I’ve been trying to eat better for the past few months. I eat less rice although I do binge every so often (congee, fried rice, rice noodles…. all in the same meal). I try to eat more veggies and fruits. For breakfast, I’ve switched to primarily to oatmeal. Sometimes I’ll add some bananas, fruits and nuts to it. Other times, I’ll add an egg into it to give it a bit more protein. I’ll usually sweeten it a bit with honey or maple syrup. I don’t use milk since I can’t handle the lactose. One day I didn’t have any fruits or nuts. I looked around and added peanut butter. It may sound odd but it actually tasted fine. But then again, I like peanut butter.
For meals, I eat more chicken and fish. I still have pasta but I try to watch the serving sizes. I still eat beef and pork but not regularly. I sometimes will have pasta salad but I add veggies, chick peas, tomatoes, shrimps and a basic oil and vinegar dressing with mustard.
I’m not going to be on the cover of Men’s Health magazine anytime soon. I still give way to cravings when I eat out. I still make fried rice and congee from time to time. I really try to avoid late night snacking. Now I brush, floss and water pik after dinner. It’s a pain and I don’t want to do that again if I snack. Plus when I want to go to sleep, I don’t have to go through all that at night. I can just hit the sack.
So far I’ve lost about 10 lbs in about 5 months. It’s not the greatest but it’s progress. I now have to work on increasing my cardio, strength and flexibility.