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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Time to Get Serious about Weight Loss

Time to get serious soon about losing holiday pounds and perhaps reaching that elusive weight goal in the New Year sometime.  Have you had time to think about how you will go about it?  Low-carbing is one way, of course.  Another way is to combine low-carbing and another plan, such as Intermittent Fasting a few days a week.  I like to call it Intermittent Feeding because fasting often has a negative connotation associated with it and people immediately think of hunger pain.  Being a little hungry before going to bed some days means that you're losing weight, so look on the bright side.  Absolutely no pain and no gain, or should I say no loss.  Doing a search on my blog will bring up many posts on Intermittent Fasting/Feeding.

This morning for a late morning brunch (around 11 am), I made Ginny's English muffin for my DH and I, scrambled eggs, bacon (almost always do this the lazy way in the microwave oven on a plate between paper towels), fried tomato and Japanese eggplant which I dipped in egg wash and then in some seasoned leftover lumped-together bake mixes, which I always have handy in the freezer for breading or fillings for hamburgers or tuna patties or meatloaves.  That was all I needed for the day until this evening when I had something really small and high fat with a cup of tea.  I will often do that instead of the complete no eating rule to the next day.  This basically stills my appetite, slows the weight loss some , but keeps me happy and in no hunger "pain". 

The only change I made to Ginny's English muffin was instead of the 1 1/2 tablespoons ground almonds, I used leftover bake mix (I wasn't sure which one it was), and it tasted great and had those lovely little holes for the butter!!  I liked the one half with butter and peanut butter.  I toasted the halves in a nonstick pan first.  Oh wait a minute, I also substituted 1 tsp light-tasting olive oil for the coconut oil.  I think mine has gone rancid, as I can't stand the flavor.


Anonymous said...

My Question Is: I know milk products can help in getting rid of belly fat. But what if a person cannot eat dairy, because of either Lactose Intolerance or Casein Sensitivities or both. What else could be eaten to get the Belly Fat burning off? What is the ingredient in Dairy that cause Belly Fat to decrease, and in what other foods can we find that ingredient? Thank you for your help. C.Gross.

Anne H said...

I like the LoCarb and IF.
Works well for me!
So far! Yep - time to get serious!

Jennifer said...

Great, Anne - I'm with you on that. :)

Jennifer said...

CLA is a bit controversial: CLA - Some people report losing belly fat taking CLA supplements.

The safest belly fat reducer is coconut oil, a low-carb diet of good proteins and good fats and good carbs. Drink lots of water and do exercise despite what some may say. Exercise does help strengthen the muscles to help pull the tummy in. My son (23) who is into exercise in a big way to build muscles says that there is some evidence to say that 10 minutes of exercise for that region helps burn fat in the area.

Jennifer said...

One of the most effective ways to reduce belly fat is to reduce or eliminate carbohydrates such as grains and sugar.