It looks like you have made a lot of progress already. I would say give yourself a reward and have a meal or day in which you don't count calories. I ate tilapia for about 3 months straight and I used sites like allrecipes.com to find various ways to prepare it. I never got tired of it because I found numerous interesting recipes(lemon parmesan tilapia is my favorite).
current weight: 152.0
Fitness Minutes: (13,247)
11/10/13 9:14 A
I love Spark Recipes! And you get 3 points a day for making one. I am making a spinach and feta scramble for breakfast this morning and I can't wait to try it.
Also, healthy eating is not limited to green vegetables and lean meats. I choose to eat a rainbow, which includes a hug variety of tasty fruits and vegetables. I like to make green smoothies. My favorite includes spinach, a cup of frozen mixed berries and a cup of cider. Delicious. I also allow a treat like cookies and a candy bar on occasion.
Fitness Minutes: (21,827)
11/10/13 7:52 A
There are so many ideas out there!!! Don't give up! I agree with the other replies : try some new veggies or some lean meats. How about cold cuts once in a while; but not all the time, coz they're full of sodium.
So many foods....if you're burnt out on cooking, try eating Smart Ones, Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice meals for a week or two. No measuring, weighing, etc. Maybe you just need a break from "Thinking about what you are going to eat/prepare".
Pounds lost: 2.2
Fitness Minutes: (197,920)
6,925 11/9/13 11:24 P
Great advice, Bunnykicks. I think people get hung up on stripping food down to the lowest possible calories and then get stuck on skinless chicken breasts, for example, when there's so much more that can be enjoyed if one just changes one's mindset.
seriously????? there are thousands of healthy recipes on this website alone.... and there are hundreds of other healthy cooking websites on the internet. The only thing stopping you from trying other foods ... is you. go for it
if you need other website options ... check WebMD.com, cookinglight.com
Sheryl from New Jersey, USA... EST
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (17,017)
11/9/13 9:29 P
Maybe you could plan your meals over a two week period, with lots of variety. There are so many delicious options in a healthy diet! Learn to 'gourmet' cook your food in a healthy way. There's no need to be bored!
No matter how slow you go, you are STILL lapping everybody on the couch.
Fitness Minutes: (76,885)
11/9/13 7:46 P
Eat anything you want. This is "new lifestyle" food, not "diet" food.
Go to a greengrocer or the produce section of your supermarket - and buy some veggies that you normally wouldn't buy. Get on the internet and hunt down some new recipe ideas for old standby ingredients. Experiment with a new cuisine. Tweak a family-favorite recipe to be more healthful.Green veggies getting too repetitive - try a new colour, this is a great time of year for squash, beets, turnips... Sick of boneless skinless chicken breasts? Get chicken thighs. Go crazy and leave the skin on - and then just eat one. Or skip the chicken and broil a couple of little lamb chops, or grill up a small piece of good steak. Adjusting portion sizes allows you to eat more calorie-dense foods once in a while. Think outside the circular plate with a portion of lean meat, a portion of veg, and a portion of potatoes - and make a big pot of soup or stew or curry. The possibilities are endless!
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE** Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE** Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
current weight: 164.0
Fitness Minutes: (21,827)
11/9/13 6:16 P
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