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When planning out menus for the week, make sure to have a good variety of protein. Planning ahead is great, but getting sick of eating the same thing everyday defeats the purpose!
You do not have to buy one of the gourmet cereals to bring home a healthy cereal...Post Shredded Wheat & Grape Nuts are your answer. Shredded Wheat has one ingredient..wheat. Period. Grape Nuts has Wheat, Barley flour, salt, yeast, soy lecithin. Add some fruit and have a great start to your day
My thin friend does this:
She gets dressing on the side at a restaurant, dips her fork in it and then she takes a bite of her salad. She does NOT pour the whole thing on her salad like I used to do!
Try to incorporate as many colors as you can into your diet. Now .. no cheating with food coloring! lol Red tomatoes or apples, yellow bananas or lemons, green spinach or celery, orange oranges or peppers, purple eggplant or basil. Ttry to have at least 4 to 5 different colors every day.
Have a salad for breakfast. This helps me get those important veggies in first thing. It also leaves me feeling refreshed and full first thing in the morning. The best part, is it is SO fast and can be so different each day!
I bet you find when you eat the unhealthy stuff, it just doesn't taste as good.
I purchase break at a local boulangerie. It is some of the fresheds "realest" bread I have had not made by a relative. They make it right on the premises. Since I buy it in loaves, I have to cut it myself. That way I can cut it as thin (or thick) as I want. A great way to control my bread portions.
I try and not bring any junk or high refined sugary food into my house, if they are not there then I can't delve into the biscuits or french fries when I am watching a bit of tv in the evening! I do always make sure my fruit bowl is full though for when I feel peckish.
Snacks are a great way to refuel. Choose snacks from different food groups - a glass of low-fat milk and a few graham crackers, an apple or celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins, or some dry cereal.
1/4 Cup of no-fat cottage cheese is a great sub for sour cream to top a baked potato - no fat and you load up on a few proteins. It tastes great. I also throw on a few chopped onions or chives. Make a meal of it by sauteeing onions, green peppers and fresh mushrooms to add on top - grated cheese opt