The Best Diet in the World

Hiya!  I’m posting a little late today.  All the snow shenanigans in the South has everyone down here on a bit of a delay… well, except Ethan.  He had Kevin and I up bright and early, or dark and early, rather.

Nevertheless, it’s time for another WIAW post, and today I want to mention the best diet in the world.

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Okay, the best “diet” isn’t really a “diet” at all in the connotative sense of the word, it’s really just a balanced diet that falls into a healthy lifestyle.  Yeah yeah yeah… but if you want to kick start that healthy lifestyle with a little fat loss, you may turn to a “diet,” right?

Well here’s the best one ever - it’s the one you’ll actually follow.  Shocker, right?  If you don’t like meat, the best diet isn’t paleo.  If you hate the numbers game, the best diet isn’t calorie counting or Weight Watchers.  You get my point.

This week I’m following a little eating plan from Fitness Magazine that I followed years ago for my wedding.  Though I don’t want or expect to look like this again, it’s just something that I keep stashed away for a rainy day.

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It’s not the healthiest or leanest thing ever, but it’s pretty balanced.  More importantly, it has foods I like and am already used to eating.  So for me and for the time being, it is the best diet in the world because I can actually follow it… even though yesterday is a poor example.

Breakfast: 1/2 pear, 1/2 cup oats, 2 TBS walnuts and a spoonful of vanilla protein for flavor (no pic)

Snack: tall nonfat latte from Starbucks

Lunch: romain with 1/3 cup chickpeas, 2 TBS vinaigrette, 2 TBS feta, 1/3 cup cucumber, slice of whole wheat bread

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Snack: ThinkThin protein bar (brownie > peanut butter flavor)

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Snack 2: I’m not into restricting myself too much, and I was pretty hungry yesterday for whatever reason.  This called for second snack (not in diet)!

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Dinner: Last night was some pork tenderloin, sprouts, and a sweet spud, but most nights this week have been a healthy (but admittedly carby) pasta with white beans, herbs, 2 TBS parm, and tomatoes.

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Oh, and because it was a snow night, I also snuck in a porter and a hot chocolate – totally not part of the diet, but snow days are special occasions in these parts!

  • Ever followed a diet?  If so, what works for ya?
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8 Responses to The Best Diet in the World

  1. Good call on the porter – lots of vitamins and nutrients in those dark beers!

  2. A long time ago, I did the “Fat Smash” diet. No meat, no dairy, nothing at all besides fruit, veg, brown rice, and oatmeal. I was just getting into my healthy eating phase and it taught me a lot, and as a bonus I lost about 20 pounds. Couldn’t keep that up forever, so I put back on about 5 when I stepped it back, but it’s my go to if I need to lose weight, sad as that sounds.

  3. Currently, I’m eating mostly clean and tracking calories in order to get into wedding shape!!!

  4. I agree that the best kind of “diet” is the one that WORKS for you. I recently tried a week of paleo, and quickly realized it wasn’t for me. Although I did find some of the principles and food choices to be fantastic, particularly the snacks, so I started incorporating them into my daily eats. I think finding a diet that works best for you takes time, patience, failures, and perseverance. What works for one person probably isn’t perfect for the next!

  5. I can’t say I’ve ever followed a “diet” per say but I guess I tend to stick to the same foods daily so unintentionally yes!

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  7. Yeah, that does sound like an awesome diet…especially your approach to it! ‘Diets’ usually fail with me because I HATE measurements…i do MUCH better with eat AS MUCH as you want of THIS…but don’t eat any ofTHAT. Happy WIAW!!

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