Originally Posted by AndChiefs
I suppose I need to learn more about healthy eating as well. Obviously I've seen low-carb, low-fat, etc. diets but I'm unsure what nutrients I might be missing with them and what I would need to eat to replace them.
I love food, and I love the different tastes you can achieve with different ingredients and spices. I don't want to be relegated to eating chicken breast, salmon, and salads just because I don't want to get fat.
If you keep the calories under control, you can eat nothing but Twinkies and lose weight. It's possible to eat whatever you want if you are good at portion control.
I have found that I am not good at it. I can maintain on a mixed diet but can't lose weight so have to resort to a little more extreme method to lose.
I gave the wrong idea about how I'm eating. I was just throwing stuff out for ideas in a restaurant, not how to eat all of the time. My food is very tasty. For example, one of my favorite current meals is to take rice, diced chicken breast, and peas and sprinkle with Golden Mountain sauce and a little fish sauce. It's quick and easy and tastes like something from a Thai restaurant. There are also a ton of things you can do with rice, potatoes, chicken/shrimp and curry powders. It's definitely not boring.