Everything in moderation, I wish it were that simple. If most people were able to consume moderately there would much less of an obesity problem in this country. I’ve found that in most cases moderation doesn’t work and abstinence from certain foods is the only way to succeed in your campaign to lose weight. without belaboring the point I think it’s a good idea to recognize which foods are a “slippery slope” for you, in other words, one’s that you consistently over indulge with, and eliminate them, Especially in your home.
Disclaimer: I’m not a nutritionist or dietician and this list will be open to revision along with everything else.
PROTEIN - chicken - lean steak - turkey - egg whites - veal - salmon - tuna - whitefish - low fat cottage cheese - cheese
CARBOHYDRATES - sweet potato - apples - plain muesli - rolled oats - pumpkin - yams
FATS - Avocado - all natural peanut butter - almonds - flaxseed oil - fish oil
VEGGIES/SALAD - broccoli - lettuce - cabbage - cucumber - cauliflower - green beans - peas - zucchini
CONDIMENTS - fat free dressing - mustard - salsa - tomato sauce - balsamic vinegar - lemon juice -lime juice - garlic - chili powder - crushed red pepper.
SOME ADDITIONAL TIPS:
Eat a small meal or snack every 3 hrs - grill, don’t fry all protein sources except egg whites.
Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day
don’t weight train on an empty stomach, eat to fuel your workout 1 to 1.5 hrs before
choose foods with the least processing possible, refined foods are low in nutrients and high in calories.