I was reading my March issue of Good Housekeeping (don’t laugh at me – it’s a great mag!) and came across Dr. Oz’s One-Day Diet Plan. The idea is that anyone can stick to a diet for ONE day; with this plan, everyday is a new day. I liked the “baby steps” approach AND the food options looked decent, which is rare with most diet plans. It’s a Mediterranean-style diet plan that emphasizes motivation and satiety – both of which I need. On Monday I stocked my fridge and pantry with all of the foods. Today, I’m on Day 3 of the plan and loving it. The meals have been tasty and have been keeping me very full.
It’s a little different from tracking my food intake on MyFitnessPal as I have been doing for the past few months, because this plan has a daily calorie count of 1,450 (versus my MFP count of 1,200). But I do like to idea of eating natural, healthier foods.
My favorite meals so far have been the Greek Chicken Pita (dinner) and the Scrambled Egg with Spinach, and Feta Cheese English Muffin (breakfast). Both were super delicious.
A pleasant surprise was yesterday’s breakfast of Whole Grain Waffles, Ricotta cheese, chopped dates and honey. Sounded like a hot mess at first glance….but it was good! And I was more than full. In fact, that meal carried me right through my usual 11am snack time, all the way to lunch.
I confess, I haven’t been exercising like I need to – I am exhausted at night and cannot get out of bed in the morning – but I’ll continue to work at it. In the meantime, I’m going to take some eating advice from Dr. Oz…