I always start the day off eating well and with great intentions for the rest of the day.. Mornings are my best time. I wake up,
- take a 1 hour walk,
- drink 24 ounces of lemon water ,
- and then assemble the ingredients for my fresh glass of green juice.
- It feels good to start the day with some greens. This is what goes into my green juice.
Before the veggies hit the juicer
Somehow as the day progresses, I tend to get off track. Maybe I wait too long to eat and then am so hungry that I want carbs like gluten free pasta or pizza. Given that I want to lose weight again ( the same weight is back on ) carbs are not my best choice. It's disappointing to me because I do so well until lunch.
I saw an E- book titled, Plan To Eat.... It makes so much sense. When I don't plan, I end up eating according to my mood at that moment which is usually stressed, and then I want everything around.( and I do indulge and thus the reason for no weight loss)
Today, I have a plan. Last night I baked a spaghetti squash ( click for easy way to bake it) and plan to have it for lunch today with some sauteed onions, garlic, tomatoes, and mushrooms.
|spaghetti squash , sauteed tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, and garlic|
I was still pleased with myself at lunch- I stuck to my plan..
I went to a women's group after lunch and fell prey to the snacks!! I wasn't even hungry, but as I socialized I indulged in some chips and humus, some nuts, and some other goodies I won't mention.. I had such good intentions, but I didn't make it!!! When I finished snacking, I felt really stuffed and uncomfortable.
I wasn't supposed to snack, nor was I even hungry!.
I did plan a snack for when I returned home . I made these healthy little quinoa berry tartlettes in muffin tins. They are a cross between a sweet kugel and a crumbly mess. Regardless, they taste decent and are healthy and low calorie. I have to work to improve the texture of the recipe, but not sure what it needs.( It's made from cooked quinoa, egg whites, lemon juice, lemon zest, and fresh berries) . I'm experimenting with the recipe to try to make it vegan and will publish it soon. Obviously I'm too full to eat one of these healthy snacks now.
Now it's dinner time , and of course I'm not hungry.. I think I'll have a big glass of water and then go to the gym and try to redeem myself. Tomorrow is another day!! I'll try again. I need to get serious. I have 20 pounds to lose..
How do you stay on a food plan? How do you resist temptation. I'm open to hear your stories and suggestions... Please leave a comment.