Sample Daily Diet (2,000 Calories)
I warn you: the following list of foods, a sample of what I eat on a daily basis, might surprise you. This isn’t typical diet fare. I don’t your traditional diet food.
I’m not a fan of rabbit food. I also don’t follow any meal plan (my buddy Dean offers plenty of those, quality ones, at PapayaHead). I make it a habit to eat whatever I want while counting calories and practicing moderation.
Here’s what my typical daily diet (roughly 2,000 calories) looks like:
2 x slices of bacon: 70 calories
3 x eggs, scrambled: 210 calories
2 x toast w/ light butter + jelly: 160 calories
2 cups of orange juice: 220 calories
3 x tacos — each taco included a small tortilla, lean ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, peppers, salsa, and shredded cheese: 230 calories (each)
Cheeseburger — included lettuce, tomato, onion, mushrooms, bacon, cheese, mayo, mustard, and ketchup, all on a toasted bun: 540 calories
I also had 1/2 a can of Pepsi to wash the burger down: 75 calories
Total daily calories: 1,965 calories
This all varies on a daily basis, of course. This isn’t a meal plan, but just a sample daily diet. It’s a snapshot from Thursday of last week.
Unfortunately, a few so-called experts will/do criticize the foods I eat by claiming that they’re too unhealthy or too high in saturated fat or this or that. When I first started losing weight, way before I even lost 50 pounds, I used to post on the blog what I ate on a daily basis. Those posts had a lot of the foods listed above. Back in those days, my skin was very thin and I talked the talk, but I had yet to walk the walk. I received criticism for the “unhealthy” foods I ate, so much so that I stopped posting the foods I ate altogether. I couldn’t back up what I was promoting.
These days though, I could careless what the so-called experts think.
The proof is in the (delicious) pudding. I lost 125 pounds by eating whatever I wanted. I continue to do so today. I have a completely clean bill of health. I’m in better shape than most 27-year olds — probably most 17-year olds.
My diet is the best kind of diet — it’s sustainable for the rest of my life.
Is your diet?