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Vacation Diet Suggestions

I am going on vacation in three weeks and would like to drop between 2 and 5 lbs before then. I work out 5 days a week and I'm in my late twenties.

Can anyone give any HEALTHY suggestions of a daily diet to get this weight off by then ? I don'tl really have the time to do more cardio so I'd like to help my body out with a really clean diet for this time frame, which combined with my workouts will take the weight off.

Suggestions on breakfast,lunch and dinner woudl be aprpeciated. Please keep this a positive thread if possible.

I consider myself a healthy eater, but I konw I could do better and would love some suggestions of what has worked for other PTers.


Mon. Mar 17, 5:01pm

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I'm 5'5 and 145 lbs bf % is around 29%. thanks

Monday, March 17, 2008, 5:02 PM

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This is what I do (but I am a guy): you can modify it however you like it is daily, strict and doable.

6am – 1/4c. oatmeal w/ 1/8thc. dried fruit 150 cal.
8am – 1 protein shake 120 cal.
10am - 1/4c. oatmeal w/ 1/8thc. dried fruit 150 cal.
1 low sodium V-8 & multi-vitamin 70 cal.
12pm – 1 can tuna w/ hot sauce 150 cal.
½ banana & 1 tbsp peanut butter 150 cal.
2pm – 1 serv. Fat free cottage cheese 80 cal.
4pm - 1 can tuna w/ hot sauce 150 cal.
½ banana & 1 tbsp peanut butter 150 cal.
6pm - 1 protein shake 120 cal.
8pm – healthy various dinner 600 cal.
10pm – protein shake 120 cal.

take the cardio up just one notch too.

Good luck

Monday, March 17, 2008, 5:13 PM

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PP thank you!

Do you use water or mile in your protein shake ?

Monday, March 17, 2008, 8:32 PM

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sorry... meant milk

Monday, March 17, 2008, 8:32 PM

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Oh my god, how many times is Tuna Boy going to list his entire daily diet in this forum??

Monday, March 17, 2008, 8:40 PM

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LOL! I can't imagine that being anything close to a healthy diet for a woman's metabolism...especially considering how much Tuna Boy works out. I'd recommend the South Beach Diet Phase I, which lasts 2 weeks. It's amazing. Think lots of vegetables & lean meat. No carbs. No fruit.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 3:46 AM

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I agree with the veggies and lean meat, but I'd eat fruit too. No/few carbs, and no processed foods. Just eat clean, and the weight will come off.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 10:23 AM

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Yougurt is a big staple in my diet... it gets me from breakfast to lunch... I eat the yoplait fat free versions w/fruit already mixed in. I believe its 100 calories per package.

Would I be better off with fruit? Are some fruits better than others ?

I eat a banana before I get to work... I'm sure they are not bad for me but I believe they may be high on the glycemic index... is there a better fruit to eat ?


Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 10:28 AM

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yogurt is good but fat free cottage cheese is better - more protein - less carbs, less calories.
Bananas are fine, go for it.

Have you lost the five yet?

-tuna boy

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 10:35 AM

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No... not yet I just posted yesterday, lol.

Don't worry tuna boy people are just hating!

Shoot if it works for you then go for it.... though I really don't think that I should be eating that much tuna considering that I'm 28 and may want kids.

I've heard the mercury levels in canned tuna can be high and its not recommended for women my age.

But thans for the ideas... keep on loosing weight :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 10:46 AM

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