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Eatingwell Diet - Day 1 
Apr. 23, 2013 6:20 am 
Updated: Apr. 24, 2013 11:34 am
Morning everyone,

So we began our 28 day healthy eating diet found on EatingWell.

The diet plan comes in three calorie levels, 1200, 1500 and 1800. This was probably the most difficult part of the diet for us as the foods were so different across the caloric level. I fell in the 1200 range and my husband in the 1800 range. Being the primary cook in my house, there was no way I would be making two completely different meals, so I decided on the 1500 calorie range, increasing his portions to meet the 1800 calorie level, and decreasing for me to meet the 1200 calorie level. Fortunately, the EatingWell website also has a Menu Planner that tracks the daily calorie count so I'm able to manage our portions to ensure we are both meeting our necessary caloric intake.

I also found this very helpful site that has the calorie count for common foods like whole wheat toast etc:<

Here is the menu and photos for day 1. I replaced bacon with chicken bacon because we don't eat pork, and used natural eggs instead of the alternative just because I prefer real eggs. An example of a meal adjustment is just salad for lunch for me, without toast and cheese. I also prepared these meals before work, so not as time consuming as it may seem. I will upload dinner pics later this evening:
Quick Breakfast Taco
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EatingWell Cobb Salad
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Almond Crusted Chicken Breast nuggets wih couscous zucchini and cucumber salad
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Apr. 23, 2013 9:14 am
I have used the calorie site for years. It is very accurate. The other thing I love about it is you can analyze dishes you might create on your own by plugging in the ingredient list. Good job, your Cobb salad looks beautiful.
Apr. 23, 2013 9:34 am
Bigshotsmom, thank you, I am yet to explore all the calorie count site has to offer, thanks for also letting me know that!
Apr. 23, 2013 12:19 pm
Thanks for posting.and yes your Cobb Salad looks really good.
Apr. 23, 2013 6:45 pm
Good for you! My husband and I were vegan's for a long time. We are now following the Eat Right For Your Type Diet by Dr. D'Adamo, so my husband since he is an A- Blood Type is still a vegan and I am now a meat-eater since my Blood Type is an O. I have to exercise though vigorously as well, since the O-Blood Type needs exercise to stay healthy. The A-Blood Type can do Yoga and things that are not that rigorous. It's quite interesting. I still love to cook Vegan meals and eat them as well with my husband. Tofu and Tempeh are fun to work with, I especially like Tempeh. Enjoy your journey and many blessings on the way! Best, Chrissy
Apr. 24, 2013 5:46 am
Thanks everyone, it was delicious. TheChrissyCook I haven't heard of that before, that's quite interesting!
Apr. 24, 2013 11:34 am
Oh just google Dr. DAdamo or Eat Right For Your Type. He's quite well-known in the field of nutrition.
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