Monday, August 16, 2010

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 DIET

This is the "diet" that I have tried to live by for the last few years. 

1 hundred calorie snacks

2 times a day.

3 hundred calorie breakfast.

4 hundred calorie lunch

5 hundred calorie dinner

That equals about 1400 calories. This works for me. I lose weight when I do this.  When spot on, I try to estimate high on calories and round up on things so in theory the 1400 is the max calories injested, hopefully in reality it's more like 1300. 

I often will eat a egg beaters breakfast sammie for 200 calories and then an hour 1/2 later eat a 100 calorie yogurt to break breakfast up. (It's almost like getting a "free snack!).

Then I shoot for about a 400 calorie lunch.  A vitatop or apple in the afternoon.  About a 500 calorie dinner and a bowl of 100 calorie popcorn in the evening. 

This worked for me.  I lost 100 lbs. 

Then I got sloppy.  I ate the kids' pizza crusts after lunch, I took a few handfuls of their cereal after putting it away, grabbed a few pretzels after handing out snack.  Got in a crabby mood in the afternoon and decided to eat 2 - 3 granola bars in the afternoon because they taste good and "I'll only do it today." Eat leftovers as I am putting dinner away because it was good and there really "it was really healthy!"  I rationalized a whole bunch of stuff. 


I gained 20 lbs. back. I maintained for a LONG time.  Then I gained 20 lbs. back. 

Now I'm trying to get back into the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 diet but stick with it and not stray from it!!


I didn't stick with the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 plan today.  Why? I don't know.  I am posting this as a reminder to ME to GET BACK IN THE HABIT OF IT.  Or success will just not come. *sigh*

This is linked with Watch My Weight Wednesday over at Angie's Healthy Living Blog!


  1. I love this sensible plan and the name of it--very clever!

  2. I've been "sloppy" too! It is so hard to keep on track. Some people don't realize that maintaining is harder then dieting in a lot of ways.

  3. This sounds so simple. I'm going to print it out and start it up next week. Anything to help me just remember what it is I'm doing.
    Thank you for sharing and good luck in all that you're doing. You have had so many great ideas. Keep sharing.
    Take care and have a great and blessed day.

  4. It's so hard to resist the leftovers! Especially because you're only eating "one or two bites". And your recipes on the side look delicious - especially mexican lasagna. Stopping by from Angie's Healthy Living Blog Hop. Have a great day!

  5. I love the 1,2,3,4,5 idea!!

    Think I'm going to try it!

  6. Wow! Great idea with the 1,2,3,4,5. I have been very lazy with regards to my diet lately. I need to get back on track.

  7. I think that's a great plan Debbi! And I knew would love my brothers onion snack he made - eeww!

    Happy Friday! :D


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