|Start Weight:||(27 Jun 11) 173.8 lb|
|Current Weight:||(07 Feb 13) 173.8 lb|
|Goal Weight:||160.0 lb|
following: HannahD26's own diet
performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week
I will be following my own personal diet. Avoid: cow, beef & milk, refined white sugar/flour, soy, butter, salt, HFCS, No fast food ,anywhere with a drive thru. Meats: Eat chicken, buffalo & limit lamb. Only baked, grilled, boiled or steamed. I try to eat only animal protein/day. 1 protein with each meal. Greek yogurt is OK, good for protein. Grains: Limit rice, cous cous, Quinoa & pastas to only half a cup servings & max 2 x’s a day. Vegetables & Fruits: Eat atleast 2 RAW fruits & veggies a day. Try to get all colors: red, purple, yellow, green. Choose dark green leafy veggies like Kale, Swiss chard, Romaine, Spinach etc. I find eating pre-cut carrots after a slip up helps flush it out. I steam my vegs for dinner. Limit potatoes. For mashed potatoes, I boil them, leave part of the water instead of milk. I use Coconut Oil instead of butter & avocado slices on the side, Another mashed potato alternative is pureed broccoli, you will NOT believe how good they are, seriously amazing!!) Drinks: Water or tea; never soda. Limit juices, coffee & alcohol. Snacks: Keep Almonds, carrots, apples, cuties, berries or granola within reach. KNOW what you are eating!: Everything is Organic. GMO, HFCS & antibiotic FREE. I avoid corn, so I was displeased to learn I've been eating & drinking corn hidden in the processed foods I ate. Read Omnivore's Dilemna by Michael Pollin or watch Food Inc. You'll be so enlightened you won't know what to eat for awhile, but atleast you will be informed to KNOW just what you are deciding to put in your mouth. Afterall, turns out YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. (another reason to not eat COW or PIG lol ) Planning is KEY: It is important to plan ahead, especially snacks as you will be tempted when hungry & driving past a fast food restaurant. Eat cooked food for 1 meal a day, since most nutrients are cooked out. Supplements: I take food enzymes, cal/ mag pills, fiber as well as a cleanse once a month which I order from Nature's Sunshine.