Monday, June 20, 2011

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Diet

I posted about this last summer and I want to post it again!  I might  have already, I can't remember. 

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 ingested, hopefully in reality it's more like 1300.  It's just a guideline, I don't follow it to the letter everyday. 

Sunday's Eats
Grapefruit = 100
2 Turkey Broccoli Slaw Wraps = 500
Special K Bar = 180
Hamburger = 320
Corn on the cob = 100
Salad w/veggies = 150
Total calories = 1350
Lots of water

Monday's Eats
Egg beaters, lite english muffin & ham = 155
Grapefruit = 100
Pretzels = 120
2 turkey broccoli slaw wraps = 500
1/2 banana = 50
Chicken 3 oz. = 150
Potato = 200
Broccoli = 50
Special K protein bar = 170
Total calories = 1495

I would have done great today but for the protein bar tonight.  I came home from a walk and just felt hungry.  I should have just drank more water but instead went for a bar.  I think the turkey wraps are more like 450 calories for 2 of them but I just round up. 

So obviously I don't stick to the 1,2,3,4,5 diet to a TEE. I use it more like a guideline.  It seems to work for me!


  1. I've never heard of this before. But I like it! Sounds easy enough to remember.

  2. I like it! I switch my breakfast and dinner though. I always find a big breakfast and small dinner does better for my hunger and weight loss efforts.

  3. First time I saw this. Interesting. I tried tracking calories for the first time today. I used sparkpeople because I had an account on there already from several years ago (then I got pregnant oops). Anyway, it was very frustrating when I couldn't find the specific food or the amounts were off (like I put in baby carrots and then it did not have an option for 1/2 cup of carrots, just different sizes of carrots). So my calorie tracking isn't quite accurate, but at least I tried. Just wish it hadn't taken so long. Any advice on an easier way to do this?
    However, looking at the numbers (depending on how accurate they are, I was quite close)
    Breakfast: 390
    Lunch: 319
    Dinner: 573
    Snack: 102
    I have started eating more at breakfast. I was just eating cereal, but I was hungry way too soon. I have now been eating egg sandwiches, today's was on a bagel. We'll see. I will try tracking calories this week, just not sure if I can. Will still track food eaten though. I am still trying to figure out what is a good calorie limit for me with a baby who nurses 2-3 times per day.

  4. Hey, I love that! And it's easy to remember...thanks for posting!


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