Thursday, February 9

a new personal challenge... won't you join me?!?

Since my 30 day crafts challenge has ended it is time to pick up a new challenge... yes... DIET. I know those kinds of 4 letter words are inappropriate for use in polite society. Here is what I found! Something so simple. Something so easy to follow. Something I could even follow!!
Check it out below...

1200 Calorie Diet Plan for Women

Fruit (2-3 svgs) Choose from:
4 oz. juice (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup sliced/chopped cooked or raw fruit
(fresh, frozen, or canned.)

1 whole medium piece of fruit
1/4 cup dried fruit

Vegetables (2-3 svgs) Choose from:
4-6 oz. juice (1/2 – 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup fresh non-leafy vegetables
1/2 cup cooked vegetables
1 cup fresh leafy greens
NOTE: Choose at least 5 total fruit and vegetable servings a day for a healthier diet. Have no more than 1 serving of fruit or vegetable juice per day

Whole grain breads and cereals (preferred) (3-4 svgs) Choose from:
1/2 cup high fiber dry cereal (about 80-100 calories with
4+ grams of fiber)

1 slice high fiber bread with at least 2 grams of fiber
about 1/2 cup whole grain crackers (less than 100 calories with 2+ grams fiber)
1/2 cup cooked whole grain (brown rice, pasta, cereal)
1 SMALL whole grain muffin (about 150-160 calories providing 1/2 svg whole grain plus 1/2 serving fat)

Refined grain breads and cereals such as white bread (Try to avoid on a 1200 calorie diet. Eat only when whole grain choices are not available.)

Lean meat, fish, poultry, eggs, or beans (1-2 svgs)
Choose from:

2 oz. lean meat, fish, or poultry
1/2 cup cooked dried beans (legumes)
1 egg
1 Tbsp. peanut butter or other nut butter

Low fat and nonfat dairy (2 svgs) Choose from:
1 cup skim milk or 1% milk
1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese
1-2 oz. light cheese
1 cup low fat yogurt

Fats (1-4 svgs) Choose from:
1 tsp. healthy oil (such as olive oil or canola) or soft margarine
1 tsp. regular mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. low-fat mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. regular salad dressing
2 Tbsp. light salad dressing

Nuts and Seeds (A healthy choice but high in calories eat only on occasion.) Choose from:
1/2 oz. nuts
1 Tbsp. seeds

Sweets/other (1-2 svgs) Choose from:
1 tsp. maple syrup, sugar, jelly, or jam
1 gingersnap
1 vanilla wafer

Now here's the deal... there is no way that the "d-word" alone could make a huge impact. I have also decided to do a 60 day exercise challenge with my husband as well! I am so excited... I found both of these on Pinterest. You can find them both on my "body" board. Today is day 1...