fizzle saidHaha, it got really obnoxious counting all my calories and protein on top of all my school work and job and then having to also start the habit of working out regularly.
Starting two habits at once is not easy for anyone who's busy, let alone one. I'm trying to take it slower this time around.
As I've admitted on other threads, I'm waaaaay too lazy to read ingredient labels and count calories and fat grams - it's a lot easier to just focus on working out and and make healthy food choices, as others have suggested. I like to feel full so I can enjoy a weekly cheat meal of whatever I want AND eat as much as I like of:
- grilled, broiled or baked chicken/turkey breast, salmon fillet
- salads and vegetables
- egg whites
...and because I'm not 20 and naturally thin I enjoy the following in moderation:
- skim milk
- low fat yogurt
- oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat pasta and whole wheat bread
- olive oil (minimal)
...because I'm careful with my choices by reducing (or eliminating) certain things like:
- added salt or sugar
- white flour products
- dairy except for skim milk
- meat other than chicken or fish (mostly)
- anything fried or (largely) sauteed
- sauces and condiments
Compared to keeping a food log, eating like this is easy!