I switched to Gluten Free a little over 4 years ago due to being intolerant. I lost weight and even stopped some medications for pain, fatigue, mood swings and depression. I didn't stop taking everything because ya can't cure crazy right? Lol Seriously though, autoimmune diseases with chronic pain and some bipolar is shitty. It's an uphill battle with Food Is Medicine, Medicine Is Food.
Anyway, I've even stepped that up a notch recently by cutting way back on the Gluten Free baked goods, bread, cookies, donuts, cakes......because Enter weight gain. Damn it. Sugar!
I eat pretty healthy for the most part but really ramped up the extra healthy.
Here's what an average day of eating is for me now. I keep eliminating processed foods, and eating way more whole foods, WAY more. Holy cow did I eat a lot today!
Instead of someone eating 1 meal from McDonald's of a Big Mac, Large Fries and Large Coke totalling 1,400 calories.....think about that....1 meal = 1,400!! I ate SIX meals/snacks for 300 LESS calories.
Let me break this down for you:
Breakfast: 170 calories
2 Cups of black coffee
1 Protein drink
Mid Morning Snack: 145 calories
1/2 Cup Light Greek Vanilla yogurt
Lunch: 250 Calories
Very filling light taco salad
3 Cups of mixed lettuce, greens, raw spinach
2 oz cooked rotisserie chicken
1/2 Cup black beans
Afternoon Snack: 125 Calories
1/3 Cup Bing Cherries
Dinner: 330 Calories
2.5 oz Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin
1/4 Cup Cooked Brown Rice
6 Brussel Sprouts
1/3 Butternut Squash
Dessert: 80 Calories
Low fat Ice Cream Popcicle
I ate every few hours, with Lunch and Dinner being very filling and I got to eat healthy, delicious, and some sweets too, but in moderation. I enjoyed several different foods and was able to satisfy all cravings.
I'll be posting randomly my daily meals and hope to put together a weekly menu.
I've been eating this way for 2 weeks and lost 7 pounds. I started at 145. I'm more focused on the nutrition than I am the weight. I'm just so shocked at how much food I ate!
According to "My Fitness Pal" <<(Download This App!!) I ate 90 grams of protein, which is a little high and too much can make your body actually turn it into sugar so I'll be working on that better. 135g of carbs, 25g of fiber, 50g of sugar, 25g of fat, 130mg of cholesterol, 1300mg of sodium, 3200mg potassium, lots of Vitamin A and C and about half what I needed in calcium and iron so I'm slowly tweeking things to get everything where it should be but I came in under my goal on the bad stuff and pretty high on the good stuff.
I may not be a Licensed Dietician but I can play a Nutritionist on the Internet. 😉
All that food and low calories and I still burned a few hundred doing housework, cooking, walking and some exercise band stretching. I'm getting ready for summer, and every summer after that!
It's dessert time so I'll catch ya hippies later 💝
Much Love all!