Do you remember a few weeks ago when I shared my health report with you? It was life changing! I have started changing the way I eat and I am seeing real results! I could not find a perfect diet or meal plan that worked for me so I put some of the ideas together and created my own. Y’all I have lost 14 pounds in 2 months! Some may say that is dangerous or say that it will all come back. That is ok. I know it is not dangerous. The way I was living before WAS dangerous!
I am really not doing anything crazy. I am actually feeding my body what it needs and changing the way I live. This will be a new way of life for me. The number on the scale is just telling me I am doing something right and my body is seeing the benefits. I am so excited that I just had to share this method with you. I can’t promise it will work for you but I can say it is working for me. Not just with my weight but my over all health. I feel 100% better mentally, physically and emotionally!
I start off each day with a smoothie. I have found that the avocados are my magical food! When I eat a smoothie with avocado I can skip my coffee because of the energy and mental clarity it gives me. I have shared my sweet banana smoothie and my strawberry avocado smoothie so far. I will be sharing many more in the weeks to come. I like to experiment each day with something new to keep it exciting. I make sure that all smoothies contain good fat (the avocado), protein (soy milk and Greek non fat yogurt plain), a water base like water or the soy milk, and fiber (fruits, flax seeds,etc.).
My smoothie contains enough protein and fiber to keep me full through the morning. If I get hungry I snack on almonds or more fruit.
For lunch I have been doing a protein packed meal like turkey burger patty or grilled chicken. I liven them up with vegetables. I either chop and blend them up and make a topping (like this mango salsa) or make a salad.
I usually have a mid day snack similar to the one above.
For dinner I eat with the family. I eat what they eat. I am having things more healthy so that is usually not a problem. I have cut out red meat and cheese to help with my cholesterol. All of our family meals are made with turkey, chicken or fish now.
I finish my day off with a nice sweet smoothie full or spinach or kale and fruits. My son always wants to share these with me so I make extra. It is a great way to get vitamins into his body too!
If I am still hungry I eat a few cups of air popped popcorn.
As you can see I am eating a lot!
- I am NOT starving myself like most diets suggest.
- I am NOT counting calories, carbs, etc.
- I am NOT working out. ( I hope to add that to my routine soon. I am considering the Cowboy workout )
- I am NOT eating prepackaged foods.
- I am NOT doing something that takes a lot of effort.
- I AM doing something full of HEALTHY foods that include the vitamins and essentials my body needs.
- I AM doing something that is easy and affordable. ( am buying more fruits and veggie but less of the unhealthy food so the budget equals out.)
- I AM doing something my kids can enjoy and benefit from too!
AND I AM LOSING WEIGHT! I will continue to share this journey with you. Stay tuned!
Please leave any healthy tips you have below. I would love to hear how you put your health back on the right track.