Me and many others have been advocating the idea that weight loss is incredibly straightforward for a long time as long as you stay close to basic ideas and away from the denial. I am living proof of the concept.
I am a 39 year old 6’1" male and I weighed about 250 pounds at my max when I thought I didn’t have much to live for and simply didn’t care what I ate. All that changed after a major health scare. I changed my diet radically and it has worked just great.
Here is what my daily diet is:
Breakfast: 1 banana and 1 fat free Greek yogurt cup
Lunch: I 6" Subway sandwich with all the vegetables on flatbread with one of their fat-free dressings.
Dinner: A medley of sauteed vegetables cooked in three tablespoons of olive oil with spices. The cornerstone to this is a whole bag of kale usually mixed with apple slices and lots of hot peppers. It isn’t a boring dish at all if you cook it right. Top it off with one cooked chicken breast (heavily spiced) you can buy in ten pound bags at wholesale clubs.
You notice there is no mention of dessert, snacks, or soda because there isn’t any on a typical day. Drinks are water or iced tea only. However, this isn’t a crash diet to shed a few pounds and then jump right into whatever you were doing before. It should be viewed as permanent change and there is an allowance for eating special things once every couple of weeks if you want. I eat deserts or anything else I want if it is true special occasion.
I weigh 187 pounds now and have for three years. That is the top of my ideal weight based on BMI and some people say I am too skinny but their perceptions are skewed by perception shifts over time.
You don’t have to follow my diet exactly if you don’t like some of the foods but you have to make equivalent swaps as long as they really are. Mine is cheap and easy to prepare. I never get hungry either because the vegetables are a huge plate of food with few calories but lots of vitamins.
The purpose of this thread is to give you an exact recipe for losing weight if you want to because I get tired of hearing the mass delusion and myths associated with the subject.