What I'm eating10/13/2011 at 4:22 pm | Posted in weight loss | 16 Comments
Tags: diet, diet food, eating healthy, lifestyle change
So much about dieting is focused on what you can’t eat.
Yes, I’m cutting back on carbs, sugar and my beloved fried chicken. But I’m also eating more stuff that’s good for me.
I can’t get enough baby carrots lately. I had no idea how sweet they taste when they’re not drowning in dressing! And Greek yogurt (fruit on the bottom) is my new favorite thing on the planet. I’m also eating more salads, grilled chicken and brown grains.
Whole foods all the way.
Also new to my diet? Processed foods that claim to be healthy: Snackwell’s vanilla sandwich cookies, Kashi cereal, South Beach Diet protein bars, Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice entrees.
I don’t eat a lot of these foods (save for the cookies — a girl’s gotta have cookies), but they satisfy cravings. They’re also quick and convenient. I have stashes at home and work, so there’s no excuse to hit the vending machine or make a quick run down the street, where no fewer than a dozen fast-food restaurants beckon me. Including Bojangles. Oy.
It’s only been a couple of weeks since I started making changes in my diet, but I already feel better. Less bloated, for sure. And I’m doing this gradually, not depriving myself of indulgences every now and then (like that celebratory Goodberry’s concrete last Friday), so I hope it sticks.
I want to be healthier, not just skinnier.
What are your favorite “diet” foods? And what is your Achilles’ heel when it comes to food?