I must confess I detest the word diet. It has such a negative connotation to most of us. Truth is, if you eat anything at all you're on a diet, but not everyone makes the best food choices. I'm also convinced dieting as we know it is the wrong approach. For the most part it's unsustainable, deprivation is depressing, and the body wasn't designed to operate without complete food groups. So how do you clean up your eating?
For us it was a matter of daily choices. I literally changed my eating overnight. Jimmy made his changes more gradually. Consequently he's had greater success. Starting with simple changes is doable. Choose one or two new changes a week and stick to them. Pretty soon you will have changed a lot of things in a relatively painless way. Here are some changes we incorporated along the way:
Bake, grill or broil your meat instead of frying
Choose mustard instead of ketchup or mayo
Switch from breakfast cereal to oatmeal
Try olive oil and balsamic vinegar for salad dressing
Drink 2-3 more glasses of water a day than you have been drinking
Choose a sweet potato instead of a white one
Switch from regular soft drinks to diet (add fresh lime for taste)
Mix almonds and raisins for a quick snack
Eater smaller meals more frequently
Plan for eating the foods you crave (for us it's mexican)(that's a 97% fat-free turkey burger) The Eat Clean Diet. The Eat Clean Diet can be found in my Amazon Store. Please see my disclosure statement.