Dietdaptations

We all know what we like and what we can handle so we also know we all do dietdaptations. Add fibre; take out fats; no salt; ban broccoli; raw vs. cooked; etc.; are all things we are told to do when we change our bad eating habits to good ones. Then there those with food allergies and sensitivities. I have friends who cannot eat anything made with milk products (it’s not lactose, it’s the proteins), coffee, wheat or broccoli (Oh wait, that’s me). So we adapt recipes, meal plans and get-togethers. If you have kids you have been doing this since they were born.

Do you need to add fibre? You can use whole grain flour, add flax, substitute any multi-grain bread for the white stuff! Beans! All kinds of beans (legumes, too) add tones of fibre and if you do it creatively you can add protein and cut down on the bad carbohydrates.

The “No White Food Diet”, Paleo Diet, Caveman Diet, and Atkins are all adaptations of a low carbohydrate diet! I like the idea of eating meat. All kinds of meat and bacon! A very long time ago, my Mom was on the grapefruit diet. that’s where you eat half an unsweetened grapefruit before every meal then you would eat lots of fried proteins. NO BREAD! Goodness it sounds dangerous now a days. She lost a lot of weight in a very short time and it all came back in a very short time as soon as she went off the diet. Sigh!

OK, what can I adapt to fit my needs, likes, and dislikes?

Diane’s Dietdaptation of the Healthy Diet the Nutritionist “Recommended”!
(My “suggested substitutions” will be in quotations)

Note: you must drink a minimum of 2 litres (8 – 8 oz glasses) of water every day. No substitutions but remember all the things that have water in them.

Breakfast:
1/2 cup bran cereal with 1/2 c. blueberries (1/2 blueberry scone)
1 cup skim milk (1/2 cup chocolate milk and 2 cups good, strong coffee)

Mid-morning Snack:
1 banana 
1/2 cup no-fat, sugar-free yogurt 
1/2 cup skim milk or unsweetened fruit juice  (substitute all 3 for 1 McDonald’s Strawberry milkshake – small)

Lunch:
1 cup skim milk (1 caramel macchiato)
2 cups raw veggies cut in bite-sized pieces 
1/4 cup low-fat ranch dip 
2 oz. low-fat, low sodium ham (substitute small Hawaiian pizza on whole wheat crust)

Afternoon Snack:
1 oz low-fat, low sodium cheddar 
2 pieces multi-grain crisp bread (substitute small bag of  Doritios – any flavour)
1 cup herbal tea (1 hard cider)

Supper:
2 cups mixed greens (1 cob of corn – buttered)
1/4 cup chopped red pepper (1 stuffed small poblano pepper)
1/2 tomato (1/2 cup tomato-based BBQ sauce)
4 oz. skinless chicken breast, grilled (2- 2 oz pieces fried chicken)
1/2 cup cooked quinoa (1 cup sweet potato fries)
1 grilled peach with  1/4 cup no-fat cottage cheese (1 cup peach cobbler with or without 1 scoop vanilla ice cream)
1/2 cup skim milk ( 2 glasses white wine sangria with fruit)

Nighttime Snack:
1 medium apple (1 small slice of apple pie)

Nice fantasy dietdaptation, eh? I have to admit I don’t think I’ll lose much weight but I will be one very happy camper!

Thanks for listening. ;D

© Diane Kirby 2012

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~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on July 23, 2012.

2 Responses to “Dietdaptations”

  1. Just watched the film called Forks Over Knives. You might want to check it out. Basically it overviews all the science and some politics behind the vegan diet (whole food, plant based diet). Pretty interesting.

  2. I love all the propaganda! i’ll look into it, thanks!!! Have you re-hydrated, yet?

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