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A meal plan that worked for the Curtis’ of Comfort Cove-Newstead to lose nearly 500 pounds


Prior to starting their weight loss journey, brother and sister Bradley Curtis and Natasha Curtis say they would eat anything.

When speaking with TC Media about their change in eating habits and lifestyle, they both shake their heads at what they used to consume.

So what does a typical meal plan look like for someone who has lost more than 150 pounds in less than a year? Is there any room for snacking? Do they always feel hungry?

Bradley and Natasha seem quite satisfied with their meal and snacking options. They eat six times a day, beginning with breakfast at 6 or 7 a.m. and then a snack or meal to follow every three hours or so.

Breakfast likely includes two eggs fried in coconut oil, a tablespoon of cottage cheese and a packet of instant oatmeal.

The mid-morning snack is Greek yogurt, steak nuggets, a handful of nuts and an apple. Bradley said they usually eat four or five apples a day.

Dinner could be tuna or grilled chicken with peas and carrots and white rice on gym days. Their meals are prepared free of salt.

“I like the natural taste of fruit and vegetables,” Bradley said.

The afternoon snack is probably the same as the morning.

Supper features vegetables and chicken. Pasta is not something they like to eat.

The evening snack of an apple might also include a weakness of Bradley’s — natural peanut butter, probably five tablespoons of it. They would probably have green tea to drink with their snack.

When speaking with TC Media about their change in eating habits and lifestyle, they both shake their heads at what they used to consume.

So what does a typical meal plan look like for someone who has lost more than 150 pounds in less than a year? Is there any room for snacking? Do they always feel hungry?

Bradley and Natasha seem quite satisfied with their meal and snacking options. They eat six times a day, beginning with breakfast at 6 or 7 a.m. and then a snack or meal to follow every three hours or so.

Breakfast likely includes two eggs fried in coconut oil, a tablespoon of cottage cheese and a packet of instant oatmeal.

The mid-morning snack is Greek yogurt, steak nuggets, a handful of nuts and an apple. Bradley said they usually eat four or five apples a day.

Dinner could be tuna or grilled chicken with peas and carrots and white rice on gym days. Their meals are prepared free of salt.

“I like the natural taste of fruit and vegetables,” Bradley said.

The afternoon snack is probably the same as the morning.

Supper features vegetables and chicken. Pasta is not something they like to eat.

The evening snack of an apple might also include a weakness of Bradley’s — natural peanut butter, probably five tablespoons of it. They would probably have green tea to drink with their snack.

Throughout the day, Bradley and Natasha are constantly sipping on water and will drink between two and four litres each a day. They don’t drink milk or fruit juice.

They save Friday to enjoy a “cheat meal.” This could be something like pizza for supper.

Even with their willpower, Bradley says he enjoys ice cream cake.

“One time I started eating an ice cream cake and before I knew it I had almost eaten the whole thing,” he said.

But it’s not something he feels guilty about. Bradley knows it won’t set his whole weight loss effort back to the beginning, but also that it can’t happen on a consistent basis. They have found a balance in knowing what they need to be eating to lose or maintain weight and that they can still enjoy the occasional treat.

 

kwells@pilotnl.ca

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