I have lost another 3 pounds since I got under the 400s into the 300s. I have lost 3 pounds, for total of 141 pounds lost. My current weight is now 396. I find it odd that I could be on a plateau for a good month, then just drop 5 pounds in about a weeks time. It really tells me how fickel weight loss can be.
I did shake up my food a bit. I tried to go under the 1400 calories to 1300 calories most days. It really wasn’t hard, I pretty much cut out that bagel I ate most morning. I know, I know, they are a ton of carbs, and it is a pretty concrete fact that refined carbs are dangerous to someone trying to get healthy. Regardless of the calorie intake. I was so defiant, I have pretty much cut all sugar from my diet, and I thought, it was enough, but I finally surrendered to eating less carbs. That is MUCH harder for me than abstaining from sugar.
I am eating some carbs, in fact I had rice almost every night last week for my evening meal. But, I read that article in the NY Times about how to cook your rice so it has half the calories, and I believe it works! I did use white rice, I cooked a big batch of it in my oven, yes my oven! You just measure 1 part rice to 2 parts water, a tablespoon of coconut oil, cover and bake at 400 degrees for 1/2 hour, remove from oven, but do not uncover for another 1/2 hour. It turns our perfect every time. It works with brown rice too.
I make a huge pan of rice, and when it cooled I just stored in a zip bag in my fridge, it takes up less space that way. I had chicken, a vegetable and rice several times last week. I also baked several boneless skinless chicken breast in the oven with a little bit of lemon pepper at 450 degrees for 1/2 hour. I didn’t even thaw them. So all I need to do for meals is decide if I want a piece of roast chicken, rice and roasted veggies. or stir fry the chopped veggies, and cut up a chicken breast, and stir in a bit of stir fry sauce. this one is my favorite I get it at Amazon by the gallon and just keep it in my fridge. Rice and baked chicken can be made so many ways, you can make stuffed peppers, or stuffed pepper soup, spanish rice, low calorie fried rice… the possibilities are endless!
Another one of my go to foods is Arctic Zero. It can be found at Walmart and other grocery stores. It is a high fiber frozen desert that is very low in sugar and calories. There are 2 different kinds and tons of flavors. I buy the 35 calorie pints, and often eat the whole thing! It’s still under 150 calories to indulge! There are so many great products out there to help with your weight loss these days.
So there are my tips to get off a plateau. But I also want to say, I am sure I plateaued because I simply consuming too many calories, and was not being honest with myself. I will not use my plateau as an excuse to deceive myself by playing the victim to the scale Gods. Even the most diligent dieter can do something to enhance their efforts to gain good health.
Today is Mother’s Day, and I will be eternally thankful for the sweet Mom God blessed me with. I can not wait for the day I get to see her again in Glory! Have a great Sunday Everyone!