Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dieting vs Getting rid of bad eating habits

Dieting is one of those words that can send shivers down your spine, can make you want to turn and run the other way, and generally doesn't easily into one's regular lifestyle!
A great option is making better choices in your regular meals, planning ahead and being a little more selective with your snacking.  For some I just described a diet!  For others it is a simple way to change their daily plan.
Lets start with breakfast.  Do you grab a bagel on the way on the door? Do you have nothing more than a cup of black coffee? Do you pick up a greasy sandwich on your way to work?  If you answered yes to any of those, a few changes would really help you out!
Lay your breakfast out the day before.  Easiest would be Shakeology, just mix a scoop or a package with water or milk and/or fruit and you are good to go.  Oatmeal with blueberries & yogurt.  Oatbran cereal with banana and milk. Whole grain waffles with blueberries, pecans and turkey bacon. Broccoli and feta omelet w whole wheat toast.  The choices are endless...they just maybe require an extra 2 minutes of planning!  You are worth the time aren't you?  I got most of these ideas from the Beachbody Meal planner.  You can plan your meals for the week, print the recipes out AND it will give you a shopping list.  You can adjust the menus to fit your needs and it will tell you the nutritional servings and if they are still meeting your needs for your weight, caloric requirements, and weight loss goals (which you enter in at the beginning).  Great service!  Check it out here. www.beachbodycoach.com/nicolabx.

Need a few snack idea to help you get through the break between your meals:
1/4 cup almonds, celery with 1 tbsp peanut butter, apple with low fat cheese, apple with peanut butter, pear with walnuts, fruit smoothie. Shakeology shake
Try to get a bit of protein along with a complex carb to keep you feeling full and get great nutrients into your body!

I will add more ideas for lunch and dinner later!  It is time for art class!

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