TUG Review Crew: Expert
- Jun 6, 2005
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There are some nutritional sheets that anyone can find with a Google search. Look for the Optavia conversion charts, too. Those show how many oz. of vegetables is 1/2 Cup. I think weighing is much better than measuring. More accurate.Wow, congratulations on your weight loss. That is incredible. I would be thrilled to lose that much weight in 7 weeks. I am going to look into this program. Thanks for the information.
The books are wonderful, and I honestly believe you can lose the weight by eating the fuelings that you make yourself from page 278 [or so] of the book. I listed some in a previous post. The book is Dr. A's Habits of Health. You can buy the book anywhere and just read it.
The thing that I needed was something I wouldn't feel like I had to make little snacks all day long. I liked the idea of eating six times a day and the program really helped me get into that habit. I eat a brownie before bed every night without fail. That is one of the fuelings, but it tastes more like a little dab of chocolate cake. I really like the Rustic Penne. Had that today for lunch. I am expecting my final order of food in a few days. I hope to lose another 8 or so pounds and then just stop the Optavia fuelings. I can do what I need to do myself. I think.
Jorge Cruise wrote a book a while back about eating six times a day, and the science of that makes good sense, but Cruise doesn't have anything to do with Optavia. Makes great sense, right? Keep your body fueled by eating smaller meals. The 5-7 ounces of protein + 1.5 cups of green vegetables is really quite easy to do for me for dinner. I sleep like a baby on the program. I have lost that 70 pounds in 10 months, and the last 10 is just slowly coming off, and that is not good because then I get discouraged. But I know it will happen, if I stick to the plan.
I have a plan to move to food I make myself. Protein pancakes made with protein powder. I found a few recipes by low-carb cooks. That will be an easy breakfast. Keto cereal is becoming a thing, so what a great mid-morning snack that will be. I can do Built Bars (that is the brand) in place of my bars now. I can make protein powder brownies, too. I can also do Pure Protein brand shakes for a fueling every day. I eat yogurt already for one fueling. I buy the Dannon LIght and Fit yogurt. I have been eating 2 cups of Skinny Pop (on sale right now at Costco for $3.99 a bag) and that has been a fun snack. That is about 75 calories for the 2 cups.
I just am finally in a good place with eating. I eat to live and don't live to eat. I used to skip meals all of the time. I would eat breakfast and then go all the way to dinner. That is a far cry from this program. I used to set Alexa to remind me to eat. Now I just have my brain trained to eat on time.