Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: The Pre Event Diet

By: Finance Foodie

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is less than a month away! And for loyal followers of this blog, you know what that means – it’s diet-so-I-can-fit-into-cute-dress time. This year, since I started early, I am DETERMINED to lose the pounds the healthy way. After doing some research, if I follow a 1,400 a day calorie diet (along with exercise), I can lose about 1 pound a week – which is exactly want I need to fit into my “goal” dress.
As a fan of innovative and tasty food products, I decided to incorporate a few of the awesome (and healthy) items that I was recently sent to taste test into my diet. This way, I get to have my (low fat) cake and eat it too – as my tastebuds are constantly challenged and I’m apt to stay on the diet wagon.

Finance Foodie’s Sample Daily Diet

The Before
Current Weight: 130lbs

Goal Weight: 125lbs (sorry fashionistas, but I’ll never be Rachel Zoe-bot like)

Exercise: 30min cardio 3 times a week; 30min light weight training 2 times a week

Breakfast: ~400 calories
One bowl of Kellogg’s Berry Yogurt Crunch cereal, one cup of organic soy milk, one organic medium apple (to keep the doctor away), 1 glass of water.

The Berry Yogurt Crunch cereal was super filling (with 40% of my daily fiber intake needs) and the berry flavor wasn’t overwhelming (i.e. didn’t turn my milk pink). I also loved the little yogurt bites.

Midmorning snack: ~100calories
One bag of Sensible Portions Salt and Pepper Potato Straws, one glass water

Sensible Portions Potato Straws are seriously the quilted Chanel bag of diet foods – tasty and only 130 calories per “sensible portion” - I wished all healthy foods tasted like this! It's a great substitution for chips – since there is no greasy headache after consumption. It can get a bit messy/crumbly to eat - so make sure to wear a bib.

Lunch: ~400 calories
one bowl of Campbell’s Chunky Chicken and Rice Soup, one bottle of New Leaf Peach Blue tea, one cup water.

I usually eat enjoy big lunches with large bowls of pasta, but a Liquid Lunch it is for the time being (plus, the constant running to the bathroom burns more calories). The chicken and rice soup was really hearty – with big chunks of chicken and enough kernels of rice to satiate the carb lover in me. The Peach Blue tea, which is really Oolong Tea but called blue due to the bluish reflections of the dried Oolong Tea leaf tasted like a much cleaner and natural version of the Snapple teas (and without all the gunky high fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients found in the latter)

Afternoon snack: ~100calories
A handful of Sensible Portions Pita Crisps topped with one 35 calorie cheese wedges, one cup Kusmi Detox Green tea, one cup water
Nothing like a bit of cheese (protein) and crackers (carbs) to get me though the mid afternoon slump! Note that I’ve been switching out my usual Diet Coke for a healthier tea (to offset the Diet Coke IV drip I’ll be living off during Fashion Week)

Dinner: ~400 calories
Spinach salad topped with dried fruits and a dash of olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette dressing, one mini bottle of Moet Chandon Champagne (to celebrate making through the day!), one cup water, one bottle of New Leaf Unsweetened Black tea, multivitamins
Do you guys think I can do it?

***Giveaway***
Congrats #11! - SolDucky

Alison Brod PR (you might have seen them on The City) sent me all the Sensible Portions snacks that have been keeping me satisfied and un-cranky during this diet and they want to send one lucky financefoodie.com reader their very own giftbox of Sensible Portion treats too! Treats include a variety of products such as Veggie Straws, various flavored Potato Sticks, and Pita Crisps in a variety of sizes.

You can enter up to FOUR times:
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what Sensible Portion snack you are most excited to try - or if you are already familiar with the brand - what treat is your favorite. (Mine are the Salt and Pepper Potato Straws – YUM!)
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave a separate comment telling me this)
3. Follow Sensible Portions on Twitter (leave a separate comment telling me this)
4. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave a separate comment telling me this)

Contest ended Tuesday, August 24 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

Disclosure: I received complementary samples of the Kellogg's cereal, New Leaf tea, Kusmi tea, and Sensible Portions snacks to help me achieve my healthy weight loss goal

121 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

The cheddar multi-grain mini crisps look great!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I follow you on Twitter @funfearlessbean

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

And I just started following @SensibleP

slb3334 said...

black olive and feta pita chips look yummy

Stephanie said...

cheating with chocolate looks interesting and the kids love the veggie straws
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Robert said...

I would like to try the Potato Straws. Good Luck on your diet. I have lost 71 pounds in 11 months.

janeh said...

the Veggie Straws are my favorite. They're delicious!

elizabeth p said...

This is not a test...LOL. I would love to try the Apple Straws. I am even talking to my dh about the Bill's Sensible Sample Box. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Melissa said...

Good luck on your weight goal! The snacks look delicious but I'm most excited about the apple straws!

SolDucky said...

The pita crisps look awesome! I bet they would be fabulous with some laughing cow cheese.

SolDucky said...

Twitter follower duckybunny

SolDucky said...

Sensible Portions Twitter follower duckybunny

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

you can do it- the potato straws look good

Danielle said...

I would like to try those Veggie Straws, I be dipping them in that cheese i saw up there in the photo too hehehe

waitressdani (at) hotmail (dot) com

mar said...

Pita Bites - Garlic and Chive is the one I am most excited about trying.

LWons@HotMail.com

Anonymous said...

salt and pepper potato straws sound great!

Pat said...

I'd like to try the Pita Bites.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

The Veggie Straws sound good to me!

Anonymous said...

I love the Veggie Straws. I used to buy them in the huge size at Costcos but we no longer have our membership there. Really miss them.

hity88 said...

I want to try the flavored Potato Sticks.

mogrill said...

The Feta Pita Chips sound awesome!!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

llinda29 said...

I want pita bits

julis55 said...

black olive and feta pita chips

jovanb77 said...

I follow you on twitter @Finance Foodie.

@jovanbone

jovanb77 said...

I follow you on twitter @Sensible Portions.

@jovanbone

MarielDumas said...

The cheddar multi-grain crisp sounds great

hiann88 said...

I want to try the flavored Potato Sticks.

Light474 said...

I'd love to try the Smooth Cheddar Potato Straws. I'm on a diet and this would be the perfect portion control snack!

Light474 said...

I'm a twitter follower. :)

Erin said...

I would really like to try the veggie straws. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

Erin said...

I follow you on twitter (@sewmuchstuff)
sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

Erin said...

I follow Sensible Portions on twitter (@sewmuchstuff)
sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

Erin said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/SewMuchStuff/status/21879048243

sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

debbie said...

I would like to try the black olive feta pita bites.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

I'd love to try the Cheating With Chocolate Smores. I love chocolate in any form, even diet food. :)
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I follow you on twitter @Aerated
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Kimberly said...

I follow Sensible Products on twitter @Aerated
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I tweeted. Thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/21915540174
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

jsc123 said...

I would love to try the Apple Sticks and White Cheddar Puffs.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am following Sensible Portion via Twitter as jlsc123.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

Busy Working Mama said...

I think the cheddar multi-grain mini crisps would be delish!
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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the black olive and feta pita chips
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jennem said...

I'd like to try the Apple Straws.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

jennem said...

Twitter follower as jennem1.
http://twitter.com/jennem1
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

jennem said...

Sensible Portions Twitter follower as jennem1.
http://twitter.com/jennem1
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

The vegetable straws is something I would like to try.

zameta3 at gmail dot com

phogle said...

I would like to try the potatostraws.

Anonymous said...

The Cheddar Multi-Grain Mini Chips would be my item of choice!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

brownhairgirl7 said...

I would most like to try the Rosemary Olive Oil Veggie Straws.

brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

brownhairgirl7 said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (username MissJo1990).

brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

brownhairgirl7 said...

I follow Sensible Portions on Twitter (username MissJo1990).

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I would love to try the Garlci N Chives Pita Crisps.

stormraven at gmail dot com

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (@psychotichouse)

stormraven at gmail dot com

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I follow Sensible Portions over on Twitter too (@psychotichouse)

stormraven at gmail dot com

amy16323 said...

the Veggie Straws
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

smilekisses said...

I'd like to try the potato sticks.
dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

Benita said...

I'd like to try the Black Olive and Feta Pita Chips.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I'd love to try the Apple Straws - sounds yummy!

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Jessilyn82 said...

I'd love to try the potato straws
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Jessilyn82 said...

twitter follower-jessilyn82
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Jessilyn82 said...

i follow sensible portions on twitter-jessilyn82
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Jessilyn82 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/Jessilyn82/status/21973790736

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Louis said...

I really like the Veggie Crisps

Louis said...

following you on twitter at rosidentevil

Louis said...

following SensibleP on twitter at rosidentevil

Louis said...

here is my tweet
http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/21974004532

tina reynolds said...

I want to try the feta pita chips eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

i Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter
@mrstinareynolds

tina reynolds said...

i Follow Sensible Portions on Twitter @mrstinareynolds

ShesAnAngel said...

I'm most excited to try them all but my fave are Veggie Crisps, I eat them daily :D YUM!

justine417@comcast.net

ShesAnAngel said...

I'm following you via twitter

ShesAnAngel417
justine417@comcast.net

ShesAnAngel said...

I'm following Sensible Portions via twitter

ShesAnAngel417
justine417@comcast.net

ShesAnAngel said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/21986262874

justine417@comcast.net

Deanna G. said...

I'm most excited to try the Cheating with Chocolate Mini Crisps!

Deanna G. said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter as "calidreamin87"

Deanna G. said...

I follow Sensible Portions on Twitter as "calidreamin87"

Deanna G. said...

Tweeted the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/21987213491

Courtney said...

I'd love to try the Pita Chips! MMMM!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

annasmama0702@gmail.com

Courtney said...

I'm following you on twitter (annasmama0702)

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Courtney said...

I'm following Sensible Portions on twitter (annasmama0702)

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Courtney said...

Tweet:

http://twitter.com/annasmama0702/status/21992292733

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dddiva said...

Sensible Portions Salt and Pepper Potato Straws is what I'd most like to try.

dddiva said...

I follow you on twitter dddiva

faithfullyfrugal said...

I would love to try the Veggie Straws.

Thank you for the entry,

nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

faithfullyfrugal said...

I follow you on twitter, nikkidavis05.

Thank you,

Nikki
nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

faithfullyfrugal said...

I follow sensible portions on twitter, nikkidavis05.

Thank you,

Nikki
nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

faithfullyfrugal said...

I tweeted giveaway,

http://twitter.com/NikkiDavis05/status/21994799020

Thank you,

Nikki
Nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

I am most excited to try the Sea Salt Veggie Chips. The Lightly Salted Veggie Straws sounds great too!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Chisum's Crew said...

I would like to try the Vegetable Straws. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

FDP 4 Life said...

i want to try the apple straws
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FDP 4 Life said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/fdp4life/status/21999435462

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FDP 4 Life said...

your twitter follower @fdp4life
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FDP 4 Life said...

their twitter follower @fdp4life
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loni said...

I want to try the apple straws

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purango said...

I'm most excited to try Cheating With Chocolate Smores. garrettsambo@aol.com

Sarah M said...

I love the veggie straws. They taste great!
yourface29@ymail.com

susan said...

I would love to try the Cheddar multi-grain mini crisps .. yummy! suelee1998 @gmail.com

Steph said...

I would like to try the Apple Straws.

Steph said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/mnsteph/status/22010775292

susan1215 said...

I'd like to try the Pita Bites.

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

I follow you via twitter susan1215

susan1215 said...

follow Sensible via twitter susan1215

Atreau said...

I am most excited to try the Salt and Pepper Potato Straws.

kathy pease said...

id love to try the sweet barbeque potato straws

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/22013782151

Katie R. said...

I would like to try the Pita Bites Garlic & Chives.

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Valancia said...

Potato Straws & Apple Straws I'd like to try!
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Valancia said...

I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter
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Valancia said...

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Miss Nessa said...

The apple straws sound interesting

Heather said...

Apple Straws for this chickie. Thanks!

Heather said...

I follow financefoodie1 on twitter - choochoo428

Gianna said...

The White CHeddar Puffs!

Pamela S said...

I'd love to try the apple straws. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

Heather said...

I follow SensibleP on twitter - choochoo428
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Swtlilchick said...

I am most excited about trying the
Veggie Straws

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Swtlilchick said...

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Swtlilchick said...

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