|A stem of beautiful orchids|
What did not work in the past: Grains, Healthy whole grains!, Cereal was the WORST, high carb, drinking crystal lite and diet coke, avoiding the scale, eating emotionally, eating binge foods- yes, even one bite of ice cream or cupcake, not eating from a clean food template, not troubleshooting the root causes, not looking at my weight trending over 1, 2, 3 months. Not eliminating certain foods to see how they made me feel. It was more than the food, but getting well STARTED with the food. The rest followed once the sugar/carb fog cleared.
To sum it up: I eat protein, low starch vegetables, oils & fats (coconut, avocado), berries, occasional in season fruits, and some 85% chocolate. I sleep and de-stress as needed. I feel full, energetic, and I maintain my 70+ pound weight loss over 17 months.
Yesterday was a typical day, all meals prepared at home. Three meals spaced during the day, walked 10,206 steps, cleaned the house, did some computer work. Slept well.
Breakfast: Sliced cherry tomatoes, avocados, zucchini with onions, 1 egg, 2 egg whites, coffee. Pink sea salt and some coconut oil for sauteing. Coffee
Lunch: Red bell pepper strips, sauteed broccoli slaw, ground bison, White Linen Marinara sauce, garlic sea salt, coconut oil for sauteing, two hard boiled egg whites (pictured below). Coffee not pictured.
Dinner: Heirloom cherry tomatoes, crock pot balsamic and onion beef roast, sauteed kale, blueberries, 4 squares of 85% chocolate (non-dairy). Coconut oil to sear the meat and saute the kale. Garlic sea salt to season the kale, pink sea salt to season the meat. Pictured below: Chipotle SeaSnax (spicy!). Water not pictured, water through out the day.
Catch up photo: for lunch and dinner. I do fewer egg yolks, my skin breaks out less.