I am working very hard to continue on a healthy eating lifestyle once and for all. I just completed my third week on the Naturally Thin plan from Bethenny Frankel. Check out my original post about the start of my journey.
Today I am going to give my thoughts and experiences on the first of ten tips.
1, Your Diet Is A Bank Account
The way I understand it is that we start each day with a certain amount of food in our account. Kinda like a budget amount. Bethenny stresses that her plan is not a DIET but a lifestyle and I agree with her. I do, however, think that rule 1 is about the closest her plan comes to a true diet plan like Weight Watchers.
BUT the difference is that there is no counting or tallying. This plan is a little more fluid. Some diet plans forbid certain foods - carbs, or sweets or who knows what else.
With this plan, I can choose to eat whatever I want but balancing it out during the rest of the day. Kinda like my checking account. I know I can't go on an all out spending spree or I will be bouncing checks all over town.
That check bouncing equals added weight if I overdraw my food account for the day.
I lost another 1.4 pounds this week and that was TOTALLY without depriving myself.
I allowed myself to share a cupcake with a friend - TWICE.
I had lunch with co-workers at a Japanese Steak house.
I had ice cream.
You heard me right, I worked all of that in this week by balancing out my food throughout the day.
When I wanted a cupcake I ate a BIG salad light on the dressing.
When I knew I was going out to lunch, I toned back my dinner plans and had more fruits and veggies.
This really is a great way to look at your daily intake and plan ahead for any treats you want during the day.
Well that is all for this week. I hope you learn a little from these posts, but I definitely recommend you get the Naturally Thin book by Bethenny Fankel to learn all of the details of the Bank Account tip.
Until next time....
Keep on Creating.