My best advice: Veggies, whole grains, and fruit!!! And STAY ACTIVE! :)
Drink plenty of water.
Avoid sugars, find healthy replacements. Stevia works wonders! It's great, and it's natural.
Don't eat the "white" foods- keep your carbs down.
If it doesn't look or seem healthy, it probably isn't.
I made a lot of replacements with foods... such as skim milk in place of 2% milk, which I rarely drink anyways. Whole grain/fiber-filled cereal with fresh fruits. No more Fruit Loops or Cocoa Krispies for breakfast BUT sometimes I will eat these in place of the big bowls of ice cream I used to eat!
Frozen yogurt instead of ice cream...
Diabetic friendly Dannon yogurt instead of most other yogurts that are higher in sugar and carbs, despite other nutritional values...
Earth Balance or Dairy Free Smart Balance butter instead of the typical stuff...
Rice cakes with natural peanut butter or almond butter in place of bread with regular peanut butter.
My biggest advice to everyone... focus on how food makes you feel and what you are physically craving nutritionally vs thinking with your taste buds.
I've found that often times when I am craving spaghetti or pizza, it's the tomato and garlic I really want!
Hope this helps some. :)
| current weight: 154.8