Hi everyone! Since I am the Half Meal Habit Guru, I want to make sure those of you that are following the diet plan (or should I say the lifestyle change) really grasp how it all works. What I’ve done is taken a picture of each meal I’m eating today following the half meal habit. I give the total at the end. Don’t you dare scroll to the end. I know where you live.
I want you to understand how simple this plan is and know that it really, truly works! I barely charge ANYTHING for the book because I want to help as many people as I can and get them used to these smaller meals, working out, and hydrating so they start to get thin and gain more energy. It is such an easy way to lose weight, I wanted to share how easy by showing you what I did today with my meals.
Understand that I didn’t feel hungry at any moment throughout my day!
A day in the life of a Half Meal Habiteer
Consider this kind of a half meal habit review. Like I said, this is such an easy way to lose weight you don’t even need to use your brain. Okay, maybe a little bit, but it’s nothing like counting calories, adding up points, restricting the foods you are allowed to eat, etc. I’m going to do my best to list the calories, too, even though I HATE counting calories and it is the WORST thing you can do if you’re trying to eat less! I’ll post the total at the end of the post. When I’m post-eating for the day. I will do it post-haste. Not that I’m s’post to. Okay, I’m done…
7:00am – Breakfast
What we have here is a FAGE non-fat Greek strained yogurt with mango guanabana (I know, it sounds like “guano” but it sure doesn’t taste like it!). We also have a full cup of coffee (my second cup) and, of course, a glass of water. Cute, huh? Anyway, I LOVE these yogurts! They are high in protein and they really keep me full for a couple hours. I seriously eat one of these almost every single morning! 120 calories a serving, along with the coffees and creamer of 70 calories, I’m at 190 for breakfast.
I’ll be honest. This is probably too low in terms of number of calories for a typical person! I’ve just gotten used to it. I’m figuring 300 to 400 calories would be about the best for you if you’re just starting out–not that I want you counting calories! Then again, maybe it’s that yogurt and how full it keeps me! Give it a try and let me know how they work for you.
What about Rule 2: Move More?
At 7:20am, I did my HIIT workout, plus some extra abs work because I felt like it. If you want to know how to burn belly fat, do HIIT workouts! They add lean muscle and give a great cardio workout. And they are short! By 8am, I was out of the shower and ready to start my day. That’s why I love that HIIT workout plan that goes along with the Half Meal Habit! If you’re wondering what is the best way to lose weight and keep it off, this is truly it.
10:00am – Snack 1
I love those Jif “to go” packs, but you can make your own with a big jar of peanut butter and a little container or a snack baggie. Just scoop a tablespoon ( a full, heaping tablespoon) into your container and you’re set. I also have celery and pretzels for dipping. Normally I wouldn’t eat pretzels with this, but today I’m kind of extra hungry!
Keep in mind, I took no time measuring out the exact amount of pretzels. I just grabbed a handful. Same with the celery. I want to make sure the Half Meal Habit is such a easy way to lose weight you don’t have to think too much. Are you concerned that maybe your snack is too big? An easy test is to put everything on a plate and make sure it only fills half of your plate! It isn’t called the Half Meal Habit for nothing, kids.
The Jif is 250 calories while the pretzels are 115 and the celery is about 20. Plus, the water is 0 calories! This puts my snack at 385 calories. This will definitely tide me over until lunch! Hmm, what should I have for lunch?
1:00pm – Lunch
PB & J, an apple, chips, and a glass of 2% milk. No, I’m not an eight year old, but this just sounded good! now comes the nightmare of figuring out the calories (did you notice how I hate counting calories?). A full PB & J is 350 calories. The apple is 50 calories. A full serving of Sun Chips is 140 calories. And a glass of milk is 120 calories. Add up 175 + 25 + 70 (all halfsies) + 120 for the full glass of milk and you get a 390 calorie lunch.
I ate every bite. I’m’ stuffed. I used to eat the full meal, but there’s no way I could stuff all of that down now! I have a feeling my next snack is going to look eerily familiar.
3:30pm – Snack 2
This may shock you, but for my Snack 2, I ate the other half of my lunch. Har har. I was still pretty full from the first half of lunch, I decided not to have the Sun Chips. I may have them as a just before dinner snack, though. We’ll see how hungry I am. Yes, I did a little tweak the habit. I suggest you do not do this! Stick with eating the whole thing so you don’t end up going hungry just before dinner and scarfing down a full plate.
Add the same number of calories from lunch (minus the milk and Sun Chips, of course) and, voila! So I had 200 calories for my Snack 2. The Diet coke is 0 calories. Yay! I’m satiated, happy, and should easily cruise to dinner now.
Also, do you like how I reuse the same glass over and over? Less dishes, ha, ha.
6:00pm – Dinner
For dinner, I decided to have Trader Joe’s Pot Stickers, brown rice, and green beans. Of course, I dumped a little soy sauce on the whole of it, and it was good! Do you like how it’s a half meal? Me, too! I’m obsessed! Notice there’s no picture of my water, but I did drink that glass before the meal. As for easy weight loss tips, lots of water is the easiest. The potstickers (7) came in at 230 calories. The green beans were 44 calories. The brown rice delivers 220 calories to my belly. Total calories for this meal ended up being 494 for dinner!
That’s pretty low for a meal, but it was hard for me to finish it all. Thank you HMH!
I must have saved at LEAST 4 calories there! Anyway, you get the point. So, here’s my grand calories total for the day!!! Ready? Drumroll, please!
Total calories for the day: 1659
I can live with that. Can you? Do you think you’d lose weight eating this amount of calories? I’m sure this was one of my lower days (perfect timing, huh?). I’m sure I normally have a few hundred more calories per day. I’m sure my average is around 1800 to 2100 per day.
Again, I didn’t feel hungry even once throughout my day! Could you eat this amount and say the same?
Did I eat “healthy” today? Did I make awesome food choices? Did I stay under the “carb zone?” Did I eat enough protein? I have NO idea and I don’t care. I don’t watch what I eat that closely and you don’t have to either.
Here are some things that I don’t do that other diets and plans make you do (and why I hate them there diets):
- I don’t TRY to strictly eat healthy, only make a few better choices when I think about it.
- I don’t EVER feel hungry. I’m satisfied all day long.
- I don’t HAVE TO work out for an hour a day, 6 days a week. I exercise 60 minutes per week max.
- I don’t FORCE myself to replace food with liquid food. If I do, I’m hungry in a n hour anyway!
- I DO NOT have to count calories!
I really hated doing this today, but I just wanted people to see the difference in calorie intake. You don’t need an expensive how many calories to lose weight calculator either. What would a normal eater do? Double the lunch amount and the dinner amount to find out.
Okay, fine. I’ll do it for you, lazy! The total for lunch would have been 540 (since we’d still only have 1 glass of milk), and 900 for dinner, plus all the other stuff, the total could have been (and used to be when I was a normal eater)…
Total for a “normal” eater: 2215 Calories
I saved myself 556 calories, not including the other small snacks I’d sneak in there for another 300 calories. I’d say overall the Half Meal Habit saved me over 800 calories. YAY!
And, one more time, I never felt hungry for the entire day!
I hope you enjoyed this post. If you really want to start losing weight, grab a copy of my ebook. I hope you do. It is such a quick and easy way to lose weight that is also painless.
I want you to stop jumping from diet to diet and start this one. You’ll never read another diet book again.
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