Friday, September 11, 2009
I got the following information from my doctor this week via fax and have decided to go ahead and list it on here so that I can refer back to it later.
EASY GUIDE TO CALORIE REDUCTION
(Complex Carbohydrates and Protein)
Brown, Green, but NO White
Do Not Eat:
Yellow cheese (white is okay)
Peanut butter (nuts are okay)
Limit simple sugars and carbohydrates such as white rice, potatoes, sugar, white bread, whole wheat bread, potato bread, corn, macaroni, and pasta.
Lean Meats: Turkey, Chicken, Fish, Center Cut Beef, Pork
*Grilled, baked or broiled
Complex Carbohydrates: Dirty brown rice, Stone ground wheat or pumpernickel breads, Egg noodles
*Without the cheese sauces or gravy
Vegetables: Green, Red, Yellow (except list above)
*Steamed, boiled or baked (limit sauces)
Eat nuts as a snack. Almonds are best.
If you eat FRUIT, eat a banana or apple alone for breakfast
Simple sugars in very limited amounts (1 tsp in sugar or coffee)
Fat has approximately three times as many calories as an equal weight of sugar (Example: A teaspoon of butter has three times as many calories as a teaspoon of sugar). However, eating a large amount of simple sugars or carbohydrates may stimulate your appetite and make you drowsy.
Limit alcohol to one serving a day
You can eat protein and fats as long as you avoid carbohydrates. If you cheat you will GAIN WEIGHT.
Eat foods with lower Glycemic Index. Reference guide for GI: www.glycemicindex.com
Restaurant menus with Point Count for Weight Watchers at: www.dwlz.com (Dotti’s weight loss zone)