You nailed it! I love stri-fry and fresh veggies, protien shakes and low sodium soups. It's not a starving diet, it's a 'watch your proportions' diet. I have learned of so many foods that are good for me and have little, if any, carbs. Lean pork, chicken, extra lean beef, shrimp, and all sorts of fresh veggies.
My favorite: Taco salad - bed of finely shredded lettuce, fresh ground black pepper, fresh diced tomatos, sometimes diced cucomber -- then brown some extra lean ground hamburger meat with about 1/4 cup diced onions, some yellow, red & green bellpeppers - a touch of cayeene pepper -- then toss this over the salad. Top with some "True Lime" seasoning. GOOD STUFF! I also make a dressing from lite ranch dressing, mustard, red pepper & a little water - EXCELLENT topper.
Trust me, it took me a while to catch on, I am not one to stick to something new. If there was an easy pill to take, I was right there with the next guy - but I have yet to find a pill that was as rewarding as just watching what I ate and drinking lots of water (4 to 5 bottles a day) I saw results faster, I sleep WAY better, my knees aren't as achy as before.....all of that just drives me to continue! And 900 calories is healthy if you do it right, doctor says so, I have a lot to lose, when I get closer to my goal, I'll gradually build the calories back up to about 1200 or so.
Originally Posted by chocolatefor3
Congrats to you! I assume you are eating a lot of veggies, lean meats & some fat free dairy to keep your caloric intake at 900/ day. A good source of protein if you are tired of lean meats & tuna is whey protein. You can make protein shakes with frozen berries and 6-8 oz of fat free milk. It's a great meal substitute and changes things up a little.
Keep it up!