Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Good eats & not so good eats

Making subtle changes to the way you eat is another step in the right direction toward developing a healthier lifestyle.

I'm not going to sit here and tell you that it's all about eating less or cutting out foods completely because that's just no way to live.  However, I am going to share with you some helpful tips about how food is processed and how often we should really be eating certain things!

Eat lots of these:
  • lean meats
  • poultry (chicken, turkey) 
    • your body digests poultry in a day so this is a good food to eat
  • fish
  • fresh fruits
  • fresh vegetables
  • wraps
    • will include recipes for some really delicious, healthy and easy to make wraps later on
  • salads (boring, I know, but there are ways to make a healthy salad delicious)
    • I will also include some recipes later on with some homemade dressing ideas as well
  •  eggs
    • if you eat a lot of eggs, try taking some of the yolks out
  • oats and whole grains
Eat less of these
  • ice cream
  • red meats 
    • red meats take 3 days to digest, so if you're eating red meat on a daily basis, your system will become clogged and it will be hard to maintain a healthy weight
  •  fried foods and fast foods
    • something I didn't realize and learned the hard way:
      • Ramen noodles are deep fat fried.  Even eating one packet without the seasoning packet is not very good for you
        • There was a time period where I was eating these a lot because it was quick, cheap, and easy to make, but certainly not worth what it did to my body 
  •  bread
    • you don't need to cut it out completely, but if you eat it on a daily basis or every other day basis, make sure it's whole grain, potato bread, honey wheat, or multi-grain, even sourdough is better than bleached white bread
If you've started the water challenge, you'll begin to know when you actually feel hungry.  Keep it up and take this information into consideration when preparing your daily meals.

Breakfast: fill your breakfast with grains, protein, and carbs for energy.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and starts your metabolism to begin burning calories for the day.

Lunch: protein, fruits, veggies, wraps, etc.  Keeps your body nourished and continues that caloric burn.

Dinner: lean meats (occasionally red), fish, chicken, poultry, fruits, veggies.  Eating past 7/8p.m. is not something you should do on a regular basis.  Your body does not have time to digest all of that food before you go to sleep for the night.  It's healthiest for you to eat before 7p.m.

Feel free to post comments, questions, or anything below! 


  1. Man i should really cut down on my red meat. Also earlier dinners....

    1. ^^ agree with you. Cutting meat out my diet made me lose those thunder thighs. lol


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