Last edited by jsa23; 01-10-2012 at 03:19 AM.
Wow, thanks for all the suggestions guys!
The last few days I've started keeping a food diary so I can actually see the break down of what I'm eating. It's been really helpful. I also have concocted a drink I like almost as much as soda. It's simple but gets the job done...
Tea -- usually a berry flavored one
Splash of POM (breakdown is 1TB a glass)
Nothing fancy but it's refreshing, tastes GREAT, and is waaaay less sugar than I was dealing with before. I also limit myself to two glasses a day. So far so good. I'm trying to kick caffeine as I'm taking a DCI supplement that can be countered by caffeine intake.
Lindsay Groks On
"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."
-- Mark Twain
I used to love Bolthouse drinks, especially the vanilla one (this was way back when I was still eating soy).
The green one, I remember being tasty.
But I wouldn't touch 'em now! Eat some fruit. Get a good quality protein powder. Make your own green smoothie:
1 - 2 handfuls of spinach or kale
Couple raspberries, blueberries
Maybe cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla
Blend. Drink. YUM!
The Bolthouse Farms stuff is certainly less fake than Twinkies, but if you these things, you'll definitely benefit from making your own smoothies. Here's my oft-repeated recipe:
2 cups berries
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 scoops whey powder
1 tablespoon honey OPTIONAL
14 oz hot green tea.
Makes three smoothies. ~20g protein, 25 g carb, ~300 calories each. Not bad if this is your entire meal.
5'0" female, 42 years old.
Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs.
Current weight: 101.5. lbs and holding steady. Spring yardwork here we come!
Co-worker 1: Needs to lose ~50. Now he wants to start Mayo Clinic Diet. Yeesh. Give it up, man.
Co-worker 2: Needed to lose ~55. Lost 20 from stress. Started Primal in Sept, lost 20 more, but gained 10 back on a carb spree. We're working on it.