I started my transformation into a better, healthier lifestyle last week, and let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy AT ALL! No carbs, no sugar, no oils, no fun! I miss rice. I really miss pizza. However, I know that I really need to lose this weight, and adopt healthier eating habits.
Although it’s only been a week, I’ve already figured out a few things that will or won’t work for me:
- I tried eating flounder a few times. I’m not really sure why people even like that fish. Wow, is it boring, or what? I put the best seasoning on there and it did nothing. Needless to say, I have eliminated that from my diet.
- Grass fed beef is delicious! It was weird at first because it felt like I could taste the smell or smell the taste! My senses were pleasantly confused. It also seemed to fill me up the most.
- Another food that was surprisingly filling was my chicken. I cooked it in chicken broth and seasoned it while it boiled. I’m not very fond of chicken and often overcook it because I don’t like a smooth texture. By cooking it in the broth, it kept its moisture but got rid of that texture I don’t like. So delicious!
- With regards to vegetables, I need more of a selection. I only had broccoli this week…until today. I was able to find riced cauliflower, which I love. I also got some butternut squash. I need to look up ways to cook that, but I’m sure I’ll love it.
The program I’m doing suggests that you make 14 meals (2 weeks worth of lunch and dinner), so that’s what I did. This week’s meats included spicy flounder, curry shrimp, grass fed beef burgers, and chicken. For vegetables I did broccoli and cauliflower rice. For my next round of cooking, I’ll do scallops, ground turkey, and chicken cooked a different way…probably curried. I’m thinking maybe I’ll also try some vegetables I haven’t liked in the past, like asparagus and brussel sprouts. We’ll see!