This next week I am going to be on vacation, which is so hard when you are trying to loose weight!! I am going to make a conscious effort to choose foods that I can feel good about BUT...I will just tell you right now that I am NOT going to pass up a Mickey shaped ice cream bar when the moment presents itself!! Dieting and Disneyland should NEVER go into the same sentence but I'm going to do my best. Honestly, I will be happy if I don't loose a pound on my vacation...as long as I don't gain any! The only saving grace will be the miles of walking that I will be doing.
5. Snack when I need to...if I let myself get too hungry then I overeat. My favorite snacks of the week were...Mandarin oranges and pistachios...YUM!!
6. Prep food on Sunday. I cooked up a huge batch of quinoa. Cut up fruit & veggies and packaged them into individual serving size portions. This way snacks and lunch are a no-brainer.
We all know that this isn't going to happen over night. It is about making healthy decisions each day. Instead of calling up the local burger joint for burgers & fries to go...I headed to the grocery store and pickup a few chicken breasts to grill. Add a salad and some veggies sauteed in olive oil and garlic...you've got yourself a healthy and delicious meal for half the calories and less money. It may be more work but when I lay my head down on my pillow at night I feel good about it. Progress is what we all need to strive for...not instant results because lets face it...NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!
One of my new favorite things to eat for lunch is a quinoa salad. It is filling and full of veggies, add a little leftover chicken or steak and it is a perfect mid-day pick me up. Here is how I make mine...
The best part about it is that I don't feel deprived when I eat this. I love it and it is good for me. Dieting is so much easier when that happens. Wish me luck this next week...I think I may need it. Sweet progress-