DAY ONE MILITARY DIET

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Yay yay yay! 

I have completed day one of the diet!

I have eaten-

Breakfast:  

This is one piece of wholemeal toast with two WHOLE tablespoons (30g) of peanut butter. Wow. That was a lot of peanut butter, way more than I would normally have eaten but still I enjoyed it, it felt like a treat to be honest ha. There is a caffeinated black tea with it. What is not included in this diet is the grapefruit that I was supposed to eat. I didn’t have any grapefruit in the house, unfortunately, so the substitution was for a half teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in water. I drank this and it was foul. However, it is supposed to kick start your metabolism or fat burning process in the liver! 

Lunch:

 

Lunch was delish, but very little as you can see. This was all I ate. Usually I finish off with some other vegetables like cucumber and cherry tomatoes and I did actually crave them! However I stuck to my guns. So here, I drank one caffeinated tea again. I ate one piece of wholemeal toast with a can of tuna. I did season the tuna with salt and pepper which I don’t normally do, I would put a sauce on it but I didn’t. 

Tea:

 

Here is my dinner. They told us to eat a deck of cards sized piece of meat (85g) and a cup of green beans. I didn’t have either of these and so I ate 3 slices of ham, 1 slice of pastrami, a lot of lettuce and cucumber which came to about 31 calories which is the amount the green beans would have come to. On top of that I ate:

 

I ate half a banana and an apple. Also I was allowed to eat a whole cup of vanilla ice cream which I substituted for 187g of Greek yogurt with 30g fruit jam which was probably a lot less calories. 

I don’t feel hungry at the moment. I drank nine cups of tea/water throughout the day plus a Vitamin C tablet which was 10 calories.

I did work out my calories just to see how many it was- 964! That’s so so low. I didn’t do any exercise today and I did feel a bit dizzy at times but I just had to drink some water and I was fine!

So that’s the end of day one.

You may wonder what sparked my decision to do this diet. Well. Apparently I weigh 11 stone 0.4 lbs. I cried. I know I have been binging lately but I didn’t deserve to be that weight. Anyway with the wedding approaching it has frightened me into dieting hardcore style.

If any of you have not heard of this diet then go to http://www.themilitarydiet.com 

It has all the information on there including substitutions and FAQs.

I have been trawling through the vast amount of success stories online especially on YouTube so please look and get inspired. 

Im excited to find out my results and see how tomorrow goes! Wish me luck. 

Jessicana xo

Day 6 of 2015- 35 Days of 1200 calories

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Hello everyone, can you believe it? Two blog posts in one day and now it is a daily update! Just like I used to do!

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/d37/73850620/files/2015/01/img_3356.jpgThis was my breakfast- green tea and one piece of brown bread with nutella. 167kcal. I wasn’t very hungry this morning which surprised me and so I didn’t eat my usual porridge./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/d37/73850620/files/2015/01/img_3362.jpgThis was my lunch and it was delicious and healthy as usual, I had an apple in between breakfast and lunch. I had sliced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, one cooked beetroot and tuna with 10g of tar tar sauce. I then had two rice cakes too at 29kcal each. 284kcal.

After lunch I had a caramel bar, as I have shown you in a previous blog:

caramel-bar 134kcal.

For dinner I had the same as yesterday but plain white rice instead of risotto. I didn’t really want the white rice as I don’t really like it and it makes me bloated but my mum made it so I couldn’t really say no. It came to 473kcal.

Following dinner I had this lovely jelly at 18kcal:

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/d37/73850620/files/2015/01/img_3365.jpgAfter this at around 8pm I drank a low calorie hot chocolate at 38kcal. Delicious. Before bed I was feeling very dizzy and still am, but I know that is just my body burning off more calories than it is taking in and so I must just be dehydrated. I will drink more tomorrow.

My total intake was 1,200 exactly and I’m still on track with my new goal. Day 6 complete!

Jessicana xo

Tips for NOT eating (much) on Christmas Day!

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As you all know, it is Christmas tomorrow and that for me (and most other people) means food, family and fun. I want to concentrate more on the family and fun parts of those three. Christmas Day is not an excuse to eat everything in sight. I have been researching for the past few weeks on how to overcome the issue of eating too much on Christmas.

No one likes the feeling of being bloated and having eaten so much they feel like they are going to explode so why do we do it? Is it just because it is in front of us? Is it for our family or parents who have slaved for hours prepared vegetables and meat for YOUR benefit. Benefit? No. It is no benefit. It’s to your detriment.

I have compiled a list of hints and tips that I will be following for tomorrow so that although I will eat a lot, I will eat less than I otherwise would have. I will put them in a constructed order too, to show you what my ‘plan’ and routine will be.

1. I will EAT breakfast- this is a good idea (honest)! I will probably eat porridge/oatmeal with raspberries and almond extract which is my absolute favourite at the moment as it tastes just like marzipan which is my arch nemesis in terms of cravings and gluttony.

2. I will drink green and peppermint tea throughout the day. The green tea will increase the speed of my metabolism, in the hope of digesting any bad foods I have eaten quicker. The peppermint tea will act as a mild laxative, acting on my bowel walls to contract and move the food faster through my body. I also find that peppermint decreases my appetite and hence, I will drink it after breakfast, the christmas dinner and any other snacks.

3. Stay away from alcohol and other high calorie beverages. I know this is hard (I’m a student- I KNOW). This has been the cause of all of my weight gain which I then had to lose again. I vow right now that I won’t be drinking any alcohol tomorrow, nor ‘nice’ drinks like J20 or cokes or anything. NO. I was lucky enough to find a 1 calorie per 330ml of ginger beer that I will be drinking throughout the day as well as water and my teas! This will save me 500 calories at least, opposed to years before.

4. Stay away from the chocolates and crisps. These two are the main culprits for high calorie intake on christmas. Even when people are full to beyond belief, they still feel the need to gorge on a ridiculous amount of crisps and chocolate. I would know- I have done this EVERY year up till now. So now, all I can imagine is the years of damage I have done to my body and it makes me so angry. How could I be so ridiculous? No one likes a girl who weighs 11stone 5lbs at 5ft 5! (My highest weight). I neglected my body and now I need to apologise to it by eating good things. As a substitute to chocolate I will be eating nuts which may be high calorie but are full of good nutrients. As a substitute for crisps I will be eating vegetables dipped in various dips which (of course) are also a lot healthier. I will be keeping all of these snacks to a minimum though in preparation for…

5. I’m sitting at the end, in the corner of our big table for dinner, slightly out of eyes view of everyone and slightly away from the HUGE bowl that will inevitably sit on the table FILLED with roast potatoes. Not eating any. I swear, now. I am not eating ANY potatoes because they are the most unhealthy thing on the menu in our house. If anyone disagrees then please let me know.

6. Fill your plate with VEGETABLES and TURKEY/PROTEIN. I am staying clear of the roast potatoes BIG time! I am going to take a photograph of my plate tomorrow in the hope it will motivate me and also so that I can record the calories at the end of the day and upload them to here like I said I would.

7. Have one pudding or one serving of pudding. I don’t know about anyone else but in my house, tomorrow, there will probably be at least five different puddings available. There is christmas pudding, lemon mousse, sticky toffee pudding, trifle and pavlova. So FIVE! That’s not even including the christmas cake. That is ridiculous considering there are only eleven of us adults eating it. Hopefully a lot of it will be taken home by my family and it won’t be lingering in my house. I have just remembered too we have a bunch of other frozen desserts in the freezer too- banoffee pie, lemon cheesecake, after eight ice cream and clotted cream ice cream. Bloody hell. Kill me.

8. Always have a drink of some kind near you, it’ll keep your mouth stimulated and people won’t suspect anything.

9. If the worst happens and people question why you aren’t eating anything then just say you don’t feel well. That’s my plan.

10. Make yourself look pretty and wear tight clothes. No one wants a food baby in a tight skirt or dress. Maybe I’ll show you a picture of me if you’re lucky ;-).

11. Weigh yourself throughout the day, that’ll stop you!

12. Encourage other people to eat more, or offer them food. I will be helping my mum in the kitchen, in the hope of it putting me off eating. Especially if I chew gum, which I will be.

13. Wait for your stomach to rumble before eating anything after christmas dinner. If your body wants more food, it will tell you so just wait for the signal!

Anyway, there are 13 (unlucky for some) tips to get you through Christmas day and just remember eating doesn’t equal happiness. You can have a lovely fun filled family orientated day without food being a buzz killer for you. So maintain your weight loss and don’t be tricked into eating the ‘average’ 6000 calories that every talks about eating.

Good luck,

Jessicana xo

Pets

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Here is a little tip I have for all you animal lovers out there to stop you from eating too much. Let your cat sit on you and you won’t be able to get up and go to the kitchen. Obviously you need to have a cat that likes to sit on your lap but it definitely works for me! I feel too guilty to get up when she’s comfortably sat on me.

I’d like to add as well that these flowery trousers I am wearing used to be too tight for me and I don’t know if you can see but they now fit me perfectly and may even be a bit loose! I love it.

Have a lovely day,

Jessicana xo

End of Day Thirty-Five

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Hey lovelies,

Third late date but here you go, quite a bad day but still under my goal.

Update for 03/10/14:

Breakfast: Leftover pizza slice 211kcal.

Total: 211kcal.

Lunch: Leftover pizza slice 211kcal.

Total: 211kcal.

Tea: Stir fry veg mix 44kcal, Cooked Chicken pieces 144kcal, black bean sauce 140kcal *Microwave brownie* chocolate 103kcal, sugar 32kcal, flour 102kcal, butter 220kcal.

Total: 785kcal.

Snacks: peach 37kcal, apple 38kcal, fruit salad 39kcal, banana 155kcal, cooked ham  137kcal, smoothie 55kcal, cracker 25kcal, caramel bar 135kcal.

Total: 621kcal.

Overall total input 1,828kcal- 5 miles walking 354kcal= 1474kcal.

Not bad!

Jessicana xo

End of Day Thirty-Two

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Hello everyone, here is my update for 30/09/14:

Breakfast: Peach 59kcal, green tea 1kcal, fig roll 67kcal.

Total: 127kcal.

Lunch: 4x cream crackers 140kcal, butter 55kcal, marmite 9kcal, cucumber 16kcal, carrot 26kcal, low fat houmous 90kcal.

Total: 336kcal.

Tea: Morrisons stir fry vegetables 44kcal, cooked chicken pieces 144kcal, butter 55kcal, hoisin sauce 86kcal.

Total: 329kcal.

Snacks: gala apple 47kcal, malt fruit loaf 130kcal, spearmint chewing gum 7kcal, *microwave brownie* butter 109kcal, chocolate 206kcal, sugar 60kcal, plain flour 68kcal, Water biscuits 44kcal.

Total: 672kcal.

Overall input 1464- exercise walking of 362= 1102kcal.

Pretty good! I’m going to keep up :-).

Jessicana xo

End of Day Thirty-One

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Hello everyone, I am getting back on track with the dieting now and am pretty pleased with the amount of miles I have been walking daily!

Here is my update for 29/09/14:

Breakfast: 2x cream crackers 70kcal, butter 55kcal, marmite 9kcal.

Total: 134kcal.

Lunch: large raw carrot 39kcal, cucumber 16kcal.

Total: 55kcal.

Tea: Fried chicken 106kcal, brown pasta 166kcal, butter 55kcal, peppers 29kcal, frozen sweetcorn 46kcal.

Total: 402kcal.

Snacks: gala apple 47kcal, malt fruit loaf 130kcal, *microwave brownie* made of butter 109kcal, chocolate 206kcal, sugar 60kcal, plain flour 68kcal, cherry tomatoes 80kcal, malt fruit loaf 96kcal, fig rollsx2 134kcal.

Total: 938kcal.

Overall input for today was 1529 and I walked 6miles for a total of 360kcal so..

1529-360=1169kcal.

Not a bad day, once again. I’m weighing 10st 11lb today so I have kind of come to a stand still but am pleased that I didn’t go back up to over 11stone.

Jessicana xo

End of Day Thirty-Three

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Hello everyone,

Sorry the lateness again, here is my update for Wednesday, I will upload the rest of the week over tonight and tomorrow and I’ve done pretty well- a lot of exercising and a bit of unhealthy eating but not too excessive.

Here is my update then, for 01/10/14:

Breakfast: Peach 59kcal.

Total: 59kcal.

Lunch: Gala apple 52kcal, raw carrot 26kcal, low fat tesco houmous 90kcal, fig rollx2 134kcal.

Total: 302kcal.

Dinner: Spicy bean burger Morrisons (less calories than Tesco) 185kcal, brown rice 83kcal, frozen sweetcorn 46kcal, barbecue sauce 19kcal, *microwave brownie*- butter 110kcal, flour 68kcal, white sugar 64kcal, chocolate 103kcal.

Total: 678kcal.

Snacks: Mint 4kcal, nice biscuitx2 82kcal, malt fruit loaf 186kcal, water crackers 44kcal.

Total: 316kcal.

Overall input is 1,355- 342calories burnt doing 5 miles of walking = 1013kcal.

Good, happy with that!

Jessicana xo