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Nestle Fitnesse 14 Day Program

Nestle Fitnesse 14 Day Program

Day 0! 140 lbs!

It’s January 31, 2011. In a few hours, I will start with a new diet program, the Nestle Fitnesse 14 Day Program. Heard about this diet program from one of my online friends.

Basically, I’ll eat Nestle Fitnesse Low Fat Whole Wheat Cereal with Low Fat Milk for breakfast and dinner, and eat one full meal in between for lunch. According to the cereal box,

This meal plan is designed to maximise the benefits of Netle Fitnesse whole grain cereal on your shape! For best results replace breakfast and one meal for 14 days with a cereal such as Nestle Fitnesse. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and low fat, carbohydrate-rich foods, and always remember to exercise!

Example Meal Plan:
Breakfast: 30 g bowl of Nestle Fitnesse with 125 ml skimmed milk, one piece of fruit, and 1 cup of tea or coffee.

Lunch: Balanced meal with vegetables, meat or fish or eggs, bread, dairy products.

Dinner: 30 g bowl of Nestle Fitnesse with 125 ml skimmed milk, vegetables or low fat yoghurt.

For my own program, I already bought two boxes of Nestle Fitnesse, one regular box and the other a Honey and Almond variety. I also bought some Nestle Low Fat Milk, Nestle Fruit Selection Yoghurt, Nescafe Protect, Twinnings Peppermint Tea, Chocolait Chocolate Milk Drink, Del Monte and Dole Fruit Cups, Dried Fruit Chips, Quaker Oats Oatmeal, and Century Tuna.

I will be following the cereal plus fruit or yoghurt twice a day and one full meal part of the diet program. Plus, I’ll avoid instant noodles and eat more veggies. I love veggies but not having my own kitchen has been a hindrance to eating veggies. Will also eat more fish and seafood instead of pork and beef. And at times when I get really hungry, I’ll eat oatmeal to accompany the cereal.

I have already cut down on coffee to one cup a day. So I’ll probably do 1 cup of coffee plus 1 cup of tea a day instead of 1 cup of coffee or tea. I’ll avoid soda, iced tea, and juices and drink more water.

When I’m out, I’ll eat one piece of pastry only with the full meal.

And I’ll try to list down and blog everything I eat from tomorrow until February 14, 2011.

For a voracious food lover like me, this can be a very daunting task but I’m determined to make it work. I already eat cereal or oatmeal at least once a day so this won’t be too hard. I just have to be really disciplined when I’m out with my friends or cousins.

Wish me luck! ;-)

Adobong Bihod at Bagaybay

Adobong Bihod at Bagaybay

Adobong Bihod at Bagaybay

I grew up eating tuna bihod and bagaybay. Bihod is the fish’s eggs while bagaybay is the tuna’s gonads or sperm sacs. Bihod is usually cooked as a stir fry or in a stew while bagaybay is usually grilled. It was my first time to eat both in one dish, and the first time to eat it as adobo.
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Grocery List

Groceries

I was inspired by Ate Aileen to suggest a grocery list for people who are new to cooking. I first made this list when I was in college, living alone, and just learning how to cook. Most of the recipes I made were based on food and dishes I saw on TV or have eaten somewhere. :)

Here were some of the stuff I always had on my fridge and kitchen cabinet…

Oils

It is important, of course, to have corn oil or vegetable oil for sauteeing or frying food. You can store or use other kinds of cooking oil but these two are the best for the health-conscious.

You should also have some olive oil for making pasta sauces.

One must always, always, always have butter. Butter may be used for simple veggies dishes, and to make dishes tastier. But then again, if you’re health-conscious skip this one. For cooking and baking, I prefer unsalted Magnolia Gold Butter. If you do use salted butter, lessen your salt when seasoning your food.

Condiments

You must always have good soy sauce and vinegar. These are essential in cooking Filipino and Asian dishes. I think cane vinegar is a good choice. As for brands, I use Silver Swan for Soy Sauce and Datu Puti or Del Monte for vinegar.

For those who like Western dishes, you can also stock up on quality balsamic vinegar. If you have extra budget, you may buy Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, Knorr Liquid Seasoning, Kikkoman Japanese Soy Sauce, and some good mustard and ketchup.

Seasonings and Herbs

For seasoning food, it is a no brainer that you must have salt and pepper ALL THE TIME.

You can also store up on bay leaf, peppercorn, basil, rosemary, and thyme. And because it’s a hassle to make your own broth, buy some chicken or beef broth cubes.

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