Day 7: I have lost 10 lbs in one week!!! I am, obviously, very happy with the results. I’ve noticed the little belly that I had prior to the diet I really no longer have, which is GREAT because I’ve always had such a hard time getting rid of that, even after working out for HOURS… I may have another 5lbs to lose right below the belly button and love handle area, but am sure that will be gone very soon. Ladies, please don’t get discouraged and remember men tend to lose a little more per week, because they have more muscle mass. Good luck to all our dieters this week. Stay strong and keep your eyes on the finish line! We can do it!!!
Ok, so halibut has always been one of my favorite kinds of fish, & when I made this dish, it just reconfirmed everything. Ideal Protein calls this recipe Halibut Marengo Style – I call it Halibut Daniella Style!!! (Because we were lacking in ingredients, & I was feeling creative) OK, sooooo how to make it… We spoiled ourselves and bought two REALLY nice Halibut Filets from Whole Foods… which, by the way, is one of the best places to shop for produce and meats/fish. Why!?! Because the majority of it all is Organic and all their meats are humanly treated and fed diets that they are naturally supposed to be eating. That’s a completely different tangent that I could go on and on with, but I will spare you, and maybe post something about it on another blog. Back to the halibut… I seared both sides of the halibut for 2 minutes in a little bit of olive oil, then placed the halibut to the side on a seperate dish to make the sauce. I took a bunch of cut mushrooms and browned them in the same pan that I seared the halibut in. Once the mushrooms were brown I added the green onions, green hot peppers, and celery and sauteed until everything was tender. I then put about a cup of Walden Farm’s Sun Dried Tomato Italian dressing with some added basil and cooked all together for a couple of minutes… I grabbed the halibut that I set off to the side and place on top of the ‘stew’ like concoction that I just made. I cooked covered for 4 minutes, then flipped it and cooked other side of Halibut for an additional 4 minutes. I added thyme, parsley, salt and pepper for taste, took off heat and let sit covered for 10 minutes. Once done soaking up the flavor, I served like picture above… don’t forget the side salad! Delishhhhh!
Can you believe this!?! YES! You can have this on the Ideal Protein Diet! Crazy huh!?! It tasted just as good as it looked, if not BETTER! && it gives you the required 2 cups of veggies that you need for dinner…This is a recipe of our own (mainly Dr. T’s/Mikey’s)… We knew we were allowed to have turkey meat so we decided to make homemade lean turkey burgers Sunday evening!!! So how do you make it!?! WELL! You take ground turkey meat (lean of course), sprouts, celery, onions, green peppers, garlic, salt and pepper, soy sauce & Worcester sauce, and mix it all together in one big bowl… We then BBQed it for about 15-20 minutes. While the burgers are grillin’, we sauteed some mushrooms on the stove top with some olive oil, salt and pepper until cooked thoroughly.. Once the burgers and mushrooms are done, take the burgers and put a little bit of Walden Farms Honey Mayonnaise and Dijon Mustard on top of the patty, place the patty on a bed of iceburg lettuce, top with the mushrooms & another layer of iceburg lettuce… This is definitely one you will ENJOY! I guarantee it 😉
Day 5: I have lost 7 lbs, and my blood pressure has dropped from 144/86 average to a 113/76 average – I’m loving it!! Just a note to our dieters, please remember to use your salt with your meals, it is extremely important. I didn’t beleive it myself when they told me that my blood pressure would drop and that I would actually have to add extra salt to my meals, but it is very true! Last night I had a horrible headache, checked my blood pressure and it had dropped all the way to 100/69… then I thought about it, I hadn’t added any salt to any of my meals throughout the day, so I took the advice of our Ideal Protein Trainer and mixed 1/2 a teaspoon with a glass of water and drank it. Within 10 minutes, my blood pressure went back to a healthy 113/76, and the headache had vanished! So, it does work! What an amazing program, thank you Ideal Protein!
Where do I begin?! First of all I think my hubby and I really found our new passion and hobby. We both have always liked cooking, but now we have an audience, which makes it even more fun and exhilarating… For now were going to stick with the Ideal Protein Recipe Book so we can show each and everyone of you that although the ideal protein diet seems hard and strict, this makes it so much more fun and taste bud stimulating!!! I’m not going to explain the recipe, word for word, because I’m still waiting to hear back from the company to see if I’m allowed to be posting their full recipes, but I’d love to tell you everything else and give you the “gist” of it! Pretty much chicken breast sautéed in chicken broth and walden farms orange marmalade, which was interesting cuz it gave the chicken a nice refreshing citrusy flavor. If you haven’t heard of walden farms dressings, spreads and condiments, I’d highly recommend you get familiar with them. They have a huge selection of stuff, ranging from ranch dressing to peanut butter and marshmallow dip, all of which are no calories, no fats, no carbs, no gluten and NO SUGAR. Crazy huh?!? And when I look on the side panel, it looks like its made with pretty healthy ingredients. We will be carrying them eventually in our office within the next couple of weeks, but if you can’t wait til then, or don’t live anywhere close to where we’re located, you can find the brand in any sprouts/Henry’s supermarket. & if you don’t have one of those, check them out online http://www.waldenfarms.com. Sorry for getting sidetracked, but I thought that was very important and valuable information 😉 while the chicken was cooking we also had a few leek stocks steaming in chicken broth, which made them oh so tender and flavorful! The final touch was the steamed bed of spinach, which really helped tie the flavors in nicely. On the side?! Small salad with the walden farms Italian sun dried tomato dressing.. Oh so delish!
So there you have it, our nightly concoction! And we’re enjoying every minute of it! Please share this blog with all your friends and family, share the info, share the wealth. If you have any questions, what so ever, please feel free to ask!
Day 3: I have already lost 4 lbs. The great thing about this diet is that it forces you to learn how to eat right and portion control. I have had less cravings for the wrong things and have had a lot more energy, especially in the p.m.. By the time you lose all the weight that you wanted on this diet, you will be a food Ninja and know how to combine foods together and still enjoy all the things you used to. It’s about living and still enjoying food, but also respecting your body! If you take care of your body, your body will take care of you! I highly recommend anyone who has been struggling with weight loss to come to one of our workshops! You will lose the weight and keep it off!
Day 1-2: OK, I have decided to go on the Ideal Protein diet, with my first group of dieters, so I could experience it with them first hand. My goal is to lose 15 lbs. I am on day 2, and so far so good.
As some of you may know, we recently started carrying a new weight-loss product in our office called Ideal Protein. So far, we’ve started 5 total dieters on this program and we’re seeing amazing results. Some of our dieters were having troubles finding things that they could make on their own, that would incorporate different flavors and meats allowed on this strict program. My husband, Mike Tarjoman (Dr. Tarjoman), thought it’d be a good idea for him to be on the protocol as well to better relate to all his patients and dieters. He too wanted variety and ideas on what to make. We ended up turning to the Ideal Protein Recipe’s Book to see what we could whip up. Sure enough, the above picture is one of the MANY amazing recipes they have – & although Mike is pretty much a MASTER CHEF , anyone could cook this specific recipe, even beginners!!! This was actually one of the main reasons I wanted to start up a blog, so all of our dieter’s could get some inspiration and stick with the program thanks to the many option available. For now, I’m not going to put the exact recipe up, because I don’t want to get in trouble for possible copyright issues, so for now, I’m going to tease you and tell you, YES! It tasted just as YUMMY as it looks, & Mike & I are going to post regularly any and all of the recipes they recommend and have in that book. If I get permission from Ideal Protein directly regarding posting their recipes, then you will recieve an updated blog following this blog with directions on how to make this DELISH DISH! If you are interested in purchasing the recipe book, whether you’re on the Ideal Protein Diet or not, please let me know – It’s only $30. I would recommend anyone and everyone to buy this book because it’s packed full of healthy idea and recipes to make those healthy choices that all of us should be striving to make.
Til Next Time,
I’d like to first introduce myself.. My name is Danielle, and I am the Office Manager & Weight-Loss coach at Tarjoman Chiropractic. We offer several different services at our office such as chiropractic, massage, esthetic services, weight-loss management, acupuncture and nutritional counseling. This blog is going to, HOPEFULLY, be a daily addiction of mine, informing all of our friends, family, patients and even complete strangers about lifestyle choices and changes. We get no greater satisfaction than seeing healthy and happy people in our lives, & we are looking forward to somehow doing that, one blog at a time. I/we will be posting different things such as product reviews, what to eat, what not to eat, info on alternative therapists, our weight-loss goals and successes, and many many more things; Anything that we think may be related to LIVING LIFE & BEING HEALTHY, you will find on here! If anyone has any recommendations, please let me know! I’d love to tailor these blogs to everyone reading them & would love to give you all the valuable information that we (the office as a whole) have learned and accumulated over the years. Thank you so much for all your love and support! -Danielle
(Ps. The picture below is of me on the happiest day of my life, when I married my Husband, Mike Tarjoman)