Texas Tech Whole Foods Eating Plan


The Whole foods weight loss eating plan controls the intake of refined sugars or flour and encourages intake of whole, unprocessed foods. It contains a moderate amount of starch, protein and fat.
The website refers to "green light" and "red light" foods.

Refer to the food charts at the Texas Tech website for a complete listing of the foods.

(kclab'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
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK

 How To Follow Texas Tech Whole Foods Eating Plan:

Record all intake daily.
Can eat as much as desired of green, non-starchy vegetables, fish, very lean meat (poultry), egg whites, reduced fat cheese (especially cottage cheese), tea or coffee as needed to satisfy hunger.
Controlled amount of carbs - 5 per day:
one carb equals 1 slice bread, 1/2 cup pasta or rice, 1 small banana, or 1/2 cup potatoes or starchy vegetable.
Whole fresh fruit, except bananas, may be consumed without sugar added.
Also required is equivalent to 2 cups of dairy in form of yogurt or skim milk or sugar-free puddings or frozen non-fat, sugar free desserts.
Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily.
  by member kclab
70+ gramma of 3 amazing grands. I want this journey to good health to be successful. Because I want to be around for a good long time to enjoy them.
member since: 11 Jul 11

Recent Recipes

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Crustless Spinach Pie II
Healthy and delicious (and simple) spinach quiche.
cals: 58kcal | fat: 1.06g | carbs: 3.93g | prot: 8.59g
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With aubergine, courgettes, peppers, tomato, onions and chili, this ratatouille is fantastic.
cals: 199kcal | fat: 7.76g | carbs: 32.55g | prot: 5.39g
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Crockpot Carnitas
Pork roast prepared Mexican style.
cals: 93kcal | fat: 3.37g | carbs: 2.30g | prot: 12.30g
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Crustless Asparagus Quiche
Classic asparagus quiche without the crust.
cals: 152kcal | fat: 5.97g | carbs: 10.37g | prot: 14.79g
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Blackbean and Quinoa Salad
A very flavorful dish that is simple to make, high in protein and very low in fat.
cals: 219kcal | fat: 5.39g | carbs: 36.31g | prot: 9.20g
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About / History

Developed in the 1990's by the Texas Tech medical school; allows a person's nutritional needs to be supplied naturally. Designed to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides; helpful for diabetics and persons at risk for heart disease.

kclab's top tips

1.Weigh weekly.
2.Record food intake daily.
3.Fresh fruit and veggies are the rules.

  Why choose "Texas Tech Whole Foods Eating Plan"?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 A healthy living alternative
 Teaches sustainable weight loss skills
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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