It’s a new year and time for a new you. You’ve made the resolution and this year you are going to actually lose the weight. Good for you! As someone who has struggled with weight issues for years, I understand exactly how you feel. You are determined to do it, but you really are not sure how.
Over the last year, I embarked on a new way of eating and was able to drop 40 pounds without starving myself or exercising until I dropped. I went from a size 22 to a size 12, and still dropping.
I do not use a measuring cup, or a scale.
The secret is healthy, low-carb eating.
In the 1970’s, the Dr. Atkins diet was all the rage. The initial diet allowed you only 15 carbs a day during the initial phase and suggested a meat based diet. Many found this plan to be dangerous as it was fat-filled, but some swore by the easy weight loss that resulted from following the plan.
Today, we understand more about healthy fats and how much to have. With this knowledge, we are able to make better low-carb eating selections while still losing the weight.
So, let’s get started.
At first, it may be difficult, but almost any time of drastic change is. Throughout this series I will give you recipes, hints and tips to get you going along with motivational actions to keep you going and help you change the way you think about what you eat.
There will be certain foods that will be the basis for your regular eating. Take a look at the list and pick your basics based on what you like.
Foods to Eat
Proteins (no limits)
- Lean beef cuts
- Real cheese
Vegetables (2-3 servings a day)
- Yellow squash
- Leafy lettuces
- Mustard greens
- Turnip greens
- Bok choy
- Green beans (1/2 servings)
- Fresh tomatoes (1/2 servings)
- Olives – black or green
The list may sound short, but in reality, the eating combinations are next to endless. Some of you may already be invisioning meals while others are groaning.
Remember, the way you think about food NOW is the reason you are looking for a diet.
Your thinking has to change.
Let’s start with one of my typical days of eating:
- 3 eggs, scrambled
- Beef or turkey bacon
- 2 slices of tomato
- Left-over piece of chicken
- 1/2 serving salad of lettuce and cucumber with vinegar and oil
- Cheese sticks
- Pickle spear or handful of olives
- Turkey leg (cooked in the slow cooker with Soy sauce)
- Steamed broccoli
You CAN do this. Stick with me throughout the series and together we will take off the weight (or more weight) together.