Instant oatmeal is usually high in refined sugar and doesn't contain whole grain oatmeal. A better choice would be Old fashioned or steel cut oats. I do use quick oats sometimes if I'm pressed on time and add your own fresh fruit, peanut butter, etc.
Cow milk tends to be high in refined sugars as well. It's a personal choice though but there are better alternatives. I use unsweetened soy milk or unsweetened almond milk.
TV dinners, imo are terrible. Full of sodium and preservatives. It's better to choose fresh produce and fresh ingredients.
I eat a lot of sandwhiches too. I will admit, store bought bread is not the healthiest choice. It's typically full of preservatives, refined grains and sugars. That said, I do try to limit my intake to 1 slice a day (open faced sandwiches) or I use tortillas. I go for the grainier breads; quinoa, flaxseed, rye, pumpernickel, sunflower seed, and "whole grained" wheat. I would also avoid lunchmeats and processed cheeses (loaded in preservatives and sodium). Try to use fresh ingredients only; fresh chicken/turkey/ham, fresh fruit/veggies, low sodium light tuna in water (avoid albacore and opt for skipjack or yellowfin).
Chinese food is usually high in sodium, soy sauce is also high in sodium. Fried foods are not the best choice. Broiled, poached, grilled, steamed are typically the best ways to eat your cooked foods. White rice is refined and will give a surge to your GI more than brown rice. It will also leave you feeling hungrier after than brown rice.
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. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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