hey ladies - ok, so I essentially started the Insanity meal plan a few days ago (e.g. low to no sugars and zero white breads), and although it's only been three days of eating SUPER healthy, I've been good at nearly every meal and snack. I feel so much better already!! I can't believe what a difference just eating better has made so quickly. I'm not sure what I'll do long-term, but I figured if I could at least eat a healthy breakfast each morning (egg whites, protein smoothie, steel cut oatmeal, etc), it would be a great start. even better if I can find a healthy lunch and snacks. my work cafeteria is pretty awesome and has select fitness entrees (low carb), along with great soups. I think I'll start Insanity again any day now because I now have the energy to want to get in shape.
for those who are curious, here's what I've had so far:
Breakfast: steel cut oatmeal from Jamba Juice with apples and cinnamon (supposed to be a great combo, the apples and cinnamon)
Snack: tomatoes and whole grain crackers with hummus
Lunch: turkey and ham wrap on whole grain tortilla with veggies and red wine vinegar and just a touch of olive oil
Snack: pop chips
Dinner: flounder and green beans
Snack: pumpkin bites (egg whites, pumpkin, wheat bran, cinnamon - that and other clean recipes here: http://lightenupwith.../clean-recipes/)
Breakfast: smoothie with berries, skim milk, protein, 1/2 banana and vanilla extract
Snack: cottage cheese with plum preserves
Lunch: turkey bacon BLT on slice of Sara Lee whole-grain bread (I think this one tastes better than other brands)
Snack: almonds, carrots and hummus
Dinner: pulled pork on whole grain (cheated a bit here due to the sugars in the sauce and the meat being fatty)
Breakfast: three egg whites in a whole-grain tortilla with salsa
Lunch: rustic pizza on whole-grain crust with tomato base and lots of veggies
Snack: cottage cheese with fruit
I can't say it's the most delicious array I've ever eaten, but it's a really good way to tell if you're hungry or just craving. if you want some big chocolate bar, that's likely a craving, whereas if you're so hungry you would actually enjoy eating vegetables, that's true hunger.
I'd love any other food-related tips/pointers if you have them. PM me if it's off-topic. best of luck to everyone out there. is anyone starting soon? we could pair up!