What I Eat Now –
Lean Meat –
I eat chicken breast, turkey breast, and lean cuts of beef. I try to buy hormone-free meat, but it can be hard to find. I avoid processed meats, like those from the deli counter, and try to cook as much as I can at home. I stir fry chicken in olive or coconut (yum) oil. I do not use batter or flour. I am not a fan of pork, so I don’t eat it.
I eat various types of lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, broccoli, and spinach. I also eat carrots (on my salad) and various other green leafy vegetables. I avoid legumes (beans), corn, and potatoes.
I eat green apples, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. I avoid overly sweet foods like watermelon, red apples, and oranges.
I drink water, and that’s it. I haven’t had a soda in 108 days, and I don’t miss the nasty things. Living in the south, it’s almost impossible to avoid Sweet Tea, but so far, I have managed to do so!
I eat a lot of nuts – almonds, walnuts, pecans, and cashews. I try to avoid peanuts. I will buy nuts that have been salted, if that’s all I can find, but I prefer (both the taste and the health benefits of) raw nuts.
I eat eggs, but only occasionally. Why? I’m just not a big fan of eggs. When I do eat them, I scramble them and cook them with olive oil.
I cook with olive oil, coconut oil, or grape seed oil.
I take a mulit-vitamin, psyllium husk (for added fiber), and a pro-biotic.
Diet Plan –
A good friend of mine turned me on to Doug’s work, and I’ve found great success following his plan – which focuses on removing fungus from our bodies and taking pro-biotics. Another friend sent me a link to Mark’s site, and I really like what he has to say.
My goal? I want to move away from processed, unhealthy, gimmick foods – and return to a much more basic, nutritionally rich diet.
I have found that when I eat from the list above, I really don’t have to worry about counting calories. In fact, I haven’t measured a single serving size or worried about portions in over four months – and I’ve managed to lose (at last count) 27.8 pounds.
What I Do Not Eat –
I do not eat products that contain sugar. I do not eat cakes, pies, cookies, or cereals.
Sugar Substitutes –
I do not eat store-bought protein bars. I do not drink diet sodas. If it taste sweet, and it’s not a real fruit, I do not eat it.
I do not eat corn, potatoes, bread, or rice. I have considered eating whole grain oats, but I get plenty of fiber from my diet, and I’m not a big fan of oats anyway. Oh, and I don’t eat that southern staple, grits.
Overly Processed Meat –
I try to avoid sandwich meat, deli meat, and any other meat that has had sugar added to it. It’s tough to avoid any processing, but I try to minimize my exposure.
How Much Do I Eat –
I eat when I am hungry and I eat until I am (almost) full. Then, I stop eating. I do not worry about what time of day it is and I do not follow a normal breakfast – lunch – dinner routine. I eat four or five times a day, and most of the time, I’m eating almost the same thing, all day long.