I have found that I feel better and lose more weight consistantly when I eat a small breakfast egg and cheese or yogurt and slice of cheese and a healthy lunch (my main meal for the day). I snack on vegies, fruit and nuts (but watch the calories). I don't eat after 5pm.
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I avoid low-fat cookies, crackers, and other "fake" or quick-fix foods. I want to retrain myself to eat the healthier fruits and veggies that my body currently isn't getting enough of. This way I'll be better able to keep the weight off, plus I'll be giving my body the quality fuel it needs.
Most foods it seems are loaded with sugar, fat, or salt. Who says everything has to be "super duper delicious". Learn to cook from scratch. Keep it simple, just use a few ingredients. Use salt free herbs & spices to flavor meals. learn to enjoy the natural flavor of a food. I use cumin for meats and chicken, paprika & pepper with lemon zest for chicken. Cook veggies and meats on low heat to carmelize and sweeten them.
I use no cheese, butter, salt , oil at all. I don't even miss it.
What I'm trying to say is most of our desires for bad foods are acquired tastes, just bad habits. I read once it takes 21 days to form a habit. I try to retrain myself to prefer simpler meals. 'kick it down a notch'. For example In Italy pizza is a slice of bread with olive oil & herbs.
For years as a child my parents told me think of the children who are starving. So cleaning the plate by eating all the food was ingrained into my brain. Now I am retraining my brain by taking the food to the trash if my body says enough, No more pushing myself to eat it all ;^)
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