I get a lot of emails regarding what to eat and how to eat. I am sure that you are like all of us and trying to balance the simplicity of eating with the foods you should eat.
I totally agree!
The last thing anyone wants to do is have some crazy eating schedule where you eat one thing all day, switch to another type of food for three days…and… well no one can follow some of these crazy eating schemes.
What you really usually need is just a few rules. I have rules like
1. No eating first thing in the morning, only water
2. Good carbs for breakfast
3. No big meals
4. Lots of fruits and vegetables
5. Restrict alcohol, never overdo the drinking
6. No eating for two hours before bed.
These rules will make a big difference for anyone. I find also that the carbs are always a big question. As far as protein goes we know that burgers are usually bad and chicken breasts are usually good, but carb restricting is always confusing and leads to boring eating. The magic is in eating the right kinds of carbs
The problem is some carbs we regularly eat are not good!
I try to restrict some carbs like bread, rice, pasta but not always and not completely. Also high water foods like fruits and vegetables could be considered high carb but I would never think twice about eating an orange or an apple.
I found another article that goes into detail on why all of us should watch our carbs, what kind to eat, and therefore feel better and not so bloated
There is quite a bit of detail in the article as well as some actionable concepts that will have you eating better and feeling better with just a few changes.