Sarah, welcome. I like your goals. Eating healfully is a continual learning experience for me as it is for most of us. As my doc says, "You don't have to be perfect--just better than you USED to be." Best wishes.
OK, today is day 1 of my 21 Day Metabolism Makeover. I was surprised that when I planned out today's menu I was able to do it according to the program guidelines PLUS my own guidelines I must follow to keep my blood sugar and cholesterol normal without meds. IThe version of the program I chose is basically the same low carb, low sat fat foods I have enjoyed in the past, just requires eating MORE low carb veggies, combined differently with my protein and spaced differently to help speed up metabolism. I don't know it will work, but it's my best hope right now. We shall see!
Today's planned menu:
Breakfast: zero cholesterol egg substitute scrambled eggs with black soybeans and broccoli. (Just two tablespoons of roasted red pepper Alfredo sauce I chose as my allowed low fat dairy made it surprisingly good.)
Morning snack: strawberries and almonds
Lunch: lean, preservative free roast beef, veggie soup with black soybeans added instead of my planned broccoli and green beans.
Afternoon snack: low carb protein shake
Dinner: changed from salmon to turkey burger patty, green beans, asparagus
Evening snack: low carb protein shake, one wedge of light Laughing Cow Cheese spread on cucumber slices.
Off to the store to stock up for my new program.