I started eating right 13 days ago and have only had a couple slip-ups due to social events. I wasn’t feeling too fabulous in my shorts and summer dresses, and I was feeling far from bathing suit comfortable. I knew two weeks of eating right wouldn’t completely change my body (duh), but I hoped it would make me feel a little better mentally and physically while also giving me a little more confidence to pull out my beach clothes and wear them comfortably.
Almost two weeks later and I’m feeling great! The first few days are always the hardest for me, but once I push through those first three or four days I usually have no problem sticking to something for a little while. I’m still craving a Sonic Blast like nobody’s business though. 😉
So here’s what’s been on our table! I’ve been strictly sticking to these five food groups: fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats. This is the plan I stuck to in order to lose weight after I had Hadley, and it worked really well for me.
Here’s the thing. I really, really like to enjoy my food! Imagine that! 😉 I can’t stand bland chicken breasts or filling up on raw vegetables, so I have to get a little creative to make sure what I’m eating is satisfying and delicious.
I almost always scramble up two eggs (no egg whites for me – don’t like them!), top them with lots of Tony C’s seasoning for flavor, and put it between two pieces of whole grain bread. Yum!
I usually have a snack one or two times a day based on if I’m hungry or not. My snack options include a small bowl of flavored almonds (I strongly dislike plain almonds), a small spoonful of Justin’s maple almond butter, and/or a big bowl of fresh fruit (kiwi, apples, grapes, strawberries, cuties, etc).
I’ve been sticking to either a BLT (no mayo) with carrots and hummus on the side or I just eat leftovers from the night before’s dinner. I always double my dinner recipes because we looooove leftovers! Nothing better than having quick and easy lunches on hand and ready to go!
Here’s a list of what we’ve had in our dinner rotation the last few weeks.
- Midnight Spaghetti (whole grain pasta tossed with garlic sautéed veggies – spinach, onion, and red peppers)
- Steak with a veggie-only side salad (I use salsa as my dressing)
- Grilled chicken, broccoli, and brown rice (this is my go-to dinner detailed in this post)
- Bunless turkey burgers topped with caramelized onions, tomato, romaine lettuce, and delicious salsa (I eat mine with a fork and Jamie eats his between two pieces of romaine lettuce)
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