Today, I am going to give some ideas on how to plan out a snacks-only diet. To be clear, though, I have not yet decided whether I will permanently follow this diet regimen. But after 15 days, I am getting much more confident that this is the way to go. It does not mean I will do it 100% of the time, but I have done this for 15 days now with good results and, just as importantly, without starving.
a small bowl of oatmeal and a small piece of cake
3 frozen chicken patties, one piece of bread with a very small amount of jam, and another small piece of cake
Note that I am continuing to have black coffee pretty much all day long. This is how I get most of my water whether or not it’s a good way to take it. I will also point out here that I do not really plan out all of the individual snacks. That would be a time-consuming affair. However, it’s a good idea to have the kinds of food on hand that you know you want to eat.
Having the right food on hand is just basic planning, though. That keeps you from having to run to the store all the time. My point is that I don’t bother getting down to planning exactly what I am going to eat every snack. However, over time, you may compile a list of sample snacks that you can eat over and over again. One of my snacks is to have about 25 to 30 french fries that are baked in the oven. Another one that I already ate today is 3 chicken patties. I actually ate a little more than that for the 2nd snack today, but that’s okay because it was probably only around .1 kg more. Besides, I could just make the next meal a little smaller if necessary.
To put it another way, I already know the kinds of food to eat and roughly how much to eat. But instead of rigid planning of every snack, I eat one of my sample snacks when it comes time to eat another one.
To use this method, you just need to come up with a few sample snacks. Of course, it’s better if these are nutritious, but you can see even from today’s post that I will throw in a few bites of cake and can still maintain good results so far. Again, 15 days is a fairly short time, but the results are incredible compared to my old diet, where I actually gained weight even with a light 30-minute workout.
Once you have some sample snacks and decide to eat one, you can add a little bit if you are hungry or even reduce the amount if you feel satiated. Just remember that adding too much can destroy your diet. Adding .2 pounds from time to time is probably okay, but adding half a pound of food might mess up your whole day.
Today, I was at 79.3 from a start of 79.0 after the first 2 meals and bathroom time. That is a decent start.
Snack 3: about 30 grapes and one hot dog wiener
Snack 4: about 30 french fries and a little cake
My weight increased to 80.0 kg after the 4th snack. I have drunk a whole lot of water today. I hope a lot of the increase so far is due to that because it seems a bit too much. I am waiting 2 to 2 1/2 more hours until having a smoothie. Depending on how much I drink, I may let that serve as 2 snacks instead of 1. That would make 6 snacks today.
An hour later, I had dropped to 79.9 kg. So far, so good. And it kept going down to 79.8 before smoothie time. However, one cup of smoothies shot me up to 80.4 kg. That is definitely at least 2 snacks, so these count as Snacks 5 and 6. I am in a little danger of gaining some weight now, but the smoothies might digest fast. It was made of celery, apple, and avocado, along with milk and a little ice and sugar.
I am not sure if smoothies are a good fit for a snacks-only diet. A decent glass of the stuff is more like 2 snacks in one and even approaching 3 if you are used to really small snacks of 8 to 10 or so per day. I am going to see the results in the morning and then think about this issue once I have that additional information.
In only 2 hours, I dropped fast to about 80.0 kg. This day is starting to look up. I am 1.0 kg over with 12 hours to go.
Holy crap. I was down to 78.7 when waking up, and that was with 2 more hours to go until the final weigh-in. It looks like the smoothies, while higher in weight than most of my other snacks, digested fast. I still think that you have to be careful about the weight of any food you eat because it can knock you off of the snacks-only regimen. In this case, though, treating the smoothies as 2 snacks instead of 1 seems to have been a good idea. The potential problem with this is that it can cause you to eat an extra snack. There are possible solutions to this that I will go over in tomorrow’s blog post.
I weighed in a few minutes early this time after dropping to 78.6 kg. That was a very solid daily weight loss of .4 kg. The smoothie thing worked out okay. This is just one scenario, so I am neither recommending nor not recommending smoothies. I am not a nutritionist and don’t give that kind of advice. But I do report on my own results, which gives you the option of trying out things that have worked for me.
16 Days On “Snacks Only” Diet
Day 1: gained .3 kg
Day 2: lost .2 kg
Day 3: gained .3 kg
Day 4: broke even
Day 5: lost .6 kg
Day 6: gained .1 kg
Day 7: lost .4 kg
Day 8: lost .2 kg
Day 9: gained .1 kg
Day 10: 30 minutes – lost .3 kg (gained .1 kg before exercise)
Day 11: gained .2 kg
Day 12: 90 minutes – lost 1.0 kg (lost .3 kg before the run)
Day 13 – gained .3 kg
Day 14 – lost .1 kg
Day 15 – lost .1 kg
Day 16 – lost .4 kg
Overall Result: lost 2.0 kg
“No Exercise” Days: lost .7 kg – 14 days
Simultaneous “No Exercise” Portion: lost .2 kg – 2 days
Exercise Days: lost 1.3 kg – 2 days
30-min Days: lost .3 kg – 1 day
90-min Days: lost 1.0 kg – 1 day
Day After Exercising: gained .5 kg – 2 days
Average of Day Of Exercise And Day After: lost .8 kg – 2 sets of 2 days