May 11, 2011

Eat this...Not that

We all know how we got fat. Well I don't know about you, but I got fat because I love food and not just food in general. I loved the fatty greasy stuff. The stuff you could get passed to you through a car window. Deep fried and smothered in something whether it be cheese, gravy or red sauce I was probably eating it. Now I was never an emotional eater, I didn't eat if I was sad or upset, my problem was that I didn't eat enough and when I did eat, most of the time I only ate once (in that entire day) and it was usually a big meal late at night. For example I would have a 10 piece Hot wings with a 6inch Philly cheese steak, fries and a large drink and YES I would eat all of that food even if my stomach was hurting because I simply do not like to waste food and I didn't eat left-overs (<---This has obviously changed lol).

After starting my journey I've realized this is probably the healthiest I have ever eaten in my entire life! I would like to say this has been easy, but it hasn't and I just can't forget the taste of the foods I used to eat, although they made me blow up like a blimp, why can't I have what I was used to eat only served up in smaller healthier portions.

1. Not That!
Philly Cheese Steak -Publix (Deli)
I would order a foot-long Philly cheese steak (and yes I would eat that whole sandwich) on wheat bread with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and jalapeno peppers cooked with my meat (chopped finely). Provolone cheese, mayo, and heavy oil and vinegar.

Eat This! Healthy Alternative
Philly Steak Wrap (Home made)
1 wheat wrap, philly steak, bell pepper, onions, mushrooms, jalepeno peppers, reduced fat provolone cheese, light or no mayo, and vinegar. By cooking it at home I can cut out tons of fat and it still taste great!

2.  Not That!
Fried Chicken - Krogers (Deli)
I remember eating this chicken and how the grease would run down my fingers as I bit into the chicken and how I would lick my fingers clean afterward's!

Eat This! Healthy Alternative
Baked Fried Chicken (Home made)
Boneless skinless chicken breast, Whole wheat bread crumbs, Seasonings, and 1 egg white. Baking the chickens cuts down on so much fat and it taste good!! Me and my bottle of hot sauce are always good to go.

 3. Not That!
Quarter Pounder with Cheese - McDonalds
I'm pretty sure everybody knows that this was just fat wrapped in paper and passed through a window right?

Eat This! Healthy Alternative
Turkey Burger (Home made)
Ground turkey, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion power, reduced sodium whoreishore sauce (I know I jacked up that spelling lol), reduced fat cheese, spinach, pickles, light mayo, mustard, and my good old George Foreman Grill!

Those were just a few examples!
I don't have to give up my favorite foods because I've found ways to make them healthier and still taste delicious! Eating healthy doesn't always mean that you have to sacrifice taste. So how do you make your old favorite fatty foods healthier!?


  1. I definitely took the eat this not that approach when I started on this journey :) I even bought the grocery version of the book at Barnes and Nobles!

    Thanks for sharing this! LOVE IT!

  2. Thanks! I've never read the book but I have seen articles about it on yahoo and I liked the idea :D