If you are like me you have probably tried dozens of different diets over the years to try and lose weight. Some of them may have even been pretty wacky. For example, one time my sister did the Oreo cookie diet. I kid you not. All she ate for a month was Oreo cookies. She lost weight but as soon as she went back to her old way of eating she just gained it all back. Sound familiar?
I once tried a diet based on cheese. Of course you can’t just eat cheese because you would be bound up tight like a drum. So, along with the cheese we ate a lot of prunes. This diet sounded great because I like cheese but I really got tired of eating only cheese a prunes after a few days. I don’t think I lost anything at all and it took me a week to clean my system out.
What Foods To Eat To Lose Weight
I am sure you probably have some real crazy diets you could share with us also. The problem with all these diets is the fact that they are diets. That means, people think they can follow the rules for a few weeks or months and lose weight. Then they can just go back to eating the way they always did. Well, the way they ate before is what made them fat in the first place. So after the weight loss, when they go back to their old eating habits, they just pack the pounds back on.
If you really want to be successful with weight loss and keeping it off then you need to adopt a lifestyle change instead of a short term diet. The difference is, a lifestyle means you recognize the benefits of eating a certain way and you decide to follow that plan for the rest of your life. A diet, in contrast, is something you only do for a little while and then you get off of it.
The lifestyle I chose to lose weight and keep it off is a low carb lifestyle. I cut sugar and starches out of my meals and I lost the weight I wanted to. As an added bonus I also felt a lot better. Just yesterday I was running around playing with our two dogs and my 24 year old daughter said she never saw me run before. Boy that was an eye opener.
So here is the basics of what I eat for my low carb lifestyle. I eat meat, poultry, fish, eggs, some cheese, and lots of vegetables. I have completely cut sugar out of what I eat and this includes processed foods that have sugar added. Next time you are at the store, take a look at the nutritional labels for all the foods you buy and you will see how many have added sugar. It is hard to get away from it with processed foods.
I also don’t eat any grains. The carbohydrates in grains are just made from a bunch of sugar molecules stuck together. When you eat bread or biscuits, or buns your body digests these flour carbohydrates into sugar very quickly. Some white breads are almost as bad as eating straight sugar.
I eat a little bit of fruit but no more than one serving a day. Fruit has fructose which is a form of sugar. Some people claim fructose is not as bad for you as other forms of sugar but I am not taking any chances.
If you are serious about getting in shape and dropping inches around your middle or hips then a low carb eating plan is well worth exploring. People who were 100, 200, even 300 pounds overweight have adopted the low carb lifestyle and lost the extra fat they were carrying around. If they can do it I think most anyone can do it.
Don’t’ wait another minute, find out how a low carb lifestyle can work for you.