So you want to lose weight? You must because you clicked on this article. You are in luck. This is the easiest diet in the world. It packs and travels well. You will need to prepare a lunch, but that is about it. I started this blog to help people get in shape and be successful in business and life. I am not always in shape or successful, but this diet worked.
This is the diet I used to lose about 40 pounds in a few months. I also was training for a marathon during this time, so it wasn’t entirely due to this diet. I was running four miles on Tuesday and Thursday, and 6-10ish miles on Sunday. Sometimes I would run Saturday as well for four miles. So I was running well over 20 miles per week. I was also working (construction) and started to swim a few nights a week as well. So, I was expending a lot of calories and not taking in very many.
I always like reading about peoples workouts and diet when they are in shape themselves. Well, here is a picture of me five months after eating and running like this.
The diet looked like this:
I would usually skip breakfast and have a coffee with a ton of half and half in it (about a quarter cup). This is a habit I have until this day. If I put the fat in there I don’t get hungry until around ten or eleven.
For lunch I would have a peanut or almond butter sandwich with honey. Sometimes I would have deli turkey with mayo or hummus. The bread I ate exclusively was Ezekiel bread. This stuff is organic and has a good deal of fiber in it. It takes some getting used to as it is very dense and grainy. It was the healthiest bread I could find within my criteria. I was looking for an organic bread with a good deal of fiber and low in sugar. Ezekiel bread fit the bill.
For dinner I would take whatever meat my wife made for dinner and make tacos with it. I would heat up refried beans and smear it on corn tortillas and put the meat on top of that. It was typically chicken or roast, sometimes fish. Then I would add avocado and salsa or hot sauce. If I didn’t eat this, it was usually just meat and veggies.
For snacks, I would usually eat a piece of fruit everyday and some Kashi granola bars. If I was really hungry at night, I would eat a little grape nuts cereal with milk.
Basically, it was a low sugar, high fiber diet. I concentrated on whole grains and getting a good bang for my buck. My thought process was that if I prepared my own food, I could eat a good amount of food and still keep my calories low. I also ate zero fast food. I was drinking 2-4 craft beers almost every night. I am guessing the running allowed me to do this. If I wasn’t doing so much cardio, I would have had to cut out the beer to see results with this diet.
That is it. Simple and easy. I always say my goal with this blog is to give people stuff that works. This diet works. I know it is grain heavy, but it is really healthy. I felt amazing eating like this. Best of all, it doesn’t involve eliminating bread (which I love).
Remember. All you have to do is make a decision to do something. Decide right now to try this diet if you want. Then visualize the way you want to look and make it happen. Make it your mission. Decision+Vision=Mission.