Alright guys, so Im releasing some information Ive tried to keep secret for quite some time. This information… is…. the…. weird food that I eat from day to day 🙂 I talk about calorie control but I dont reveal too much what types of food I eat to stay on track. An example of how Ive tried to hide it is my ritual to leave work and eat lunch at home because I sort of hate, okay REALLY HATE, the…”whats thaaaat?”. Not to mention the chuckles at my measuring cups and tablespoons, etc. I dont comment on people gyros, doughnuts, cupcakes, or McDonalds trips… or should I? I just have kept in mind that I know what works for me and Id love to give my advice to people, but only if they ask for it. Normally when people are biting into their juicy burgers theyre not looking for anyones opinion, I know I dont. In the meantime, I figure my “no’s” to office food, beers with friends, or over eating at a restaurant just because everyone else is, is off-putting enough.
However, as of recently, along with some normal “ewww, gross” reactions, Ive also received wonderful feedback. I know I used to look at my brother (a protein eating, very fit machine) and how hed mix oatmeal with eggs and hot sauce and meat (random stuff). He told me it tasted great and I just scoffed at him. Im finding myself to be more and more like him as I am sick of lean cuisines and 100 calorie packs. Theyre great for portion control, but Ive found I end up, well, HUNGRY. I have found that if I eat small meals, 300 calorie sized, 6 times a day, I am super satisfied and maintaining my goal weight (along with workouts). What I do is focus on high fiber, low fat, has some protein, color and flavor.
I was sort of shocked when people at work bought the peanutbutter I revealed to them,Better’n Peanutbutter, you can find at Marsh and other locales, its natural and 100 calories for 2 tbsp! Im a total fan as regular butters are always 100 calories for one. I get the low sodium one for obvious reasons. You definitely dont need all that salt. I also have been very open about Shakeology and clearly sell it. I used to drink it knowing how good it tasted but was hesitant to share with others. When I did, again people loved the taste, loved the results, and are drinking it every day like me to have the healthiest lifestyle possible.
Below is an example of my breakfast after a hot yoga sesh! Have Turbo after work so know I need to fuel up 🙂
Spaghetti squash meal for din din. Wine was for previous celebration and I kept the bottle for decor…I wish I wasnt allergic to alcohol 🙁
Recipe: 2 cups of spaghetti squash, 3 oz sauteed shrimp (garlic, dash, salt and pepper to taste) with fat free vegetable broth, cup of spinach (green giant frozen), slice low fat melted string cheese (could have maybe done with out, or maybe parmesan instead might have tasted a bit better), over easy egg and a little light three cheese ranch for creaminess= around 350 calories for huge bowl!
Oatmeal for dessert!
1/2 cup oatmeal= 150 calories, tbsp better n peanutbutter= 50 calories, 2 tbsp marshmallow fluff–40 calories, a few chocolate chips= 35 calories
My favorite dessert…such a treat, bizarre, but so amazing and satisfying (I love cake and cookies, brownie sundaes etc)
70 calorie bread (2 slices), 2 tbsp of better n peanutbutter 100 calories, 2 tbsp betty crocker whipped frosting= 100 calories, two smashed up 100 calorie packet orea cookie wafers= 15 calories or so.
Trick= measure out toppings and use low cal base (oatmeal, vitamuffin, toast, english muffin, low calorie wraps to make a crepe)
You may find this bizarre and not your cup of tea, I understand. But if this sounds amazing, good. This post is for you and I hope by me pushing my boundaries and sharing a thing or two, you may just find yourself satisfied with your meals and desserts instead of wishing for more. One serving is plenty. I hope to keep sharing. I am looking up recipes left and right to be more and more creative, but these are time friendly, convenient, filling but relatively healthy options to stay on track.
Obviously its the week before Christmas, so lets be jolly, joyous and make sure to enjoy the things that matter. Hope you all have a PHENOMENAL week!