Diet is a 4-Letter Word

DIET to me is A 4-letter word.  Generally, diet’s kill me because they don’t stick. The cravings kick in, my emotions get the best of me and I crumble, like a cinnamon coffee cake.  I die every time I break my diet program and feel worse about myself.


I no longer diet. I eat well.  I no longer have the cravings or the desire to get up from bed in the middle of the night, after my wife has drifted asleep, and find the carbs I’m craving.  No longer am I held captive by my body and my mind.  All because of SlimRoast Optimum.

This has been a lifelong battle for me; the heart vs. the mind.  And more often than not, the mind wins. With SlimRoast Optimum, I’ve been able to not only lose weight, but curb the cravings and take control of my eating habits.


We all have learned in school basic food groups; meats, fruits & vegetables, grains and dairy and even healthy fats.  Some are not good, and others are.  Then there are the many fad diets; Keto, Paleo, South Beach, fasting and so on.  But the bottom line is that you have to burn more calories than you take in and you have to take in quality food that has health benefits for your body. Eating a simple, well-balanced diet that is low in fat, low in sugars and low in junk, and drink one cup of SlimRoast Optimum in the morning, will help you lose weight!  It’s really that simple.


I also have allowed myself to have a splurge day where I can eat anything I want.  Not a lot and not overdoing it, but I can enjoy pancakes for breakfast or cake for a celebration.  Generally, my splurge day is Sunday as we enjoy grilling and having a nice family meal.  And I have found that I’m not able to eat as much and my system does not accept it all as it used to.


I’m starting to eat cleaner by incorporating more fruits and vegetables. While some of these items are high in sugar, it’s a natural sugar that the body processes easier.  Like I tell my wife; at least it’s not a jelly donut!  

I’ve cut out as much breads and carbs as possible.  While I love starchy foods, the fat from them is the slow killer.  I eat lean proteins and enjoy some wild rice or brown rice and quinoa, now and again.  I use grapeseed oil rather than butter and I enjoy using flavorful spices to enhance the flavor of the food.


Most importantly, I don’t drink soda any longer.  In fact, I drink a lot of water and keep my system flushed out and hydrated.  And I drink coffee, SlimRoast Optimum, every morning.


Learn to cook clean and healthy. Here are some of the items I use now:

  • Grapeseed oil instead of butter. I will use olive oil in some dishes.
  • Himalayan pink salt.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables. I don’t spend the additional money for organic, but I do eat fresh. 
  • Long grain/wild rice or brown rice, occasionally. Blend in some Balsamic dressing and chopped basil for great flavor.
  • Quinoa is a high-protein side that when created with some lime juice and cilantro, is tasty!
  • Egg whites- I buy the ones in a carton and they taste great with a little salt & pepper.
  • Lean meats; fish, chicken, turkey, lean beef items.
  • With some items, such as roast veggies and tuna, I use Italian or Balsamic dressings for flavor.

Lean Fish Options:

  1. Salmon
  2. Cod
  3. Herring
  4. Mahi-Mahi
  5. Tuna

Lean Beef Options:

  1. Sirloin tip side steak
  2. Top round steak
  3. Eye of round steak
  4. Bottom round steak
  5. Top Sirloin
  6. Flap steak
  7. Filet mignon (Chateaubriand or tenderloin)

Ground turkey for:

  1. Burgers
  2. Meatballs
  3. Slow cooker meals

Try to plan your meals in advance, when you go shopping, so you have clean, healthy food options available. And don't shop on an empty stomach. You tend to want more than you need and you'll spend more on items you don't want.


I've heard it said that if you want to save money or eat healthier, you should never go grocery shopping when you are hungry. Why? Because the demand of hunger will often distract you from your mission. Quick meals, snacks, and candy bars at the register make it easy to veer off course. When hunger is screaming for your attention, money management or healthy eating habits become less urgent in terms of priority.


For meal prep and healthy eating options and recipes, you may contact me for information and recipe ideas.



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