After much dieting and experimenting over the years, I've pretty much figured out my body chemistry and what works for me. AND as successful weightloss has been on the Dukan diet, I find myself nutritionally lacking...THUS I'm changing it up, once again.
What seems to work: I have found that protein, green/low glycemic veggies, dairy and a little fruit work great in my diet. I feel fueled, and pretty much satiated throughout the day. Nuts are also a good factor in my body, as long as I keep the daily intake low (10-15 nuts a day).
What does not seem to work: Any gluten based foods, starches, and beans. I have to stay off any legume that is more starch than protein, breads and flour foods are evil and make me bloat and swell within 20 minutes of consumption. And rice, corn and potatoes, don't seem to allow my body to lose any weight.
SO we're gonna try this new eating plan and see what happens.
Sample Eating Plan:
7am: Jackie Warner's Shake Recipe (or quick solution, a coffee & a banana)
1 scoop protein powder
1 teaspoon Glutamine Powder
1 teaspoon BCAA powder
1 tablespoon L. Carnitine
1/2 tablespoon Flax Seed Oil
1 cup of spinach with fruit
Mix every thing together in the blender. Blend. Drink.
9am: Low-Fat Cottage Cheese w/crudite (celery, raw bell pepper, carrots)
12pm: 10-15 Nuts (Almonds or Walnuts are best) - NO Peanuts, they're a legume
3pm: 1/2 cup of healthy tuna or chicken salad on a bed of greens (made with low-fat mayo & chopped veggies)
6pm: 1/4 Rotisserie Chicken w/side salad or green veggie
9pm: NO CALORIES past 9:00pm (2 hours before bed) - if I'm desperately hungry, I'll drink a glass of milk