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.

Complex Carbs:
Sweet potato
Quinoa
Beans
Peas
Brown rice
Wild rice
Potato
Corn on the cob
Millet
Buckwheat
Barley
Oatmeal,
Pasta, whole-grain
Cereal, whole-grain, low sugar
Bread, whole-grain

 

Proteins:
Boneless, skinless chicken
Turkey breasts
Lean ground chicken or turkey (>93% lean)
Fish
Eggs
Greek yogurt
Red meat, extra lean
Pork tenderloin
Tuna, canned in water
Turkey slices
Ham slices
Cottage cheese, fat-free
Protein powder (whey, hemp, rice, pea)

Healthy Fats:
Avocados
Organic butter
Coconut oil
Extra virgin olive oil
Almonds
Chia seeds
Flax seeds
Pecans
Hazelnuts
Pistachios
Walnuts
Nut/Seed butters

Veggies:
Kale
Spinach
Brussels sprouts
Broccoli
Asparagus
Beets
Tomatoes
String Beans
Peppers
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cabbage
Cucumbers
Celery
Lettuce
Radishes
Onions

Fruits:
Raspberries
Blueberries
Blackberries
Strawberries
Watermelon
Cantaloupe
Oranges
Apples
Grapefruit
Cherries

Grapes
Kiwi
Mango
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Bananas
Figs
Honeydew melon


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2017-05-04T16:59:20+00:00