Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Woe is the Wii :(

The weight-loss project has ground to a screeching halt.  The Wii is dead.  It was working this morning but does not turn on anymore.  No more blue light.  No more Wii-fit.   No more old episodes of Stargate or X-Files on Netflix while using the elliptical trainer.  I can still do the waist exercises, but that's about it. Sigh. Big J will take a look at it tomorrow but it doesn't look good.

It's weight-loss Wednesday, and today's topic is snacking.  You would think that snacking is a bad thing, but it's actually the other way round.  They say you should eat every few hours.  It keeps the edge off and prevents you from eating huge meals.

But, you have to also watch what you eat: raw veggies are good.  They fill you up, are great finger food so you can eat it at your desk (we computer people live at our desks), and they make that satisfying crunch sound.  They are also low-cal as long as you don't cover them in dip.
plate of raw veggies
Yum! A plate of rabbit food!
Believe it or not, my fave is celery sticks.  I could eat them by the ton.  Raw veggies are also good because they are easy to carry.  Just throw some in a plastic baggie and you're done.  They don't leak and don't weigh much.  They also take quite a bit of time to eat because you have to munch and crunch.  You can't just wolf down baby carrots.

I've been reading about people who go on raw food diets and while I don't think I could go for months (or even weeks) eating only raw food, I'd like to try a day or two.   Has anyone tried this? 

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  1. Hi, thanks so much for your comments, I have done detox diets for 5-7 days twice, based on raw vegetables and lean meat, it worked to jumpstart my healthy eating and I've actually lost weight the only thing is that I love my carbs and starches so for me it wasn't easy to finish them, the good thing is that the first thing I noticed is my belly pooch getting flat, not so flat but as flat as it can get hehehe I still eat raw veggies but I prefer some steamed, like broccoli and cauliflower and carrots too. One thing I've done is make my meat portions smaller and adding a big plate of salad, I usually don't like dressing so that's a good thing, this small changed have helped a lot. Great post, keep up the good work!

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    1. Hi Shey! Thanks for visiting! Me too, I am such a carb person. Carbs are my downfall. It's easy enough to maintain my current weight, but to get it down even a little is difficult. I'd love to get rid of the belly too. I think clothes would look nicer because they would fall properly.

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