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I hope you find them as informative as I have!

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3.09.12, Low Carb Diet Journal

Friday, 3.09.12

Weight
142 lbs.

Menu
RM: Salad of romaine w/avocado, bacon, celery, cheddar cheese, cucumber, pine nuts, & homemade miso dressing, pad thai w/chicken, shrimp, bean sprouts, rice noodles, & peanuts, brownie, coffee cake
CM: Tri tip, asparagus w/mayo

Carbs: avocado, brownie, coffee cake, noodles, nuts
Protein: bacon, cheese, chicken, shrimp, tri tip
Veg/Fiber: asparagus, bean sprouts, celery, cucumber, lettuce
Beverages: green tea, water

Exercise
Leslie Sansone Walk at Home
3 Mile Weight Loss Walk...A "Power Walk" at Home!
Mile 1: 15 minutes of non-stop muscle moving steps to get you started
Mile 2: 12 minutes of speed walking
Mile 3: 15 minutes to continue blasting calories as you burn body fat
I completed all 3 miles!

The sun was shining when I awoke. My back always feels better the following day so my morning began like most of them. My husband made me a pot of green tea and while it was steeping, I grabbed my computer to read my emails and to get started on updating my menu from the day before. I drank my two cups of tea while writing about my day and had plenty to write about.

I am still trying to get myself back in the habit of exercising on a daily basis so I grabbed one of my three mile Walk Away the Pounds workouts, both of my two pound weights, and got started. I still enjoy these workouts because I am in charge of how hard I want to work at them, and the forty five minutes that I spend goes by fast. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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Lowcarbcompatible's Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing

In a 16 oz. jar add:

  • 2 tablespoons of coarse grain mustard (we use Plochman's Stone Ground, which is gluten free)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut vinegar, stirring well
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, stirring well
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil, one at a time, stirring well
  • In order to get a good emulsion, put the lid tightly on the jar and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

    Can be used immediately or refrigerate. When removed from refrigeration, stir until smooth.

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Natural Fat Burning Foods

I have been following The Carbohydrates Addict's LifeSpan Program, "CALP" for over three and a half years and I have been successful in losing a substantial amount of weight in that time. I made the decision to take my health into my own hands and tried this weight loss program at the age of 48, loving the freedom of including the foods that I love, every single day.

The success to any diet is to be able to make it permanent and I found CALP to be the perfect program for me. I have been trying to make healthier food choices over the years so I went searching for a list of fat burning foods and found myself successful when I found this list at http://www.letsloseweight.net/best-14-fat-burning-foods.

Turkey & Poultry
Berries*
Oranges*
Whole Grains*
Salmon & Tuna
Meat (article suggests lean)
Oatmeal*
Pine Nuts*
Milk*
Beans*
Eggs
Cheese
Hot Peppers*
Water Rich Foods (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, grapefruit*, lettuce, radishes & spinach)

*Carbohydrate rich foods according to CALP!

Whole grains are foods that I will continue to avoid since I have found that the more I eat, the more addictive I become. I also noticed that grains cause my appetite to increase and it takes me a few days of avoiding them in order to get it back under control!

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Low-carb fried chicken breast fillets with Pecorino Romano cheese crust and sauteed mushrooms

Here's a quick and easy meal I threw together tonight. We had two chicken breasts and a package of sliced mushrooms in the fridge, waiting to be prepared... but we didn't know what to make.

Teri suggested that I make some kind of grilled herbed chicken dish with jack or mozzarella cheese and sauteed mushrooms. That got me thinking... I remembered that I had just purchased a big wedge of Pecorino Romano cheese... so this is what I came up with.

This recipe makes nice, crispy fried chicken breasts, with a crunchy Romano cheese crust - it's reminiscent of old-fashioned fried chicken, because the cheese has a nice crispy crunch to it, and Romano cheese is fairly salty so it brings out the natural flavor of the chicken breast fillets. Best of all, the finished dish is very low-carb. Even if you decide to add whipping cream or milk to the egg, very little of it ends up on the finished dish, so I'd say it doesn't add much in the way of carbs. The Romano cheese is low in carbs, too. Everything else is zero-carb if I'm not mistaken.

Total prep time was about 30 minutes. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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Dredging chicken fillets in egg batter mixture
Dredging chicken fillets in grated Romano cheese
Adding chicken fillets to skillet
Low-carb fried chicken breast fillets with pecorino romano cheese crust
Chicken breast fillets with pecorino romano cheese crust ready to be served
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4.20.09, Low Carb Diet Journal

Monday, 4.20.09

Menu
CM: 2 cups of black coffee

CM: Pork chop and green beans w/vinaigrette

RM: Salad of romaine w/avocado, bacon, colby cheese, cucumber & ranch, and a Haagen Dazs chocolate ice cream bar

Exercise
Bowflex, 20 Minute Better Body Workout, 2 sets
100# Bench Press
100# Seated Lat Rows
100# Crossover Rear Deltoid Rows
100# Biceps Curl
100# Triceps Pushdown
100# Leg Extension
100# Standing Low Back Extension
150# Seated Abdominal Crunch

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3.30.09, Low Carb Diet Journal

Monday, 3.30.09

Menu
CM: 2 cups of black coffee

CM: Leftover ribeye and cucumber slices

RM: Salad of romaine w/avocado, bacon, & ranch, roast beef, cucumber slices, and Death by Chocolate ice cream w/shell

Water
Minimum of 80 oz.

Exercise
Bowflex, 20 Minute Better Body Workout, 2 sets
100# Bench Press
100# Seated Lat Rows
100# Crossover Rear Deltoid Rows
100# Biceps Curl
100# Triceps Pushdown
100# Leg Extension
100# Standing Low Back Extension
150# Seated Abdominal Crunch

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2.05.09, Low Carb Diet Journal

Thursday, 2.05.09

Menu
CM: 2 cups of black coffee

CM: Pork chop and cucumber slices

RM: Salad w/avocado, bacon, cheese, & ranch, cucumber slices, & chicken fettucini alfredo

Water
Minimum of 80 oz.

Exercise
Bowflex, 20 Minute Better Body Workout, 2 sets
100# Bench Press
100# Seated Lat Rows
100# Crossover Rear Deltoid Rows
100# Biceps Curl
100# Triceps Pushdown
100# Leg Extension
100# Standing Low Back Extension
150# Seated Abdominal Crunch

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1.18.09, Low Carb Diet Journal

Sunday, 1.18.09

Menu
CM: 2 cups of black coffee

CM: Pork chop and cucumber slices

RM: Salad of romaine w/avocado bacon, & ranch, bacon, lettuce, & tomato sandwich on two slices of toasted whole wheat bread w/mustard & mayo, and cucumber slices

Water
Minimum of 80 oz.

Exercise
Leslie Sansone, Walk at Home, Walk Slim, Fast & Firm! 4 Really Big Miles w/toning band.
Mile 1: Get Started with a 15 minute mile
Mile 2: Faster pace - a 12 minute mile
Mile 3: BOOSTED walking - a 10 minute mile
Mile 4: Add the firm Band for a big muscle BOOST - 15 minute mile
I completed all 4 miles with the firm band!

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12.01.08, Low Carb Diet Journal

Monday, 12.01.08

Menu
CM: 2 cups of black coffee and an aspirin

CM: Pork chop and green beans w/vinaigrette

RM: Salad of romaine w/ranch, 1/8 pepperoni pizza, 2-1/2 slices of bacon, cauliflower & broccoli

Water
Minimum of 80 oz.

Exercise
Leslie Sansone, Walk at Home, Walk Slim, Fast & Firm! 4 Really Big Miles w/toning band.
Mile 1: Get Started with a 15 minute mile
Mile 2: Faster pace - a 12 minute mile
Mile 3: BOOSTED walking - a 10 minute mile
Mile 4: Add the firm Band for a big muscle BOOST - 15 minute mile
I completed all 4 miles with the firm band!

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