| Originally Posted by chprfan |
I have a question for you ladies, i have finally gotten back into the routine of going to the gym (step 1), now i need to really focus on the diet (step 2) haha.
So what you guys eat for breakfast & lunch....its really hard for me to eat before i go to work, but i know it is important. Also I rarely leave for lunch so need some good ideas for lunches!! Thanks!!
First thing you do (before even brushing your teeth) is to drink some water. You don't need a whole 8 ounces or anything, but some water. Gets your body started for the day.
Then I start out in the morning with a piece of fruit (usually a banana, but grapfruit would be better.) And then wait 30 minutes before eating anything else. Fruit breaks down pretty quickly and gets the metabolism going.
Then for breakfast I usually have 3 hard boiled egg whites with a packet of oatmeal (made with water and nooked in the microwave.) That will usually hold me until my first snack (mid-morning) when I have a yogurt. I've been eating the Dannon Activia low-fat strawberry. Love it!!!
For lunch, I usually have a veggie burger on a wheat english muffin or a Lean Cusinie Panini. Sometime I go to Subway and get a veggie sandwich on a 6 inch wheat hero. They have really good Light potato chips too.
Then two more snacks (mid-afternoon) - first a 100 calorie pack of something (chips a'hoy, pringles, hostess cakes, etc.) The second afternoon snack is either veggies or fruit (cucumbers, celery, carrots or grapes.)
Dinner is usually the same as lunch. However these days I've been finishing up my Nurtisystem meals. Once those are gone, I'll probably switch to a light chicken with veggie dinner.
Also, I have two cups of green tea a day. Usually with my snacks. It's been linked to helping with weight loss as well as curing some cancers. Plus, it makes you pee a lot. (LOL!!!)
And that's it. Also, the key for me is that I eat all my meals at work (between 8:30AM and 5:30PM.) No more food after 5:30PM. I know for some people, they'll be starving by morning, but I think my body is used to it now.