One of the biggest realizations I have made in the last 2 years is that I have been eating portions of food that are too large. How did I get into that habit? Let me explain. I grew up in an Italian home. My parents moved to Canada from Italy in the 1970s and I was born here. At the age of 4, my mother opened an authentic Italian restaurant that she owned and operated for 30 years. My mom is an amazing cook and this is one of the main reasons why I am so passionate about food too. My mom made homemade pasta, pizza, and bread, all of which were signatures at the restaurant. I was really blessed! I am very grateful to my mother and what she has taught me.
There was an abundance of food around me at all times! I love food, I love cooking and I love eating! Naturally, we were all taught to finish all the food on our plate and encouraged to eat more! So this is where my distorted idea of what a meal size should be came from. I ate pasta, pizza and bread all in one seat and boy was that good! I love meat sauce! I would spoon meat sauce into a bowl and dip freshly baked bread covered in butter and have it as an appetizer! Crazy! I managed not to be too overweight because I was a very active girl! I met my best friend when I was 5 years old and we grew up to be tomboys and athletes running all the time and playing every sport possible! Marianna and I remain the best of friends today, supporting each other in all of life’s endeavors.
Now that you have a little information about me, you can see how changing my eating habits has been quite the journey. After discovering the Diet Solution Program, I had a vehicle to lead me to a lean, healthy body and a healthy lifestyle. After studying the program and trying it for the past 2 years, I have become an expert in losing weight. I can officially say that I have been there and done when it comes to losing weight and finding my ideal weight and healthy lifestyle. Whenever I ask people for advice on various things, like making money or working out, I always value the opinions of people who have been there and done it. I would never take someone’s money advice unless it leads to the results in life that I want and this is true of all advice for me. True life experience is very important to me. Having experienced losing weight and creating new lifestyle habits gives me the confidence to share my advice and experience with you about what worked for me. The Diet Solution Program helped me change my life!
The secret to losing weight is portion control! The Diet Solution program has taught me portion control. I found out through the program how much food I really needed to eat based on my weight and metabolism. Once I got started, I bought a digital scale to help me weigh and portion out my meals. It was a big eye opener for me to see what serving size was appropriate for me. The most surprising thing was that I never felt hungry.
Here are the steps you’ll learn in The Diet Solution program to teach you how much food you need.
1. Determine daily calorie requirements
Daily caloric requirements vary from person to person and depend on weight, food eaten, activity levels, and a long list of other factors. Isabel De Los Rios came up with a calculation that she believes works very well as a starting point.
Multiply your current weight (in pounds) by 13, 14, or 15: use 13 if you have a particularly slow metabolism and don’t exercise a lot, 14 if you exercise moderately three or more times per week, and 15 if you exercise vigorously more than three times a week per week. The result is your daily requirement for weight maintenance:
_______ pounds x _____ = ______ calories per day
For healthy weight loss, you should reduce your maintenance calories by 20%.
__________ calories x 0.80 = _________ calories per day
For example, consider a 150-pound woman who does moderate weight training and walks three times a week.
Maintenance plan: 150 pounds x 14 = 2100 calories per day
Weight loss plan: 2,100 calories x 0.80 = 1,680 calories
The Diet Solution Program goes into much more detail on this subject. Please note that this is just a guide. Every person is different and some people may need fewer or more calories. isabella says: “The goal is to consume as many calories as possible while losing fat, because the more fuel you give your body, the harder your metabolism will work, and you’ll want to keep that metabolism going for long-term weight loss.” .
2. Determine your metabolic type
At The Diet Solution Program there is a test you will take that will help you determine your metabolic type. There are three types: Protein Type, Carb Type, and Mixed Type. Once you have determined this, you will know how to plan your meals and what foods to eat.
3. Create your personal meal plan
In The Diet Solution Program there are 4 tables that will help you determine how to create your personal eating plan. The first chart will show you the ratio of protein, carbs, and fat you need to eat. This is called the ideal food ratio, and there is a different ratio for each of the metabolic types.
The second table is the allowable servings table, it is amazing and shows you a food list for carbohydrate and protein options. For example, 1 carbohydrate serving would be 1 cup of broccoli and 1 protein serving would be 1 ounce of chicken.
There is another table that lists the fat options for all metabolic types, for example, 1 serving of fat would be 1 ounce of avocado.
I currently have a daily caloric intake of 1600 calories and am a protein type. A perfect example of a lunch meal for me would include the following:
4 ounces of grilled chicken
1 cup mixed greens (I like to mix sweet peppers and cucumbers)
2 ounces avocado
It is too easy! All you have to do is choose from the options on the various charts and you can customize all your meals with the foods you love.
What did you have for lunch today? Are you lost when you are trying to plan your meals for the day? Get your copy of The Diet Solution now! Start eating and start living the life you’ve always wanted!