My wife and two kids and I have been doing the P90X videos for the past few weeks. We've been derailed a few times with illness and injuries but we're hanging in there. As we're going along here I've felt like I've been leaving some potiential weight loss or positive gains...on the table due to undisciplined and unprepared eating. I asked a friend for advice and he pointed me here.
We live in Colorado (actually just moved here from Alaska in July) so the opportunities for fresh fruit and vegetables are immense. Next summer we'll be growing a lot of our own and canning for the non-growing season.
Of the 4, my wife and I feel we are in the biggest need for weight loss. My daughter is good and my son is just a scrawny guy (but has those 6' genes in him so I anticiapte he'll fill out as he gets older.
I've purchased the book and am only about half way through it. I must admit I'm not the best on a rigid diet regimine. Mark's ideas seem easier to manage but I got to tell you...I'm the only one excited about it.
Looking for ideas of items to stock the pantry (part of the being prepared portion), recipes, and ideas how to slowly change the family over to a much better eating plan. The kids gravitate to the snacks. We generally grill, bake, or crock pot our meals so home cooked fried food has never really been a problem. Our biggest hurdle is the quick meals inserted in the busy schedules...aka fast food.
Prior to coming here I had purchased probably every low-carb, low-cal, sugarfree recipe book known to man or woman. As the cook in the family I've sort of pushed the meals on them because well....I'm the cook lol. And we've incorporated a 3 bite rule in the house so if they really hate it...there's always leftovers .
If any of you have advice of where to begin...I'd take any and all. Thanks and nice to meet you all.