Originally Answered: Any tips on eating healthier?
okay so first of all you want to replace white refined grains with whole wheat products. Choose whole wheat bread, pasta, brown rice and whole grain cereals over white flour products
second, lean meats you sound eat instead of fried chicken is anything baked, steamed, broiled etc. If it's fried, that's a no- no. chicken wings are deep fried so that's off limits too!
you want to go for lean meats like turkey, chicken and fish. replace ground beef for burgers and tacos with ground turkey and chicken! it's just as tastey! if not yummier!
diary products are important in building a lean healthy body with strong bones, and especially since you are an athelete they are just that much more significant to include in your diet, so go for low fat and fa free varieties of milk, yogurt, and cheeses, they also provide lots of good protein!
instead of eating regular potato chips and other junk foods, go for baked chips, quaker rice snacks (my favorite and they come in all kinds of yummy flavors like honey nut and BBQ), and fiberone bars are great as well (the fiber keeps you full and my favorite flavor is chocolate mocha, mmm chocolately!)
also, eat more fruits and veggies instead, so much to choose from!
(apples, oranges, bananas, celery carrots, melons berries etc)
healthy fats include omega 3s from fish and good fats from nuts and fruits like avocado ^-^
some really good meal ideas:
try a whole grain cereal with lowfat/ fat free milk and berries or another type of fruit
or oatmeal with some cinnamon and berries
or a whole wheat bagel/ toast with eggs!
whole wheat sandwhichs filled with lean protein deli meats such as
turkey and piled high with veggies ( lettuce, tomato, onion, bell peppers) go ahead and add some mustard, ketcup and/or relish for moisture ^-^
baked chicken with steamed broccoli and brown rice
wheat pasta in tomato sauce and meat balls made out of ground chicken!
home made whole wheat pita pizza filled with tomato suace, lowfat cheese and veggie toppings!
snacks, some of my favorite
cottage cheese salad with cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes and other great fruits! just arrange the fruit on a plate covered in green leafy lettuce around some cottage cheese, and eat it with multigrain saltines if you like! ( a good lunch meal too!)
light butter popcorn ( get the smart choice varieties, it's whole grain, full of fiber, and therefore very filling!)
whole wheat honey pretzels (a lot better than all those greasy potato chips with a salty sweet twist ^-^)
i hope this helped, and good luck!