I expected to hear something of that, I have been reading on here for quite some time but all the diets I read, aren’t what I am looking for. I am more looking for a healthy way of eating not something that will cause me to drop weight fast.[/quote]
Why not have both? You’re definitely not eating healthily right now. Healthy foods, yes, but healthy amounts? Nope.
I mean, you consider a banana to be a full meal? And look how many protein shakes you have each day? A big key is VARIETY.
Go back and re-read John Berardi’s article “7 Habits of Highly Effective Nutritional Programs.” Here they are (I’ll put my comments in caps):
- Eat every 2-3 hours, no matter what. You should eat between 5-8 meals per day.
FAIL. YOU’RE GETTING 4 PER DAY (REMEMBER, A BANANA ISN’T A MEAL)
- Eat complete (containing all the essential amino acids), lean protein with each meal.
PASS, BUT YOU STILL NEED MORE MEALS
- Eat fruits and/or vegetables with each food meal.
FAIL. MEAL 3 CONTAINS NO FRUIT
- Ensure that your carbohydrate intake comes from fruits and vegetables. Exception: workout and post-workout drinks and meals.
PASS, BUT YOU NEED SOME HIGH-GI CARBS POST-WORKOUT
- Ensure that 25-35% of your energy intake comes from fat, with your fat intake split equally between saturates (e.g. animal fat), monounsaturates (e.g., olive oil), and polyunsaturates (e.g. flax oil, salmon oil).
LOOKS GOOD, BUT I DON’T FEEL LIKE ADDING UP FAT CONTENT, SO I’LL SAY PASS.
- Drink only non-calorie containing beverages, the best choices being water and green tea.
NOT ENOUGH INFO
- Eat mostly whole foods (except workout and post-workout drinks).
FAIL. DON’T HAVE A PROTEIN SHAKE AT EVERY MEAL.
So, you got a 3 out of 6 if you leave out #6. Not so good. But still, take the time to read the full article. The biggest thing you need to worry about right now is more meals, and less reliance upon your shakes. Shakes have a place, definitely, but not in every meal.
Also look at T-Dawg 2.0, which I haven’t tried but it looks solid (I’m actually starting it tomorrow). Lower carbs, yes, but it isn’t a ketosis diet. And the foods you’ll be eating are healthy, WHOLE foods. And you still get a few shakes in.
I’ve only posted here a few times, and I know it’s going to look like every post of mine will contain “read Berardi,” but you need to READ BERARDI. Put his principles to use. The man knows what he’s talking about, and you won’t find a healthier eater anywhere.