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21 April, 2012

Meal Plan Day 21

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A friend of mine laughed when she saw my posting for Halloween Cake Pops.  She said “that doesn’t exactly fit on your blog does it?  I mean you’re always about healthy eating and nutritious meals, what’s with the Cake Pops?”  I told her that I believe in treats once and a while and Halloween sure falls into that category.  She then threw down the gauntlet and said “I bet you can’t build that into a meal plan for losing weight.”  Well I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge and this was no exception.  I said, “I’ll take that bet and I won’t even do two meal replacement shakes that day (which I always know I can do to make almost anything work) and it won’t be full of celery .”  We shook hands and I came back to my office to see what I was up against.  Since I hadn’t ever put the Cake Pops into Daily Burn (I really didn’t want to know their calorie content) I thought that’s where I better start.  I’d load them in first and then build the day around the one Cake Pop.  It really wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.  One Cake Pop has 217 Calories, 7 fat grams and 38 carbs (ok so that’s a little high).  But that left me a lot of calories to work with.  Since I had just loaded the Chipolte Shrimp over Quinoa that seemed like a natural for dinner with some asparagus.  For breakfast I did my meal replacement shake with just water and didn’t add any fruit.  I saved that for my snacks.  For lunch I had a small grilled chicken breast, some broccoli and a cucumber/tomato salad (not celery).  And wah-lah a full day under 1400 calories and a balance of fats, carbs and proteins.  So there you go.  Once again it just proves with a little planning you can fit almost anything into your Daily Meal Plan (even cake pops) and be successful in you weight loss goals.

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Meal Plan Day 21

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