Since mid-January my boyfriend and I have made a decision to lead a healthier lifestyle, of which the food we eat is a large component. Over Christmas time I ended up gaining weight due to all the lovely but fattening food, so I decided to go back to a more health-conscious diet. I'm increasing my intake of vegetables and lean proteins, and reducing all starchy foods and processed carbohydrates (sugar, white bread, baked goods, sweets, potatoes, pasta, etc.)
I've also cut out random snacking, which many times was just eating out of boredom or habit. I mean, do I really need to have a snack shortly before going to bed? Great way to pack on the pounds! If I do want a snack, I'm choosing healthy options, like vegetables or a piece of fruit.
I've filmed a few videos about this topic, if you're interested. The first one is just an intro to what types of foods one should eat and which ones to avoid. (Link)
The next video I posted on my vlog channel, about a typical trip to the grocery store for me, and what kinds of produce I buy. (Link)
And lastly I filmed all my meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) over about a 2 week period, so you can see what actual meals I prepare on this new eating plan. (Link)
Obviously any big changes you make in your diet should be implemented slowly, but this isn't actually all too different that what I was eating before. The main differences are that I cut out all sweets and desserts, sugar, and processed low-fiber carbs. I still do eat carbohydrates, but in limited quantities and only the good, whole grain kind, or some fruit.
So far things are going great and I feel much better about myself. I feel like I'm getting a lot more essential vitamins and nutrients, and I rarely ever get those intense cravings for something sugary or fattening like chips or fast food. I've also been doing exercise regularly on my elliptical machine, and can't wait for the snow to melt so I can go outside for runs.
This is what I'm doing and what works for me - please don't leave me a comment saying how wrong and bad this all is. If you're unsure about weightloss or healthy eating, please see a dietitian. I feel great and am noticing good results in my overall well-being and health!