Oh, you thought I meant how to get lean now with bread? Sorry about that! I think it will happen alot faster without!
Which foods that have I removed from my diet have made the biggest difference, at least as far as I can tell?
Yea, and I do apologize that most likely, Pizza will be on this list! But remember, have it as a treat for those special occasions, and at least on that special occasion you will be able to fit into your new suit!
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Top Foods To Avoid
Get Lean Fast By Eliminating These ‘Favorites’
And they are favorites, because we were all raised on them! What was a typical daily menu for you when you were a kid and teenager? For me it was something like this:
Thomas English Muffin (Did you ever look at the ingredients?!) with melted American cheese, ketchup and paprika. This was the famous ‘weight watchers pizza’. Now of course, Weight Watchers has changed alot, and yes I did go to their meetings, just like my folks did, but back in the day, that was the morning meal, the ww pizza with orange juice.
Egg salad sandwich on wonder bread.
Oreo cookies for snack
Chicken pot pie, deep dish style from swansons
Chicken pot pie, small style cause my sister would never finish it and I would!
More Oreo Cookies
And if it was Mah Jong night, then I was in for a real treat, there would be even more nosh to go crazy on! On Mah Jong night, my Mom’s friends would bring over plenty of Cakes, Strudels, Candy and Chocolate Chip Cookies. I was in heaven while hearing the crackling Mah Jong tiles “3 Bam, 2 dot, Joker!”, noshing on all that nom nom and watching Get Smart or Star Trek.
Okay, that was my daily fare, not too many vegetables or fruits there. What was yours?
So, here now is my top list for removal:
Bread, Bread & Bread
Leads off as number one because it is so ubiquitous and in’grained’ in our daily food. It will take you a few days to detox from being without bread I believe, but try it out, and if you must have bread, I would keep it to as early in the day as possible, like breakfast or no later than 3pm.
Cookies, sorry Pepperidge Farm!
My chocolate chip cookies, sigh , no more, but hey you know what? Yesterday I was able to go get a suit right off the rack because I actually fit into clothing, so which would I rather have, cookies or look good in a suit?
A real favorite here and real New York, so how can I still be a real New Yawkah if I do not have Pizza? Well, like I said, I am not saying Never, I will save it for a treat on a real special occasion, no extreme drama here!
Oh boy, I know this is hurting, lasagna, spaghetti, ravioli, can we live without these staples? And I have heard it is different in Italy where people eat fresher food and produce and are alot leaner than many American (is it true that Europeans call Americans Balloon people?). But, in the meantime, cut the Pasta out!
You know the deal, snickers, mars, babe ruth, all those finely graphically attractive packages that end up in our body and most likely, our digestive system has no clue how to deal with the weird soup that was just dumped inside of us because they are not real foods that grew out of the earth!