I haven't had that experience in my eating habits. I'm generally pretty relaxed about the foods I eat. I aim for 7+ veg and fruit a day, I don't eat much grains (never had, personal preference) other than oatmeal and I usually have a whole grain bread product once a day. I eat meat anywhere from 1-2x per day (chicken and seafood, occasionally pork tenderloin. I've never liked red meats). I eat a lot of dairy (yogurts, cottage cheese and other low fat cheeses) except milk, for some reason I can tolerate dairy products but not plain cow's milk so I use almond milk.
The biggest change I've made is that I make virtually all my meals from scratch and very little foods that are premade and prepackaged.
I don't eat out much at all. So when I do, I have whatever I feel like having. I just take half home with me.
I'm really not overly strict about my food choices and believe in moderation. I don't have off-limit foods. I aim to get plenty of protein, a low-moderate carb intake (mostly veg, fruit, legumes and some whole grains), a high-moderate fat intake. I watch my sodium and added sugars for the most part. Nothing too out of the ordinary and I certainly don't aim for perfection.
What I have received strange looks over is when I tell people I lift weights... apparently, in the real world... that's strange for a woman to do. My doctor was even taken aback and actually sort of chuckled to himself about it. Not impressed. :/
ETA- I love black beans but I have had some black bean burgers I made sitting in the freezer for about 6 months now, untouched. I just didn't care much for them. I love salmon burgers. If I'm going to do a burger, that's what I have. I use black beans (and chickpeas) to make brownies. They are awesome! Amazing texture. Thought I'd share:recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 9/8/2013 (09:55)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
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