The Plan: wellness & weight loss


Hey ladies! thanks for the complements about my purchases, it’s always good to know that I have good tastes. 😛

Yesterday I didn’t do anything productive in term of work and I think I won’t be until next monday. But I spent some good time (4 hours) catching up with my classmates and doing socials. I’m not a social person per se, I don’t like to hang out with people for convenience, but I think sometimes it’s necessary to be integrated into a group. What do you think? Do you hang out with your coworkers or classmates?

Okay. Since my food yesterday was poor and not interesting (I dunno why, but I lost my appetite and hunger since I am back). It’s a good moment to lay down the plan for my parents: to lose some weight (specially body fat), do a minor detox (they’re been on SAD their entire life), teach them a health lifestyle which includes What to eat? How to eat? and Get moving. So, here’s the W&W plan:

Eating

  • Juicing first thing in the morning
  • Low sugar content fruits (blueberries/strawberries/green apples) as AM snack
  • Oatmeal/sprouted breads with fruit jam (sweetened with stevia) if they need denser food in the morning. I’m pretty sure they’ll need it at the beginning.
  • Raw/cooked veggies salad at lunch, avocado/brown rice/tofu/carrot mayonnaise as topping.
  • PM snacks: more juice, Green monster, homemade nut/seed milk, homemade muffins, more sprouted breads, fruits.
  • Dinner: salad + cooked meal (fish 2-3 times/week, eggs 1-2 times/week, beans/tofu 2 times/week)
  • Dessert: dark chocolate/fake ice cream/kabocha

Moving

  • Walking at least 30 min a day
  • Rebounding if I can get a mini trampoline soon
  • 2-3 times a week of strength training. Both of my parents have never done strength work, so I’ll start very gently and slowly with them.
  • 2-3 times a week of yoga

What I want to achieve with this plan?

  • Incorporate veggies into their diet
  • Lose 5-6 pounds each of them
  • Lower body fat and gain muscles
  • Lower bad cholesterol
  • Increase immune system, especially my mom have been told to have it low
  • Increase calcium intake for my mom who has been diagnosed osteoporosis

It was inspired by Detox for Woman, reviewed here, but only 50% of it. I know it’s going to be hard for them to change old habits, but both of them and I are determined to do it and there’s no better place/time than these two months here in USA with me. 😀 Any other suggestion?

Before I go-off, a quick of my eats a la Janetha

8AM: GM (AB/banana/spinach), sprouted bread with fruit jam

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10AM: coffee with milk, launching this little man

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12AM: delicious peach after I came back from post office with my hold mails.
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1PM: Green superfood

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Review: I was skeptical about this bar because I can’t imagine making a tasty bar with Green Powders. But it actually tastes pretty good, a good chocolate flavor and nuts for some interesting crunches.

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2PM: sandwich at university with my classmates (spelt bread, tofu spread and veggies). No pic! (I can’t imagine my classmates knowing about this blog)

6PM: frozen blueberries + BB

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8.30PM (back from a vinyasa yoga class): salad (lettuce/peppers/celery/mushrooms) topped with boiled eggs and Maggies Liquid Gold Exilir without the garlic.

Look! it’s kind of gold

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Dessert: white fungus + kabocha

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My mom will arrive today at 4PM! I haven’t seen her for 9 months! I’m so EXCITED!! 😀

Question: Are your parents health-conscious? Do you talk about nutrition with them?

21 Comments

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21 responses to “The Plan: wellness & weight loss

  1. My mom was overweight for the last few years that I lived in her house but she lost 70 pounds a little over a year ago!! Now, she loves nutrition and taking walks so we talk about it quite often.

  2. Hii CoCo! It’s so interesting to see what your plan for your parents is going to be like! My only suggestions are that you might want to take into account their age and nutrient requirements on the diet. For example, it might be important for them to have more calcium and vitamin D in their diet to prevent osteoperosis. Another consideration is that if they really like eating Asian food, eating cold salads might be hard on them and their stomach’s, so perhaps combining the salads with a broth-based soup would help ease them into the detox better! (Just a suggestion of course!)

    Your parents are so lucky to have you as a daughter!! Can’t wait to see the healthy muffins and goodies you make for them. YUM!!!

  3. sounds like a great plan, how nice of you to get them started! And really that’s what most of us need is just to get that little extra ‘umph’ to get going. I’m glad that they are willing to do it because that’s a really important part to getting started too. Hope it goes well 🙂
    My parents aren’t really gung-ho health conscious, but they do eat healthfully and wholesomely 🙂 I’d say I got them more into nutrition than they did for me. But we always ate our meals at home and that was a big thing. Have fun with your parents!!! I can’t wait to see my mom in October!

  4. That’s great that your parents are on board with your healthy plan for them! It will be fun to do this together and I’m positive that they’ll learn a lot from you.

    My parents have always been healthy eaters and active people. They walk 5km every night rain, snow or shine. Sometimes I think they’re crazy in the weather they go out in!!

  5. crossbordercravings

    It’s really sweet of you to do this for your parents! My parents are really healthy eaters and they’ve taught me a lot about good food and nutrition. Sometimes all you need is a positive influence in your life!

    Beth @ http://www.CrossBorderCravings.com

  6. ohhh i love the salad wtih the egg. is that an amazon package i spy?! what did you get? looks like a brilliant plan for your parents, i think if they follow it they will have GREAT success, especially with you guiding them along. you are really knowledgeable when it comes to food and fitness. have fun with your mom, i am sure it will be SUCH a great reunion! oh and you know about my mom, but my dad.. not health conscious at all and it is killing my mom and i to see him gain, gain, gain 😦

  7. You are such a great daughter!! Just as a warning, if this is a huge change for them, it will not be easy. It’s important to start off slow, maybe with 1-2 changes per week (even that is kind of a stretch). I’m sure it will help that they will be living with you, but it will still be difficult for them and they might rebel. Even my parents have a hard time listening to me, and Im an RD!
    I think your plan sounds great. I don’t like detox diets, but this one includes each of the food groups and it doesn’t look too extreme, I like it! I can’t wait to hear how it goes.

  8. that’s so exciting that you get to see your mom!!! I think the plan sounds good, but just make sure they start out slow and do what they can each day. I think it’s awesome that you’re helping them get healthier 🙂

  9. Thanks for entering my giveaway. My parents have always tried to make healthier choices, like low fat versions and just a little of the good things they like. I think my Mum’s more health concious now because I am and we learn from each other.

  10. Sounds like a good plan :):)

    Hope you liked the liquid gold elixir! The garlic makes it more gold though.

    I LOVED the green superfood bar. The chocolate one is the best.

    I’m so happy for you that your mom comes today!

  11. I think you have a great plan for your parents. My mom is really healthy, but my dad needs a little diet too. Finally got him to go jogging before work now, hopefully I can change his diet too.

  12. my parents are both health conscious. when my dad was diagnosed with high cholesterol we started making more of an effort to eat healthier–so far he’s lost 10 pounds and dropped almost 40 points in his cholesterol!

    enjoy spending time with your family, can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  13. my parents are pretty health conscious since i’m a veg and my dad has crohn’s, so he has to watch what he eats. the only thing they’re bad about is exercise…wish i could get them to start that up again!

  14. My parents aren’t necessarily health conscious but they eat well and exercise regularly. They play tennis and golf A LOT (and they both ran a marathon together about 10 years ago). They eat moderately and mostly fruits, veggies, oats, whole grains, etc.

    I think your plan for your parents is very reasonable–hope you have fun teaching them 🙂

  15. WholeBodyLove

    My mom is health concious and learned a basis of “how to eat” from a basic perspective with weight watchers meetings years ago. But, she doesn’t always follow that and sometimes hops on crazy fads like eating plain cheese cubes for her snacks because they are “low carb”. She does maintain a healthy weight and is about a size 8. My dad, however, is clinically obese. He wears a XXL shirt and I can’t really guess his wieght because I would have no idea. He has “tried” to be healthier at times but, he always goes back to his same routine. He doesn’t neccessarly binge eat but he eats a lot of processed, high fat, high sugar foods along with the fruits, lean meats and veggies that my mom cooks. His portions are also fairly large. He has gone through stints of walking every day but, those tend to last only a few months. I have talked to him about it before. He states “he tries” but I think a lot of his issues come from a stressful job.

  16. Menden (Skinny Menny)

    It’s so thoughtful of you to help your parents learn healthy habits! Neither of my parents are healthy, sadly. Their health has suffered because of it. I’ll definitely be looking forward to reading about how it goes with your parents! 🙂

  17. My parents are relatively health conscious, at least on the food front. My dad exercises regularly, but my Mom would rather get a root canal than sweat! I help do a lot of the grocery shopping, so they have turned into healthful eaters by default, but they always valued balanced meals, even before I was a nutrition Nazi.

  18. I think the plan you created for your parents sounds great! My mom is incredible health-crazy…she is really the one who got me so turned onto healthy eating!

  19. I’m with Gina on the change thing. Maybe see how they do with a couple changes and gradually increase. You don’t want them to quit on you before you’ve been able to help them out! 🙂 It sounds like you’ll be an excellent health coach, though. I’m looking forward to reading about their progress.

    My parents are pretty health conscious bc of my dad’s liver transplant. My mom is especially knowledgeable, and I love talking about health issues with her.

  20. Hey hey! Very sweet of you to organize a healthy routine for your parents! I hope they take to it and love it! Great eats- love amazing grass bars. Beautius green monster too.

    My parents are both pretty healthy. They exercise, my dad could use a little help on the diet side!

  21. there are 10 simple tips that you can practice in order to achieve the dream of:

    1. Set your goals slowly. Get decrease in the range of 0.5kg to 1kg per week.
    2. Can take supplements such as Glutamine each day after exercise session.
    3. Reduce the intake of food or drink sweet (sugar content high).
    4. Just eat fruit instead.
    5. Drinks more mineral water and do not drink alcoholic beverages.
    6. Set the time you eat each day.
    7. Eat in the dining area and not in front of the tv.
    8. Familiarize themselves with the smaller plates when eating.
    9. Fill your days with doing certain activities to avoid fun thought of food.
    10. Make sure you get adequate rest. For example bedtime. Sleep in 6 to 8 hours a day.

    You can follow all this tips to get more ideal body, visits here to more info..

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