This morning I was asked for diet advice:
Don't eat bread.
Have a 1/2 a grapefruit and one scrambled egg for breakfast.
The only juice you can drink is citrus juice.
Only lean cuts of meat are allowed, up to two times a week.
No soft cheese, or pre-sliced cheese. Small portions of hard cheese is o.k.
Absolutely no brownies, donuts, ect. If you have a sweet tooth, try a handful of trail mix, raisins, dried cranberries, carrots, apples, or some other fruit.
Drink lots and lots of water.
Eat water based foods, like soup. They don't pack on weight and they make you feel full.
You can have pasta and rice, just not with butter or sauces (except a sugar-free tomato sauce). Try drizzling extra virgin olive oil over your pasta, or stir it into rice. Olive oil is acceptable for vegetable sides too.
Act like a four year old, or most importantly, get up and MOVE. If you have a choice between walking or watching a show, take the walk. If you feel your toe tapping to a beat, don't repress it. Get up and dance!
Remember not to deny yourself everything all at once, that will only lead to binging, which will in turn cause guilt and more binging.
Smile at yourself in the mirror every day.
Be kind to people that you might not think it matters to: taxi drivers, waitresses, sales clerks, your maintenance man, ect.
It's all about balance. If you are a happy person, and you aren't numbing yourself with tobacco/alcohol (although the occasional glass of wine/beer is recommended), you'll be healthier and live longer.
Don't worry, stress is the number one killer.
I don't think I forgot anything important here, but if I did I'm not going to worry about it.
Have a nice day.