First off I am down about 15lbs since feb 2012. not fantastic scale wise but I see big differences in my body thanks to the fact that exercising is not my problem. I actually love it. I know that I could help my weight loss journey if only I could get my diet in check.
I tend to be a very picky about food, I tend to be texture senstive(hate most foods that are mushy and grainy). Seriously most of my family and friends make fun of how many different types of foods I dislike. It does work in my favor when it comes to cakes/pies and stuff.. cuz I hate them. Does anyone have any good ideas for healthy breakfasts and snacks that does not involve yogart, nuts, oatmeal ect.
what helps you not go into snack overload in the evenings? I usually do great during the day and fall apart around 8pm.
Oh man, I know all about picky! Between my family that is some vegetarians, some health nuts, some with allergies and some just darn picky, it is so darn hard finding variety or having people try some thing new X / I even recently did a meal plan for a friend of the family with cancer trying to eat clean to counter it: no dairy, no sugar, no salt, no red meat nor poultry, no processed and he doesn't' like most root veggies and he had a sweet tooth! That was challenging!
You can do the easy way and eat the same as you always do just less of it to make your daily calorie target/have a deficit. Or do some texture taste testing/research, just do it bite the bullet and go to a recipe site like http://www.yummly.com/recipes where you can set the most pickiest preferences to find recipes (ie. 'without _________ ingredient" feature, taste, allergies, diets, nutrition etc.) The without ingredient feature is the best, just every ingredient or food you don't like put it in and it will filter for you.
Also just eating more fruit and veg is another easy snack/meal fix.
If you include nutrient dense/whole foods to your picky diet/calorie allowance it will enable you to feel full and nourished for a result in healthy weight loss. Do try to strive for a B+ Or better nutrition grade. I suggest being strict with yourself the first few weeks (ie.NO refined carbs, sugars etc..Just don't keep them in your house.) this will instill good habits and quell possible sugar addictions. Sometimes I'll have macdonalds for lunch and a big cookie for desert BUT for breakfast I'll have an apple and plain bran flakes w/skim milk, and a HUGE bowl of steamed veggies for dinner along with 4oz of bare chicken. I would say this menu has allowed me to eat pretty much whatever I want. I DO NOT consider fast food "healthy" tho! Hope this helps :) Edit: Ugh! I don't know why my paragraphs weren't recognized! Sorry for the cumbersome post..
thanks so much
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