Continued from Abigail Rike’s Weight Loss.
Abigail Rike‘s old diet was scary. And while we already know how Abigail Rike has lost weight, I think it is important to understand how she has gained weight in the first place. No, the best burger in San Francisco was not part of her diet, and the best burger in Los Angeles has not made her gain weight either, but an enormous amount of calories found in these burgers – the same calories in foods that were part of her diet at the time – have made her gain a lot of weight.
Do not get me wrong, we all need calories and we should not be afraid of them, but if you do not want to gain weight, you need to be aware of how much food you consume daily. So let’s take a closer look at Abigail Rike’s old diet and why it made her gain weight.
Breakfast Abigail never thought about a balanced morning start in her pre-The Biggest Loser days. In other words, the healthy breakfast options were not on her morning menu. “If I even had time for breakfast, I would get a pastry of some sort,” she says of her sugar-filled, roughly 480-calorie choice. Without any protein, her breakfast could not keep her full for long.
Lunch “If I grabbed lunch at school, it might have been a hamburger with some corn,” says Rike. That greasy, roughly 635-calorie meal may have satisfied her during a stressful day, but it packed little nutritional punch. “It is stuff that I would not touch now,” she says.
Dinner “I would go to the Olive Garden or wherever I could get the creamiest pasta or fettuccine – it did not matter,” says Abigail. Either way, the result was the same: a 1,260-calorie, fat-filled dinner. “And I would eat the bread whenever it came to the table. If it tasted good, then whatever,” she says.
Snack Even after a hearty dinner at a restaurant, Rike says she would still split a dessert with her friends. She would also eat a lot on ice cream, a half-cup of which can pack as many as 270 calories. [via]