I go through lazy phases as well and tend to rely on my microwave more and more during these times. :)
Oatmeal is really easy and quick to make. I add peanut butter & banana slices, or frozen cherries & dark chocolate chips.
Parfaits are quick to assemble and require no cooking--use lowfat plain (Greek or regular) yogurt, drizzle with honey or sweetener of choice, top with a little granola and fresh berries.
Salads are quick too--buy a bag of prechopped, prewashed greens. I add 1/4 to 1/2 cup canned beans (drained & rinsed to remove excess sodium), add shredded cheese, a single-serve packet of tuna, and a light drizzle of salad dressing. If you aren't feeling as lazy as usual, you can add chopped tomatoes or replace the dressing with salsa.
Fitness Minutes: (91,047)
25,167 6/14/13 4:10 A
Stocking up with healthy foods would help a lot. If you don't like cooking then salads but make sure that you track things.
Trev, Kent Southeast UK
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Fitness Minutes: (31,997)
6/13/13 10:53 P
I carry Fiber One bars, almonds, dried fruit (not soaked in sugar) & slim fast in bottles in my purse & car as these make quick, easy to grab snacks. I have cottage cheese, a banana & fiber one bar for breakfast so I don't have to think about it. Breakfast is my worst meal as far as I am not hungry and don't feel like eating.
"It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you're not." Denis Waitley
Fitness Minutes: (1,590)
6/13/13 10:43 P
My lazy breakfast right now.... eggo waffles... I know... each topped with about 1/4 cup of vanilla greek yogurt with fruit on top. Either sliced strawberries, sliced peaches, or blackberries. The fact that you can buy precut fruits and veggies at the store makes this easy.
Lazy snacks: Fruits- pre-measure out grapes, cherries, strawberries, etc or even just grab a pear, apple, orange. Dairy- chobani bites (100 calories I like raspberry chocolate, pineapple caramel, and the chocolate coffee), breakstone's cottage doubles 100 calores. I know it would be cheaper to buy in bulk and mix my own, but the point is easy. Mr. Wheat Wheat Crisps (about 9 calories a crisp) smear with peanut butter and apple slices Or top with laughing cow cream cheese. I haven't tried with jelly, but i think it would be heavenly with honey and cinnamon. (I have a bag of these in my desk at work and a jar of peanut butter for when I get those surprise hunger pains.) Baby carrots and hummus.
Fitness Minutes: (1,818)
771 6/13/13 5:26 P
Weight Watchers has a great Recipe Review Message Board (I post there on a daily basis). They have excellent recipes. Please check it out and don't hesitate to post a message. We will be there to help you.
Also, do you own a crock pot? If not, invest in one. It's a great way to cook without effort. This weekend I am making a shrimp jambalaya in my larger crock pot. (I actually own two.)
Fitness Minutes: (74,355)
9,885 6/13/13 4:53 P
Crock pot cooking is about as easy as it gets. The bottom line consideration is how bad you want to lose more weight. If you really want it, it's a high priority, and you'll figure out the easiest way to eat healthy for you.
Fitness Minutes: (5,830)
2,702 6/13/13 2:22 P
Some options I like that require little to no preparation are:
canned tuna/salmon bagged spinach/salads pre-washed veggies (i usually wash my own to save money) frozen veggies (just thrown them in the steam basket) fruit smoothies (make a big batch and freeze portions, take out as needed) greek yogurt hard boiled eggs (make a batch Sunday for the week)
There's so many options with all the different veggies and fruits available to us in the US.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
Keep easy but healthy foods at home instead of crisps and not nutritionally valuable food. Apples, and fruits and fresh veggies will make it far easier to grab something easy. Nuts like almonds and pistachios are also healthy easy snacks. Yogurt, nutbutters and granola can also turn a quick and healthy snack into a meal.
Good luck, I used to have a bit of this problem as well.!
so I have lot 33lb which I am thrilled about but want to loose another 7lb and its all stuck to my middle ;-) so essentially I'm good at the exercising part. I like working out and do 6 days a week but and here is my downfall I am a lazy eater by this I mean I take convenience over what I know I should be eating because I hate cooking and find food a complete chore. I'm within my bmi but need to get rid of the excess baby fat lol. Any tips please on how I should change things up eg if I'm at home on my own rather than have a nice lunch I will eat a packet of crisps and then know I'm going to be hungry again in the afternoon. I am lot better if the kids are home as I always make them lunch. I also try to plan meals but find myself sick of eating the same foods over and over. I lost my weight with weightwatchers initially but need to change up my routines to loose this last 7lb any ideas would be great thanks
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