Generous Menu for Your Diet Plan
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
PAUL BUNYON EATING
A day in the life of a Diet Coach....and one BIG menu!
Tired of eating like a bunny on your diet? Worse yet, a bird?
Then check out the menu below that I created for one of my clients during Diet Plateau time.
The following is the email that was sent to my client. It is a 'relaxed' menu which was not originally intended to be shared, so just enjoy.
The Email: Okay, cupcake - here's our special 'pig-out without guilt' menu - just as promised! Enjoy!! One thing: I didn't mention drinks. You can do water, diet drinks or tea with sugar substitute.
FARMYARD BREAKFAST WITHOUT ALL THE CACKLE - I MEAN CALORIES.
1/2 carton of Eggbeaters scrambled in 'Pam' 50 calories; I like mine with catsup.
2 pieces of toast 90 calories; use the 40-45 calorie per slice bread - OR 1 slice of regular. Spray your bread BEFORE popping it into the toaster with either butter spray Pam or the no calorie fridge sprays. It's fab!
1 Teaspoon of Jam/Jelly 50 calories; you know, those little McDonald's packets of jelly are about the perfect size.
2 pieces of bacon 80 calories
Microwave on paper towels - be sure and check calorie-count on bacon pack as some are more fatty than others. I do not like the turkey bacon products at all. You may. Re-pat the bacon after you remove it from the Microwave.
BREAKFAST CALORIE COUNT: Let's allow 300 calories to be on the safe side.
PAUL BUNYON SALAD WITHOUT BLUE THE OX
Your base is:
¼ head of lettuce, any variety
tomatoes - cherry, slicers, Roma's, etc….your choice
lean ham or turkey - usually 34 calories per serving - chop it up into the salad
Grated carrots; Remember…count that carrot.
sprinkle with non-fat cheese
add 1 teaspoon of Bacos if you'd like
you can also add peppers, radishes, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, colorful cabbage, bean sprouts and so forth
Salad Dressing: 1 Tablespoon of Honey-Mustard low-calorie salad dressing OR Ranch or your favorite low calorie choice.
Assorted Crackers - Usually about 10 calories per cracker so use sparingly.
Beware: All low-cal dressings are not created equal. Check calorie content. Serve it on the side OR mixed thoroughly into the salad.
Desert: ½ a cantaloupe That's about 50 calories.
LUNCH CALORIE COUNT: Let's allow 450 to be on the safe side.
FREE TOE PIE
½ can of Wolf Brand Chili - Extra Lean 180 calories; you can also use the turkey chili if you'd like - or any chili within this calorie range.
1 slice of ANY 50 calorie or less cheese 50 calories
Fritoes or Corn Chips. regular size equals 32 chips and be sure to count them; 160 calories
Add onions, peppers if desired. I desire lots of onions + a pack of Tic Tacs for later. Be sure and count those 1 ½ calorie mints if you have them though.
Sugar free Jell-O with non-fat Cool Whip topping 35 calories
DINNER CALORIE COUNT Let's allow 400 calories for this.
Okay, time to add - let me get out my abacus. Hum…I am coming up with ABOUT 1,150-1,200 calories here. So, what about adding snacks?
The Big Diet Plan
Popsicle 35 calories
½ bag of light popcorn 110 calories; remember, you can sprinkle this with sugar substitute, cinnamon, Parmesan cheese and such
Strawberries with Cool Whip 50 calories; I like to get the frozen ones at Wal-Mart. I place a smidgen of Cool Whip and sugar substitute on these. Yum Yum.
Cotton Candy; You'll be surprised at how low-cal this is; at Wal-Mart it's about 80 calories per bag.
You may not like Corn Chip pie. If not, you can have this for dinner instead:
Bowtie pasta - about 1 cup is 200 calories; you can use any type of pasta
½ cup of spaghetti sauce is about 40 calories
sprinkle with Kraft Parmesan cheese (in that green container)
garlic toast - prepare with the low-cal bread like you did for breakfast. When it's done sprinkle with garlic salt. Again, 2 slices for about 80 calories.
Jell-O for desert is about 35 calories with the Cool Whip.
Total: About 400 calories
Also, another breakfast suggestion and my all time favorite is:
JELLY PRINCESS BREAKFAST
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