Sunday, January 16, 2011

Increase Your Protein And Loose Weight Being Pescatarian!

I think I finally got this being a pescatarian thing down. I began in June and was upset because I gained weight. In my previous post I discussed my workout routine. I was able to follow it last week and as a result lost 4 lbs!

The working out helped but the good news that I received from a vitamin shoppe employee was what helped me jump start my metabolism.

She said that I was not getting enough protein and that's why my body was holding onto the fat. She suggested that I up my protein with shakes and high protein meals. I went to the market and bought milk, cheese, eggs, nuts and soy products.

She told me that seafood was not nearly enough protien. I eat seafood a few times a week but I have other forms of protein daily now. With each meal, I make sure that it has some form of protein in it. When I'm crunched for time I grab a protein shake.

She assured me that if I lifted weights and did resistance cardio ( cross ramp and the treadmill on incline ) that I would loose fat and become lean.

Next week I hope to loose around 3 lbs.

Current weight 141lbs.
Goal Weight 132 lbs ( I think lol )

Here's a few protein boosters that I've added to my diet on a more regular basis.

Garden Burgers and Veggie Sausage
Protein Shakes and Bars
and of Course Seafood!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Back To The Gym Tomorrow

I haven't worked out since I started the pescatarian diet. Tomorrow I'll be in the gym 5 days a week.

Plan Of Action
3 days of intense cardio and 2 days of weight training ( 1 day upper body, 1 day lower )
1 Gallon of water a day

My weight gain is a combination of me not exercising and replacing meats ( except for seafood ) with carbs.
I've been under a lot of stress lately and I'm sure that has not helped.

I'll be cutting back on sugar drastically. Aside from that, I don't plan on changing my diet. For the most part, I eat healthy. My sweet tooth snacking is what's causing me to gain weight.

I'm a size 7/8 and I plan on being a size 6 again by March ( my birthday )

The scale really sabotages my success so I don't plan on weighing in often. I do plan on loosing 10 pounds in 2 weeks. I usually do when I first start working out and eliminating sweets. Two weeks from now I'll weight myself an subtract this amount from the weight that displayed at my last doctor's visit a week ago. That scale is the devil!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Shrimp & Grits Low Calorie Recipe

Shrimp and Grits can be low calorie! While on a diet I came up with this southern favorite. It's low calorie, easy to make and super fast. It took under 20 minutes to prepare from start to finish! Best of all it's around 300 calories!

This recipe is something that I came up with tonight. It was delicious! Very spicy and filling. The smell alone was enough to die for.

Instant Grits (130 calories )
Olivia Spray Butter ( 0 calories
Red Pepper ( 10 calories ) estimated
Garlic ( 10 calories ) estimated
Red Onion (10 calories ) estimated
Shrimp ( frozen already cooked ) ( 100 calories )
Old Bey Seasoning
Olive Oil Cooking Spray
Laughing Cow Cheese ( chipotle lite 35 calories )


1.Prepare grits according to packaging. Add one wedge of Chipotle Laughing Cow Cheese and stir until melted.

2. In a skillet, add olive oil cooking spray, red onions, garlic, shrimp, and old bey seasoning. Sautee until shrimp curl up and onions, garlic, and red pepper are soft. ( add ingredients to taste )

Pour grits into a bowl and cover it with satueed shrimp and left over gravy from the pot.


Estimated calories =   around 300 calories :)

Sill counting calories and this original Shrimp and Grits recipe is one of my pescatarian favorites!

Pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Gained Weight Being Pescatarian

Okay, so apparently the initial weight loss was only temporary. I've compensated carbs for the meat that I no longer eat. Blah

Plan Of Action .

I want to loose a total of 10 to 15 pounds I've gained around 7 pounds since my initial weight loss (during the induction phase.) So basically I lost weight and gained it right back, being pescatarian..... blah....

Tomorrow I'll be starting a 1300 calorie pescatarian diet. I have to go to the market and stock up on all of these safe foods. Hopefully I will loose 10 pounds before Christmas. That's my goal anyway.....

My husband and I walk 4 miles together a few times during the week. We've made a pack to do this 5 times a week. Today I weighed in at a whopping 145lbs! ugh!

By the end of the month I should be back to my normal weight of 135lbs. I would like to be a 130lbs but I'll settled for one goal at a time.

This video was a great help. Of course, I will omit, chicken, pork, beef, and any other meats aside from seafood. I love the fact that I can drink wine ( happy dance )!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Not A Diet, It's A Way Of Life and Protein Tricks

I haven"t been back on the scale. To be honest with you, I'm scared. I think that I have increased my carbs to compensate for the meat that I no longer eat. Blah.....

I feel great though. I feel very energetic and for some reason...more confident. I make sure that I get a good supply of protein with seafood, beans and nuts. It's getting easier by the day. A few quick prep tricks to staying protein balanced while being pescatarian are....

  • Buy a big bag of trail mix. No prepping and always ready
  • Keep humus in your frig. Great with crackers!
  • Canned Seafood.... this has been a lifesaver!
  • Eggs.....enough said!
  • Can protein shakes
  • Protein bars
  • Dairy
  • Beans... in a box with rice.... GOYA baby!
It no longer feels like a's graduated to a way of life.

    Monday, August 9, 2010

    Feeling Good And Looking Good No Meat Diet, Detox Or What Ever....

    My face is not as bad today. A lot of the bumps are beginning to heal. I guess it was a detox effect after all. I guess we will see in the next coming weeks. Having no meat in my diet has become very easy these days. I'm cooking for the family and have no desire to sample the meat the way I did last month.

    I think that I'm really getting the hang of this. I bought canned fish as a back up to the fresh seafood when I'm not in the mood for cooking.

    My hair and my skin are about the same. However I have noticed that my hair seems a bit more moisturized. I'm not sure if it's the change in my conditioner or the effects of fish oil and omega 3's in my diet now. I picked up a daily multi-vitamin from Wal-mart and I'm going to read up on B-12 because people who lack meat in there diet sometimes have to supplement. I've been thinking about going to a nutritionist just to make sure that I'm on the right track.