I’m tired of the word “plateau.” It’s been a full year since I’ve really seen much difference in my weight. Granted, I’ve still lost some inches and done some toning. I’m eating right and exercising, and I honestly feel pretty good. I haven’t been sick in a long time! I’m beginning to wonder if I’m just at my healthy weight, even though it’s slightly above my suggested BMI range. Regardless, I’d still like to lose those last 4 lbs., so I’m trying a new approach. I’m going to stop counting calories and go back to eating the food pyramid. The Pyramid has changed slightly since I was in college, but it’s still about the same. Here it is:
Today I started with 2 c. blueberry kefir, a glass of OJ, and 1 c. of shredded wheat (2 dairy, 1 fruit, 2 grains).
For lunch I had a whole pita, 1/2 c. hummus, 4 oz. gyro meat, 1 falafel, and a greek side salad with feta cheese and croutons and a 1/2 piece of garlic bread (4 grains, 5.5 meat & beans, 1 vegetable, and 1 dairy).
I had 1 c. of watermelon for a snack (1 fruit). And I have school tonight, so I plan on grabbing 1 1/2 c. of veggies (broccoli and carrots) on my way.
If I’m hungry after class, I can have a cup of peas with butter or something.
To get your personalized food pyramid, go to MyPyramid.gov.