Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Good Eats

I have been getting some emails asking me about what I'm eating to lose my weight. Now generally speaking I am pretty boring, and I eat almost the same thing during the week. This makes it easy to plan lunches for work.

I decided to take some pics of a regular day of food for me, just to give you guys an idea of what I consume, how often I eat, and to show that I'm not cutting anything out.

The most important thing you need to do is consume WATER.....I know you have heard this before, but this is a HUGE deal in weightloss. I consume 7 16oz glasses of water a day. That is 3 1/2 liters of water. This was calculated by my body weight. Everyone is different. If your interested in finding out how much water your body needs per day you can click here. I adjust mine for every 20 lbs I lose.

My trick is to drink with a straw, I find it so much easier

This is the most important meal of the day. It gets your body (metabolism) going. I never could eat breakfast before, and now my body craves it. All I can say is Protein, Protein, PROTEIN. This keeps you full and helps you to lose....trust me.
I usually make myself an omelette. I don't like eggs, but if they are scrambled or an omelette we are good to go. This is an easy way to get a lot of protein in.

  • 1 egg, 2 egg whites
  • onion powder, pinch of salt & pepper
  • dill (dried is fine)
  • mushrooms
  • red pepper
  • feta (portion control people)
When the pan is hot I toss in the mushrooms & peppers to get warm. Then I beat up the eggs with the seasonings and dump that in the pan and top with the feta. It cooks and then voila!!!!
You can change this up how ever you want. This morning I omitted the dill, and feta. Instead I added tex-mex cheese and topped my finished omelette with salsa.....IT WAS GLORIOUS!!!!!

I end up eating this about 3-4 hours after breakfast. Low fat, low cal, filling & tastes good. Yogurt & Almonds. And yes I count them out. 15 is about 100 calories, and the yogurt is 35 calories. So this would be a perfect 135 calorie snack.....Better than those 100 cal chip bags wouldn't you say?

Now this is what is going to make or break you. I find that if I eat larger at lunch, and then have my 2nd snack a few hours later, I don't eat that much for dinner and I don't crave food at night. The water consumption helps with this as well.
I will eat pasta, tuna with pickles on a sandwich thin, leftovers, wraps.....basically whatever is available. I DO NOT shy away from carbs, I just lean towards healthy whole grain ones!
This is also the meal that I will have a piece of fruit, or jello, or even a chocolate chip granola bar. I don't believe anyone should limit themselves. If you eat that stuff earlier in the day instead of late night snacking, your still satisfied but your body has time to get rid of it!

Pasta with sauce, and a cucumber salad (little salt, pepper, canola oil & wine vinegar)

This is my favourite snack of the day....I love cheese and crackers.
I just have a low fat cheese string, and 11 (per serving) whole grain Wheat Thins....and water...lol

This is where I try to keep my carbs to a low minimum. I didn't say "no carbs" but I personally like to keep them out of my dinner. If I do I tend to have them as a side ONLY....for example:

A plate of Spaghetti for dinner = BAD
Mashed Potatoes (as a side) = GOOD

See what I mean??? Good now that, that's cleared up. For me personally carbs at night are not my friend. I have learned to read my body in that aspect. I usually have some kind of meat and veggies. Or a big salad with cut up steak or chicken in it. It is very filling.
My favourite is romaine lettuce, red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese and some grilled steak. Then I make a dressing of balsamic vinegar, canola oil, yellow mustard, salt & pepper...mix it up really good and pour.....It goes amazing with the steak & feta!!!!
I have a picture of it in my post from way back when here.

Pork, roasted red peppers, & a salad

Well that's it folks....see nothing special, no diet shakes, no pills, no gimmicks. Just real food and nothing else.....but water.

Then I wait for Saturday......which is my "treat" day

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  1. Looks like you're eating great. :) I need to portion out my snacks like that, seems effective!

  2. Your plan look great for when I actually hit the 1/2 way point and can start eating meals on my own. For now I have got to stick with the JC meals because I just totally lose it when I step off the wagon. That water calculator is cool! I need to up my intake my 2 glasses.

  3. I love this post! I met with my trainer for the first time yesterday and we set up a plan for a 5 small meals a day. Great ideas!

  4. I love that you go easier on carbs in the evenings. I found that this helps tremendously for me with night time snaky cravings.

    Keep up the good work Twin. You are amazing!

  5. ooh im loving this picture post. very helpful tips!!

  6. That looks clean and healthy. Is another one of your secrets not eating fruit? I need at least one fruit in the morning and one at night. Oh, and I calculated my water -- says I need 3 liters. Wow. I might as well live in the bathroom! haha

  7. First of all, that water calculator is really neat! I'm gonna check it out! Also, I have an award for you on my blog.

  8. God this food all looks so good. You wana come live at my house? You inspire me Bon. So proud of how well you've done x

  9. I love this post! Thank you for sharing. I lurve me some feta as well.


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