Putting My Mom on a Diet: Week 6 Meal Plan and Weigh-In

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For new readers, here’s a brief refresher: I’m putting my mom on a diet, here is the plan I designed for her, and here are her weekly updates: week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5. Welcome! Week 6 is behind us, friends. Here’s what we’ve been up to on the diet front:   Monday Breakfast: 1 cup Uncle Sam Original…

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Putting My Mom on a Diet: Week 5 Meal Plan and Weigh-In

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For new readers, here’s a brief refresher: I’m putting my mom on a diet, here is the plan I designed for her, and here are her weekly updates: week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4. Welcome! As you read through this meal plan, keep in mind that Mom was on vacation last week. Even…

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Putting My Mom on a Diet: Week 4 Meal Plan and Weigh-In

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Can you believe we’ve been at this for a month now? Me neither. Mom is quickly proving herself to be superwoman in my eyes. Scroll down to see her week 4 meal plan and weigh-in results! [If you’re new to this series, here’s the run-down: I put my mom on a diet, this is the…

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Putting My Mom on a Diet: Week 2 Meal Plan and Weigh In

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Week 2! If you’re new to the series, I’m putting my mom on a diet, this is her plan, and here is her week 1 meal plan and weigh-in. Welcome and settle in; this one is lengthy. Monday Breakfast: 2 Kashi 7-Grain Waffles (140) + 2 teaspoons butter (~60) + 1 cup 1% milk (110)…

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Putting My Mom on a Diet: Week 1 Meal Plan and Weigh-In

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For new readers, here’s a brief refresher: I’m putting my mom on a diet, here is the plan I designed for her, and here are her weekly updates: week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, week 7, week 8, week 9, week 10, week 11, week 12, week 13, week 14, week 15, week 16, week 17, week 18, week 19. Welcome! Here for your viewing pleasure is every last drippety…

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On Distraction-Free, Focused Eating

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Most weekday mornings, I eat the same oatmeal breakfast. I’ve prepared it so many times now that I barely have to pay attention, which is a relief considering I’d prefer to mainline my cold-brewed iced coffee before attempting anything more advanced. Ten minutes after I’ve begun, I’m settling down at the table with a piping…

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How I eat healthy while traveling

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In 2006, I travelled through the full boot of Italy- eleven cities in all- and spent time in Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Valencia, Barcelona, and London. I stayed in hostels that ran the gamut from dodgy to dodgier to ‘let’s never tell my mother about this.’ And when I returned to the States after all of…

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Grocery List

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Vegetables For salads (How to Make a Delicious 400 Calorie Salad):romaine lettucegrape tomatoescarrotscucumberred and green bell pepperred cabbage For dinner veggie sidesbroccoli crowns (roast them please)cauliflower (Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower or Curried Cauliflower with Sweet Peas)frozen peasfrozen cornsweet potatoeswhite potatoes Fruit For one large fruit salad:pineapple (fresh and frozen)cantaloupewatermelongreen grapesstrawberriesblueberries Meat/Eggs/Poultry/Dairy 2 dozen large brown eggs…

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What Does 1800 Calories Look Like?

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Breakfast 1 bagel 300 (preferably whole grain, but whichever you love most)3 tablespoons full fat cream cheese 1002 cups fresh fruit 100500 calories Lunch Loaded lunch salad– see this post400 calories Snack Apple (or any fist-sized piece of fruit)100 calories Dinner Vegan Black Bean Burger on a whole wheat bun with toppings 400(toppings include: lettuce,…

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