Adam and I have never been the models of healthy eating. We were both raised in homes that were heavy on the meat and potatoes. Pasta 3 times a week wasn't uncommon in our house. We ate takeout far more than I like to admit and beer was a weekend staple.
When we got our gym memberships we realized that our food had to change, what's the point of working out 4 or 5 times a week if we're just going to eat like crap? We decided to take baby steps. We went a week without takeout and a weekend without beer. That wasn't so hard. Then it was two weeks. We're now about 10 weeks in. I think we've bought beer three times - my birthday, Easter (we were guests at someone else's home and we were taught to always show up with beer) and 2 weekends ago when Adam had a really rough week at work and really wanted a beer. 8 tallboys have lasted 2 weeks - something that was previously unheard of.
Trying to figure out what we should be eating was hard and still is - there are probably going to be a lot of food posts here. Salad for every meal doesn't seem realistic (or that yummy) but trying to figure out what other options there are is difficult. We have a few go to meals now: Adam's Summer Berry Salad, Egg White Omelette, and what my little brother calls a 'Plowman's Platter'. You can also check out my pinterest page for some of my favourite recipes and things I'm waiting to try.
We started out being told that I should be eating 1600 calories a day and Adam about 2200. I have been using My Fitness Pal to track my food intake and try and stay on track. More about how we're reaching those goals to come.