Is everyone ready to get healthier in 2012? Lets do this together. When I was losing weight I did not allow myself to have more than 20 carbs per meal and 50 per day.
I suggest starting a journal and documenting what you eat and what your glucose levels are 2 hours from the time that you began eating your meal. Each morning I would weigh myself and document if I had lost any weight. I did not put in my journal how much I weighed. I just added how much I had lost as of that day. By keeping this journal I was able to tell which foods spiked my glucose, caused fluid retention (Buffalo Wings) and which ones prevented me from losing weight.
Portion control is just as important as carbs. While I didn’t necessarily count calories I did have to limit my portions. Just because meat doesn’t have carbs doesn’t mean that you can eat an entire hen in one sitting. You still have to burn more calories than you are putting in to burn fat. Therefore, portion size depends on how active of a lifestyle you have. Only you can decide this. The journal will help you figure it out.
So here we go for meal suggestion #1.
Total net carbs- 12.5