Hi there. Well, I think you have a reasonable plan. You can increase your odds of losing by walking a bit further or picking up the pace of your walk. Find some hills to add into the walk, etc.
Food. Well, many talk about lean protein. A baked chicken breast or baked fish or broiled fish/salmon are all good ideas. Then lots of vegis and fruit as sweet snacks. Take a good mutli vitamin. You can get chicken and cook it and eat it for dinner, save a breast and slice it and put it in a salad for the next day.. Use spices to change the flavor rather than any fats or oils. Lean pork is also good.
It's really that simple. Do you need actual recipes?
Not sure what you mean by avoiding saturated fat. Saturated fat from natural sources (butter, lard, eggs, coconut, etc) is extremely healthy. I made a significant change in my life with eating LCHF (low carb, moderate protein and high fat) which not only did I lose ALOT of weight, but also improved my health and look more than a decade younger (gorgeous glowing skin).
Butter and lard are generally not considered healthy for us. :>) Most dieticians recommend limiting this either completely or significantly.
Do you have peer reviewed medical journals citing this? Show me the evidence.
wrong!!! I disagree with your statement that saturated fat is unhealthy. This load of misguided opinion that was started by Dr Keys years ago in collusion with USDA supporting sugar industry and other agricultural industry lobbyists. Unfortunately, the deliberately skewed science has been propagated, but the good news is that in the past few years, the truth is being uncovered. Some countries are faster at making changes to guidelines (like Sweden) while other countries are taking longer time (like USA).
Here are peer reviewed medical articles uncovering the truth about saturated fat in diet and their effect on health. Saturated fat is healthy!!!! The current research is dismantling the original BS started by Keys and USA big agriculture lobbyists:
If you are not in the mood of reading hard scientific evidence or not used to reading hard science, but rather chew on layman literature, here's a recent article in the Wall Street journal. Similar articles appeared in Time Magazine, The Economist and other media outlets:
Saturated fats ARE VERY HEALTHY.
Again, I am not arguing with you. Enjoy your butter and lard. The rest of you, please please please check with your own doctors regarding this. Have a nice day.
I think you've misunderstood the studies you're quoting. This has been big news lately and has been covered extensively in the newspapers, PBS, CSPAN, etc., so I've heard the authors of the studies interviewed. In no way are they recommending anyone eat butter or lard. They are saying that butter and lard are healthier than eating a diet too low in fat or containing hydrogenated fats. This isn't the same as saying they are healthy to eat. They are still advocating more for fish oils and other omega 3 and omega 9 fats, and are saying, don't worry about eating butter in moderation (I can't imagine anyone recommending lard, seeing as how it's not only just bad fat but also comes from animals raised in unhealthy conditions, injected with antibiotics, etc,. whereas unless you're making your own lard from naturally raised animals at least you can buy organic butter) but please please please don't take this as saying it's okay to overdo it. So yes, it's always been true that the non-fat craze was bad for you, not least because the products usually covered up the lack of taste with artificial additives and lots of sugars. I go with specialmom here, for what it's worth.
I should also have added, climate can also affect this. In very cold climates where not much grows people have adapted to eating a lot of animal fat, but it's natural animal fat, not store bought. But for the bulk of people who live in temperate climates, less animal is better, and in tropical climates different still. Eating is way more complex than many indicate, and is very dependent on the individual as well and what they best digest.
Please back up your statements with actual facts. Show me evidence. How is it I provide links and evidence and you just provide opinions?
Wrong. Here is an example evidence....check out this link of a June 2014 Time magazine, where BUTTER was the front page photo of the magazine, and the caption said "scientists labeled fat as the enemy, why they were wrong"
And Time magazine features an article stating they were WRONG about saturated fats....
The truth is coming boys and girls....time to get your heads out of the sand and seeing what the hard science is saying!
I reviewed many of the links you provided, and nowhere did I read that butter and lard are "very healthy", and nowhere does it say that those foods should be eaten in large quantities, consistently.
Also, in the links you yourself provided, many of the studies maintain that while the link between saturated foods and cardiovascular problems may not always be as significant as once thought, it's definitely still listed as a contributing factor to athlerosclerosis.
I'm a supporter of science in a huge way, but I also acknowledge that not every (actually not even most) studies are unbiased and accurate. The vast majority of studies are done for purposes of receiving funding, or to present information to certain entities, to further the cause of a certain group. It's VERY VERY VERY difficult to find a study that doesn't have an ulterior motive....that is just for research's sake.
I buy that butter in moderation is okay...actually, I think most anything in moderation is okay. I don't believe in following diets that believe in either severely reducing or limiting one kind of food, and gorging on another, with the exception of obviously very unhealthy foods (ie processed foods, etc). I believe in a balanced diet.
I embarked on my own journey about a year ago to lose weight and get healthier. I've lost over 43# thus far by changing WHAT and how much I was eating....and limiting my caloric intake. I cut back significantly on fats, while adding more veggies, fruits, leaner proteins. I eat foods that are higher in more optimal fats, such as avocados. I've been successful thus far (thank God)...and I acknowledge that there are many different approaches to losing weight. I wouldn't put anyone down for trying, no matter if I agreed with their methods or not.
I too think that you've perhaps read a bit too much into the research you're touting, because even the links you have provided yourself doesn't support what you've posted here.