leastbest.......I cut out sugar and "white stuff". Switched to whole grain bread, whole grain pasta, brown rice etc. Basically it was the general guidelines for a diabetic's diet. It works for anyone and it worked pretty quick. No liquor, no sugared sodas......can have diet soda.
Breakfast was low sugar instant oatmeal or a couple of eggs with wheat toast, no butter and sugar free jelly. Lunch was a sandwich with wheat bread and either deli ham or turkey with some pickles or carrot sticks & celery.
We ate lean meat or fish in small portions (like an Omaha steak portion) and grilled veggies.....no potato....and salads and bread (wheat) for every supper. For a snack at night Cheerios or Rice Chex ( they're lowest in sugar of all the cereals) with skim milk. Sometimes just a palmful of dry roasted ,no salt almonds.
Most importantly I switched my Venti Mocha Frappucino to a Mocha Frappucino Light and was able to have one a day and still lost the weight.
Hubby wasn't on a diet, but since I'm the cook he ate what I made and lost 27 lbs.
That sounds like exactly what I eat everyday and I've lost 20 lbs. The best part is I have way more enegy. I've found that skipping breakfast is about the worst thing you can do, especially working here. I eat a bowl of oatmeal with some protien powder mixed in every morning. Great way to start your day.