12. July 2009 20:00
Carbs, carbs, carbs! Are you worried about what I eat because you think I have too many carbs?
I went into the Jenny Craig program thinking that eating absolutely any carbohydrates was a bad thing. Two years before trying Jenny I had devoted my life to eating a carb-free diet. I had read several books on it and even my DOCTOR had suggested I try it. I had trained myself into checking the labels for how many carbs something contained. When I first tried the carb-free diet I lost 20 pounds. However, the diet was not realistic and I did not end up sticking to it "religiously." I ended up gaining it all back and then some! Jenny gave me the training and knowledge to realize carbohydrate's are OK and essential for the body. Just as with almost all foods, it is about portion size. The food pyramid was created for a reason. Jenny Craig was teaching me how to incorporate the food pyramid into my daily living. Remember: you need one starch with each meal (just make sure to read the serving size and keep it low in fat).
What should you do if you begin to plateau with your weight? Until tomorrow...
Exercise: 60 minutes of Denise Austin's Cardio Workout (includes cardio and strength training)
100 calorie English Muffin
1 veggie sausage
1//4 cup Break-free Eggs
1/2 cup of milk
80 calorie whole wheat bun
6 oz. yogurt
1/2 cup strawberries
Summer Pizza (130 cal, 6 g of fat)
2 sheets of phyllo dough
1 tomatoe thinly sliced
1/4 cup of reduced fat mozzarella
2 tbsp. oregano
1/8 tsp. sea salt
2 tbsp. light poppyseed dressing
100 calorie pack