Friday, 27 April 2007

How Big a Portion for 300 Calorie Meals

Sometimes its kind of abstract when you read recipes of meal with 300 calorie. How big is that portion? But for giving you a more precise imagination Diet Blog published a very nice picture that helps your diet programs.

This is an example of 290 calorie breakfast. How easy to remember if you look at those picture

Breakfast - 290 Calories
1 whole wheat English muffin
2 pats low fat butter
1 hard boiled egg
1/2 cup of fruit
8 oz fruit juice
8 oz water

If you want to see all the pictures from Diet Blog. Its really nice picture and could help you to get more precise portion of your meals

Leveling on Your Diet Programs

Life in the 21 st century means a lot of number to remember, what with Cell-Phone number, Bank Numbers and the like, but I'm going to give you the tools to find another number that is just as essential for your lifestyle. Remember these two basic principles when you do the diet your rate of weight loss is generally proportional to the amount of Carbohydrate you consume. The level of Carbohydrate you consume can be measured by attaching numerical quantities to the carbohydrate foods you're eating. You know how much you can safely eat.

Your daily threshold of Carbohydrate consumption is your critical carbohydrate level for losing (CCLL) stay below this number and you will experience ongoing weight loss. Go above it and your weight loss stalls. Here is how you'll determine your CCLL.

Each week you will increase the quantity of Carbohydrate you eat beyond the salad and one cup serving of vegetables allowed during this program. These increments should measure roughly 5 grams of daily Carbohydrate, representing one level during the first week of Owl. Increase your daily Carbohydrate intake from the 20 grams a day on induction to 25 grams a day.

I recommend you add either another salad, half an avocado, a cup of cauliflower or 6-8 stalks of Asparagus or another veggie. continues to eat this way for the rest of the week. As long as your weight loss continues steadily, you can go up another level 30 grams daily the following week. If you are vegetables lover, you may be happy continuing to add more salad greens and other vegetables. Or you may choose to add a half cup of cottage cheese, an oz of sun flower seeds, or a dozen macadamian nuts. If you have been feeling fruit deprived, now is the time to add berries, the fruit lowest on the Glycemic Index.

Thursday, 26 April 2007

Facts of Your Daily Diet To Increrase Diet Success


You can consume Cheese 90 to 110 g daily of the following full fat, firm and semi soft aged cheese including : Chedder, Cow, Sheep, and Goat cheese, cream cheese, Gouda, Mozzerella, Roquefort, Swiss. Individual with known yeast symptoms, dairy allergy or cheese intolerance must avoid cheese. Immitation cheese products are not allowed. Except for soy or Rice but check the Carbohydrate content.


You can have 230 - 340 g per day Alfa sprouts, Bok Choy, Celery, Chicory, Chives, Cucumber, Daikon, Fennel, Lambis Lettuce, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Parsley, Peppers, Radicchi, Radishes, Rocket, Romaine Lettuce, Sorrel. These salad veggies are high in Phytonutrients and provide a good source of fibre. All cheeses have some carbohydrate content, the quantity you eat should be governed by the knowledge. The rule of thumb is to count 30 g of Cheese as equivalent to one gram of Carbohydrate.


You can have 140 - 200 g per day if salad does not exceed 230 g. These veggies are slightly higher in Carbohydrate content than the salad veggies Artichoke, Asparagus, Aubergine, Bamboo, Bean, Sprouts, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery Root, Chard, Courgettes, Danelion Greens, French Beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Mange-Tout Peas, Okra, Onion, Pumpkin, Rhubarb, Saurkraut, Spring Onions, Spring Greens, Spaghetti Squash, Tomato, Turnips, Water Cress.

If a vegetable, such as Spinach or Tomato, cooks down significantly, it must be measured raw so as not to underestimate its carbohydrate content.


All spices to taste, but make sure none contain added sugar

Top 10 Diet Tips To Reduce Your Weight

  1. Eat either three regular size meals a day or four or five smaller meals. Do not skip meals or go more than six waking hours without eating.

  2. Eat liberally of combinations of fat and protein in the form of poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, and red meat, as well as pure, natural fat in the form of butter, mayonnaise, olive oil, safflower, sunflower and other vegetable oils.

  3. Eat no more than 20 grams a day of carbohydrates, most of which must come in the form of salad greens and other vegetables. You can eat approximately three cups "loosely packed" of salad, or two cups of salad plus one cup of other vegetables.

  4. Eat absolutely no fruit, bead, pasta, grains, starchy vegetables or dairy products other than cheese, cream or butter. Do not eat nuts or seeds in the first two weeks. Foods that combine protein and carbohydrates such as chickpeas, kidney beans and other legumes are not permitted at this time.

  5. Adjust the quantity you eat to suit your appetite, especially as it decreases. When hungry, eat the amount that makes you feel satisfied but not stuffed. When not hungry, eat a small low carbohydrates snack to accompany your nutritional supplements.

  6. Don't assume any food is low carbohydrates instead read the labels. Check the carbohydrates count or use the carb counter.

  7. Eat out as often as you wish but be a guard for hidden carbohydrates in gravies, sauces and dressings. Gravy is often made with flour or cornstarch, and sugar is sometimes an ingredient in salad dressing.

  8. Avoid foods or drinks sweetened with aspartame. Instead, use sucralose or saccharin. Be sure to count each packet of any of these as 1 gram of carbohydrates.

  9. Avoid Coffee, Tea and Soft drinks that contain caffeine. Excessive caffeine has been shown to cause low blood sugar, which can crave sugar.

  10. Drink at least 230 ml glasses of water each day to hydrate your body, avoid constipation and flush out the by products of burning fat.