Day 26 – The Round 28-Day Diet


MONA_MORNING_ROLLDay 26 and Counting

Yay! You have made it to day 26, which means you are 2 days away from instilling your new Round habits. This also means your butt is smaller and that you are that much closer to slipping into your smaller jeans.

Working Out in the Morning

It’s important to set time aside every day for your working out. A great time is the morning, when you first wake up — and maybe even to help you wake up. By make the morning your time to exercise you will find yourself much more energized throughout the day, as well as sporting an increased metabolism.

Of course, make sure you get your 8 hours of sleep so that you keep your immune system in tip-top shape, as well as maintaining your healthy, high energy, calorie-burning body. So get up tomorrow morning and give it a whirl, even if 15 minutes is all you’ve got to get this habit rolling.

TIP_SNOPERemember to drink a lot of water before, during and after your workout, so that you keep your metabolism running through the day even if you don’t have time to exercise.

One way to make sure you sip water all day, try using a straw. This is one of Bob Harper tricks, my favorite trainer on The Biggest Loser.

Good Round Foods to eat

If the below foods are not on your list of foods you are eating , try adding any of these healthy and delicious Round foods to your new way of eating.

Egg white Omelet

COW_CAMOWhy egg whites are so good: Animal Round eggs come from the Rounded Cow, and the amino acids in egg whites help build lean muscle that may in turn help rev metabolism.make it yummier with mushrooms and tomatoes or any vegetable you enjoy.

Oatmeal

COW_CAMOWhy it’s so good: Oatmeal is made from Super Round grains of  oats, and plain oatmeal has no added sugar and keeps blood sugar steady. Make it tastier with a dash of cinnamon and chopped nuts.

Sushi

COW_CAMOWhy sushi is so good: Sushi is Shaped Round — molded by human hands —  A piece of sushi has 30 to 40 calories and plenty of good-for-you protein, Avoid fried rolls or ones made with mayo.

Peanut butter

COW_CAMOWhy peanut butter is so good: Peanut butter is made out of  Super Round peanuts, and peanut butter has delicious healthy fats. Two tablespoons have 190 calories. Try on a slice of whole grain bread.

Beans

COW_CAMOWhy beans are so good: Beans are Super Round and are a great meat substitute—they’re only about 150 calories per 1/2 cup and full of protein, fiber and antioxidants. Add beans in soups and salads, or make some chili.

Plain yogurt

COW_CAMOWhy plain yogurt is so good: Yogurt is Extra Round, comes from the Round ed cow, and non-fat plain yogurt has fewer than 10 calories per tablespoon, versus 90 in regular mayo. Mix in mustard to create a spicy Dijonaise. Stir into tuna salad instead of mayonnaise.

Lemons

COW_CAMOWhy lemons are so good: Lemons are a Super Round a citrus fruit that’s fresh and zesty, and many people find that they prefer it to butter and dressings that cover up foods’ natural flavors. Squeeze lemon on spinach salad, grilled chicken, fish and veggies

Carrots

COW_CAMOWhy carrots are so good: Carrots are Sliced Round — can be sliced into circles form their natural grown shape — are low in calories (52 per 1 cup chopped) and a good source of fiber. They make the ideal snack if you like to nibble like a rabbit. Yo can eat as many as you want.

Hummus

COW_CAMOWhy hummus is so good: Hummus is made from Super Round garbanzo beans and Extra Round olive oil, which are high in healthy good fat and supplies protein as well. There’s no reason to be afraid of this healthy fat, in fact your body needs it. Try putting hummus on celery, broccoli and mushrooms. and eat it as a snack.

Edamame

COW_CAMOWhy edamame is so good: The part of the edamame you eat is green and Super Round. You get nearly 6 grams of fiber for 190 calories in a 3/4-cup serving, plus protein. Eat edamame when you crave something salty, like pretzels.

Dried fruit

COW_CAMOWhy dried fruit is so good: Dried fruit comes from undried fruit, and most fruit is either Duper of Sliced Round. Dried fruit  is packed with fiber and has barely any fat. Be aware that these little dried morsels have concentrated calories, so limit portions to 2 ounces. Eat dried fruit when you crave candy.

Shrimp

COW_CAMOWhy shrimp is so good: These little curvy Animal Round shrimp are 84 calories per 3-ounce serving, and shrimp has about two thirds of the calories of chicken and about half that of sirloin. Saute them with a little olive oil, snow peas, bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots and teriyaki sauce.

Tofu

COW_CAMOWhy tofu is so good: Tofu has only about 50 calories per 3-ounce slice, and you can barbecue it, stir-fry it, even use it in dishes like lasagna. You can freeze slices before defrosting and cooking to gives tofu the chewier texture of beef or chicken. Try a a simple vegetarian meal of tofu and spinach with soy sauce.

Salsa

COW_CAMOWhy salsa is so good: Salsa is made out of many Super and Sliced Round foods, and is rich source of the cancer-fighting substance lycopene. Use 2 tablespoons of salsa instead of sour cream to slash about 50 calories and 5 grams of fat. Put salsa on everything, like baked potatoes, omelets, salmon or use as a salad dressing.

Poached chicken

COW_CAMOWhy poached chicken is so good: This Animal Round food comes from the very Round chicken, and is a lean source of protein. You can quickly boil, broil, bake, braise, grill, or  barbecue chicken, and liven up the flavors with fresh herbs and spices.

Sweet potatoes

COW_CAMOWhy sweet potatoes are so good: This Super Round tater is king that won’t raise your blood sugar as much as eating a white potato will, and a medium sweet potato has about 115 calories. Try the Round Potato Circle recipe, or you can cut them into cubes and bake with a brush of olive oil and spices of your choice.

Baked apples

COW_CAMOWhy apples are so good: Apples are one of Mother natures best inventions. They are rich in fiber, and tastes delicious like apple pie when you bake or microwave halved or sliced apples with a sprinkling of cinnamon nutmeg.

Frozen fruit

COW_CAMOWhy frozen fruit is so good: Frozen fruit is a blend of Super and Sliced Round fruits that are nutrient-packed, naturally sweet, low in calories and filled with fiber and water to keep you full and satisfied. Keep frozen fruit in your freezer, and if you have kids — get them hooked on these frozen bites instead of the non-food substances that are making our nation fatter by the mouthful.

Green or herbal tea

COW_CAMOWhy green and herbal teas are so good: Tea is an Extra Round food that creates balance to any meal, and can soothe stress and prevent overeating. If sweets are your downfall, try a cup of hot vanilla tea or any tea.

What’s Coming

TEASERComing this Spring — a children’s version o f the Round Diet. Why? Well, as you know, never in the history of our nation has there been such an obesity problem. It is the first time that we can say that our children may not outlive us. And being that I began as a children’s book writer, I am excited to get back to my roots and help give kids a chance at a normal life.

My goal is to change kid’s view of food so that they know without a doubt that the fake-foods that come in shiny packages are not food at all. This book will be focused on healthy eating with the side affect being less obesity, less disease, and more hope for our kids. So stay tuned!

Tonight’s Homework

Now that there are only two days left on this 28-day Round holiday diet, let’s really drill these Round habits into our heads.

  • Be prepared
  • Recognize Round foods
  • Choose your Round mealsFATCELL_SHRANK_ALL_FRIENDS
  • Choose Round recipes
  • Always make a shopping list
  • Shop for Round food in a circle
  • Prepare Round food ahead of time
  • Portion and prettily plate Round food
  • Eat Round food
  • Follow a Balanced Roundercise Routine
  • Visualize my smaller butt and happy self
  • Affirm Yourself
  • Write in Your Diary
  • Stop eating 3 hours before bedtime
  • Take Time to Relax
  • Measure myself
  • Get 8 hours sleep
  • Get a Diet Buddy or I have the inner strength to diet by myself
  • Fit laughter into my day
  • Stand beside the Round Diet No No’s
  • Enjoy my new Round eating and living habits
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