Have you seen the "Good Eats" episode about Alton Brown's 50 lb weight loss? It is so interesting and I feel like I have seen it on a few times a week since the beginning of the year. In the episode, Alton talks about how he lost 50 lbs by following the food pyramid and increasing his physical activity. He gave himself a set of rules and guidelines to follow that would allow his body to have increased energy and operate more efficiently while cutting back on calories and fat. Here is a list of his rules.
3 times a week
Once a week
-processed meals/frozen dinners
Eat breakfast everyday, no matter what.
I thought this list was intriguing. It seems like a good outline to follow and easy to implement. After looking at the list and thinking about the things I eat, I can definitely make some improvements. Definitely more grains and nuts need to be added everyday. I happily can eat more yogurt and sweet potatoes. I don't mind not eating as much red meat and since I don't drink anyways, eliminating alcohol isn't hard. What I might be sad to see go is soda. I love a cold diet fizzy.
The fact of the matter is- these hips don't lie. Yes, these hips are about 5 months pregnant, but that just means that now more than ever, I need to be better about putting more leafy greens and nuts into my body instead of more Haagen Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream.
After reading through the list, what are your thoughts?