Dietitian Creates What’s Being Called ‘the Simplest Diet in the World’
I gained so much weight when I was I was pregnant. No, really, I gained so much weight and dropping it has been such a struggle even though my little guy is now a toddler. One of the biggest issues I have with dropping weight is my eating habits.
I'm not a "bad" eater. My problem is remembering to eat, or actually sitting down to an actual meal instead of just eating the scraps leftover from whatever my son doesn't eat.
I once took a class with a dietician and learned a lot about portion control and balancing out foods. For instance, if you're going to eat carbs, you should always balance them out with a protein. One of the other things I learned was about measuring out food. Tell me, what busy, full-time working mom has time to stand in the kitchen with a scale and measuring cups and portion things out? Not this mama. I can barely get my clothes on in the morning without my son going spider monkey on me.
And this is where Suzy Wengel, a dietician and the CEO of a biotech company comes in. Wengle wrote a book called The Scandi Sense Diet and she says we should toss the food scale and measuring cup and follow this plan instead- each meal should consist of four handfuls: One of protein, one of carbs, two of vegetables and a spoonful of fat.
In other words, there's no need to count, measure, log or do anything else- just use the palm of your hand to figure out how much you should be eating. Wengle says she followed this simple diet and lost 88 pounds in a 10-month time frame and she's actually kept the weight off.
If you're wondering, Wengle estimates that the calorie count comes out to about 1,500 calories a day for women and 2,000 for men.
[via Business Insider]