What Diet Plan Is Right For You?

Are you asking yourself,  “What diet plan should I follow to lose weight?”

The answer is simple.  You should choose a diet plan that works best for you.  If you can’t live without your pasta, then a low carb diet plan won’t work for you.  Remember it’s a lifestyle . Therefore, before starting a new diet, ask yourself…

  1. Is the diet plan realistic?
  2. Is it affordable?
  3. Can I eat like this forever?
If you lose weight following a specific diet plan and then go back to your old eating habits,  you will gain back the weight your loss and then some.  If you don’t want to end weighing more than you do now,  then DO NOT start a diet that you know that you can not stick to.

All diets will result in weight loss due to the fact they are generally low in calories.  Ultimately, which one is best for you depends on your individual health history and food preferences.  Consulting with a  registered dietitian may be also helpful in deciding which approach is most appropriate.

If you need diet coaching or personalized meal plans, conact me at Lori@gogirldiet.com.

GoGirlDiet’s Skinny Summer Cocktails

Save calories with these summer cocktail recipes.

Strawberry Daquiri

  • 2 oz. rum
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 4 strawberries
  • ice

Blend all ingredients in blender.  145 Calories.

Hard Lemonade

  • 8 oz. cyrstal light lemonade
  • 1 oz. grape vodka

Stir and serve over ice.  90 Calories.

Cosmopolitan

  • 1.5 oz. orange vodka
  • 1.5 oz. Oceanspray sugar free cranberry juice
  • splash of lime juice

Shake all ingredients in shaker with ice.  Pour into glass.  105 Calories.

Have Another Skinny Frosty

I had multiple requests for other flavors of the original skinny version of the Wendy’s Frosty.  You can use any flavor of instant low calorie pudding.  I tested vanilla and banana cream and they were both wonderful!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons low calorie (sugar-free) vanilla or any flavor instant pudding
  • 2 tablespoons Cool Whip Free
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  Pour in a glass and freeze until it has a frosty consistency.  Makes 1 serving; 130 calories and 0 fat.

Get the Skinny on Night Time Eating and Your Weight

Does eating at night really cause weight gain??

The real truth:  It does not matter what time of day you eat. It is the amount of calories you consume and the energy you use  during the entire day that determines whether you gain, lose, or maintain your weight.  No matter when you eat, your body will store extra calories as fat.  If you’re hungry in the evening,  think about what you have eaten that day.  Most of us have already consumed plenty for the day and this is why eating at night will cause weight gain.

Food for thought:   Avoid snacking in front of the TV at night—it is easier to overeat when you are distracted by the television and not mindful of how much you’re eating.

Finally, if you must have a bed time snack, make a healthy choice.  A few examples are fruit dipped in fat free yogurt, veggies and fat free dip or hummus, or a cup of herbal tea with a splash of fat free milk and honey.

Resource:  http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/myths.htm

Shrimp & Fire Roasted Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 8-oz dried linguini or spaghetti

DIRECTIONS:
In a heavy skillet, sautee garlic  and italian seasoning in olive oil over medium heat.  Add shrimp and sautee until pink.  Add tomatoes including  juice.  Simmer until heated.  Meanwhile cook pasta per package directions.  Drain and toss with shrimp and tomatoes.
Makes 4 servings.  360 Calories per Serving.