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I change it up pretty regularly...using the same "base" for all meals...i may not be doing it right but I have been doing this for 8 weeks now and I'm down 9 pounds...I don't have much to lose (maybe another 5 to 10) but as a lifestyle way to eat, this is awesome. So much more energy.
Consider the various types of meats, legumes and veggies that are out there, and the different types of spices and yep, there's lots to eat.
The combinations are enormous...I've made soups, omelettes, chilli, stew, muffin-ey things, meatballs, meatloafs, salads, and of course, simply 1-2-3 meat/veg/bean meals too. Lots of pickles and saurkraut and hot sauces...so many (sugar free) hot sauces and salsas!
I do snack on nuts, nut butters, and have cottage cheese form time to time (usually in my omelettes).
Figure out a few go-to meals that you can always fall back on and then go with what you feel like that night. If you want to try something out, and you have the energy it takes to prepare a new meal (and maybe suffer a flop), then go for it. If you're too exhausted for that, fall back on your base meals.
I tend to go with what my gut wants. Usually that means I'm really liking one meal for a time and I end up eating it like every day for a week or two. Then I'll tire of it and go with something else.
It's important to change the way you eat the same ingredients. Do lemon and pepper with a bit of Cajun spice one meal, do the same thing with some Thai curry paste and super thin sliced fennel next meal. I just decided yesterday to ease the monotonous cooking drag for a couple days by making a huuuge pot of chili. In a big pot, heat 1 tbsp oil, throw in a whole large diced onion and some minced garlic. After onions are semi clear, toss in a can of diced tomato and a decent size package of lean ground beef or chicken or whatever you want as the meat. Add some cumin or Cajun or chili P or whatever you wan it to taste like, wait till the beef browns/chicken whitens, then add 4c turkey or chicken broth. Boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Lasts forever, never gets boring to me. I like to ladle it over a healthy size bed of cabbage.
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