Re: Advice for eating healthy and losing weight.
Don't count calories... watch portions.
There are reasonable portions, and there are unreasonable portions.
No fast food anything...
Fresh fruit and veg... only steam the veg... no salt.
Irish oats are a good source for grains and lowers cholesterol also has a lower Glycemic level for blood sugar spikes. Use a small amount of organic honey to sweeten if needed, fresh peaches or blueberries with a dash of cinnamon are better.
Fish and chicken, grilled, keep the fish skin, ditch the chicken skin.
Kill the red meats for awhile... haven't eaten such in 4 years, cholesterol unchanged in 6 (healthy numbers)
I like apples, but a banana satisfies my sweet tooth.
No sodas, juices, latte's... unnecessary calories and do little for health.
You are changing an eating lifestyle... diets are not this... unsustainable.
Were portions mentioned?
You will become used to being a little hungry all the time, after awhile you will not notice it.
Take a holiday once in a while with a home healthy Alfredo or dessert... remember the portion size.
Fix one meal for all... peanut butter sandwiches and carrot sticks for those who won't eat the good stuff, organic peanut butter is my adult children's go-to snack.
My father spent from the time I was 5 until he passed away last year dieting...50 years of failure.
Yo-yo... lose 30, gain 40, lose 25, gain 30, lose 50, gain 75... he could not pass a by a saturated fat unmolested ... ever.
It was hard to watch him go this year from diabetes, kidney failure, and congestive heart failure, but it was all due to "diet" and his inability to change.
I learned a lot watching him...
You must do what works for you, if you do not own it, you will not live it.
Every path is different... this one is mine.
Walk that path... a lot.
30 pounds in 2 years... about 1.5 pounds a month, then stabilized, then another 10 over 6 months... fighting trim at 190.
I'm sure you'll do better...
The real voyage of healthy eating discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.