Most of these items are either too high in carbohydrates, sugar or both.
In my case I can’t eat red meat or pork because of allergies. So I only eat chicken or seafood. Pasta and white rice is so high in glycemic index ( causes a spike in blood sugar and leaves you are hungry again in about a hour) and I can only eat so many carrots and broccoli before I want to scream!
So I have to take my own lunch these days. Sometimes, I find something healthy enough for me and I skip my pre made lunch an opt for the hot meal ( these days that is rare)
I’ve been trying to get healthy. Not to get skinny, just healthy. I’ve lost 26 lbs in 4 months. Everyone has been asking me how I am doing it.
Here’s my secret.
- A Low Glycemic Index Diet
- staying under 1,500 calories ( you have to use your height/weight to calculate your proper caloric intake to lose. Everyone’s is different)
- tracking all my food on the LOSEIT app for iPhone
- 30 minutes of Zumba everyday ( no exceptions or excuses) on my Xbox 360 kinect
I was vegetarian for 1 month to cleanse my digestive system of all meat. But I found myself eating too many carbs at work when I couldn’t eat anything served during lunch.
My diet stays pretty simple so that I can take my lunch to work and not have to count calories at 3am when I am packing my lunch and trying to rush to get to work.
What I eat:
No red meat or pork
Only organic chicken
Low sodium turkey
Low fat cheese
Lots of salad
Low fat balsamic vinegrettes
No sugar jello puddings ( snacks)
South beach diet bars ( snacks)
No white flour ( white rice, pasta or white bread) only whole wheat Ezekiel bread, whole wheat pasta, brown rice
Lots of veggies
And low glycemic fruit like apples and grapes
Eating low glycemic helps you stay fuller longer which keeps you from over eating.
It’s not a diet. It’s a life change.
I have “cheat” meals, but don’t go crazy and always stay within my calorie restriction. It’s the only way to do it. You can do it too! Just start with your next meal. I promise you that your body will feel better and your mind in turn will feel better.