My family won't eat veggies so I buy frozen veggies, cook what I need and put the rest back. I buy a lot of the mixed veggie bags .... I can eat the whole bag and most are under 200 calories. As far as the bread stuff, just don't eat it. ...... Or if you still want the breads, go to a bakery and buy just what you will eat a week.
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Well, if you're trying to lose the last 15, I would suggest possibly eating fewer rolls, english muffins, pitas and bread. Just a suggestion. Even whole grains are treated by the body as sugar (that's what it turns into).
If it's just a matter of waste (leftovers), is it possible to go the bakery section and just buy what you require? Instead of whole packages?
Also, if it's portion control that you struggle with.... this is what I have found. I have switched over to eating 2 meals per day (Jack Lalanne did this his entire life and lived to be almost 100 years old). Two meals per day; no portion control required. Eat until you are FULL. It's working just wonderfully for me. Normal sized lunch and a HUGE dinner.
Fewer meals VS 5-6 small meals per day; if eating 5-6 meals per day you have a steady supply of insulin coursing through your body. This eventually wears out your pancreas and can cause insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. I found this out the hard way. I've been able to reverse this problem by eating fewer meals. (Sorry Tosca. Maybe one day she will get it...)
Not sure if that's the kind of help you were looking for. lol
I am trying to drop 15 lbs and struggling with portion control. I was on Jenny Craig earlier this year but got tired of eating processed foods all the time as well as the expense. Plus, I actually enjoy cooking... usually to me microwaved meals (even "natural" ones) are only when I'm in a pinch for a lunch to take to work.
I usually don't follow meal plans because they sound unappetizing to me, but I thought I'd give it a shot because I am so terrible at portion control. I found one in an Oxygen Fat Loss special issue from December or January that looked ok, but when I made my shopping list, it seemed really wasteful to me! For example, I had to buy a loaf of bread, some rolls, a package of english muffins, and a package of pitas. Most of these items would only use a few, meaning the rest would go to waste or be frozen. Same with produce, there was a cup of asparagus (a bunch would probably make 3 cups I'm thinking) and a cup of green beans - same problem. I live by myself and just don't want to purchase all that food if most of it won't be used!
Any suggestions or meal plans that have worked for you? I'm not a picky eater but don't really want to add supplements to my food (such as bee pollen or protein powder as in Eat Clean). I just want a nice, normal, simple menu plan. No real dietary restrictions except red meat. I don't want to eat the same things over and over again but am ok with creative ways to use the same foods or leftovers.
Looking forward to your ideas!
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