Ive been eating better overall the past few weeks. Started slow with simple rules like "eat healthy fish every week", to "include more vegetables" and the last three weeks I have been making my own meals and avoiding the cafeteria at work altogether. I am getting to the point now where when I am hungry I think of healthier choices instead of garbage (in fact I feel a little sick when I think of frozen dinners).
My diet has consisted a lot of:
salads (usually the spring or Italian mix)
tomatoes (the tiny orange ones)
probably a few more things, but I eat these a lot since they are my favorite
This hasnt been difficult to maintain at all. I really enjoy the food I am cooking so I don't feel like I am "dieting".
In the last 3 days though I have been getting really crazy and bizarre cravings. I am also insatiably hungry..no matter what I put into myself. For instance, two days ago I was starving. So I fried up some mushrooms in olive oil thinking id just have a few...I ended up eating the entire carton in a sitting. Friday night I craved not 1...but 2... double whoppers. I only got one thank god (which isn't great, but I don't eat this garbage anymore and I feel sick even thinking about it). When I wanted the second burger I just ate a few carrots. I ended up going to the grocery store a few hours later and hording random shitty frozen dinners like it was the end of the world. I also had a thing for Beefaroni two days earlier..Of course I got sick right after I ate it.
To summarize...I feel like although I am eating healthier I am missing some nutrients and am hungrier than when I was eating shit.
FWIW: I do lift 4 times a week (5/3/1) and have been incorporating short cardio sessions 2 days a week (either on off days or after lifting depending on how I feel, usually 10 minute biking sessions) per recommendations of my doctor. I have not seen any slowed progress on my lifts...yet.