Yesterday I gave you an overview of my thoughts on diet. Today I am going into more detail about what I eat and what I try to avoid.
Plus I’ve included another of my favorite smoothie recipes!
Here is my list of “Al Approved Foods,” broken down into three categories:
Group 1 – Have as much as you want!
Nuts and Nut Butters
Group 2 – Eat, but show some restraint.
Free Range Chicken (and other poultry)
Peanuts (technically peanuts are legumes)
Group 3 – Eat only in moderation.
Non-Approved Foods – Eat at your own risk!
High Fructose Corn Syrup (and anything that has it as an ingredient!)
Processed Breads and Cakes
Soda and Other Processed Beverages
A lot of people have gotten great results from cutting grains and breads out of their diet completely. I’ve personally found that small amounts are okay as long as most of my carbs come from fruits and veggies. You should experiment and see what works for you. It’s also important to follow a plan that is realistic for the long term. People who follow very restrictive diets are less likely to stick with them.
Here’s today’s smoothie recipe. I call this one “Al’s Coconut-Cashew Concoction.”
Al’s Coconut-Cashew Concoction
1 Young Thai Coconut
2 Tablespoons of Cashew Butter
1 Teaspoon of Honey
6 oz. Milk (or use the coconut water)
3-5 Ice Cubes
This recipe will give you approximately 20 oz. of smoothie and 450 calories.