Hi, I am new to the zone. I am in my last cardio rehab class at the moment and I need to lose belly fat. Before I had my heart attack, I had been watching protein, carbs and basically consuming little or no fat. After a month, I had lost 4 lbs., then I had my blockage, I was told to diet to hopefully control diabetes and prevent going on insulin, which now I am categorized as pre-diabetic. My fatigue has been linked to acute sleep apnea and an underactive thyroid. I eat lots of veggies,a little red meat, fruit, oatmeal and such, I exercise, but I do like sweets. By reading this book, I am seeing that I still am doing things wrong and I am trying to correct my mistakes. I am also a cancer survivor and under the age of 60.
My needed proteins are 77/day so this would be the equivalent of 11 blocks. For breakfast I ate 2 egg whites, 3 strips of turkey bacon, 1/6 cup of reduced fat cheese, 1 apple with 1 1/2 tsp of natural peanut butter. Does this sound about right? I can eat a crueller right after I have exercised (cardio) and be safe, right? I need to only lose 10 more lbs,I have lost a total of 10 lbs. For lunch, I have mixed greens, pineapple, tomato and chicken breast, onion with an olive oil and dijon mustard dressing, dinner will be the curried cauliflower soup. Thanks for any help.