Jul 28, 2013 12:06pm
Eating 5-6 smaller meals a day helps to keep your metabolism going throughout the day. I follow the Body for Life eating program (not a "diet") which says to eat 5-6 times/day; each meal consists of a serving of lean protein and serving of carbs (fruits=carb) with at least 2 meals including a veggie (not potatoes, squash, or corn-those are considered carbs due to the high sugar content). My day may look something like this:
Breakfast: honey bunches of oats w/low fat milk
AM snack: 1 oz low fat cheese and a small grapefruit
Lunch: tuna salad made with low fat mayo on whole wheat bread. You could make this even healthier by using Greek yogurt instead of mayo.
PM snack: fruit & nut granola bar
Dinner: tilapia with brown rice
LOTS of water...you should drink half your weight in ounces of water a day. I weigh 170 lbs so I aim for 85 ozs of water.
This eating methodology has helped me lose 40lbs so far...I have 30 more to go. :)