A simple plan

There are tons of articles and diet books out there telling us what to or what not to eat.   It really is common sense.  We don’t need a book to tell us something is bad.

Here is my list of things to avoid:

  • Chips (crackers and such)
  • French Fries
  • Donuts
  • Pizza (dangerous combo food)
  • Cookies
  • Candy
  • Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Bacon
  • Fatty meats (hamburger, prime rib, etc.)
  • Hot dogs
  • Baloney
  • Lunch meat (all types)
  • Sausage

Here is my list of things to eat in moderation:

  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Bread
  • Fat  (butter)
  • Sauces (Alfredo for example)
  • Syrup (Mrs. Butter-worth’s)

Here is what you can eat unlimited amounts:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruit

We could argue the finer points of how some fruits are more healthy and have less calories. But when you are deciding weather you want to eat a banana or a banana split, the decision is obvious right?   If you did nothing else but avoid the things on my first list you would lose weight.

Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows it is impossible to avoid the things on the first two list for long.  The solution is to allow for them by counting calories.  Yuk!  We hate to count calories.  But the simple fact is that the less calories you intake the less you need to burn off through exercise.  Double Yuk!  We hate to exercise.  Anyone who says different is lying. They like the results, not the deed.

So the simple solution and we all know this is EAT LESS and MOVE MORE.

One Response to “A simple plan”

  1. Senislbe eating and calorie deficit may not be glamorous but it has the best chance at pay off for losing and keeping off weight.

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