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Getting Healthy: My Current Diet

The rules of my diet are simple and based on “The Abs Diet”.

Eat as much of you want of the best foods, but spread it out over the day in 6 smaller “meals.” Never pig out at one session & never eat fast.  No counting calories.

This diet greatly reduces saturated fats & sugars, reducing cravings.  More importantly, this is high quality nutritious food, so your body will be easily satisfied with less.

Category 1: The Power 12 – Eat mostly these 12 items

  • Almonds and other nuts (raw)
  • Beans & Other Legumes
  • Spinach & other veggies
  • Dairy – low-fat
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Turkey & lean meat
  • Peanut Butter (natural)
  • Olive Oil
  • Eggs
  • Whole grain bread/cereal
  • Whey Protein Powder
  • Raspberries and other berries

Category 2: Eat Often…

  • Apples
  • Avacado
  • Banana
  • Brown rice
  • Canadian bacon
  • Canola oil
  • Citrus fruits & juices
  • Lean game
  • Garlic
  • Lentils
  • Mushrooms
  • Melons
  • Peach
  • Peanut Oil
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Pizza (cheese-plain, thin crust, 2 pieces per meal)
  • Fat-free popcorn
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sweet Potatoes

Category 3: Eat Seldom…

  • Baked potato
  • Light beer
  • Light butter
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Lamb
  • Lasagna
  • Lunchmeat
  • Macaroni
  • Nuts (roasted in oil)
  • Pudding
  • French fries
  • Graham crackers
  • Granola low-fat
  • Ham honey
  • Ice cream – lowfat
  • Jam
  • Pork tenderloin
  • Rice
  • Sauerkraut
  • Sorbet
  • Sherbet
  • Veal
  • White wine
  • Frozen  yogurt

Category 4: Avoid – except for special ocassions

  • Bacon
  • bagels
  • baked goods
  • fat
  • beef
  • beer
  • white flour
  • jelly
  • margarine
  • non-dairy creamer
  • pasta
  • pastries
  • soft drinks
  • soup (creamy)
  • ribs
  • veggies (fried or creamed)

“Train hard, race easy, & enjoy the run!”  — P. Mark Taylor

 

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4 responses to “Getting Healthy: My Current Diet

  1. Lucy July 19, 2012 at 7:28 am

    nuts are in the eat mostly and eat seldom….?

  2. Eric Norris (@Floridaboiler) July 31, 2012 at 11:53 am

    But all the stuff I like is in the seldom or special ocassion slots! :-D

    • P Mark July 31, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      We like those things because they temporarily make us feel better. We crave them because we know they will make us feel that way. If you eat strictly category 1 for a week or two, you will start to know what “feeling good” truly feels like. Then you will feel the negatives effects or “food hangover” from eating category 4 foods.

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