Here's a bit of my back story, I love to cook and eat!! I started eating clean about 6 months ago, and have always avoided packaged and processed foods, I make my own stuff. I always tracked my food using my fitness pal and stuck to a 1200 CAL/ day diet. I rarely (maybe 1x/month had juice or a caloric beverage, always sugar free/diet etc), I would have maybe 2 alcoholic drinks/week. I never lost a pound, but I didn't gain either. So then in February I hired a personal trainer, and met with her 2 x/week for 4 months (this was going from NO excersize to this), so a big adjustment, and while I did tone up and lose inches, I still never lost a pound.
Well, My dress has arrived and it's pretty snug (it fits, but I would much rather have lost 20 pounds to allow me to get it altered and feel better in it), so I needed drastic measures, I've gone onto the Dr Bernstien diet plan and they use specific products that are very low carb: (they also give injections of Vitamins B6 and B12, along with potassium pills and multivitamins).
Breads/Tortilla's/Wraps: Dr B permits 2 servings per day
La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious 100% low whole wheat wraps, 1 wrap = 1 serving.
Toufayan Low Carb Pita - 1/2 pita = 1 serving
Dempsters Body Wise Multigrain or Whole Wheat bread - 1/2 slice = 1 serving
Because of this I stick to the tortilla's or the pita (half) since I can use it to make a sammie or wrap at least.
NO PASTA Except you can have unlimited amounts of:
Shirataki Noodles (I found them in a local diabetic food store) Miracle Noodle: http://www.miracleno...om/default.aspx
Low carb can be really tough, and Dr B is expensive, so not everyone can do it, but I'm definitely going to remember these products even for when I'm done.
And they also suggest cutting out carrots (high carb and sugar), banana's (super high sugar content) among other things. I was surprised about those two restrictions for the weight loss portion of the diet and I used to eat a banana a day and a baggie of carrots a day as a snack. (oops!)
Now, looking at what I should be eating to lose weight, and what I used to eat to lose weight, I see where I went wrong. For one, I had too much fruit and sugars almost every day, and second I was in one hell of a plateau.
Anyways, I'm not saying Dr B is the only way to go or anything, but they do have some good idea's about which products, and they are pretty adamant that not all tortilla's are the same so you have to buy the specific brand (found at grocery, health food, or diabetic food stores).
Good luck everyone! I'll check back to let you know how I'm doing in a week! So far it's been 3 days and I'm not hungry, or craving anything..