Day 3 of 3 Day diet

Here is a link to my last video blog of the 3 dat diet:

Breakfast                                                   Lunch                                                   Dinner

  • Black coffee or tea (Sweet & Low or Equal) or water
  • (0 cal)
  • 5 regular saltine crackers (70 cal)
  • 1 oz.(slice) cheddar cheese (100 cal)
  • 1 small apple (52 cal)
  • 1 hard boiled egg
    (78 cal)
  • 1 slice toast (83 cal)
  • Black coffee or tea (Sweet & Low or Equal) or water (0 cal)
  • 1 cup tuna
    (200 cal)
  • 1 cup carrots (52 cal)
  • 1 cup cauliflower (23 cal)
  • 1 cup melon (57 cal)
  • 1/2 cup regular vanilla ice cream (144 cal)
  • Black coffee or tea (Sweet & Low or Equal) or water (0 cal)
Total Calories: 222 Total Calories: 161 Total Calories: 476

Tim Morrison CEO of FitnessTV chats FAD diets…

In my attempt to lose weight fast and pursue this 3 day crash diet I have interviewed  Tim Morrison CEO of FitnessTV.  Tim talks about FAD diets, health and his own personal health tips. As being the CEO of a multi million pound health and fitness company I have an exclusive interview with Tim to discover his own opinion of celebrity culture FAD diet culture.

Day 2 of 3 day diet…

here is a link to my video blog for the day:



Black coffee or tea (Sweet & Low or Equal) or water
(0 cal)
1 egg (any style) (78 cal)
1 slice toast (83 cal)
1 banana (105 cal)


1 cup 2% cottage cheese
(203 cal)
5 saltine crackers (70 cal)
Black coffee or tea (Sweet & Low or Equal) or water (0 cal)


2 beef franks or hot dogs (300 cal)
1/2 cup carrots (26 cal)
1 banana (105 cal)
1 cup broccoli or cabbage (35 cal)
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream (144 cal)
Black coffee or tea (Sweet & Low or Equal) or water (0 cal)

Total Calories: 266 Total Calories: 273 Total Calories: 610

day 1 – 3 day diet

here is a link to my video blog:


Day one’s diet plan:


Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets artificial sweetener, 1/2 grapefruit or juice, 1 piece toast with 1 tablespoon peanut butter


150g (5.5oz) tuna, 1 piece toast, Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets artificial sweetener


85g (3oz) any lean meat or chicken, 150g (5.5oz) green beans, 125g (4.5oz)carrots, 1 apple

125g (4.5oz) vanilla ice cream

FAD diets with FitnessTV director Charlie Louise


Director of Sky channel FitnessTV, Charlie Louise in an exclusive interview. She talks about her personal experience with FAD diets and what she thinks is needed to achieve healthy weight loss.

Q: Why do you think people are drawn to FAD diets?

A: For the majority of people it is due to the media. FAD diets are labeled quick fixes. The idea of changing your body shape in a space of a week or less is unachievable. A lifestyle change is the only way you will maintain your weight loss, and you’ll end up loosing more weight by changing your lifestyle diet. Celebrities who publicly announce what fad diet they do is also detrimental to the health/fitness industry, it is irresponsible for their fans to hear this as they might try to emulate this unhealthy diet.

Q: Being a leading figure of a TV channel, do you think it’s important to use celebrities who haven’t been reported to use FAD diets or who don’t look healthy?

A: We have a huge responsibility. We recently had a new yoga series to be aired on the channel from the states, but during the last checks, I noticed the instructor was petite but was very skinny. This is was no no for me and we immediately cancelled the show. We have a huge responsibility to promote a healthy lifestyle to our customers and audience. We promoted Kim Kardashian’s latest product. She has also photographed going to the gym and she is an advocate for eating a balanced diet. Her curvy figure has always been celebrated and we are over the moon to promote her to our channel.

A: Have you ever tried FAD diets before?

Q: Yes I have tried loads; The Atkins, 2 weeks and 5 days diet. I mean I’m a woman at the end of the day, I have body hang ups and I’m in my twenties, so I feel the pressure. I do take part in FAD diets, as in a form of research but when I have tried them the weight doesn’t stay off and I have got ill because of it.

Q: Since you have tired FAD diets, do you have any funny stories from doing any of them?

A: The worst diet I did was the Atkins. It was great that I could eat cheese and meat as much as I want, but I passed wind a lot. This was not suitable for when I had business meetings. I would never do that diet again.

Q: Your channel promotes food supplements, healthy foods and fitness products. Do you think diet is a huge part of loosing weight or exercise?

A: They are both the same in importance. The combination of the two is a personal thing that is a different balance for everyone. We have a new product we are promoting Raw Food: The healthy lifestyle. Working out is part of loosing weight, but our diet and our relationship with food of high importance personally.

Q: Do you think FAD diets are dangerous?

A: Yes, I do. The idea of a quick fix sounds appealing but the internal effects of FAD diets are detrimental to our health. However I do think detox’s are a healthy way to cleanse and our body. Celebrities use detox’s before events in a way to loose weight, but the idea of a detox is to get rid of the toxins in your body and improve your skin. Weight loss does occur but this is healthy and makes you feel rejuvenated.

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Undergoing the 3 day diet


Right readers, I have decided I am going to undergo the 3 day diet for my Advanced Online Media Project. The reason I have chosen this one is because due to the short length of the diet I feel it will be achievable for me not to cave and give into cravings, i.e. this will ruin the diet. Secondly in this diet you are actually able to eat food. I would not be able to live of a purely liquid diet. I will document each day by keeping a video diary each day! Stay tuned to tomorrow first video diary!

Alkaline recipe for dinner tonight…

Quinoa & butternut squash with feta and kale

Quinoa & butternut squash with feta and kale
70g quinoa
50g Kale
240g butternut squash (approx ½)
100g red onions
2 table spoons of olive oil
1g cumin
3 boullion
15g parsley coarsely chopped10g olive oil
50g feta
dash of mirin sauce
3g – sliced garlic
½ lemon juice
Boil water with the boullion stock and quinoa for 15 minutes. Till the tales ‘sprout’ this is then done.De-skin the butternut squash and dice. Chop the onions into large chunks and put onto a baking tray with olive oil in a pre-heated oven 170 deg. Cook for 20 minutes.In a separate pan – boil the water with a lot of salt in it.  Dunk the kale into the boiling salty water for 2 minutes then drain.  While the kale was boiling in a pan put the olive oil and sliced garlic and leave to simmer for 3 minutes so that it infuses into the oil.  The pour this over the kale and a squeeze of lemon.Add the parsley olive oil, mirin and pepper to the quinoa and then serve the squash onions and kale by the side and sprinkle the feta over the top.

The picture above is what it should of turned out like, this is what it turned out to look like…

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The meal was delicious! The sweet roasted butternut squash and red onion melody worked perfectly with the feta cheese. Cooking the quinoa was easier then I thought and was a nice change from the usual cous cous suggestion. I did feel slightly unsatisfied so I would in future have a salmon fillet with it.

From kale to kiwi…. celebrating green superfoods in our diet for St. Patrick’s Day!

this got my in the mood for St. Patricks day, normally a day we don’t associate with healthy eating or drinking…

Lo Cal Living

What better day is there for celebrating green food than St. Patrick’s day?! I know, for many people the day is spent consuming artificially colored green beer, green eggs and shamrock shakes. But it’s also a great excuse to celebrate all of the naturally green super foods we have available! These foods are commonly associated with plant-based diets, vegetarian diets and raw food diets.

For those of you who fear this food takes too much time, is too expensive, or don’t know how to prepare it are in for a treat. The Healthy Living section of the Huffington Post shared a quick guide to healthy green foods as a St. Patrick’s Day special for all of us 🙂

The color green is commonly associated with nature, freshness, and healing. The green superfood guide slide show uses large vibrant images of green foods including kiwi, basil, kale, and green…

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Study: Texans More Likely To Pay Big For Weight Loss Schemes

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texans are shelling out big bucks to lose weight and we’re doing it at a rate 20-percent higher than the average American.

According to a new study, Americans will spend nearly $40 billion this year on weight loss items, like diet foods and fat burning supplements.

Unfortunately, UT Health Science Center Dr. Sue Cunningham says a vast majority of that money is being spent on scam products. “The bulk of that $38 billion is undoubtedly spent on products that are not proven to be effective,” she said.

When it comes to weight loss claims Dr. Cunningham said common sense is a good judge. “If it’s such a miracle why aren’t I hearing about this on the nightly news instead of on a commercial.”

Medical experts say the amount of money being spent is unnecessary because losing weight doesn’t have to be expensive.

The report, Food Formulation…

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Diets Diets Diets Everywhere

dangers of fad diets

Half Human Half Dietitian

Remember a few posts ago how I went on about words I don’t like- well DIET is one of them. Even though the origin of the word diet indicates that of a lifestyle… the term diet now more or less refers to a quick fix that is annoyingly restrictive. Results will be seen, weight will be lost, then weight will be gained.

Obviously if there was no desire for individuals to lose weight my job might be threatened…. However there is a way to go about losing weight, maintaining that loss… and it’s by making changes that you legitimately think you can continue with for an indefinite amount of time.

So here is the dumb-dumb’s guide to not getting sucked into a fad diet- by asking yourself the following questions?

1.) “Do I need to buy a book to “follow” this diet?”

-This is red flag numero uno. If it…

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