So ive been reading that book and im trying to change my eating habits. But if i cant eat carbs (at least not the simple kind) and i cant eat meat more than a couple times a week what the heck am i supposed to eat. I am having a lot of trouble trying to figure out dinners to make. help!
Yes you can. very little red meat, mostly chicken and believe it or not... Bison. Whole grains, lotsa vegetables. Nothing processed, so many canned veggies are out. You also need to eat 5 small meals a day, vice 3 larger ones.
For me, either an egg white omelet loaded with tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushroom, (any veg really) or steel cut oatmeal with fruit and yogurt. Morning snack I usually go for fruit; banana or apple and a serving a raw almonds. Lunch I stick to a green salad with lemon juice or some deli meat. I prefer a light lunch or I get slow in the afternoon. For afternoon snack I stick to carrots and hummus or celery and peanut butter. Dinner is a lean meat; chicken, salmon(my fave) or bison(CPHG is right!), brown rice or sweet potato, and a huge serving of vegetables. When I do dinner, I try to make half my plate veggies, 1/4 carb, and 1/4 protein.
I'm a vegetarian and I don't really have set meals, I eat several times throughout the day, but here are some things I eat.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with sliced fruit, pumpkin granola with almond milk, occasionally muffins, just depends.
Lunch/dinner: I come up with meals based on trial and error. I eat a lot of wraps (ex: homemade falafels with hummus, lettuce, and a dressing on wheat tortillas; grilled burritos with hummus, avocado, and a bit of cheese also on a wheat tortilla), I make pizzas using naan bread, hummus, sauted mushrooms, and whatever else I have. I eat a lot of hummus and avocados because they're both delicious. Mini pizzas using black beans, pineapple slices, and a bit of cheese on wheat pitas are also good. Of course I also eat salads but I prefer coming up with other meals.
Snacks: Nuts, sunflower seeds, trail mix, fresh veggies with a dip, fruit, granola, etc.
Drinks: Almond milk, water, occasionally coffee
I think overall, it's important to eat primarily foods you make at home, cut out convenience meals and fast food, limit going to restaurants, and cut out sodas and other sugary drinks.