I have been wanting to reduce the amount of sugar in my diet and well as reduce the the amount carbs I eat. I eat a whole food diet that is heavy in whole grains and natural sugars (lots of fruit) and recently started to limit red meats. I often feel fatigued, sluggish and tired. It has been suggested by many that I should eat more protein and cut back on the carbs even though they are whole grains (wheat, flax, oats, grains, etc). Since I work best by starting with structure before "winging it" I thought I would start here.
I am not looking to limit healthy fats so that is slight contradiction to the eating plan. I plan on continuing to make the majority of my foods from scratch as well as continue to shop locally, buy organic when possible and utilize a local butcher for meats.
I have about 100 lbs to lose if all the body charts are correct for a 5' 6", large frame woman. Personally I would be happy to lose 50lbs and stay but this goal is really about eating healthier while losing weight.
The diet focuses on lean proteins, probiotics, heavy on green leafy veggies and all non-starchy veggies and light on added fats. Fruits are limited to lower sugar varieties-apples, berries, citrus, etc. Eventually oats, grains, beams etc will be added back
The purpose of this thread is for me to have an accountability journal. I will post through out day when possible other wise will update before bed each day.
If you are reading, thanks. Any support would greatly appreciated! And since it is a public message you are welcome to tell me what an idiot I am being too!
Day One: wake up and ready to get started!
Hot water w/ lemon
2 scrambled eggs in 1tsp fax oil
2 cups green tea
6 oz fage greek yogurt
1/2 cup Wyman frozen blueberries
large mixed green salad with sliced fennel, cucumbers and pink grapefruit segments.
grilled boneless chicken breast
mustard vinaigrette maybe wilt olive oil
2 cups green tea
3 turkey burger "sliders" topped with lots of fresh salsa
szechuan green beans
Edited by HollyBearsMom - 4/13/11 at 3:41pm