Someone recommended it so here goes. I generally do not drink coffee or tea. (These contain tanic acid which is the same stuff used to tan leather.) I eat lean meats, WHOLE grain breads, vegetables, and fruits. Lots of water also. If I want something sweet I will have a piece of sugar free chocolate or maybe a half cup of frozen yogurt. If I do have to eat out like at McDonald's then I just get a regular hamburger, SMALL fires and a small diet soda, water, milk, or juice. Something else people fail to do is monitor their PORTION controls. People eat WAY too much food. The amount of meat you eat should not be any bigger than a deck of playing cards. I also stay away from refined sugars and white flour products. A typical day may be like this for me. Breakfast - 1 cup cooked oatmeal, with honey to sweeten. (Honey is Natural sugar which your body metabolizes much better.) A piece of fruit and skim milk. Lunch - Turkey and swiss sandwich with whole grain bread, celery or carrot sticks, fruit. Snack - 1 piece of fruit dinner - meat, potatoe or rice, vegetable, maybe a salad with fat free Italian. snack - half cup of frozen yogurt or 1 cp of popped popcorn. Hope this helps.