Sugar is definitely an addiction. I love dessert but I was getting into the habit of eating it daily, and that at 10pm at night. Now, I’m trying to limit my carbs as much as I can. If my meals earlier in the day were heavier in carbs, I’ll make sure I won’t consume many carbs during dinner. But I think once you start kicking those carby items to the curb, it gets easier.
I am a big fan of the myfitnesspal app. It allows you to track your calorie intake, exercise and water intake. It really keeps me in line. I definitely like that you can plug in Indian foods and get an idea of how many calories are in that. Also, you can go out to eat, search the chain restaurant and food in the app and input your calories. It’s basically an eye-opening app to help build better eating habits. After awhile, you’ll learn to make better food choices and will no longer need to track calories.
I’m only on Day 1 million of my diet and I’m down 0 pounds. I’m teetering a lot. I do utilize my elliptical almost daily but without adjusting my diet more, my weight will just stay the same. I may have to resort to eating a plate of veggies for a meal or juicing again.
On a good day, I will try my best to stick to eating/drinking these items but I’ll also limit portions:
- Tea (1-2 cups)
- Coconut water
- Wine (but I consider it a dessert because it’s a treat essentially)
- English muffin with butter or peanut butter & fruit
- Veggie omelette (2 eggs)
- Acai bowl (but they can be high in sugar from fruits so I haven’t been having these lately)
- Avocado toast
- Kodiak protein packed dark chocolate pancakes (nutrition facts below)
Lunch: I like to keep it simple because I don’t want to spend half my day cooking.
- Tofu & veggies with a pre-made sauce
- Salad consisted of spinach leaves, Trader Joe’s chicken strips, goat cheese, nuts, carrots, cherry tomatoes and dressing
- Bean salad: olives, cucumber, chickpeas, black beans, cheese, salt, pepper & lime juice
- Usually anything leftover from the previous night’s dinner
- Almonds or peanuts
- Carrots & Dip
- Honey wheat pretzels
- Bean salad
- Carrot juice
- Cabot unflavored whey protein with cold coconut water (this is delicious)
Dinner: Dinner tends to be heavier because I have it with my husband. It’s often his first meal of the day after a busy day at work so I reserve most of my calories for this meal. I admit it’s not the best for dinner to be our heaviest meal of the day. Portion control here would be key.
- Paneer in a gravy
- Fried tofu with veggies
- Turkey meatballs
- Chicken wrap
- Chicken or turkey tacos
- Zucchini noodles (Zoodles)
- Bean, veggie & cheese quesadilla
- Steamed or stir-fried vegetables
- White rice or farro
- Raita (yogurt-based)
- Jalapeno poppers (these aren’t too healthy)
No, I don’t use the eyes. I do tweak this recipe and add spices and less cheese.
- 1-2 Girlscout cookies
- A serving of chocolate
- Wine & cheese!
By the end of a good day, I would’ve consumed a net of 1200-1400 calories. Obviously, not every day is a good day -.-
I know I sometimes have trouble coming up with new meals to add to my rotation so I hope this at least helps.
– Relatable Roni