What To Eat To Lose Weight
Ya know you gotta eat healthy to lose weight but what does that mean exactly?
I like to think of “healthy foods” as foods that are natural, whole, and not processed.
Okay you get that but……….
The hardest part about trying to eat healthy is figuring out what to eat! And it can feel like you have no options!
Who in the world wants to eat a salad everyday???
NOT ME! And I bet you don’t either!
So here’s the deal…. the easiest way that I have found to figure out what to eat is this: Take a list of healthy foods that you like and chose one from each category to make a meal.
Well what the heck are categories??
Food Categories = Proteins, Complex Carbs, Fruits, Veggies, Healthy Fats
Easy enough, right? (a list of healthy foods is at the end of this post)
Wait A Second….
When I say choose one item from each category..I’m actually lying because you shouldn’t eat every single one of those at every meal!
That would make you fatter! (umm… not what we’re trying to do here!)
However, I do have a little system for you that tells you EXACTLY what to each at each meal. You’re Welcome!
Breakfast: Protein, Complex Carb, Fruit
Min-Morning Snack: Fruit, Healthy Fat
Lunch: Protein, Veggie, Complex Carb, Healthy Fat (optional)
Afternoon Snack: Protein, Veggie, Healthy Fat (optional)
Dinner: Protein, Complex Carb, Veggie
That little system takes the hard work out of figuring out what the heck to eat that’s healthy!
Healthy Food List
This isn’t a complete list but it can definitely be enough to get you started.
Write down which foods you like from each category then follow the little system above to create a healthy meal that you love.
These meals that you create are what you’ll eat to lose weight.
Corn on the cob
Cereal, whole-grain, low sugar
Boneless, skinless chicken
Lean ground chicken or turkey (>93% lean)
Red meat, extra lean
Tuna, canned in water
Cottage cheese, fat-free
Protein powder (whey, hemp, rice, pea)
Extra virgin olive oil
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