Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Reunion Diet: Yet Another Method of Shedding Those Pounds!

Although it's best to lose weight slowly, sometimes we need to lose 5lbs quickly for an event, such as a wedding, date or high schoolreunion. Now there's a plan that allows you to do that in a healthy way.Say hello to "The Reunion Diet" written by Lisa Dorfman and SandraGordon. The diet plan is more of a healthy eating lifestyle than a dietregimen. Lisa and Sandra teach you to eat healthy, in moderation, whileincorporating exercise into your daily schedule. They encourage you tomaintain the healthier lifestyle you learn in the book so that you'llalways be in great reunion shape! "The Reunion Diet" has received ravereviews with many raving about the no frills, easy to follow menu plans.

The Reunion diet plan is based round threemeals and two snacks per day for a total of approximately 1,200 caloriesdaily. You can add an additional snack if you are still hungry and/orexercise more than 30 minutes per day.

Some Breakfast Options
1. ½ cup of oatmeal, 1 cup skim milk, 1 cup orange juice , 1 tablespoon of raisins
2. ½ whole wheat English muffin, 2 teaspoons of jam, ½ banana, ½ cup nonfat yogurt
3. 1 cup fat free cottage cheese, ½ cup berries, 1 cup diet juice drink
4. 5 egg white omelet made with 1 oz non-fat shredded cheese, 1 cup of vegetables, 1 fruit serving (orange, apple, peach)

Some Lunch Options
1. Salad with 2 cups of greens, 1 cup chopped veggies, 1 tablespoon fat-free dressing, ½ cup of chicken or tuna
2.Turkey lettuce wrap with 5 oz turkey, 1 cup lettuce, 1 oz non fatcheese, 2 tablespoons of guacamole & large romaine lettuce leaf. 1fruit serving (apple, orange, ½ mango, ½ cup berries)
3. Protein Style burger with 4 oz lean burger patty, ½ ear of corn, 1 fruit serving (1/2 banana, ½ cup grapes, nectarine)
4.Greek salad made with 2 cups of lettuce or spinach, 3 oz non fatfeta cheese & 1 tablespoon of fat free dressing. hole wheat pitabread, 1 fruit serving (1 cup chopped pineapple, cantaloupe, watermelonor honeydew)

Some Breakfast Options
1.Stir-fried chicken pasta with 5 oz chicken breast, 1 cup veggies& 1 cup whole wheat pasta. Green salad with 1 cup greens and 1tablespoon fat free dressing
2. 5 ozgrilled shrimp, 1 cup mushrooms & bell pepper, ½ baked potato or ½ear of corn, 1 tablespoon non fat sour cream or spritz of butter spray,chives
3. Tuna melt with ½ cup of tuna, 2tablespoons non fat mozzarella, ½ whole wheat pita. Green salad with 2cups salad greens, mushrooms and cucumbers, 1 tablespoon fat freedressing & 1 fruit serving
4. Vegetable soup, 6 oz tuna, mahi mahi or tilapia steak & grilled squash, zucchini or eggplant

Some Snack Options
1. Protein bar & 1 fruit serving (apple, pear, peach, ½ cup berries, ½ cup melon, ½ cup pineapple)
2. Quesadilla made out of whole wheat tortilla and 1 oz non fat cheese
3. Fruit smoothie with 1 cup berries, ½ banana & 1 cup non fat milk
4. Greek yogurt (4 oz) with 4 strawberries or 8 raspberries

Inthe book, there are many more options for breakfast, lunch, dinner andsnacks other than those listed above. Even if you don't have a reunionor other even coming up soon, you'll want to read "The Reunion Diet" tomeet your weight loss goals sooner! The book provides goal orienteddieting that focuses more on a lifestyle change than on losing weight.Regardless of your exercise expertise, Lisa and Sandra offer practicaltips on various forms of exercise. It's an over all great book writtenby educated, knowledgeable women that are experts in their field.

LisaDorfman has been a health expert for more than two decades. She'sDirector of Sports Nutrition and Performance in the Department of SportsMedicine and an adjunct professor at the University of Miami. She'sappeared on 20/20, Dateline, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and ESPN.

Sandra J. Gordon is the author of eight books including The Reunion Diet, Consumer Reports Best Baby Products and The 30 Secrets of the World's Healthiest Cuisines. In addition to books, Sandra writes about health, nutrition, parenting, and consumer issues for leading magazines such asPrevention,Parents, Parents Expecting, American Baby, More,Self, Redbook, Shape, Fitness, Ladies' Home Journal, Cooking Light, Woman's Day, Parenting and Fit Pregnancy.

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