You on a Diet

Diet Nutritional, Nutrition HeartI realized today that I haven’t mentioned my diet in many months. The reason why most people stop talking about their diet is because it has failed. Mine hasn’t!!!

For those who are unaware, last year at about this time I weighed 248lbs and I decided I wanted to lose weight. I created a diet plan that was based around these core principles:

  • Eat the number of calories I needed to lose 70 lbs (Around 1400 calories)
  • Eat food that was high in fiber and makes your body feel full
  • Avoid foods high in calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium

Not only did I hit my goal, in about 5 months, but I now way 167lbs today! Everything I did is available for free in the toolbar above, or click here The Healthy Diet.

You on a Diet

I’ve been conversing with many of you on a diet and I keep hearing the same story. Here is the normal diet:

  • Try to eat mainly salad, broiled chicken and oatmeal (Yuck)
  • Exercise like crazy
  • Eat 6 or 7 small meals per day
  • Eat foods you think are healthy but aren’t: chicken, nuts, eggs, and other high protein foods

You do this for awhile and lose about 10 to 15% of your body weight. Which is easy to do by the way. Your body then goes into starvation mode, because you have been eating less than 60% of your required calories and the diet fails.

The Anti-Fiber Diet

I’ve recently heard a lot about the anit-fiber movement in the dieting world. This is pure nonsense! My diet is based around consuming a lot of natural fiber. I’d like to ask these experts how come I tripled my fiber intake and lost 83lbs without ever feeling hungry? In fact every single day I’ve been dieting for a year I eat this for lunch:

  • 1 cup of All Bran Bran Buds
  • .75 cup non-fat Skim Milk
  • Ezekial 4:9 Muffin
  • .25 cup Grapes
  • .25 Apple

That’s right that equals out to over 175% of my recommended fiber intake and 120 carbs. That’s right, I pay no attention to carbs either.

Why Your Diet Fails

I did a funny video about why diets fail and it mainly is because people don’t realize diets are not a short term quick fix, but a search for a meal plan that is right for them for life. I’m positive if you build a meal plan around eating the following foods that you will succeed as well:

  1. Blackberries
  2. Jalapeno Peppers
  3. Peas
  4. Corn
  5. Eggplant
  6. All Bran, Bran Buds
  7. Asparagus
  8. Quinoa
  9. Kidney Beans
  10. Strawberries
  11. Fava Beans
  12. Northern Beans
  13. Bob’s Red Mill, 10 grain, Hot Cereal
  14. Romaine Lettuce
  15. Cauliflower
  16. Green Peppers
  17. Broccoli
  18. Brussels Sprouts
  19. Green Beans
  20. Spinach
  21. Navy Beans
  22. Mozzarella, Non-fat Cheese
  23. Pinto Beans
  24. Hodgson Mill, Whole Wheat Bow Tie Pasta
  25. Chinese Cabbage, Pak-Choi
  26. Mushrooms
  27. Ice Berg Lettuce
  28. Radishes
  29. Archer Farms, Cinnamon Start, with Protein
  30. Onions
  31. Zucchini
  32. Pickles
  33. Carrots
  34. Sara Lee, Whole Wheat Bagels
  35. Apricots, Canned
  36. Cucumber
  37. Mung Beans
  38. Del Monte, Tomatoes, Canned, No Salt
  39. Fat Free, Refried Beans
  40. Peppers, Hot Chili
  41. Bran for Life, 100% Whole Grain Bread
  42. Black Beans
  43. Grapes
  44. Campbell, Pace, Chipotle Chunky Salsa
  45. Marmite, Yeast Extract Spread
  46. Baked Potato
  47. Peaches, Canned
  48. Turkey, Oscar Mayer, Smoked, Fat Free
  49. Rice, White Long Grained
  50. Mrs Bairds, 100% Whole Grain Bread
  51. Ezekiel 4:9 100% Flourless Grain Cereal

You also have to find out the number of calories you should consume to meet your goal weight. I provide all of those charts and more information on the foods you should base your meal plan on at The Healthy Diet. Don’t worry it is all 100% free!

Why Did I Write this Article?

I wrote this article to let you know that I’d love to help work you through your diet issues. There is nobody out there doing this for free, who has done it and has nothing to sell ie. Supplements, Exercise Equipment, etc.

So, leave your questions below and I’ll do all I can to help. If you want customized meal plans we can do that as well. I just need you to focus me in the right direction so that I can help you best.

Here are a bunch of my diet video’s for those who have not seen them.

Till Next Time

Think Tank

The Diet Videos

2 Responses to “You on a Diet”

  1. Mike V. says:

    Hey I just started this diet because I’ve had enough looking the way I do. I literally fall in your same weight range and am also 6’2″, 6’3″. I looked over your diet numerous times and finally decided to try it. The only problem I am having is keep track of my calories because in your recipes, which by the way the veggie enchiladas are to die for!, they do not specify calorie intake. This wouldn’t be so difficult if all the ingredients were all listed in your amazing chart of goodness haha. I just wanted to extend my gratitude to you for changing the way I eat. I never took the time to really look at what I’m eating throughout the day. This diet is amazing because you list everything you SHOULD eat. I’m very excited to 1, start losing weight, and 2, finally eating healthy. For more info about myself I’m 18 years old male. I’ll be sure to report the weight I lost on your amazing diet.
    Thanks again!
    ~Mike

    • admin says:

      That’s great! I monitored my calorie intake using myfitnesspal.com. Actually I used their free ipod app. After a while it becomes very easy to keep track of what you’re eating because it stores everything you eat.

      I’m now at 167 pounds and of course everyone says I’m too skinny 🙂 It is all about replacing small unhealthy meals with large healthy meals. Avoid fast food like the plague and gorge yourself with all the healthy things on the list.

      I do eat one thing everyday and that is Bran Buds cereal + fruit + 1 ezekial muffin. After that I just eat healthy versions of whatever I like. By healthy versions I mean you should avoid: Fat, Cholesterol, Salt, High Fructose Corn Syrup and MSG. If you do that and don’t cheat the weight will fall off.

      Keep me up to date and if you need any help on anything just ask 🙂

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