nettie , congrads on your impressive weight loss ! one question - i see what u eat but can u give us a sample of what u eat for breakfast , lunch , and dinner ? also , do u snack in between meals ? what do u have as snacks ? if u dont snack , do u have suggestions for snacking for those of us that still snack ?
Catalina, here's what I usually send to those who ask:
Here's my typical week:
Monday through Thursday
Breakfast is 2 fruits - (This is because I can't eat breakfast at home because I take a pill that I have to wait an hour after taking it before I can eat anything. So I eat the fruit once I get to work.)
Lunch is huge baked potato and a huge salad with Kraft ff dressing.
Dinner is varied. Always some kind of greens (I adore turnip greens) and/or cabbage, steamed broccoli, etc.; beans (either right out of the can or more often fixed as a soup/stew that I made the weekend before), maybe a sweet potato or a white potato. It's my largest meal of the day, and I make sure I'm not hungry afterwards. Or I may eat some leftover stir fry. Or perhaps 4-5 ears of freshly cooked corn! Whatever!
Snack is always a big fruit - half a cantaloupe, or half a small watermelon, or big bunch of grapes, an apple, or whatever is on hand. I've got no problem with snacking - I just make sure it's a healthy
refined carbohydrates like crackers or chips, even so-called "healthy" ones. I stick with real food.
On Friday through Sunday
Breakfast is 2 servings of oatmeal with 2 fruits cut up (banana and whatever berry is on sale [strawberries, blackberries, etc.], plus a tablespoon of ground flax seed and a dash of cinnamon.
Lunch is usually some bean recipe I make from the McDougall Quick & Easy Cookbook. I usually make 2 recipes from the book or the website every weekend so I have something to eat at night during the week. Plus greens of some kind. Salads. Maybe a potato.
Dinner is similar to lunch. Stir fry (2 1# bags of Birdseye frozen veggies, plus a huge bunch of chopped fresh bok choy, plus a couple of cups of brown rice). Potatoes, whatever it takes to keep from getting hungry.
I pretty much eat all day, actually. One meal sort of morphs into the next one.
Fruit for dessert as we're watching TV. And usually 1 oz. of walnuts. No more than that, because I can get compulsive with them. I sometimes make some popcorn (no oil, little salt).
Other than oatmeal, I avoid most cereals. (Kashi cereal with ff soy milk is an occasional treat.) I can overeat on those, and they definitely slow down (and sometimes reverse) my weight loss. Absolutely NO WHITE RICE! Brown rice is fine. I rarely eat pasta, and when I do it's always whole wheat.
Hope this is helpful. I use the McDougall Quick & Easy cookbook for a lot of my recipes.