Weight Loss Success!!
Ok, so I know you have heard enough of what did NOT work for me on my weight loss journey. Now it is time for me to let you know what has worked for the last year! This is the first time in my life that I have been able to keep weight off for this long and I finally realized why I have been able to do so. It is because this whole weight loss thing has to be a LIFESTYLE change. I finally realized that I can not just “diet” because diets are something that you are on and off. I knew that in order for me to maintain the weight loss (and eventually reach my goal weight) I had to make changes with the way I live my life. So with that being said, this is what I did.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and like many of you, I have long days. I knew I needed a breakfast meal that was going to stick with me for longer than 30 mins. I never liked oatmeal, but something made me decide to give it another chance. I tried Quaker’s Weight Control Oatmeal and it has been one of my secret weapons to losing and keeping the weight off.
The oatmeal works so well because it has 7grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. These nutrients are key in helping to keep you fuller for longer. I put some craisins or raisins on top of it (like they do at McDonald’s) and have a cool glass of 2%milk(tastes like Vitamin D with fewer calories) and I am full well into the lunch hour. If I want a snack before or after lunch I will have things such as fruit,popcorn, almonds,sunflower seeds,jello,yogurt,low-calorie smoothie etc. When it is time for lunch I am hungry, but I’m not starving the way I would be if I had only eaten a bowl of cereal. Since I am not that hungry at lunch time, I can eat a kid’s meal from Chic Fil A or somewhere similar and again I’m full.(See you don’t have to sacrifice fast food totally to lose weight) By the time dinner comes I am able to eat a small portion of a meal and be satisfied, I normally eat the left-overs the next day for lunch.
So the tip for this week is to start eating breakfast if you are not and if you are eating breakfast you should revamp your current menu. Your breakfast meal should be one that is packed with nutrients particularly protein and fiber,but it should also be low in fat. You should stay away from sugary breakfast items such as muffins, cereal, and pop-tarts. These are okay on occasions, but they should not be your everyday go to breakfast items. Give this breakfast thing a try and I am sure you will start to notice that you will have more energy and you will eat less throughout the day,which will help you reach and maintain a healthy weight.
Stay tuned for more health tips!!
DISCLAIMER: *I am not a medical doctor and I am not endorsing any particular weight loss methods. I am simply sharing my experiences. *