I should probably explain a few things about my lifestyle before I get into specifics.
I’m a dairy-intolerant vegetarian. I tried going vegan but found that took its toll on my skin and hair. Perhaps I wasn’t doing it “right”, but I feel much better and more energetic with my current diet.
I used to eat a lot of junk food, hence the reason I used to be 151 lbs. I’ve got my weight down to 130 (as of Jun 2) just by cutting out the junk.
I don’t count calories, or grams of fat. I just try to make my diet as colourful and light as possible. I also never deprive myself of something - if I want ice cream/chocolate/soda I’ll have it, just in moderation.
Portion control is also a big deal to me. I’m pretty sure I’ve shrunk my stomach by cutting down on the amount I eat, meaning I can’t eat a lot without feeling nauseous. I’m telling you what my daily diet is just for reference, or ideas if you need them. Your own diet should (obviously) be relevant to you and your own personal goals.
I also try to eat “stable” foods with a low Glycaemic Index. I am constantly on the go throughout the day, thanks to a pretty hectic job, so the last thing I need is a sugar slump. Low GI foods release carbohydrates and sugars steadily throughout the day, so the body’s insulin levels do not spike or crash. I learnt about GI-balance the hard way.
I drink ten glasses of water per day. It’s impossible for me to forget to drink it as I have a massive water cooler in my office :P
My daily diet looks like this:
As I said, I don’t count calories, so I have no idea what my calorific intake it. All I know is that I am healthy, have bundles of energy and don’t feel sluggish and bloated any more.