The results are in for the first full week. My son lost 9 pounds. All I did was make sure any meat i used was very lean, add tons of fruit and veggies to EVERY meal, make all portions small, but use a huge variety on our plates (ie…half a HALO orange, and banana slices with a few blueberries and a slice of kiwi instead of one piece of fruit), my boys don’t like raw veggies so I make a salad using iceberg lettuce (not so good for you) but I FINELY chop up romaine lettuce and spinach in it. Separately chop up mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers and boiled eggs. Let them choose what veggies they want to add to their lettuce mix, add a little bit of shredded cheese, and no more than 2 TBSP of their favorite salad dressing. I figure if they add their own veggies, they’ll learn how to mask the taste of things they don’t like and they’ll eat it anyhow.
Last night I marinaded chicken tenders (fresh, not breaded/frozen) in some pretty heavy spices, then pan fried them in olive oil (about 4 OZ per person). Added the salad named above, and some fruit. Satisfying! Right now, I’m dunking a granny smith apple in lightly salted avocado Strange, but tasty and healthy.