I eat my cereal without a "milk" product because I really didn't like the way they tasted the one time I added Unsweetened Almond Milk (USAM). Plus the little bit of Sugar/Carbs in USAM put me into 3 carb servings. I love it dry now. I like getting tons of fiber for Breakfast, just in case the rest of my day is bad.
Dry Cereal - 1serving of Uncles Sams, Shredded Wheat or Perky's Crunchy Flax. Since I've reached my goal weight I have added a couple of Blackberries some days.
Coffee - with cream and Benefiber. Must. have. coffee.
This is the most difficult meal for me, one I used to skip pre-BFC. I usually have one of the following. I don't have much for lunch any more, but I try to eat it early before I get hungry. If I wait until I'm really hungry, I overeat.
Tuna Salad or Turkey Sandwich - w/ Sprouted Flaxseed bread mostly open faced (1 bread slice) nowadays, 1/4 Cup Cottage Cheese, pickle
Crispbreads - GG Crispbreads w/ cream cheese and smoked Salmon, 1/4 C Raspberries. These are a great source of fiber, but you have to order them online.
Sausage and Sauerkraut - Jorge suggestions sauerkraut because certain brands have live probiotics.
Work Lunch - My Husband's work has the most incredible lunches. The tray photo is from that and is loaded full of Low Sugar high protein items like ceviche, green veggies, pork and sashimi.
My (already thin) Husband was kind enough to accept BFC meals for dinner in exchange for a thinner wife. I don't do anything fancy anyone, and I'm a bit of a failure here as you can see! We are also not big beef eaters, as you can see, but beef is certainly okay on the Belly Fat Cure:
Protein - Grilled Chicken or Fish, sauted Asparagus or Zucchini (with sea salt & olive oil) w/ a small Spinach Salad
Tacos - Ground Turkey or Grilled Chicken Tacos loaded up with Spinach, Avocado and a little sour cream and low sugar Salsa. And of course the Smart & Delicious tortillas.
Pita Pizza - low sugar pita w/ a TBSP of Trader Joes pasta sauce, mozzerella cheese and pepperoni and a Spinach Salad.
Cheeseburger - Try it with no bun or the Thin Buns from Earthgrains.
Huevos Ranchero - 2 Eggs w/ cheese, little sour cream & low sugar salsa over a toasted tortilla (sometimes minus the tortilla). Sometimes I'll have sausage patties or bacon with it. If my Husband isn't around for dinner I'll make this
Eggs of any kind - For a super low S/C Value meal when the Husband isn't around I'll like make just eggs for dinner. Here is an omelet with sauted mushrooms, avocado and a little bit of cottage cheese with ground flax seed sprinkled on top of it all (for added fiber).
During the day, between meals or when I've missed a meal (which sadly still happens, but not very often), I sometimes need a snack.
Hulled Sunflower Seeds - SO good! I'm allergic to many nuts (I breakout in cystic acne that makes a teenager looked like Nicole Kidman in comparison).
Macadamia Nuts - These many be hard to find, but as nuts go they have the best S/C Value, low sugar/carbs and great fiber. I discovered them on vacation in Hawaii recently and found them at Costco later.
Cheese - I like the kids cheese sticks and Babybel cheeses in the afternoon
Pirate's Booty - This stuff is TOO good and I usually go back for more unfortunately
Celery - A couple of stalks of celery, sometimes with a little cream cheese, is really filling
Cucumber - Sliced up cucumbers, maybe a little tuna or cheese on them (sometimes lately, I've had this for lunch) and sprinkled with a little sea salt.
Eating out seems like it may be difficult on the Belly Fat Cure, but it's not. Basically I start by looking for the protein on the menu, something not fried, dipped or coated in carbs or a sugary sauce. Then I substitute the grains (I don't have grains or starches at restaurants, because I don't know their S/C Value) with Green Veggies.
Sushi - I love Sushi, but I try and stick with the Sashimi (just the fish sliced, no rice) or have only a couple of pieces of Sushi roll. I skip the Tempura now, but still get a Spider Roll and share it.
Protein Burger - Basically a Cheeseburger with no bun, maybe wrapped in lettuce, minus onions, tomatoes and ketchup. Skip the fries and ask for a side salad instead... although if this is your whole meal you are allowed some French Fries. Fast food to fancy places, I ask for this all the time.
Seafood - One of these photos is from favorite place to eat in Half Moon Bay. It is Grilled Shrimp, wrapped in bacon with Broccolini. It usually somes over garlic mashed potatoes, which technically I could have some of, but I substitute that for sauted spinach. There are hidden sugar and carbs in restaurant meals, so I avoid the obvious ones.
Cobb or Chef Salad - This can be really satisfying and has tons of protein in it. I frequently get one of these salad when I eat out.
Splurges and Dessert:
Okay, so I consider myself on the Belly Fat Cure 100% of the time. I don't go off plan a big night out or a holiday. So if I'm going to splurge on something, it is something allowed on the plan but that I don't have very often.
Sake - I love cold sake! When we go out to eat Sushi, I love to get a flight of Sake or the kind in the wooden box that they over pour (for good luck!). This is cold sake, not the disgusting warm kind ;-) It has about the same S/C Value as white wine.
Dark Chocolate - I HATED dark chocolate when I started this plan. Bitter was all I tasted, but now I love it. The best to me is Green & Black's 85% Dark Chocolate. Try several yourself and be the judge though! In the beginning I would have a whole serving, but now I try to be satisfied with just a square.
Hot Tea - I have hot tea in the evenings when I want something after dinner. It has been become a big habit these last few months. I prefer a decaf, rich tea and right now I'm loving Chocolate Teas with one packet of a stevia sweetener for the whole pot and a little cream.
Cinnamon Crisp - I make these for special ocasions and the holidays. I will probably make this for my birthday too, instead of cake.
Shakes - Jay Robb or Amazing Grass are a great Dessert. Made with Unsweetened Almond Milk keeps them low in Sugar and Carb. I have them sometimes as a meal replacement (but only on a rare occasion). If you make the with lots of ice, it is just like ice cream.