400 calorie diet
Back in November I started eating only 3 meals a day, at approximately 450 calories per meal. I know everyone alway says to eat every two hours, but when I tried that, I became obsessed with when I was supposed to eat next. I stopped concentrating on when I was supposed to eat, and started concentrating on when I was actually hungry. So, what worked for me, was to eat a meal until I was full, then wait until the next meal (and until I know for a fact that I am hungry) to eat again. I realized that it's important to be able to realize when you are hungry, and not just bored let's say.
Ok, then I was watching the show the doctors, and Liz was on there, talking about her 400 calorie fix book. I bought it, and it is along the same lines of what I was doing. It gives you a good variety of foods to chose from so you don't get sick of the ones you always have.
Specifically, I have been eating a toast with peanut butter and a fruit smoothie for breakfast, then a turkey sandwich for lunch, then a salad for dinner (or anything within 400 calories). I usually have some calories left to spare so then sometimes I will have a chocolate bar. It is actually really easy, AND the best part is that you are not depriving yourself of foods you love.
The important thing is calculating each meal to be about 400 calories, so that could include 2 pieces of pizza if you want. She says to eat 400 calorie meals 4 times a day and you are guaranteed to lose weight. You can even do 400 3 times a day, or guys can do 400 5 times a day. It depends on your gender, and your goal. I range between 1200 and 1600 depending on how active I am that day. But I have lost almost 20 pounds in 5 months doing this. My mom mentioned that I looked thin, and I told her I've been eating a chocolate bar every night. The point is that, you can lose weight by eating the things you love, as long as it fits in the 400 calorie range. If you go out to eat, you can save 800 calories for that outing if you want. This way is seriously awesome.
I hope this helps
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