This is not a strict food plan. It is just a way to have better alternative choices from day to day for a healthier lifestyle. The choices are out there you just have to choose them.

Choose whole wheat (double fiber or extra protein) bread and brown rice or pasta. Get your protein (nuts, beans, and lean meats are better). Don't forget to snack (fruits, veggies, low-cal protein bars). Exercising 3 to 4 days a week (45 mins. to 1 hr. a day) is good. The goal is to make every minute of your exercise count. Sometimes it's good to make a change in the workout routine. So, don't get stuck on one thing, change it up (do something different) but keep up your intensity.

Stay mentally focussed on your goal (read health articles/books, keep a journal, talk yourself through it). The body wont follow if the mind is not convinced.

(TenderT1965's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
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Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

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Eat every 2-3 hours (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack), drink lots of water, and keep the body moving.

The only thing you have to do is remember to EAT, stay ACTIVE, and drink WATER.

During the first two weeks, cut back (or give up) that thing that you know is holding you down. Don't panic, like I said before I gave up ALL bread, rice, pasta, and I went through withdrawls.

Week three, make the change. I allowed myself to graduate into whole wheat breads (double fiber and extra protein breads), brown rice, and whole wheat or brown rice pasta. I don't have time to make lunch everyday; so sometimes I have a Lean pocket (whole grain), Lean Cuisine, or Healthy Choice for lunch (it's easy, and a way to keep up with nutritional content).

After the first few weeks, you should feel the change taking place. I was no longer hungry and I found myself forgetting to have my snack, but whenever I forgot to snack I was starving by the next meal (you never want to feel like you are starving). EAT EVERY 2-3 HOURS. Once I got that in my head. It got easier.
  by member TenderT1965
My name is TenderT1965 and I am a "carbaholic". My desire for cake, pie, cookies, etc. is beyond extreme. Staying "carb sober" has been a battle that I have been fighting for so many years that I can't even count. The bottom line is that ...
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TenderT1965's top tips

1.Stay active: When you're watching TV, move your arms. When you're washing dishes or ironing, move your body. Just keep moving. Exercise 3 - 4 days a week. Every month change up on your routine. Make it count!
2.Look for whole grain "EVERYTHING"; brown rice; Whole wheat double fiber or extra protein bread; Whole wheat or brown rice pasta.
3.Eat within 2 hrs. of waking up. Eat every 2-3 hours (snacks are not full portioned meals)
4.Water, water, water, water (don't forget to drink water). Add Crystal Light for a flavor change (even in your tea).
5.Take your vitamins and don't forget to eat! Starving yourself confuses the mind and the body.
6.If you slip up, put it in the past and GET BACK ON TRACK. Use your fatsecret calendar to keep up with your progress, it really helps.

About / History

I was a carbaholic and I would go through the day by eating nothing but white bread, white rice, and sweets. I was getting bigger and bigger, and since I was getting older, my metabolism was getting slower and slower. I didn't see the obesity train coming until it hit me, 50 lbs later.
The first two weeks were dreadful (I gave up ALL bread, rice, pasta). It was like an addiction and I went through withdrawls (serously). Truly, the best thing I've done in a long time.

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 Promotes long term weight loss
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