Well folks, I’ve decided to go on a diet. I actually started my diet last Friday, but it hasn’t been as bad as I thought it was going to be. Actually I’ve compiled a detailed plan of action to help keep me on track so maybe I can succeed this time!
Most everyone at some time in their life will either cut back a bit or maybe go on an all out diet. But we all know how hard and frustrating that can be. To keep yourself loyal and on track is harder than you may think.
I know others will disagree with this, but I’m managing my diet by counting calories. Nutritionists will tell you this isn’t at all what you need to do, that it’s mainly all about what you eat, not how much. I’ve found that to be accurate to a certain extent, but what works for one, may not work for everyone.
I went to the store and got me a bunch of those diet microwave dinners and let me tell you, some of those things are pretty awesome! They have really come a long way since they first started making them. Plus they have every kind of dish you can imagine. The best part about those pre-packaged meals is that all the calories and fat etc. has all be portioned by a dietician. So it makes it super easy to just pop one in the microwave and in a few minutes you’re eating a perfect low calorie meal.
This makes things especially easy for me because I work all day. When I finally get home for lunch I don’t have a whole lot of time to get something ready to eat. If you’re trying to diet it takes a little extra time and care to put together a meal too. So these “box” lunches have been a life saver.
Anyway, so far I’ve managed to lose 5 pounds in just a few days. All I’ve done is change my eating habits. I now eat around 300 calories for breakfast. Which consists of a low calorie breakfast sandwich and half an apple. Sometimes I may have a couple of poached eggs and a piece of toast. Then for lunch I eat one of my frozen diet dinners. Then around 3 or 4 o’clock in the afternoon I may eat either another apple, or a nutri-grain fruit bar (only 120 calories). Then we’ll have a sensible dinner around 6 pm. Normally some fish or chicken with half a baked potato with nothing on it and some mixed veggies. Or we may have a small 4 oz piece of either pork or hamburger steak instead of the fish or chicken.
But anyway this may not be the perfect diet in some folks eyes, but it’s sure working for me as of right now. When it warms up a bit I plan on doing some evening walking to help burn some fat. But I don’t have a whole bunch of weight to lose, but I do need to get a bit off, so wish me luck folks and I’ll try to keep you posted in this thread as I progress.
There’s actually a brand new book out called The 100 Calorie Diet that looks very cool. It comes with several bonus books like a low calorie cookbook, a journal and a couple of food counter books. It’s a pretty good price on it, so I’ll probably give that a look see. I don’t know a whole lot about this dieting stuff, so any help I can get is cool with me.
Sorry to bore you with all this personal stuff, but now let’s get to the interesting and unusual food facts, 15 of them to be exact.
“How to Get Fat” from the Self-Hurt Series
15 Interesting Food Facts
- The bible mentions 49 different foods throughout the book.
- Another name for canola oil is rapeseed oil, it’s obvious why it received a new name.
- Licorice is not only made to eat, tobacco companies use it to make cigarette smoke taste better. ugg
- Did you know that ground up female cochineal beetles and their eggs are used as red food coloring in strawberry yogurt, grapefruit juice and Good & Plentys.
- Thanksgiving Day is when 32% of the Nations turkeys are consumed, another 13% are used in pet food.
- The little holes in crackers are there so steam can escape during baking, makes for a crispier cracker.
- Australia is home to a brown yeast extract paste known as Vegemite.
- 6,000 unemployed apple peddlers in New York were rounded up and removed in 1931 after becoming a symbol of the Great Depression.
- Unknowingly a person may consume several pounds of dirt during their lifetime.
- Saint Martha, the one who served Jesus, is known as the patron of cooks.
- In 1869 a nonalcoholic sacramental wine was created, today we know it as Welch’s Grape Juice.
- The top selling cereal is Cheerios.
- Spotted Dick is a steamed sponge pudding that is made from suet with currants, a regular meal for the British.
- Did you know that Gelatins are made from bones, hides and animal hooves?
- Mr. McDonald is a specially bred chicken that Tyson Foods raised in 1980 specifically for McNuggets.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of odd food facts and I wish everyone luck if you’re on the diet train. I try to look at it as a fun and different thing from everyday living. But I can certainly attest to one thing. I already feel so much better and can feel the difference inside from not eating all that cheesy and greasy stuff I normally eat. Be sure to leave some comments and fill us in on what’s been working for you on your diet plan. So here’s to a healthier, skinnier us!