Averaging loosing one pound a week

June 16th, 2010


I am down to 192 pounds, just avoiding eating of flour and sugar, that’s it; I am eating high fat foods, not exercising much, but dancing helps to loose weight. I drink light beer, as the regular stuff gives me hangovers, and is full of calories.

Time Reports on a Study that Women Who Drink Tend to Be Thinner

April 12th, 2010

You can read the Time article about women who drink more weight less; but I wonder what happens to Men who drink two drinks a day? For the next two weeks, I am going to drink two bud lights a day and see what happens to my diet. I know there are studies indicating that moderate alcohol consumption is good for your heart and reduces hypertension. Today I weight 202.4, I drank two beers last night. See image below for my weight history taken from my Nintendo Wii.

Cheers!

UPDATE 04/30/10: Today I weight 204.6, that means I have gained weight since I decided to experiment with drinking. I have been drinking about every other day, and when I drink it’s more than two drinks. I drank with friends a lot because they were used to me not drinking, so since I was drinking, they wanted to hang out and have a few. Once I start drinking I want to go out to a bar, then break my diet by getting a super burrito, or something else with flour in it. Conclusion: I am not ready to drink just two drinks every day, so I will save my money and not drink at all in May.

Can I have agave nectar on the no flour no sugar diet?

March 13th, 2010

The cookbook does not mention Agave nector, but Dr. Gott’s first book, No Four, No Sugar diet, does mention it, I read from his book on Google Books. You can enjoy it, but only in moderation, as it still has calories; and he mentions it is a good baking substitute for sugar. I will avoid Agave until I am at a weight I want to maintain.

Speaking agave reminds me of Tequila, and that reminds me of the song Tequila, and Pee Wee Hermann dancing to it:

How much weight have I lost not eating flour or sugar?

March 5th, 2010

For the last month I have been weighing myself using the Nintendo Wii, over the last 30 days I have gone down from a high of 215 pounds to 207.2 pounds. See the chart below taken from photo my Wii:


My goal is to average loosing 4 pounds per month. From day to day my weight can jump up and down a few pounds, so I am trying weight myself first thing in the morning to keep it more stable.

While I have been following the Dr. Gott No Flour, No Sugar diet by not eating flour and sugar (table sugar, honey, high fructose corn syrup), I have been eating a lot of fat, but still loosing weight. Dr. Gott recommends eating low fat dairy, and lean cuts of meat, but I am pleasantly surprised at my ability to still loose weight.

No Wheat Flour, Gluten Free Pizza with No Sugar

February 13th, 2010

This gluten free and sugar free recipe is perfect for Celiacs and wheat allergy people. The crust is made with rice, eggs, and cheese, very simple; it’s like a thin crust pizza, but has a nice crispy and cheesy texture to it. Delicious. I found this recipe in Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar(TM) Cookbook and have made it several times, and will make it many more.

CRUST

3 cups cold cooked rice
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Cooking spray for coating the pizza pan

SAUCE

2 cloves garlic, minced (I use 4 cloves because I love garlic)
One 15-once can of diced tomatoes, with juice
1/2 teaspoon dried basil (I use 1 teaspoon, I like it spicy)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (I use 1 teaspoon, maybe my spice is old and lost it flavor?)

SUGGESTED TOPPINGS

1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup diced grilled chicken (I like to use 1/2 cup of peperoni instead)
1 cup of your favorite vegetables (mushrooms, black olives, bell pepper, onions, broccoli, tomatoes)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In medium bowl, mix together rice, eggs, and mozzarella until well combined. Coat 12″ or 13″ pizza pan with cooking spray. If you don’t have a pizza pan, just use a cookie sheet. Pat crust mixture firmly into the pan. The crust does not need to be thick, just a layer that covers the pan is enough, this gives you a nice thin crust. Bake 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Coat skillet with cooking spray. Saute garlic over medium-high heat 1 or 2 minutes. Do not brown. Add tomatoes with juice and herbs. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, or until thickened; better to have the sauce on the less moist side to prevent the crust from getting soggy.

Spread sauce over baked crust. Sprinkle cheese over, then add toppings. Bake another 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve hot and enjoy this delicious pizza!

I don’t eat wheat because it gives me hay fever, and sugar gives me heart burn, so I avoid it. Even if you are not allergic to wheat, avoiding wheat flour is good for you, because wheat flour goes into your system almost as fast as glucose.

Sugar Free, Wheat Free, Oatmeal (Turkey) Meat Loaf

January 2nd, 2010

Ground turkey makes this meat loaf low fat, and the oatmeal, in place of traditional bread crumbs, makes it low carb.

1.25 pounds lean ground turkey
1 cup quick cokking oats
3 eggs
one 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 teaspoon of dried basil
1 tablespoon dried onions
1 teaspoon salt

Make substitions as needed to fit your ingredients and tastes. This recipie from Dr. Gott originally had 1 package of onion soup mix, but I could not find any that was sugar free, so I just added salt and dried onion. And Dr. Gott’s book asked for diced tomatoes with garlic and basil, could not find any at the grocery store I went to, so I just got plain tomatoes and then added fresh chopped garlic and dried basil.

In a large bowl, combine turkey, oats, eggs, 3/4 can tomatoes, basil, garlic, and onions, mix until blended thoroughly. Place in 4″ x 8″ loaf pan and cover with remaining tomatoes. Bake until well done, about 1.5 hours. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

I’ve lost weight by avoiding sugar and flour

December 29th, 2009

Today I weigh 210 pounds, when I started this diet I was 218. I have not been following the diet that strictly, with all the holiday parties I have been eating some sugar and flour, but I have eaten a lot less then normal. And all the beer drinking over the holidays does not help loose weight. :) I have not eaten any ice cream since starting this diet. I do eat fruit when I crave sweets, and so I am eating more fruit than normal, which is good for me health.

Flour Free Crepes

December 9th, 2009

These make a great substitute for wheat flour tortillas, you can wrap all sorts of things inside them.

This gluten free recipe uses arrowroot powder instead of wheat flour.

Ingredients

Ingredients

2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
6 tablespoons arrowroot powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Cooking spray, for coating the pan, I use Misto Olive Oil Sprayer

In a bowl, beat eggs for about 2 minutes with an electric mixer on medium until the eggs are fluffy and pale yellow. Add in milk, arrowroot, baking powder, salt, and olive oil and continue to mix until blended. If you over blend them, the mixture will be froathy and not cook well, let the mixture settle until the bubbles are gone.

Coat 8″ to 12″ skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium-low heat. Add 2 tablespoons of mixture to hot skillet and swirl to evenly coat the bottom. Cook until lightly browned, which should takes seconds if the pan is hot enough. Then carefully turn flip the crepe with a spatula and repeat on the second side. Repeat until all batter is used, or if you save some batter for later, make sure you stir it before cooking, as the arrowroot will settle out.

Makes about 6 crepes.

I served these a few different ways:
- fill with cottage cheese and sprinkle cinnamon on top
- fill with cream cheese and sprouts
- provolone and ham with sprouts

Other things I ate on the 8th day on the Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet:
- Tacos
- Orange Juice

Country Breakfast Casserole recipe

December 8th, 2009

This recipe was inspired from Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar(TM) Cookbook. I did not have enough eggs, so I made it smaller than the original recipe, and I did not have cheddar cheese, so I used Mozzarella and Feta; it still tasted great! Everyone that tried liked it very much. :)

This dish is very filling, and left me satisfied for some time. I normally like ketchup with my eggs, but ketchup has sugar, so I used salsa instead.

Ingredients

Ingredients

1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 a small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon butter, or use the bacon grease
16 ounces of frozen hash browns, thawed
7 eggs
cooking spray, I use the Misto with Olive oil
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (I used thick slices encrusted with pepper :)
1/4 cup nonfat milk (I forgot this ingredient, and my dish turned out good.)
8 ounces of cheese, I used Mozerella and Feta (the original recipe used Cheddar)
Salt and black pepper to taste. Be ware that the bacon can be salty.

I like diets with yummy bacon!

I like diets with yummy bacon!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Saute pepper and onion in butter or bacon grease. Stir an egg into the hash browns, then stir in the sauted pepper and onion; then add it to 13 x 13 baking dish coated with oil spray. Bake 20 minutes.
While the hash browns are baking, blend remaining eggs, bacon, and milk in  bowl. Scramble mixture and stir in cheese; then spread the cheese and bacon mixture over the hash browns. Return dish to oven and heat another 10 minutes. Serve.

Do not add ketchup because it has sugar in it, use picante sauce (Salsa) instead. Goes well with glass of orange juice.

Taste good with orange juice.

This dish gives you the energy you need to sew warm winter clothes!

This dish gave Natasha the energy she needed to sew warm winter clothes!

Other things I ate on the 7th day of my no flour, no sugar diet:
oranges
orange juice
grapes
banana with peanut butter
left over split pea soup

Split pea soup with ham hocks recipe

December 7th, 2009

This is my 6th day on the No Flour, No Sugar Diet. I made a delicious soup listed in the Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar(TM) Cookbook This diet is not that hard, and I get to eat most of the things I enjoy eating, except for ice cream.

This recipe is your standard Split Pea recipe, but it tastes great.

One 16-once bag split peas
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 small onion, slivered
1 large ham bone (I used four smoked hamhocks)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper ( I used about 2/3 of a teaspoon)
Enough water to cover everything
1/2 cup chopped ham steak (optional)

Split pea ingredients

Split pea ingredients

In large stockpot, combine peas, carrots, potato, onion, ham bone, and pepper and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 1.5 hours, or until veggies are tender, stirring occasionally to make sure peas don’t stick or scorch on the bottom of the stockpot. Add more water during cooking if the soup becomes too viscous. Remove ham bone and cool. Separate meat from bone. Add ham to pot and serve. Salt might be needed, taste it and add salt as needed.

This is soup is so good, I’ve been eating it all day long, as I am home collecting unemployment.

Things eaten today:
Soup
Organic fuji apple
More soup
Grapes