A week under my belt of trying to lose some pounds and I’ve learned a couple things.
- Water will be my best friend on this weight loss journey. Everyone knows water is good for a person but it’s really great at keeping me full!
- Cocktails are really high in calories. Duh! I need to limit my intake because after one cocktail it’s way to easy to have a second and then it’s even easier to order pizza.
- Oatmeal and peanut butter are a great start to the day. Tastes good and keeps me full well into lunch time!
- Plan, plan, plan! Know what I’m eating for the entire day before the day begins. This allows me to plan for the occasional cocktail or cupcake 🙂
I know I have a lot more to learn throughout the next couple months but I think I’m off to a pretty good start.
Monday mornings are hectic for me. This one was so busy I had no time to grab anything for breakfast. No food, coffee or water 🙁
I yet again made up for my lack of breakfast by ordering my Freshii Spicy Chicken Soup:
Full of noodles:
I also tried a Izze Sparkling Blackberry which was SO good. Very refreshing and will be great on the (hopefully) hot summer days.
This is sure to become a summer treat for me.
I also had a bite of some not so great frozen yogurt 🙁
It is so important for Monday night dinner to be easy and tasty. Can’t get easier than pulling something out of the freezer. The husband and I shared a box of Mrs. T’s pierogi with a bit of Cajun seasoning sprinkled on top:
A small bowl of Sunday nights chili:
And a sprite and vanilla vodka cocktail on the side:
Patrick added a light up ice cube:
I only drank about 1/3 of the cocktail but I left the light a blinkin’ all night long!
Do you guys have any advice on what foods will help me feel full without packing a huge calorie punch?
Amy B @ Second City Randomness
I think adding flax to the oatmeal would be a good way to add a little fiber and protein to your morning- I do it often when I know my lunch will be later than normal.
I sort of love the light-up ice cubes. I’ve seen them in the stores and have contemplated buying them so many times!
Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
I love the combo of pb and oatmeal. It rocks!
emily (a nutritionist eats)
Veggies! I like veggies to take up half of my dinner plate. Find something that you really enjoy and can easily make – mine is frozen hericot verts (has to be those, or thin long green beans) with some garlic salt and red pepper flakes! Never gets old!
They will give you the volume you are looking for without a ton of calories.
I need to stock up on my frozen veggies. I used to have a lot but I’ve gone through it all and need more. This is going on my to-do list for the weekend.
FRUITS & VEGGIES! And anything with a good amount of fiber always keeps me fuller longer. Water is super important and so is breakfast. mmm pierogies. Love that goodness. Hope you’re doing well 😉
I have no idea why, but I’m always hungry a short time after eating fruit. It’s really strange.