So I decided that I needed to find an easier pinterest challenge and decided that since I have no motivation to change my diet or exercise it should be something along those lines…..so I surfed the internet until I found something I thought i might not totally suck at…..
I will put the Just 10 Challenge here so I can have a reference point:
Just 10 | Rule #1: Cut Out Soda
Period. Soda is full of caffeine and high fructose corn syrup. In addition to contributing to weight gain, soda increases your risk of diabetes, bone weakening and tooth decay.
Just 10 | Rule #2: Stop Eating at Least 3 Hours Before Bed
The kitchen closes 3 hours before bedtime. Schedule your dinners and eat at the table where you can be conscious of what, and how much, you’re eating.
Just 10 | Rule #3: Move for 10 Minutes Each Day
Studies indicate that moving just 10 minutes a day can improve your cardiovascular fitness and your heart health; it’s also true that you can drop 10 pounds by exercising just 10 minutes a day. Gunnar has designed 3 moves to help you lose 10 pounds:
The Cart Cleanup: After grocery shopping, take your cart to the farthest cart stand. The walk should take you about 10 minutes.
The 10-Minute Walk: Self-explanatory, but look at your bracelet and remember your commitment to spread the word about the importance of losing 10 pounds. Invite your neighbor, husband, dog, roommate…anyone to walk with you.
Convert Your Couch: During commercial breaks, convert your couch into a piece of exercise equipment. Click here to view Gunnar’s 3 total-body moves.
Just 10 | Rule #4: Exercise Portion Control
Dr. Ro’s rule doesn’t ban your favorite foods, but you must exercise portion control in order to drop lose 10 pounds. Instead of eating straight from the bag or box, a habit that makes it difficult to track how much you’re eating, portion your favorite snacks into small bowls or plastic bags. Follow Dr. Ro’s rule of thumb: Don’t eat any snacks larger than the size of you fist.
Just 10 | Rule #5: Weigh Yourself Every Day
Each day, pull out the scale, step on and be courageous, because knowing what you weigh will enable the change. Research shows that, if you track your progress and stay accountable, you will lose weight.
Take a Vitamin B Complex Every Day
Vitamin B Complex metabolizes carbohydrates, proteins and and fatty acids in the body giving you the energy to exercise.
Take Your Vitamins
Each day, take the following: Calcium (600 mg, plus 600 mg from food) and Magnesium (400 mg) – it supports bone strength and prevents fractures. Vitamin D3 (1,000 IU taken with DHA) can help prevent memory loss and heart disease. DHA (900 mg) supports memory and vision while decreasing heart attacks and stroke. Probiotics taken in spore form can help decrease infections and inflammations. Finally, a daily multivitamin will help counteract a less than perfect diet of nutrients.
Celebrity chef Art Smith shared this chicken stir fry recipe with Dr. Oz for the Just 10 Challenge kick-off. It’s low in calories, low in cost and can be ready in just 10 minutes.
Click here to see more Dr. Oz- approved recipes full of helpful hints on how to create great-tasting and healthy recipes that won’t derail your weight-loss goals.
Know Your Serving Sizes
Each day, you get a total of 10 servings of the food you love, but the key is portion size. Here’s your guide:
Proteins and Fats 4 Servings
1 serving of chicken = 1 breast (skinless)
1 serving of meat and fish = no larger than the palm of your hand
1 serving of beans = 1 cup
1 serving of cheese = the size of 2 dice
1 serving of olive oil = the size of a poker chip
Complex Carbohydrates 3 Servings
1 serving of spaghetti = the diameter of a quarter (measure dry)
1 serving of grains (like cous cous, rice and quinoa) = 1/2 cup uncooked; 1 cup cooked
Fruit 3 Servings
Whole fruits = the size of 1 scoop of ice cream
Berries = 1 cup
Vegetables Unlimited Servings
You should never be hungry during the Just 10 Challenge. Fill up on the fiber and nutrients found in your favorite vegetables.
Additionally, you can have dessert every other day. However, that dessert can be no bigger than the size of your hand.
Conquer Your Cravings
Never Go Hungry
Once you’ve passed the point of starving, you’re more likely to give in to your cravings and turn to less healthy food choices. Preempt your cravings by making sure to eat well-balanced meals that will help you stay fuller longer. Look for foods that are high in fiber and lean protein. Snacking in between meals helps – just make sure it’s healthy. Try fresh fruit and nuts.
Eliminate and Replace Addictive Foods
Out of sight, out of mind. If you can’t see the diet destroyers, you simply can’t reach for them and indulge in mindless eating once you do. Eliminate temptation and replace reliance on food with a more constructive behavior. Engage in conversation with friends, and turn to messages of encouragement and support to stave off cravings and reinforce healthy eating habits.
Survive the Holidays
Survival Tip #1: Party Smart
Don’t go to a party starving. Have a pre-party snack. Try a small bag of nuts and low-fat string cheese to load up on protein so you don’t overindulge at the big event.
Avoid the food pile-up at the holiday buffet. Choose the smallest plate, do not stack your food, and make sure there is space between each food item. You must be able to see everything on your plate clearly.
Skip the eggnog – it can be up to 450 calories a glass. Try these 100-calorie cocktails instead: 1 vodka on the rocks, 1 glass of wine, or 2 wine spritzers.
Survival Tip #2: Defeat the Sweets
If you need to bring dessert to a party, buy something on the way to the event. Don’t bake it ahead of time, as this can lead to snacking.
Choose only 1 dessert. Take it all in visually and make your best choice. One dessert is fine – all of the desserts and you’re facing a dieting disaster.
Survival Tip #3: Eat Then Shop
Do your holiday shopping after eating a full breakfast, lunch or dinner. You’ll be less tempted to grab something convenient and unhealthy in the food court. If you must eat at the mall, share 1 slice of pizza and a side salad with a friend.
Pack snacks like a dried fruit and nut trail mix, and dark chocolate to hold you over until you can get back to a source of healthy food.
Survival Tip #4: Weigh Yourself Twice a Week
Don’t wait until New Year’s Day to weigh yourself. Keep track of everything you eat and what you weigh throughout the holiday season to keep yourself accountable to the promise you made to follow the Just 10 Challenge.
Keep the Weight Off
Just 10 Challenge Rule: Stop Eating at Least 3 Hours Before Bed
Maintenance Secret #1: Only Eat at the Kitchen Table
Avoid mindless eating! Stay away from the TV or other distractions while you eat. Make the dinner table the only place you eat.
Just 10 Challenge Rule: Don’t Eat Snacks Larger Than Your Fist
Maintenance Secret #2: Eat Snacks With 3 Grams of Fiber
Keep exercising the same portion control measures, but make sure your snacks provide at least 3 grams of fiber. Try things like popcorn, high-fiber cereal or apples.
Just 10 Challenge Rule: Move for 10 Minutes Each Day
Maintenance Secret #3: Add in 10 Minutes of Strength Training
Do 10 minutes of cardio, plus 10 minutes of strength training every day. This will help you get past a weight-loss plateau.
Just 10 Challenge Rule: Weigh Yourself Daily
Maintenance Secret #4: Enlist a Friend to Start the Just 10 Challenge
Coach your friend through the challenge. Doing so will keep the steps of the challenge fresh for you, and allow you to track your weight loss and progress together.
Just 10 Challenge Rule: Cut Out Soda
Maintenance Secret #5: Avoid Eating Sugary Foods
Do not eat anything where sugar is listed within the first 5 ingredients. Sugary drinks and foods will sabotage your weight loss goals. Be smart and identify sugar by all its names: high fructose corn syrup, evaporated cane juice, molasses, sucrose, corn sugar and dextrose.
Now this doesn’t seem to hard does it? So in order to try this I went out and bought a scale *faints but I won’t be sharing my weight with you, I will however share how many pounds or inches I lose, assuming I lose any. I generally do not have issues with portion size or not eating before bed unless i’m really tired and trying to stay up and get things done, then all bets are off.
I will however have huge issues with no soda! Does Dr. Oz not realize that I am a mother? I need my soda with all the sugar and caffeine in order to get up and be functional every day all day? So today I am weaning myself off of coke, had one so far out of my normal 3 and am dying!!!! I am tired and hungry and this is not fun……recipe reinvention may be hard as I really want to avoid grains for awhile as well!!! I have had blood sugar issues in the past and really need to eliminate most of my simple carbs but sadly I love that kind of food and have always been a junk food junkie, it was one of my very few addictions and so darn acceptable right? At least my junk food is not going to kill anyone! I have a membership to Planet Fitness and like them a great deal, now to just rework my schedule so I can get there 3-5 days a week! I really might have to start going at 6:20am when the husband comes home…..and I’m not a morning person at all. I did pick up another pair of workout pants, one pair was not going to cut it anymore, although these are capri’s and not going to work in the extreme winter but that is months away…..I already take a B complex vitamin every day as well as a multi-vitamin and omega’3’s but have not tried DHA yet, so I will have to pick some up, but really? does it make that much of a difference? I already take probiotics as well, so that is all good. The only thing I still need is to get a new battery for my pedometer, maybe I will pick it up tonight when I go exercise with Renee!
So today my food consisted of a Roma tomato, 2/3 cups of canned chicken w/mayo, 1 can of coke, 1 slice of cheddar cheese! I’m hungry!!!!Dinner will be an Italian brat grilled and carrots and guacamole dip!!! If I survive this for the 21 days i am hoping to I will either have lost weight or killed someone.
I will come back and post my results on Friday, August 31. Wish me luck!!!! I am going to need it!!!!