Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Grain Free Seed Crackers

Grain Free Seed Crackers

 Grain Free Seed Crackers Recipe photo

wow, grain if i can find amaranth seeds, I'm good. All of this is great on the Jorge Cruise meal plan.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

BBQ's, Picnics, Parties, Oh My.

So the 4th came with a bang, and of course we were invited to a BBQ. You know, when you decide to do something about your eating habits, a holiday is always right around the corner. Now this was not just any kind of BBQ, but one with lots and lots of scrumptious, delightful foods. Comfort foods. Foods that make you wanna go lay it down after enjoying. But as for me, I was a good girl. I ate before going, even the kids did too. So only the hubbster chowed down on the great food that was everywhere, and when I say everywhere, I truly mean it.

Being on  Happy Hormones Slim Belly plan of Jorge Cruise has helped me in soooo many ways. I've learned what foods I can eat and how to make them work for me. Learning how to count the Total Carbs is KEY.  The things that I used to crave, I no longer crave. Even when I see it. It's as if seeing it or thinking about it makes you go back in time, but my body doesn't say 'come on Elaine, this is really good, it won't hurt you waist...much'.

The first 2 days of the Carb Cycling Plan was a lil tough, not sure why. I was eating much more than I usually do, but I believe it was psychological. All of a sudden I was looking on the plan and saying 'what do I have to eat for lunch, what about snacks and when?' In fact I don't believe I ever looked forward to a meal, a regular meal in a long time. I would usually forget about eating till the kids said, 'mom, we're hungry.', multiple times of course.

I usually would get up, help my husband prepare to jet out and off to work, then I would maybe drink some tea, do some dishes a load of laundry and then go back to bed...yes I would wake up to only go back to bed because my lil guy would have me up and down through out the evening. My energy, who am I kidding, I had none and that was why I had to rest. I would finally eat something mid afternoon, and have an extremely late dinner. I knew that was a plan for disaster, but had been accustomed to it for the past 4+ years that my body knew nothing different. and so comes in the weight and waist line enlargement.

However, I now get up and actually eat a meal for breakfast, in fact here's a picture to show my breakfast on my low/no sugar calorie days. It is 1/2 cup cottage cheese, with a teaspoon of cinnamon, a cup of chai hot tea with half and half and less then a teaspoon of Truvia. Now I thought that 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon was a little much, but I have to say that the cinnamon gave it a sweet taste. I've tried less and it just didn't taste the same. This is Easy, Peasy, I've even taken it on the go when i had to rush to a Dr. appointment.

Now lunch, according to the plan, it was to eat some tuna with romaine lettuce wraps which is awesome, but for some reason I just didn't want tuna. So I improvised and did my own Turkey Salsa Salad. I knew that the turkey, sour cream, salsa and herb salad mix was all Freebies. Freebies are the foods that Jorge Cruise says are either naturally 'No Sugar Calories' or are so low in sugar/carbohydrates content that it doesn't spike your insulin and so he says don't count it. YAAAYY (see the food list Jorge will send you when you check out his link.) This was soooo good that I ended up eating it again for dinner.

Now not counting calories, which only last for a minute when doing it, or looking at the sugar calories is  what most of us have been doing...because as we've been told, Calories in, Calories out via exercise/activity. At least that was what i was taught when i worked at Bally's as an Aerobics Instructor. However Jorge has really dug deep into this and I truly have to say that it makes total sense. I've not done any strenuous workout or treadmill since beginning his program and I've lost close to 20 lbs. in 3 weeks. This is my 4th week and I'm on a serious mission to lose this belly and any and all of its buddies.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

In the Beginning...

Well here I go. I'm actually going to road map my journey through my weight loss. That means I'm going to put numbers and pictures to my words, giving proof to how things are working, or maybe not so much, and stay on the road to success.

But maybe I should start it off with it being an obituary,  DEATH TO THE BLUBBER BELLY FAT.

Oh my dear Belly Blubber. How I have a Love/Hate relationship with you. You were there when the children needed you, making it a nice comfy space. A place of warmth, and comfort. As well as a place for all the delicious unhealthy foods to hide. How I enjoyed the lovely restaurants that we went to, the Barbeque's, the parties, the mixers. But now i have to say we must part ways. Although, when we were together, it seemed lovely, but in reality, I was in pain. The many pumps/shoes i couldn't buckle/tie, the waist of the many pants that would cut off my circulation. And along with your partner in crime Thunder Thighs, the relationship must end NOW!!!

Okay, now let's move on to what I've been up to. I have been going through an up and down serious roller coaster ride with my weight, mainly around my belly. I would do my It Works! Body Wraps, and Defining Gel, and i would see incredible results. Then the BLOAT would appear time and time again.

I was perplexed. I had been eating great. Organic, Whole Grains, low sugar, everything you would think that was good. Even on a serious grass fed meat only kick. So one would think that I was on the right path and should be dropping pounds like there was no tomorrow. OOOOHHHHH But NOOOOO! The opposite was happening. Now I would lose for a minute, then my belly would bloat up after eating. Then it would go down, then back up after eating. This caused me to step back and ask myself, 'What am i eating that is doing this to me.'

Finally, out of nowhere, well, not really, it was on Dr. Oz, I heard him ask, 'Are you allergic to Wheat?' What, I've never heard of this, other than those with Celiac disease, how could this be. So this started me thinking, and re-thinking my daily food intake. And I thought maybe this is my problem.

That's when I heard Jorge Cruise talk on KTLA one morning. Now I knew I had seen or heard of him, but couldn't pin point it, but what this man was saying was like he was saying what I was going through.
1. Women over 40, Check.
2. Have belly Fat, Check.
3. Eat things like Whole grains, quinoa, barley, smoothies, Check, check check.

So what was the solution. Women's Carb Cycling Plan!!! Woooohoooo. Something just sounded right on my level, where I was at in life, and that it was not due to the awesome foods that I had been swapping in my pantry. But not knowing how to count the TOTAL CARBS. This to me was as if a light bulb went off, and I truly could see the light.

I will talk more about this later. and I promise to put the whole truth and nothing but the truth. So come with me through this incredible journey and make your OWN path to Killing The Blubber Belly.