Pack a small cooler with different things to give you variety during the day. You could pre-plan using your Nutrition Tracker so that you stay within your range. If you need to eat out, then plan ahead. I already know that if I eat out because I have too, I will be having a 6 inch turkey Subway sandwich with no cheese and no mayo. So that is already in my tracker. Everywhere I go, I take a small cooler packed with fruit, salad, healthy stuff for the kids and plenty of water and tea. I know it can be difficult when your friends are eating big, gooey chocolate bars or a greasy hamburger and fries and here you are eating salad and fruit, but just think how much more beautiful you are then them.
Faith (and Love)
Pounds lost: 45.0
Fitness Minutes: (225) Posts: 5 6/27/11 10:30 A
I'm doing this I'm doing this I'm doing this!!! Here we go week one. I love cooking, but I know what my downfall is...planning. As a full time student year round for the past couple years and now finally taking a summer term off from school but lifeguarding (which tires you out like crazy standing in 112 degree heat), planning, shopping, and cooking haven't always been easy to do. But where it becomes really difficult for me is that when I do plan, and I do shop, then I end up deciding I really don't want day 3-5 meals and leftovers and end up wasting the groceries and eating out. I guess what I would really love to do is find a system for me that is a semi-planning, shop more frequently but still quick and easy. Maybe plan out more dinners then would be needed but are near the same time to make and difficulty...and pick and choose as I go through the week...? Lunches are more difficult. Because I lifeguard I eat constantly through my shifts to keep going...so I have to find foods I can eat here and there, but just now thinking about it I realize that eating 6 different things through out my shift really adds up in calories. This one may take time to find that right mix...I have 4 weeks :-) Breakfasts I usually am so simple on...maybe too simple. My goal is to make this meal more nutritious (not just a bowl of cereal or oatmeal...but maybe whole grain oatmeal, a side of fruit, and a scrambled egg or turkey sausage).
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