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Diet Diva Week One

These are photos of Diet Diva meals, so they don’t include all the food I actually ate the past five days. When I got hungry in between meals, I snacked on bananas, raw carrots, and hard-boiled eggs. I didn’t eat the oatmeal cookies included in Day 3, as crackers/biscuits aren’t filling for me and I tried my best to avoid refined sugar this week because it will cause a spike in, umm, blood sugar (???), triggering my sweet tooth and cravings for more food. Dude, IDK I forgot the ~science~ behind it; it’s just something I picked up when I tried Slow-Carb. I am eating them now, though, because Saturday and because chocolate chips. Anyway, I also take my coffee with milk so I’m estimating that I was hitting 1400-1500 calories a day.

Diet Diva Day 2

Diet Diva Philippines

Breakfast: Cheesy tuna pandesal
Lunch: Tuna steak and red rice
Snack: Ripe mango and tea
Dinner: Boiled squash and carrots

Notes: Day 2’s lunch was supposed to be pork adobo but there was a mix-up in the delivery. Kakki offered to send their rider back to exchange the meals but I was fine with having tuna. I eat too much pork (I’m 50% liempo and 50% beer) and not enough fish, anyway.

Diet Diva Day 3

Diet Diva Philippines

Breakfast: Hard-boiled egg and saba
Lunch: Hainanese chicken and red rice
Snack: Oatmeal cookies and tea
Dinner: Mushroom fettuccine

Diet Diva Day 4

Diet Diva Philippines

Breakfast: Oatmeal and apple
Lunch: Sweet and sour fish
Snack: Banana and tea
Dinner: Kamote and sitaw

Diet Diva Day 5

Diet Diva Philippines

Breakfast: Corned beef pandesal
Lunch: Chicken burger with mushroom sauce and red rice
Snack: Boiled saba and tea
Dinner: Green salad with honey mustard dressing

So how much did I lose on Diet Diva?

Four pounds— from 126lbs, I am now 122lbs. No exclamation points because that’s still two pounds over my normal 120lbs and the results aren’t noticeable yet. I’ve signed on for another week and my goal is to hit 115-118lbs. I’m not really big on the scale, though, as I would rather lose fat/inches and gain muscle. Still, I am happy with the results.

What I like most is that I’ve shown myself that I can eat clean/properly and not have a nervous breakdown. No bacon, no liempo, no deep fried chicken, no processed meats, no ice cream, no 3AM McDeliveries etc etc. I almost gave in a few times, telling myself oh, a little can’t hurt. So glad I stuck to my guns!

I guess what really kept me going was this one particular line that goes something like “If you’re hungry but won’t eat vegetables, then you’re just craving.” It’s so true. I’m not fit enough yet to be able to afford to eat whatever I want but hopefully, I’ll get there some day (and soon).

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  • Reply kristine October 21, 2012 at 12:15 am

    I wanna sign up for this but I live in Olongapo! :(((((((((

  • Reply the me October 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    incorporate 80% living foods (alkaline-forming [raw fruits, raw herbs,
    raw/cooked vegetables, raw nuts]) and 20% dead foods (acid-forming [meats,
    fish, dairy, grains, rices, breads {top-of-the-list acids are beer, liquor,
    tobacco, coffee, tea, fruit juices, all canned fish, pickled vegetables,
    corn chips, ketchup, mayonnaise, soy sauce, mustard, condiments}])

    experiment on this for 7 days and 7 nights (measure belly fat or waistline)…
    01 upon arising, hydrate with water (1L to 1.5L or 2L to 3L when doing cardio
    (drink in a span of an hour and two hours for pre- and post workout)
    02 for breakfast | half a watermelon or one whole cantaloupe or
    half a guyabano or one piling bananas or one whole native papaya
    or five native citrus or three mangoes or half a pineapple
    *these raw fruits are the top alkaline-forming foods
    **when eating several fruit groups, give 30 minutes to 1 hour
    in between. do not mix fruits as in a compote or juice mix!
    ***water ingestion is 30 minutes before meals and 2 hours after
    03 for lunch | raw or half-cooked vegetables, small ocean fish (raw or
    steamed or sinigang [no frying, no grilling]), native chicken
    (tinola or steamed [not fried, not grilled])
    04 for snacks | raw salad greens, raw pili or organic peanuts etc,
    dried fruits (dates, raisins, apricots, mango, pineapple etc)
    05 for dinner | meal item no 2 (raw fruits)

    the above diet is paleolithic and marginalized-farmer friendly
    but 70% to 300% costlier than corporation-farmed produce
    which for the last 60 years has been ge, and gmo

  • Reply Len October 23, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I gained 8 pounds from my usual 110 lbs. It’s not really that bad though but I realized na may buldges na tiyan ko (which I keep on saying that it’s just shit (lol), or water I have to excrete but noooo)

    I’m trying out the no rice, less carbs + lots of lemon, cayenne pepper, cucumber water tonic + more fruits and veggies + at least walking 30 mins a day (if I can, I’d jog).

    Hay, life and the age of 25.

    I’m really interested in this Diet Diva eating plan!!!! But I’d want to try kung keri ng powers ko to do it on my own. It’s really challenging, not to eat so much (coz I’m in love w/ food) and because there’s Sakusaku Chicken.

    Damn, sorry ranting coz I’m hungry and I’m not excited about tuna in water + salad greens for dinner hahahha

  • Reply Ela October 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I would love to try this, but 1) I’m broke, 2) I don’t think I can stand eating veggies, and 3) I can’t go without junk food. :(

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