Wow, it seems as if time is just flying by. We are only a couple weeks away from Christmas and 2016! I don’t know about you but I am planning on ending this year with a bang by enjoying all the holiday festivities. My goal, however still remains the same and that is to stick with my healthy journey even through the many holiday parties. This is not always easy for me. Knowing there will be many temptations with tasty treats and scrumptious meals I have found a list of “free foods” that I can use as a snack when I am hungry or even at the parties.
These freebies include:
Celery, mushrooms, salsa (1/4 cup), bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, snow peas, zucchini, and alfalfa sprouts. Put these all together and you would have yourself a tasty but low calorie salad.
Other options for when the snack attack occurs is to have a quick protein snack like; celery with peanut butter or almond butter, a small handful of almonds (remember to watch your portion sizes!), cottage cheese, or a hard-boiled egg.
One tip that has been VERY HELPFUL for me and my family to help me stick with my goal was to write out our meals for the week. I have a wonderful menu planner that includes a grocery list to the side so I can write down what items are missing from our pantry. This sure helps make shopping faster and cheaper. I also find I am not choosing so many non-healthy options (like ice cream...if its in the house I WILL eat it!). I can go in and get what is on the list and leave. You can find the menu planner I use on www.thesistercafe.com
Well here’s to another successful week for everyone. Check out my latest picture taken just the other day :)
I am forty-seven years old and overweight. Food is where I find comfort - happy or sad…it does not matter. What I really want is to learn how to use my own strength and confidence to handle situations, not food! I have decided to make a commitment, a commitment to being healthy! Join me in this journey to good health, as I blog about my successes and struggles along the way. Each week I will share with you my ups and downs, recipes, healthy lifestyle tips, workout ideas and more. Join me on my “Quest to be the Best.”