When I started on my lifestyle upgrade one of the first things I had to change was my diet. I lived and worked in New York City and a standard breakfast for me was a bagel and a cup of coffee. Lunch was a ‘junior whopper meal’ from Burger King. Dinner was the only time I had a decent meal with the proper proportion of nutrients.
Unfortunately, breakfast and lunch resulted in me adding unwanted weight in all the wrong places. The job didn’t help either since I was trapped in a cubicle for most of the day.
To fix my diet I started eating a proper breakfast each day to include healthy protein and cut the amount of carbs at each meal.
Growing up in a West Indian home meant eating a lot of starchy foods such as rice, cassava and yams at every meal. Once I eliminated these foods from my diet it took little or no time before I started to lose the excess weight.
I also joined a gym and got serious about working out regularly. It took a while to reach my goal of getting to an ideal weight (those last few pounds are very stubborn) but with perseverance and encouragement from some of the programs I bought into I have much more control of my weight and am healthier and fitter now than when I was in college. I applied the basics of the 3 week diet . . . . only over a longer period. You can check it out here.
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