I have a question for all you chickies out there. I hear so many conflicting diets: no carb, eat whole grains, apples are good/bad for you, etc.
I like to eat whole grain cereal like fiber one with unsweetened soy milk for breakfast, apple or raw veggies for snacks. I eat chicken and salads and whole grain brown rice, homemade minestrone soup (no pasta though), and tons o' water each day. I eat more than what I'm listing, but you get the idea I'm not swilling down garbage--I'm eating good stuff. I also eat a luna bar every day for a snack, usually in the morning. I'm also trying not to eat after 7:30 at night. Fitday.com says I'm getting enough calories and nutirents.
My question is, Does this sound like a healthy, weight loss diet to you guys? I'm confused because I keep hearing carbs are bad, but at the same time, I think whole grain foods can be a great part of a weight loss plan. Am I wrong? I haven't been doing this long, but I want to get your advice before I do it for months and then realize I'm not losing weight.
Should I lose weight by eating like this, and not late night snacking anymore?
By the way, I'm 200 pounds and 6 feet tall. I'm tryimg to lose 20 pounds withing one year, which I feel is pretty reasonable.