I've mentioned that all through high school, I didn't worry about what I ate, because I was burning so many calories through exercise that what I ate didn't really matter to me. However, now that I'm not exercising as much as I used to, I try to be a little better about what I eat. I like food, so it's hard for me to cut things completely out. And I do have a bit of a sweet tooth sometimes (Did I tell you I once at 9 oreo balls in one night? Not my proudest moment...)
My biggest problem is probably carbs. I love carbs! I could eat pasta every day! My fiance and I used to eat pasta and/or bread several nights a week as part of our dinner. We have been doing better and only eating it once or twice a week for dinner. I now only buy whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread, whole wheat english muffins, etc. I also try not to buy sweets, so we usually only have them in the house if it's a special occasion (birthdays, holidays, etc.). Then we are less tempted to eat them if they aren't around. I also try to eat a salad as part of my lunch or dinner. I love salad, but it doesn't seem to fill me up, so I usually eat something else with it.
For lunch, I usually take leftovers of food we've had during the week. I rarely go out to eat for lunch, which saves me money and probably some calories, because I don't eat as healthy when I go out to eat.
Dinner is usually cooked at home. We have been trying to go out to eat less, because we know we eat healthier at home, and it also saves us some money. We've been eating a lot of chicken and vegetables, and less pasta. In the summer (or pretty much any time when there isn't a foot of snow on our deck), Kevin likes to grill. We'll have steak, shrimp, burgers, anything on the grill in the summer.
|Kevin grilling at his mom's, before we bought our house.|