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Diet Diva Day 1

I am the worst eater I know.

Despite many attempts at correcting my eating habits, I find myself yoyo-ing between barely eating and pigging out. I’m either at a caloric deficit (forcing my body to go into starvation mode) or I’m gorging. Portion control is also an alien concept to me (despite having a kitchen scale that I bought years ago solely for this purpose lol) and I can easily consume 700 calories in one sitting. I can work out all I want (something I haven’t been able to do lately because my right ankle still hurts) but that will not fix a bad diet.

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This doesn’t smell like liempo…

After learning that Tin lost 10 pounds since starting Diet Diva three weeks ago, I knew I had to at least give it a shot. See, when I got back from my recent Singapore trip, I gained a laughable 10 pounds (bringing me to 130). A little over a week later, I was back to 120. Beer, lack of exercise, and eating hotdog sandwiches in bed while watching Jersey Shore at 3 in the morning brought me up to my current weight of 126 (it’s kinda nutty how my weight fluctuates a lot but I don’t really pay attention to the scale. I’m all about inches and muscle). Something’s gotta change, especially since I can’t do cardio yet.

I started Diet Diva yesterday!

1200 calories in pictures:

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Breakfast: Oatmeal and a banana
Afternoon Snack: Honey Graham crackers and tea

Note: I had the oatmeal and a hard-boiled egg (+74 cals) for breakfast because ya need some protein within an hour of waking up. Also: having an egg apparently aids in weight loss/reducing hunger cravings. I also had coffee with milk (+~80 cals) in between lunch and my afternoon snack (crackers and banana).

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Lunch: Honey mustard chicken breast and red rice. Would ya believe this is only half of what I would normally eat?!

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Dinner: Spicy tuna pasta. Delicious; could eat for the rest of my life. Would ya believe this serving of pasta is only A QUARTER of what I would normally eat?! I am a beast. This is why I am fat.

Nighttime snack: A hard-boiled egg and leftover pork-tofu adobo (small serving, OKAY). I ate my dinner at 830pm and I tend to go to bed really late so I need something that doesn’t require shame-walking to the Angel’s Burger at the corner at 3 in the morning.

I’m gonna be honest witchu: I am scared! I am not used to such small (or is this regular, for regular non-fatty people?) portions! I could have eaten all four meals just for breakfast, for realsies.

Days 2-5 and update on Saturday!

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  • Reply Rei October 16, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I hope Diet Dive does well to you too Helga :)

    • Reply Helga October 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Joni October 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Hi, Helga! Do they deliver the packages to houses/offices? How do you pay them? I wanna try! Maybe on November, hehe. :D

    • Reply Helga October 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Hi Joni! They doooooo. They offer free delivery to ~select areas~ in Makati and QC. I got yesterday’s meals at 645am and today naman, the rider came at 545am.

      It’s 1.8k for 5 days and I paid via bank deposit (BPI). I just messaged Kakki through the Diet Diva Facebook page to reserve my slot :)

      • Reply Joni October 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

        @Helga, Nice! Will definitely try soon. Thanks for sharing, Helga! :) Will monitor your progress too for extra motivation, LOL :)

  • Reply Gen October 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Good luck!

    I need to mind what I am eating too. I am skinny but I have quite an impressive jiggly belly. I just can’t bring myself to stop eating the sweet stuff.

    • Reply Helga October 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Challenge yourself and do a three-week sugar detox! I did it last year (I think) and I’m still trying to find it in me to do it again haha.

  • Reply Millie October 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Those are normal sized portions. I was shocked to find that out when I started doing weight watchers. I’d been eating portions that were at least double the size.

    • Reply Helga October 16, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Man, if there’s anything I hope to learn from this, it’s proper portions lol.

  • Reply Sherica October 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Do they deliver here in Baguio? Because I really want to try this one!!! :( I hate going to the GYM and I am way too lazy to prepare my own “diet” and jogging sucks for me too :( Let me know if this one works ha???

  • Reply Tracy October 17, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Good luck humpster!

  • Reply Lizzie October 17, 2012 at 2:48 am

    You canz do eeeeet!

    I limited my caloric intake to 900 per day + work out. You somehow get used to it.

  • Reply Alex October 25, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Hello! Can you post the link of their FB? thank you!

    • Reply Helga October 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm :)

      • Reply chip June 26, 2013 at 9:10 am

        Hi Helga!
        How are you doing now?
        WEre you able to sustain your eating habits?
        How much did you lose from Diet Diva meals?
        How long did you order from them?
        Did you reach your Goal?
        Just asking so i could decide if I will make a GO for this? Kasi baka im just wasting my effort and money.

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