Day 3 of 3 Day diet

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

http://s134.photobucket.com/user/funkytenn1/media/Movieon28-03-2013at1920_zps2a0e118a.mp4.html

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

Day 2 of 3 day diet…

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

http://s134.photobucket.com/user/funkytenn1/media/Movieon28-03-2013at1914_zps013ebb47.mp4.html

 

Breakfast

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)

Lunch 

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

Dinner 

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

Undergoing the 3 day diet

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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
Ingredients
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
pepper
3g – sliced garlic
½ lemon juice
Method
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.

Body inspirations

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If I am going to get myself into gear I need to have my inspiration images reminding me through my crazy diet that these are the bodies I want to achieve! All of these celebrities have done a crazy fad diet and it seems I am going to be following in their footsteps! Watch this space readers! will be announcing my fad diet I am doing in the net couple of days!

The Alkaline Diet

Thealkaline diet is the most raved fad diet this year. With celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow, Kirsten Dunst and Victoria Beckham raving about it’s effects (just look at their amazing bodies) no wonder dieters are wanting to try it. This diet has been the underdog of the dieting industry for a while but the latest book ‘Honestly Healthy Alkaline Programme’ by chef Natasha Corrett and nutritionist Vicki Edgson, it has become a cookbook on every dieters self.

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What is the Alkaline Diet?

Well the ‘Honestly Healthy Alkaline programme’ consists of you eating alkaline foods to keep your bodies PH between 7.35 and 7.45. Our stomach is acidic (PH 1.35-3.5) as this is how we digest our food, but the diet is designed to balance out your PH level, this in affect is meant to improve your overall health. The diet is vegetarian based consisting of fresh vegetables and some fresh fruit, nuts, grains and soy products.

It is believed that heavily acidic diets unbalance the bodies PH, promoting the loss of essential minerals. this imbalance makes people prone to illness and gaining weight.

The alkaline diet is healthy, says Marjorie Nolan, RD, an American Dietetic Association spokeswoman.”It’s a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, plenty of water, avoiding processed foods, coffee, and alcohol, which are all recommendations for a generally healthy diet anyway”.

Here are a few examples of foods you can eat in the alkaline diet:

-sweet potatoes

-mushrooms

-grapes

-avocados

-tofu

 

In my battle to fight the bulge I think I will a recipe from the alkaline diet and see what all the fuss is about. Keep you posted readers!

 

 

Slim Sticks, are they really a gastric band in a glass?

Being a woman obsessed with the newest fad diets or crazy exercise regimes, I came across this new product Slim Sticks. As it claims to be ‘the simple way to lose weight’ I though I would take a closer look and see if I would give it a go for my individual project idea.

Slim Sticks have become the newest ‘miracle’ drink to make you shed the weight. Slim sticks are a dissolvable sachet you simply add to water, which experts claim is a ‘revolutionary’ way to aid weightless

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The way it works is that due to the drinks hunger bursting properties it make you feel full and kills food cravings. The 40 calories drink contains newest crazed ingredient, Konjac. The supplement, Konjac is designed to expand the stomach, instantly creating the feeling of fullness. It has been reported that Sticks are being used as a last attempt for dieters before they get surgery.

Konjac is a natural ingredient derived from the native Asian plant palm oil. The supplement makes you feel fuller for longer, the 3 hours after the palm oil kicks in, this makes the brain thinks there is fat to digest, preventing hunger signals to the brain.

But, is this just another fad for dieters? Personal trainer and nutritionist to the stars Jenny Dawes says ‘This is just another high fibre “quick fix” product which claims to make the stomach feel full quickly.’ Due to Konjac being a fibre, it has a laxative effect and also is believed to have the ability to absorb cholesterol and glucose.

With most quick fix products we must be aware of the long term effects of this supplement. Slim Sticks have only been recently released for sale, so I would be wary to try a product like this.