In my weightloss journey, having a failure proof nutritional strategy is a lot more critical than having a fitness routine. Exercise comes easy for me and I manage to be consistent with it.
Food, on the other hand, is a total different story. When it comes to food, I tend to be a little undisciplined and unpredictable.
My tastebuds are synonymous to a 8-year old diagnosed with A.D.D. I'm constantly looking for the next best palate thrill. I get easily bored with the same type of food --- I strive for variety.
And this is my ultimate diet downfall.
Having a diet staple is indeed a life-saver.
- It is versatile enough to keep my palate interested.
- It makes food shopping easier because I have a consistent list of foods that I know I can work with
- It also prevents me from buying junk food that will sabotage my weightloss efforts.
My diet staple consists of :
MorningStar Veggie Burgers*
Kirkland Mahi-mahi or Salmon*
Lean Ground Beef or Turkey*
Chicken breast (Stater Brothers has the 99 cent/lbs every week -- love a good deal)
Knudsen Lowfat Cottage Cheese*
Milk 2% or Skim milk
Kirkland Stirfry Vegetables*
2 types of Fruit ie. peaches, cantalope (whichever is on sale I try to stay away from bananas though)
100% Oat bran
la victoria green taco sauce
thai sweet chili sauce
Braggs liquid aminos - low sodium alternative to soy sauce