For those of you who have not read the above book, this post will probably not make much sense. But I've gotten a good many questions on how I've lost the last 15 pounds of baby weight in about 3 months and this book gave me a great plan and awesome health and exercise tips. This is the way I did the plan initially and now I just follow it loosely. Like I said in a post last year, this book is totally worth the money and even though I've always loved nutrition and exercising, it's given me a lot of new knowledge and all from a Biblical perspective. So, here is what I told all of y'all on the FB group that I would post.
Here is how I did it to get started........
First of all, exercise 6 days a week for at least 20 minutes (you have to push yourself and really sweat, not just a leisurely walk.)
Secondly, I didn't worry too much about S day or E day, I just picked from my list of snacks and meals and made sure that I was eating at least 2 1/2 hours apart. Usually this means breakfast at 8, snack at 10:30, lunch at 1, snack at 3:30, dinner at 6, and bedtime snack (dessert) at 8:30. This way I didn't get all confused and complicated with the S, E, FP, etc. Cutting out almost all sugar and dropping carbs considerably, plus adding more protein really helped me drop my extra pounds.
So, here are my meals and snacks that I picked from. I just picked one from each category everyday. So, I was basically on a 4 day schedule (except for snacks.) I love a nightly dessert and since every 4 days I did a more "normal" dessert, I had to rotate that for sure to keep loosing. The other meals and snacks I may not of rotated perfectly, but this gave me a plan. This made it easy for me and now that I'm at my goal weight, I am more flexible and creative and lenient :)
S-Muffin in a mug (I rotate between chocolate and cinnamon.)
FP- Greek yogurt or FP Bigboy smoothie.
S-2 eggs cooked in butter or 1 egg with bacon.
E-Oatmeal with berries or Trim Healthy pancakes.
(BTW, I always have coffee with a little heavy cream after I exercise when I'm having my quiet time)
Mid morning snack choices:
Green tea with nuts.
Green tea with Laughing Cow cheese and planned approved
S-Green salad (loaded with whatever veggies I have) with grilled chicken, salmon or canned tuna, dressed with balsamic vinaigrette.
E-Lunch meat sandwich or PB sandwich on plan approved bread.
S or E-Left over soup (one of the ones in the book)
Afternoon Snack choices:
FP-Fat Stripping Frappa.
S-Coffee with whey protein in it and skinny chocolate.
I rotated dinners in book or tweaked my dinners so that they were plan friendly and went beef, chicken, seafood, legumes.
One of the desserts in book.
Bryers low-carb, no sugar ice-cream with nuts.
Glass of wine.
One of my desserts tweaked to make low sugar and somewhat healthy :) (this was my extra treat that looked forward to every 4 days and my kids looked forward to as well)
Anyway, hope this helps. I picked recipes out of the book that I liked and that were doable for my family. I think dropping sweet tea really helped me too. I make it with stevia now and lots of lemon. Let me know if you have any questions. I lost steadily doing it this way, about 1-2 pounds a week without feeling deprived. I think it's a good way to at least start the plan and then get more strict if you are not loosing.
A recent picture my husband took of me on our weekend away for my birthday at a historic resort.