Exercise will not make you lose weight if you are not eating well. An hour on the treadmill burns maybe a couple hundred calories, which is like three cookies. So, yes, work out, but focus on eating.
Bread will make you fat. Bread will make you fat. Bread. Will. Make. You. Fat. That means all forms of white flour and sugar. Cut that out first. No pita, no english muffins, no crackers, no 100 calorie snack packs. That crap is poison for your body (I love it sooo much, but it’s poison). Also, 90% of products that claim to be whole wheat are bullshit. Whole wheat means it has the hull on it. The fiber is what stops the sugary inside from hitting your bloodstream like a bullet, which is what (through a complex process) makes you fat, and eventually diabetic.
(Also, while I love granola, it is not good for you. Read the ingredients. I bet you are eating granola that is loaded with sugar per serving).
Don’t eat skim cheese, skim milk, etc. In fact, a LOT of people should not eat dairy at all. It is inflammatory. Go for FULL FAT Greek yogurt (real Greek yogurt) and add other healthy fats to your diet. It seems counterintuitive, but FAT (Omega 3s) is great for you and will help you *lose* weight by filling you up. Eat almonds, pecans, walnuts, flax seed, avocado. You should have about two handfuls of healthy fats a day. Peanuts are not that healthy.
I am currently on the anti-inflammation diet. This is the best diet for long-term health. You lose weight but it’s also the best diet for disease prevention.
Straight up, 60-70% of your diet needs to be vegetables and fruit (3/4 veggie, 1/4 fruit). Avoid bananas and high sugar fruits. Eat berries. Eat bright colored vegetables – dark leafy greens, carrots, red cabbage, sweet potatos, etc. Not iceburg lettuce and beefsteak tomatos.
At least one meal a day needs to be JUST a salad. But when I say salad, I mean a GIANT FUCKING SALAD. Like two pounds of greens and veg. That will keep you full for hours.
If you’re going to do carbs/protein, do it in the morning. Eggs, sweet potato, STEEL CUT oatmeal (not rolled oats), etc.
If you need recipes, attack Pinterest. Use key words like:
– Paleo diets
– Anti-inflammatory diets
– Gluten free
Also, and I’m sorry for the caps, but I love this topic: READ THE BOOK “WHEAT BELLY.”