Getting Granny Gourmet DIY Ready

30 Nov

Have you been thinking that you’d start again with your low-carb eating ways after New Years? If so, how about taking this week to get ready for next week? Think in terms of easing your way back into it. Start making these changes, and you’ll find you’ve lowered your carb intake without even realizing it.

No matter how you slice it, diet is a dirty word. It smacks of deprivation and hunger pangs. To overcome the pain, you need a plan.

1. Know Your Weight Loss Goals

Consider how much you need to lose before you decide how to do it, You did not get in this condition over night and it will take many, many nights,weeks, moths, maybe even years or a life time to get to your goal. And we agree with Brian C. Jacobson, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine and a gastroenterologist at Boston University Medical Center in Massachusetts

Very overweight or obese. “For someone obese, I refer them to our weight loss center,” says Jacobson, who says people with a lot of weight to lose can probably benefit from a structured, supervised program.  However, most of us cannot afford such a program with or without insurance!  That is why I started and adhere to The Fairy Tale Diet.  You only have to follow a delicious structured self-supervised program… five days a week.

If you’re slightly or moderately overweight. “I recommend controlling portion size,” Jacobson says. “If you control portion size, you cut calories.”  And if you cut calories you will cut the amount of weight you see on your scale.  How? With the help of this program!

2. Understand Your Weight Loss Personality

Personality plays a role in our attitude towards food, says Thomas R. Przybeck, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, who has published on the topic of diet and personality. Know your tendencies and tailor your plan to conquer the unproductive inclinations.

Impulsive. “If you have a tendency to be impulsive, you might see a pint of Ben & Jerry’s in the freezer and go for it,” Przybeck says. Clearly you are a dieter who needs to remove those temptations.  So, empty your fridge, cabinet, freezer, desk drawers and pockets of the deadly killer foods, stock them with your new way of life foods, and find a safer drive home.  Make your own fruit and yogurt freezies ahead of time for such emergencies!

Oblivious. If you tend to not pay attention when you eat — maybe you’re a TV snacker? — you need to avoid such situations if you want to control portions.  You can fix yourself that snack but keep in mind that you are only allowed so much of the different items on the Fairy Tale Diet.  A huge lettuce salad or Miracle Noodles, any time of day, as much as you want, with any of Walden Farms condiments or dressings would be the best choice for you… Eat hearty!

Uptight. “If you are highly anxious, you will probably have more difficulty,” Przybeck says. “Those who are anxious, nervous, and depressed might eat to feel better.”  Again, bring on the salad… Walden Farms has dozens of options.  They even offer individual packets of a lot of their products.  Carry that famous pouch of celery and carrots with their dressings and you will curb the stress with delicious zero calorie munching!

Tenacious. Certain personalities don’t find it that difficult losing weight. “If you are highly self-directed, cooperative, and have a lot of stick-to-it-ive-ness, you are going to have an easier time,” Przybeck says.  You will be able to create your own recipes within the confines of the Fairy Tale Diet in the blink of an eye, and beat us all to the maintainance line.

Sociable. You tend to check your food intake better than others, Przybeck found.  So, maybe it’s only a few pounds that you are fighting… You have come to the right place too!  What works for the person needing to lose 100+ pounds will surely work for the one that keep battling that same 3-15 pounds all the time!

3. Make a Firm Weight Loss Commitment

To be successful, it helps to understand why you want to lose weight. So before you begin a weight loss plan, ask yourself:

  • Am I ready to do this?
  • Is my motivation coming from within?
  • Can I deal with occasional setbacks or lack of progress?
  • Can I focus on weight loss fully? (If you’re in the midst of a job change or other distractions, such as, it might be better to resolve those issues, and then focus on starting your weight loss program.)

Finally, be sure you are determined to losing weight for yourself — not just because someone else is pressuring you into it.

4. Stock Up, Order, and Prepare

It may take you two to three weeks before you can begin properly.  Wait untill your online orders have arrived, and as soon as they do… place your next order.

Visit these websites as if it was your Christmas gift list.  If you cannot buy everything you want at once … place smaller orders (check out the cost for shipping) and wait untill you are completely ready to step into your new life!

If you are the impulsive type… head to the nearest health food store and see if they carry these venders or comparable products. 

Then, take things slowly, keep these tips in mind, and you should be on the road to weight loss in no time.

Now for this FREE RECIPE… yes, let’s turn our minds toward some deliciously yummy zero carb snack…

1 bag of pork rinds crushed
1 jar of Walden Farms Calorie Free Marshmallow Dip
1 jar of Walden Farms Chocolate Dip.

Place ½ bag of crushed pork rinds in the bottom of a 9”x9” square pan sprayed with butter flavored non-stick spray.  Spoon on Walden Farms Calorie Free Marshmallow Dip. Over that spoon Walden Farms Calorie Free Chocolate Dip. Cover with another ½ bag of crushed pork rinds, spoon out into 9 of the  gooiest, sweetest, most delicious servings and enjoy!
Total per 1 serving (9 servings in all): 19.3 calories, .1 gm fat, 0 carbs

This is Granny’s’ Gourmet DIY for the Fairy Tale Diet!

Class dismissed ‘till later



* The Food and Drug Administration have not evaluated these statements.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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