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An interesting episode of Good Eats by Alton Brown came up on my blogs. He talks about how he lost 50 pounds without dieting – what he actually seemed to do was figure out how to eat properly.

Here’s the episode (a la Youtube), and below I’ve written out his guidelines he had for himself while he aimed to lose weight. Some of these are easier to follow than others.

According to Alton Brown, you should eat these daily:

  • fruits
  • whole grains
  • leafy greens
  • nuts
  • carrots
  • green tea

…you should have these 3 times a week:

  • oily fish
  • yogurt
  • broccoli
  • sweet potato
  • avocado

…and have these only once a week:

  • red meat
  • pasta
  • dessert
  • alcohol

…oh, and eat breakfast every day (I don’t know how people don’t do this – I love breakfast).

Personally, these are flexible. If you don’t like avocado, then I’m sure there’s something out there that could take its place nutritionally that you’d enjoy more (just sayin). It’s all about the research.