Alton Brown's Four Lists

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Posted: 14 Jan 2010, 23:24
whole grains
leafy greens
green tea

oily fish
sweet potato

red meat

fast food
processed meals
canned soups
“diet” anything

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Posted: 14 Jan 2010, 23:26
I'm really intrigued by this. Part of me wants to try just incorporating one list at a time. First, making sure I eat everything on the daily list... then trying to get the others in 3x a week.... then working on limiting the others to 1x a week. and finally, cutting out the things in the 0x a week list.

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Posted: 15 Jan 2010, 00:17
I love Alton Brown and how simple the list looks....but the hardest part for me is getting rid of the processed/diet food. If it weren't for Slim Fast I probably wouldn't get breakfast at all!

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Posted: 15 Jan 2010, 08:38
Have you tried pre-making breakfast? I have a recipe for egg muffins (kind of like a crust-less quiche) that I make on the weekend and just keep in the fridge and heat up in the mornings. I suppose you could probably freeze them too.

I believe I saw a recipe on here for a breakfast muffin that was quite similar. If you can't find it let me know and I will send you mine.
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Posted: 18 Jan 2010, 12:26
I love Alton too! I taped that episode and watched it 3x already! I completely agree with him on the not a diet its a way of life. Your plan sounds really good! I tried to do it all at once and got a bit discouraged. I did not get my bad eating habbits in a few days so I guess I cant expect to loose them in a few days either. I Think I will try it again your way one list at a time. Thanks for sharing!

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Posted: 21 Jan 2010, 20:58
Wished I'd seen this episode. Any more info from it?

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Posted: 21 Jan 2010, 21:49
I might try the breakfast muffins...sounds like something my kids would like too. Right now, though, I got TONS of Slim Fast bars on clearance, since they are changing their packageing. 6 breakfasts for $1 is hard to beat!

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Posted: 22 Jan 2010, 11:19
Here is a link to the transcript for the Alton Brown Show - Live & Let Diet episode:

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Posted: 12 Feb 2010, 09:46
Thank you for sharing, everyone - this is all great information!
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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 10:23
I'm currently trying to follow Alton's four lists philosophy. It's not really that difficult, but that's maybe because I live by myself and I can limit what I'm buying strictly to things on the lists. Razz
calories in < calories out. It's not easy, but it is simple.

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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 15:29
I couldn't make it eating only 4 servings of protein a week. Maybe it would work for some people.

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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 16:06
Here's the video link

red meat

Is this suppose to be the weekly binge Wink
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