I'm going to follow a few simple rules:
- No sweets. That's it. No candy, cake, ice cream, nothing like that. I have a blood sugar issue and really don't need to be eating this things anyway.
- No snacking. I've noticed that since I started with the whole 5-6 meals a day I've steadily gained weight. No more. 3 meals and that's it.
- Whole natural food only. No processed junk, no heavily preserved stuff, food as close to the way nature made it as possible.
- Eating on a small plate. I did that for a while and I started to feel really good. Using a snack size plate for dinner was great and visually appealing since it looked full.
- No eating after 7 pm.
- Workout every day.
School starts again next week so this really shouldn't be too hard. I will pack my lunch everyday for the entire week.
Now, I need to come up with some good breakfast ideas. I stopped drinking milk about a month ago because I realized I was lactose intolerant. But for the past 2 weeks I've been having the most awesome breakfast - oatmeal, almond milk, whey protein, yogurt - and I think the whey and the yogurt are beating up on my digestive system. Also, they fall into the highly processed catagory so they are pretty much out. But I need a good breakfast. It has to be something I can make and take. I used to make breakfast burritos - maybe I'll go back to that. I have to think about it. Lunches are easy, salad, sandwich, whatever - breakfast is the tough one.
Okay, I have a plan and I'm ready to give it a go. Time to put the work gloves and get busy. I'm off to work out.