|
|Snack10:00 B&S||Banana, Toast||Same||Same||Same||Same||Same||Same|
|Lunch1:00 B&S||Salad, Chicken, Croutons, Dressing, Fruit, Cheese||Sandwich, veggies, Cheese, Fruit||Leftover Dinner, Fruit, Cheese||Sandwich, Veggies, Cheese, Fruit||Salad, Chicken, Croutons, Dressing, Fruit, Cheese||Leftover Dinner, Fruit, Cheese|
|Snack3:00 B&S||Veggies, Cheese||Same||Same||Same||Same||Same||Same|
|Dinner6:00 B&S||Fritatta w/ Kale, Tomato and Sausage, toasted bread||Taco Salad||Mustard Glazed Chicken w/ bok choy and Rice||Herb Chicken, veggies, Cous Cous||TBD||Baked Pasta w/ Ground Turkey & Veggies||Homemade Pizza|
Breakfast Lunch and Snacks probably wont vary from week to week, I love yogurt and granola, and oatmeal with fruit so I am pretty content to stick with this for at least the first 2 weeks, to ease into things and get the routine down before I try to switch up all three meals. Dinner however will always remain interchangable.
So check out the website, even if your not looking to loose weight, its a great way to check out what portion sizes you should be eating and how many calories a normal day should have. Have fun and let me know if you check it out!