Originally Posted by michaelfloyd
...so my question is, what is a good diet plan to lose about 20 pounds? i don't want some gimmick diet that makes you starve yourself to death for 2 weeks or whatever... i just want a good healthy diet to help me loose the weight.
i'm not very disciplined and i eat a lot of junk food... and i feel that i need like a schedule or something so i know what to eat every day. i think that would really help me.
i've also recently been diagnosed with ulcerative colits so for that reason as well a change in diet is needed. i just don't know where to begin.
so anyway, can anybody point me in the right direction here? your help is much appreciated.
I've highlighted what I think are two key statements. The first undoubtedly contributes to the second.
The best diet is one with no whites (NO sugar, white flour, white rice, pasta, white bread) no alcohol, caffeine, soda pop. Instead, eat lots of fresh whole vegetables, a couple of fruits/day, and at least 10 oz lean protein (NOT 80/20 hamburger or ribs, but steak, flank steak, 97/3 hamburger, poultry, seafood) eat whole grains but dump the fast food and highly processed stuff like box dinners, cereals, etc. Drink at least a half gallon of water per day (a whole gallon would be better). Eat something every 2-3 hours (this helps stabilize your blood sugar and reduces cravings/binges).
Personally, I think that the Fat Flush Plan is a healthy diet ( and offers menus & recipes, too!) but probably requires more discipline than you are presently able to muster.
highest wt: 233
203/146/146 on the Fat Flush Plan for life and perky to the max!