Ok, the holiday’s are about over. So we all need to think about dropping a few (or more) pounds. Exercise and Diet are my plan.
Here’s the test, I have had the argument that it’s mainly a numbers game. If your body burns 1000 calories during a normal day and you consume 2000 calories give that the body isn’t smart enough to just ‘dump’ 1000 of the excess calories you will be gaining some weight. Seems simple, and no I don’t care to discuss the ‘Type’ of calories, carbs, fat, sugars, alcohol, and so on are all the same to me in this experiment.
My old boss said this to me in a discussion and it always resonated with me –
“You want to lose weight, eat fucking less”
I really liked the simplicity of that, so here’s my new diet plan that I’m going to target 1000 calories of food that I like, and that may include junk food products.
1 – Bowl sugar cereal with low fat milk – 200 Calories, Capt’n Crunch box says 150 with skim milk, so up it a bit
2 – REGULAR Del Taco crunchy taco’s, 130 Calories each, 10 calories for Del Scorcho hot sauce (Del Taco Nutrition)
1 – Ice Tea, Non-sweetened 0 Calories
1 Can Campbell’s Chunky Soup or Progresso (Variety) Worst case 300 Calories for entire can
1 Vitamin tablet – 0 Calories
2 – Small Cans V8 – 1 Vegetable serving size 5.5oz is 30 calories each
1 – Coffee / tea with packet of sugar and non-fat 40 calories
Breakfast 200 calories
Lunch 270 calories
Dinner 300 calories
Snacks 100 calories
Total 870 calories
This leaves 130 calories for other crap foods to target the 1000 calories mark. My question is that is this enough of a reduction to lose weight, hell yes. The next question is that is it possible to eat lunch at Del Taco for a bunch of consecutive days in a row? Yes, but I’m most worried about heading out with friends for the Chicken and Waffles special that could blow an entire week, or if not near a Del Taco and have to have a burger which will blow the calorie count through the roof.
I’m going to start a log of the crap food that I eat, but hopefully sticking to this for an entire week. When will this commence? I think I’m going to start this after the New Year’s as that should give me a clear shot without party’s etc.
Stand by, but I’m guessing I may be onto the next big diet… The Del Taco Diet.
Note that this is not sponsored in any way by Del Taco or any of the products mentioned.