You are what you eat?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Diet? No, a change of eating habits...

For the last 10 weeks I've been participating in a 12 week program  at work to both lose weight and to become more fit. I've been doing pretty good with the losing weight part, I still need lots of work on the getting in shape part. So far I have lost 25 lbs which is still a long ways from my ideal weight but I'm at least headed in the right direction. No real diet plan other than reducing the amount of carb intake while trying to eat something still resembling the standard food pyramid. I have strayed from the path several times but even then always with the intent of eating more veggies and protein and having very little if any high carb items. My daily meals are usually a fairly nutritional meal for morning (salads included or as the whole meal), followed by a handful of almonds or pecans (oven roasted) with a diet soda or water for a snack, a 1/2 cup of a high fiber cereal with a 1/2 cup of milk, a handful of pecans added in, plus an apple for lunch, and then a cup of greek yogurt for my afternoon snack. 10 weeks, 25 lbs. I'll continue eating like this until I reach an acceptable weight and then only modify what I eat slightly to maintain that weight. It feels good!

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