• Kristi Dao

Week 1 of the One-One-One Diet

Here's the honest truth: I haven't been feeling totally confident in my body. As much as I've been working out, I know that a lot of what weight loss is is diet and what you put into your body. The thing is that I don't totally love what the word diet implies and means, because the main connotation that I have is excluding something and experiencing cravings to get to a place that might not last forever unless you keep it up. Moreover, some of them get complicated to understand, and others can be downright unsatisfying.


Then I heard of the One One One Diet, and I kind of thought that it was too good to be true. It's a diet that doesn't really cut things out, but it does require a bit more mindfulness when it comes to eating. I'm now taking control of my happiness, and I'm going to give this a try for the next 90 days (roughly 13 weeks), and I wanted to share my honest experience with how it works out for me. Here's week 1.

A Little About Where I'm At...

As I've mentioned, I'm not totally happy with where I'm at. For years, I've been able to consistently fit the same size, and because I buy clothing of a nice quality, I hardly have to go shopping for new things to wear. Now, things are starting to fit with a squeeze, and my doctor says that it would be better if I lost some weight and did some cardio. Now as we start this, I stand at 5 feet and half an inch tall, and weigh about 138.4 pounds. My ideal goal would be to go back down to 115 pounds, but I will settle for 120 pounds because that's probably healthier.




One-One-One Diet Guidelines

The reason that I find the one-one-one diet so appealing is that nothing goes on a "don't eat" list. Things go on a "don't eat at this time" list. That's because the main idea of the one-one-one diet is that for every meal, you can consume one fat, one carb, and one protein. Very straight forward and simple, once you've researched what foods fall under what category. Outside of meals, you can eat all the fruits and vegetables you want.


It's very straightforward and simple, and the restrictions didn't seem too restrictive to me. So planning it out, I gave myself 3-5 meals a day (breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and snack time for an extra long day). Maybe snack time is cheating, but for someone who works hard and who has long days, I gave myself that leeway. I can, because I'm doing this diet for me. So, here we go.


Day One

Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito

  • Carb: Tortilla

  • Fat: Cheese

  • Protein: Ground Beef

Brunch: Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich)

  • Carb: Vietnamese Baguette

  • Fat: Mayo

  • Protein: Pork

Lunch: Noodles+Soy sauce

  • Carb: Noodles

  • Fat:

  • Protein:

Dinner: Sushi

  • Carb: Rice

  • Fat: White Sauce

  • Protein: Salmon

Snacks

  • Carb: Chips

  • Fat:

  • Protein:

Misc: Orange Juice, Coffee, Salsa, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Carrots, Radishes

Exercise: 2.5 miles of walking/running, and walking Damian (which could be 10 minute to an hour and a half depending on his day)

Notes: For the purposes of keeping my sanity while on this diet, coffee is going to be considered a vegetable for this diet. Coffee grounds are made from beans, and if I go too long without coffee, I start to get headaches. So I'm going to keep the coffee in my diet and not count it towards my meals.



Day Two

Breakfast: Cereal

  • Carb: Rice Krispies

  • Fat: Milk

  • Protein:

Lunch: Sushi

  • Carb: Rice

  • Fat: White Sauce

  • Protein: Salmon

Dinner: Salad

  • Carb: Croutons

  • Fat: Dressing

  • Protein: Beef

Snacks

  • Carb: Chips

  • Fat:

  • Protein:

Misc: Orange Juice, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Carrots, Go-Go Squeeze

Exercise: Walking Damian

Notes: I can easily say that, since I can have all of the fruits and vegetables that I want, I am obsessed with all sorts of Go-Go Squeezes and have even started trying the store brands of them.



Day Three

Breakfast: Chicken and Waffles from Metro Diner

  • Carb: Waffle

  • Fat: Strawberry Butter

  • Protein: Chicken

Lunch

  • Carb: Rice

  • Fat:

  • Protein: Chicken

Dinner

  • Carb: Rice

  • Fat:

  • Protein: Vietnamese sausage (lap xuong)

Misc: Orange Juice, Coffee

Exercise: Walking Damian


Day Four

Breakfast

  • Carb: Waffle

  • Fat: Butter

  • Protein: Egg

Brunch

  • Carb:

  • Fat:

  • Protein: Brisket

Lunch: Chipotle

  • Carb: Rice

  • Fat: Sour cream

  • Protein: Steak

Dinner: Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Carb: Noodles

  • Fat: Broth

  • Protein: Chicken

Snack:

  • Carb: Chips

  • Fat:

  • Protein:

Misc: Tomatoes, Corn, Lettuce

Exercise: Walking Damian


Day Five

Breakfast: Glaze Donut

  • Carb: Donut

  • Fat: Glaze

  • Protein:

Dinner

  • Carb: Rice

  • Fat: Sauce

  • Protein: Chicken

Exercise: Walking Damian

Notes: There are days I'll have like this one where I get so caught up in my work and what I'm doing that I won't eat much. I know it's not the greatest thing, but it will happen.



Day Six

Breakfast: Waffles

  • Carb: Waffles

  • Fat: Butter

  • Protein:

Brunch: Udon Noodles

  • Carb: Udon

  • Fat: Stir-Fry sauce

  • Protein:

Lunch: Chipotle Leftovers

  • Carb: Rice

  • Fat: Sour Cream

  • Protein: Steak

Dinner:

  • Carb: Rice

  • Fat:

  • Protein: Chicken

Snack:

  • Carb: Potato Chips

  • Fat:

  • Protein:

Misc: Coffee, Tomatoes, Corn, Lettuce

Exercise: Walking Damian, Walking 2 miles


Day Seven

Brunch:

  • Carb: Corn Muffin

  • Fat: Macaroon

  • Protein:

Dinner:

  • Carb: Pasta

  • Fat: Sauce

  • Protein: Shrimp

Misc: Celery

Exercise: Walking Damian



And that's a wrap for week one. I never thought that I would be the girl keeping a food journal, but this is where I'm at in my life and I thought I would open up and share. Maybe some of you will enjoy it, and maybe others of you will join me for the ride.


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