Originally Answered: Make sure I win a 30 day weight loss challenge against my friend?
Heres a Good Food Plan!! I Hope You Win!!!
One egg, one half an English muffin or piece toast (Sara Lee Delightful whole wheat) with I Can't believe it's not Butter spray, a glass of V-8 juice or OJ, coffee (all you want if black) or serving size creamer. Breakfast should be somewhere around 200 calories
Snack: Fresh fruit, apples, strawberries, or melon are good. 1 string cheese, graham crackers, yogurt (Danon light and fit), hard boiled egg, raw veggies, or a handful of nuts. 100 Calories
A lean cuisine,Or, a sandwich with lean meat lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle, with mustard and Smart Beat Mayo on Sara Lee Delightful whole wheat bread, a salad with low cal dressing or balsamic, OR, a cup of soup and half of a sandwich. Lunch somewhere around 200-300 Calories
Snack 100 Calories
4 0z of chicken baked with veggies (tons if you want), OR, Turkey chili, OR fish and veggies, OR, a big giant salad with low calorie dressing like balsamic, OR, another tv dinner......dinner should be 300-500 calories
Snack 150 Calories
You are aiming for a 1200-1500 calorie day. It will be hard at first but you will get a routine and learn how to skinny down your day.
I use an elliptical for 35 min in the am and another 25 in the evening. Though they say 25 minutes a day of good solid cardio is all you need to lose weight. I'd start at 15 minute workouts so that you don't get discouraged and work up to at least the 25 minute mark. I suggest the elliptical over the treadmill if you can, though, I did treadmill for a year too. I've added circuit weights 3X weekly. And for best results you need to be eating on average about every 3 hours to keep your blood sugar level. Drink 8 oz of water at every meal and snack and exercise with water on hand.
Edit: Oh, don't weigh yourself every day. Just don't do it. You are not going to suddenly lose ten pounds or gain it in one days time. 1-2 pounds a week is really a good weight loss! I try to weigh in every two weeks or even less. Go with how you FEEL and how your clothes FIT. And look for changes in your face first. And take pictures of yourself in a tank and form fitting pants at the beginning. Do so again every 3 months. Post the pictures in the bathroom when you begin to see change. Realize that every day is not going to be perfect. You will mess up. The trick is the exercise EVERY day no matter how you are eating. Good luck.