The key word here is BALANCE. You have to balance your intake of all nutrients: fruits, veggies, whole grains, and of course the all necessary proteins. Your carbs come from fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Some carbs are quick burning like in fruits and others are complex carbs which are long lasting and satiating like any variety of potatoes and whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, spelt, barley, etc. The best thing to do is have a nice mixture of all of these food groups. One neat way to do this is to plan your days like this:
2 servings of Proteins (8oz Fish, 8oz Chicken/Turkey Breast, 5 1/2 oz Beef) or (6 oz Cottage Cheese, 1 Lg Egg & 4 oz Cottage Cheese, or 3 Lg Eggs.)
4 servings of Veggies (measure 1 cup raw) before cooking
3 servings of Fruits (a handful size like a small orange or 10 grapes or 12 small strawberries)
2 servings of Starches (1/2 baked potato, 1/4 Cup cooked brown rice, 1/2 corn tortilla, i rice cake unsalted, 2 slices melba toast unseasoned, or i slice 40 calorie bread)
1 serving of fat (light mayo or margarine- 1 TBS)
If you follow this plan you will lose about 3-5 pounds per week. I did it for 11 months back 2 years ago and lost over 60 pounds. I paid over $1200 to go to this weightloss center here in Houston, Texas but at least I learned how to balance my eating and lose weight easily without deprivation!
Hope this helps.
| current weight: 237.0