Monthly Archives: March 2012
Maybe the most common question I get about my weight loss and healthy living is “what do you eat”? This post is not going to be a long winded article explaining why I choose certain foods but just a list of things I eat. Let me start by saying that I try stay under 2200 calories a day during the week and I go above that on the weekends.I also am very active. Basically I eat what I like. I don’t force down foods that I don’t enjoy. I just try to find healthier options that I do like. Saturday is usually a cheat day where I can eat whatever I want. Then on Sundays I usually eat light until dinner time. Of course this all depends on what the scale says on Saturday morning. I use a website and a phone app called Fatsecret where I record my food and exercise. I also “weigh in” every week and it graphs your weight over time so I can see how it has changed with my diet and exercise habits. If I am at a certain weight then I can feel ok about my cheat days and if not I just make adjustments. The other things that I concentrate on is getting at least 150 grams of protein a day. That being said here the things I eat in no particular order.
Dannon Lite and Fit yogurt
Laughing cow cheese
Weight Watcher’s bread
Dunkin Donuts. Egg white flat breads and Ham Egg and cheese on a English Muffin
Coffee with splenda and low fat half and half
Subway oven roasted chicken with pickles, peppers, oil and vinegar. six inch double chicken no cheese
Tostitos Multi Grain chips and salsa
Frank’s red Hot sauce
Amy’s frozen meals. Enchiladas with Spanish Rice and Beans.
Soup. any kind non creamy
Fiber One bars.
Thomas 100 calorie English Muffins
Sushi and Sashimi
Low sodium Soy sauce
Fruit. Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, melon, pears, mango, blueberries, Bananas
Jello Sugar Free
Jello Mousse Temptations
I eat the same thing over and and over until I get sick of it and then I will usually switch one of these things out for another but these are my staples of my “non cheats days” As you can see I don’t think fat is the enemy. I think Sugar and Bad carbs are the enemy. If you don’t know a lot about nutrition I would suggest taking a look at Men’s health “Eat This Not That”. I would also suggest keeping track of your diet and you begin to learn what groups things go into and also how many calories you are actually eating.