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A New Way of Eating For Me.

When I had a bigger stomach a six weeks ago, I knew it was due to eating a lot of rice, potatoes, bread, pasta, cake, and candy. The carbs from these foods were giving me not only a bigger belly, but also those dreaded "male boobs". I was constantly craving sugar.

I decided to switch my diet and eat more protein and healthy fats and cut down on the carbs. If I ate any carbs, it had to be offered to me, such as at someone's house, but on my own, I won't eat any. Eating more fats and protein is no problem for me, because I love eating them.

I also made sure to include fruits and vegetables in my diet since both give extra vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The fruit also satisfies my sugar cravings.

So what exactly have I been eating? Here is a list.

  • For fats, I eat butter, coconut oil, avocados, peanut butter and cheese.
  • For protein, I eat eggs, turkey, chicken, beef and fish. I make sure to eat the fat on the meat and fish.
  • For vegetables, I eat broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, spinach and arugula.
  • For fruits, I eat apples, oranges, blueberries, mangoes, and tomatoes.
  • I restricted my drinks to water, carrot juice, coconut milk, almond milk and flax milk.

I have set up "cheating days" in which I will eat some junk food just to get the craving out of my system. The cheat days are only one or two days out of every two weeks.

Since I changed my eating habits, my stomach has gone down and the dreaded "male boobs" have disappeared.


Image Credit » Photo was taken by me, Victor Serrao.

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Comments

BarbRad wrote on August 9, 2014, 1:44 AM

I should cut the junk food and eat more veggies instead. I seem to be able to stay away from the starch based carbs most of the time, but the toffee covered peanuts and dark chocolate do me in. Sounds like your diet is just right for you.

MegL wrote on August 9, 2014, 3:37 AM

That sounds like a very healthy diet. I have had to cut down on my carbs too but I don't dare allow "cheat" days because they bring back the sugar cravings. Once I have been on the low carb diet for a while, those cravings disappear.

Scorpie wrote on August 9, 2014, 6:37 AM

Hehe! Moobs! I love it.

vserrao1 wrote on August 9, 2014, 12:19 PM

If you are going to eat dark chocolate, eat 85% or higher cocoa content.

vserrao1 wrote on August 9, 2014, 12:20 PM

Very good. If you don't have cheat days, even better for the diet. It shows you are disciplined.

vserrao1 wrote on August 9, 2014, 12:21 PM

If you don't like fat, that is understandable, but find some sort of healthy fat to consume, because many of our body functions depend on fat.

vserrao1 wrote on August 9, 2014, 12:22 PM

Moobs are embarrassing. It is even worse when yours are bigger that the girl in the bikini.

vserrao1 wrote on August 9, 2014, 5:22 PM

You may want to try avocados. Junk foods have trans fats which are the worst.

astraldreamer wrote on August 9, 2014, 5:58 PM

i am going to be followimg low carb high fat from monday, similar to what u are doing, when i followed it before i lost 9 pounds in a week.

paigea wrote on August 10, 2014, 1:58 PM

It sounds like it is working for you if you are feeling good and getting to a healthy weight.