Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A Quick and Healthy Diet
Things to cut out completely:
alcohol, sweets, junk food, bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, soda, most juices
Things to eat:
vegetables, lentils, nuts, eggs, milk, fish and meat (or tofu and quorn), high-fiber oatmeal, apples, berries, cheese, butter, unsweetened carrot and cranberry juice
How much to eat:
For a woman my size not engaged in strenuous exercise, around 1,200 calories a day will work. But this is ballpark; adjust for size/gender/exercise level. Go heavy on the vegetables, light on the fatty stuff, and medium on the protein.
How long will it take?
I see results in 1-2 weeks when I follow this strictly.
Sample Day's Menu:
oatmeal with butter and blueberries
steamed spinach with sesame seeds and sliced almonds
grilled salmon and asparagus, lentil soup
apple, nuts, broccoli florets, baby carrots, coffee and tea with milk
So... I have been doing this for 5 days now. It was difficult on the first two days, then it got much easier. The fiber, the reduced carbohydrates, and the elimination of alcohol are the key here. I already feel a difference and in another week my body should be back to normal. Then I will have a good look at my schedule and try to get more riding in, so that I can eat whatever I want again (kidding, I will try to generally eat healthy from now on is what I meant to say)...