Waistline Wednesday:: Meal Planning and Cholesterol

As you may now from my post titled My Child Called Me Fat & New Year’s Resolution I have resolved to reduce my waistline to get to a healthier me. So the very first thing I did was sit down to create a meal plan tailored to my needs. What you do not know is that I have recently been placed on cholesterol pills. So when considering the meal plan I would follow to reduce my waistline I had to first consider the foods that are good and bad for my cholesterol. After a few hours of research I came up with a plan that I feel is good for me.

Meal Plan

After thinking over why so many “diets” I have tried in the past have failed I found one constant and that was they were to darn strict and left me feeling deprived. So here is my plan, I like to call it “More or Less”. Eat more often. Eat less at each meal. Eat more lean protein. Eat less fatty meats (including shell-fish). Eat more fiber. Eat less trans fat. Eat more healthy carbohydrates. Eat less carbohydrates at night. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Eat less sugars and processed food. And lastly, drink more water and green tea!

Sample Day

Start of Day: Green Tea and lemon

Breakfast: Oatmeal (high in fiber)

Snack: Green Smoothie w/ Blueberries (Fruit and Vegetables)

Lunch: Vegetarian Chili w/ Brown Rice and Beans (Lean Protein & Healthy Carbs)

Snack: Low fat Yogurt

Dinner: Salmon and Asparagus (lean protein & Vegetables NO CARBS).

Real Life

So we all know life happens although I am not giving my self cheat days I am also not going to beat myself up over a poor decision. Instead I will be sharing here if and when I make a mistake and will also share my triumphs for the week. In addition to sharing my peaks and pits, I will also make a concerted effort to make LESS mistakes and MORE triumphs!

Peek Of The Week

Pit Of The Week

Mexican Cornbread for dinner. Correction A LOT of Mexican Cornbread for dinner.

If you are on a diet or a lifestyle change, what are you eating more/less of to reach your goals?


    • Thank you Bernetta for your support as always!!! It is definitely a challenge getting out my warm bed to work out, but I got to do it!

    • LOL. For me this is a lot of food. I use to skip breakfast no snacks have a small but unhealthy lunch and a HUGE unhealthy dinner. It’s working for me so far!

  1. Eating small meals is totally doable! I very rarely eat until I feel stuffed and I always enjoy my meals. My husband does the opposite. He eats a huge meal, stuffs himself and then doesn’t eat all day but he always feels miserable after stuffing himself.
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  2. Love this I can’t eat after 7 and I normally only eat once a day which is my biggest problem. People say I need to eat more but I just feel so full I normally have to make myself eat. I don’t lose nor gain weight which sucks.
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  3. I like your eating plan. It sounds healthy and delicious. It’s great that you are sharing your successes with us to hold you accountable. Keep up the good work!

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