Yesterday was Day 4. Does this look like sacrifice people? I keep waiting for it to get harder, but I think it’s actually getting easier. I know my ‘weak’ times, and I avoid missteps by planning ahead and having healthier, cleaner alternatives to the quick, easy, mindless snacks I would have typically been grabbing for during those times of day.
So everyday, all year round, starts with a Christmas mug-o-coffee. That’s a given. After my workout, which was TurboFire 45 (the most funnest workout ever!) I had my Shakeology (yawn…haven’t we done this before?). Hey, I’m a creature of habit, what can I say? I think we all stick with what works. This is one of the fast, convenient foods that takes the place of junk alternatives or food that requires a little more prep time.
I love a good salad! This one was delicious! It was romaine, tomatoes, reduced fat feta cheese, sweet peppers, onion, avocado, craisins, almonds plus homemade dressing (1 T. olive oil & 1 T. balsamic). I threw this in a “to go” container and ate it while I was waiting for the kids to finish a class.
I was a little hungry when I came home, so Ezekiel toast, almond butter and 1/2 banana to the rescue! I made a tasty chicken, pea pod, pepper, pineapple (lot of p’s!) for dinner and had mine with a side of quinoa instead of rice. It was so filling! I love warm pineapple! Something about it just makes me happy. 🙂
I was way low on calories so I had a bowl of popcorn for a snack after dinner. I even popped it in a little oil and put a little real butter on top. Everything in moderation, right? My calories still came in slightly on the low side for the day, but I didn’t feel hungry at all. Eating 5-6 smaller meals during the day is really key to keeping your metabolism going as well as staying on top of your appetite. You know how they say that if you ‘feel’ thirsty, you’re already getting somewhat dehydrated. Well, if you ‘feel’ hungry, that’s when you grab for food that’s not always your best choice. Keep yourself hydrated and fed throughout the day to avoid disaster! And download a slick app like My Fitness Pal to help you track your calories throughout the day. If you don’t know how many calories you should be shooting for each day, go to www.freedieting.com and use the handy calorie calculator to figure out your daily calorie goal. Once you get the hang of it, it’s a piece of cake…well maybe that’s a bad comparison! It’s a piece of fruit! 😉
Stir fry recipe here: