I just got a book by mail titled "Performance Nutrition for Runners," and found some guidelines that are good for anyone. These are loosely based on Dr. Andrew Weil's recommendation to make just one new change in your dietary regimen every week for 12 weeks and you could lose 10-25 lbs.
Week 1: Drink H20 instead of fruit juice, sodas
Week 2: Swap whole grain for refined (and enriched)
Week 3: Stop eating when you're full
Week 4: Switch to low-fat dairy from whole milk dairy
Week 5: ADD 1-2 servings of veggies
Week 6: No more than 1-2 servings of fried foods per week
Week 7: ADD 1-2 servings of fresh fruit
Week 8: Cut back on caffeine, sugar and alcohol
Week 9: Add healthy midmorning and midafternoon snacks
Week 10: Introduce post-workout "recovery" snacks, meals or supplements (in training, we have something salty, bananas, etc.)
Week 11: No eating in front of TV or PC
Week 12: Eat more slowly
Are you already following any of these recommendations?
I'm really bad about eating in front of screens (TV, laptop), largely because my dining room chairs are terribly uncomfortable and I'm usually the only one here. [sigh] I know, replace the chairs. Easier said than done - I have to replace the entire dining room suite (it's my mom's from her old house, anyway), and that entails a whole lot of pieces!!! One of these days...
Oh yes - the book is by Matt Fitzgerald and published by Rodale for Runner's World.
Edited by: ACORALSEA at: 1/16/2008 (19:06)
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