A Food Diary Makeover
So, to help her make a transition to a healthier whole food diet, we decided she would start by just changing her breakfast. From then on she had eggs and fruit instead of her usual processed breakfast of a bagel or cereal. In less than a week, she had broken through her lull and was back in weight loss mode — just by tweaking that one meal!
In the months that followed she made more modifications to her eating and cut out more processed foods replacing them with real, whole foods. With each swap out, her results got better and better. She is still working toward her ultimate goal but without the changes she implemented, she likely would still be at a standstill at her original 20 pounds.
The moral of the story is this – all calories are not equal. You will always be better served eating 100 calories of real food over anything that comes in a package. Do you want to swap out processed foods for wholesome, nutritious and real food? Here are some swap out suggestions.
- An egg and spinach scramble
- Plain Greek yogurt with honey and berries
- Steel cut oatmeal with a sliced banana and slivered almonds
A tuna, avocado and tomato salad with arugula
Grilled chicken on a bed of spinach with olives, grape tomatoes and feta cheese
Homemade soup or stew such as butternut squash and beans, lentils and spinach or chicken and red bean chili
Grilled or baked salmon with brown rice and broccoli
Grass fed steak tips with baked sweet potato and roasted carrots
Homemade turkey meatballs and sauce over spaghetti squash
An apple with nut butter
Carrot sticks and hummus
Red peppers and guacamole