Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I have been doing fairly well at making healthy and filling dinners. I generally eat the same thing for breakfast, and I like that. However, I've been having difficulty with lunches this time. I'd been eating the same things over and over; cheese sandwich, hot dog or brat on a piece of bread, yeah, that's about it. Also, I've been spending way too much time hungry lately. I wake up hungry and go to bed hungry. I got sick of it yesterday and decided to eat until I was full all day. Unfortunately, this meant eating what was available at work, so 2 Snickers bars and a bag of Cheetos were my snacks. I had healthier snacks, but I didn't want them. After a healthy dinner I really didn't go too horribly far over my calories, and it felt good to actually feel full.
Halfway through that day of eating I decided that I was going to pre-cook some food so that I had healthier and more filling lunches for the rest of the week. Oh, and TASTY options, too. So, I made a pot of beef chili (297 calories for a 2 cup serving) and cooked up some chicken breast with garlic and Mrs. Dash tomato basil garlic seasonings and portioned it out into 2 oz. servings.
Today for lunch I had 2 oz. of chicken with 2 corn tortillas, 1/4 c. refried beans, 1/2 c. red peppers, 1/4 c. fat free mozzarella cheese, and 2 T black bean and corn salsa. Yummy! It was a lot of food, too, so I feel full! Low fat, low sodium, high protein. Good stuff :) Tortillas are so versatile and low calorie. A serving is 3 of them for 90 calories. I usually only eat 2 because 3 is a lot! So, yeah, back on track in a big way :) Tomorrow is weigh-in. Let's see if I completely threw myself off.
Have a great day!