Detailed Secrets On How To Lose Weight The Easy Way!

Lately, everyone has been saying, “Britt, it looks like you’ve lost some weight!” And my response is always, “Really? You think so?!” I say that because I have my days where I have my cravings for donuts, ice creams, chips n all haha! But on a regular basis, I normally eat pretty well!

However, I didn’t realize that I’ve been losing weight. I guess because I see the same body in the mirror everyday, I don’t really notice the change! I actually weighed myself and I did lose about 5-7 pounds (and I’m not even trying to lose weight!) So I figured I would share my meal routines with you and other helpful tips!

MORNING MEALS

OATMEAL: For breakfast, I normally eat when I’m at work. I like to eat oatmeal but not just the “Plain Jane” oatmeal, no no no! I like to spice it up a bit! Check out the different combos that I use:

-banana, peanut butter, cinnamon

-apple, peanut butter, cinnamon

-peanut butter, cinnamon

-dark chocolate chips (use in moderation), peanut butter

-strawberries, honey

-other flavor combos to try

Oatmeal Flavor Combos

Oats are rich in carbs, and protein which will help you stay full longer. It also contains soluble fiber which helps with lowering the LDL “bad” cholesterol.

EGG MUFFINS: I’ve also been making egg muffins which contains pretty much everything that’s in an omelet, but in the shape of a muffin. It’s great for those who don’t have time to make breakfast! Here is my recipe below:

Egg Muffins For Breakfast On The Go

If I don’t have time for breakfast then what should I eat?

FRUIT: If you don’t have time for breakfast, grab a piece of fruit or a Greek yogurt!

-apple

-banana

-pear

fruits low in sugar:

-peach

-berries (strawberry, raspberry, blackberries)

-kiwi

-oranges

Fruits With Low Sugar

NUTS: Nuts are also a great option for a quick bite. Nuts are filling and are said to prevent weight gain. Some nuts that would be good to eat are almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, macadamia nuts. Make sure to buy the unsalted nuts to avoid too much salt.

But what if I don’t eat breakfast?

GREEN TEA: If you don’t eat breakfast, I would suggest drinking a cup or two of green tea! Green tea benefits:

-loaded with antioxidants which help fight disease and aging

-increases fat burning and physical performance

-boosts your energy levels

-suppresses your appetite

Health Benefits Of Green Tea!

SNACKS!

It is VERY important to snack throughout the day! If you don’t snack between meals, this can lead to you overeating during your normal meals.

Snacks that I normally eat throughout the day are popcorn, nuts, veggies, rice cakes, piece of fruit like an apple or banana, and a new discovery that is so delicious is dry roasted edamame beans! They taste just like nuts and they’re so addicting!

Healthy Snacking Benefits!

Healthy Snack Options:

-yogurt

-fruits

-popcorn

-nuts

-veggies: carrots, celery, tomatoes,

-avocado

Healthy Office Snacks

Snacks To Eat At Work!

LUNCH AND DINNER MEALS

For lunch, 90% of the time, I eat leftovers from the dinner my husband or I made the previous day. I think a big reason why I’ve been able to maintain my weight is because I eat cooked foods instead of always buying take out. I also try to limit eating pork and red meat as well.

My leftovers normally contain some type of protein such as salmon, shrimp, or chicken. My side will be either pasta, white or brown rice, etc. But I make it mandatory to incorporate vegetables into my meals whenever I can!

I know some people don’t cook or have the time to cook, so here are some healthy options when ordering out!

Smart Options When Ordering Out!

Here are some lunch meal prep ideas you can bring from home!

Meal Prep Ideas!

Here are quick and easy dinner recipe ideas

Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

Here are some examples of the dinners that I’ve made:

-Shrimp Pasta With Garlic Bread and Green Beans

-Coconut Curry Chicken With Garlic Naan

-Shrimp and Calamari Pasta With Breaded Calamari Rings

-Chicken Burrito

-Asian Style Chicken Ramen Soup

-Salmon Steak And Rice With Veggies and Eggs

And this weight that I’ve lost is just from my eating habits alone! I exercise for about 20minutes maybe once a week. But I’m telling you guys, just by eating correctly you can shed those pounds!

I also drink water everyday! I make my lemon water mixture every morning (sometimes I’ll add a capful of apple cider vinegar for added nutrients) and I drink this every single day during the work week!

I hope this was a helpful guide for you! It may be time consuming, but once you get the hang of everything, it will come so easily afterwards!

*Make sure to check with your doctor before trying any new foods!*

Let me know if you try out any of my tips!

Is there anything that you do that helps you with weight loss or eating healthier?! Comment below and you can help all those who read this! 😊

5 Common Winter Health Problems And Their Solutions! Part 3 – *Asthma Attacks*

Asthma is one of the most common respiratory illnesses in the United States, and one common trigger becomes more prevalent in winter.

Solutions:

If you have asthma and intend on spending time outdoors, be sure to cover your nose and mouth with a scarf to keep from breathing in the cold, dry air.

Drink caffeinated black or green tea or coffee to help open your airways. Caffeine has the ability to improve breathing function and can help with an asthma attack when you don’t have your inhaler with you.

Source: Home Remedies For Asthma Attacks

Image: cloudcreatorsejuice.com

Hint for Part 4: someone can experience mood changes which can cause this seasonal disorder! Hmm what could it be? 🤔

Oatmeal Lover! 

I grew up eating oatmeal all the time and I still enjoy it now! 

I normally eat breakfast at work so I made oatmeal using water and instant oats. 

To spice it up, I added a banana, a dollop of peanut butter, cinnamon, and very little honey!

It was so delicious! If you’re looking to spice up your oatmeal, try this recipe out! 😁

✨Goodmorning✨

Did You Know?!

We all know that Tea is for drinking and soothing!

But did you know tea can also be used to treat dark circles under your eyes?! Yes it’s true!

Green, Black, or White Tea is helpful with helping reduce dark circles! This is a great treatment because it’s easy to buy and is super inexpensive compared to those undereye creams out there! 

Click the link below to get more details and directions! 

How To Use Tea Bags For Dark Circles
Daily Prompt – Tea

Homemade “Boost Juice”

I came up with an awesome concoction of something I’d like to call “Boost Juice!”

Ingredients:

*2-3 cups of Water

*Chamomile Tea (1 bag)

*Green Tea (2 bags)

*1 dash of Turmeric 

*3 cap fulls of ACV 

*2-3 tbsp Honey

*1-2 Lemon and/or Orange slices

Directions:

1. Brew green tea and chamomile tea in my Tea Kettle. Then I transfer the liquid to a bigger container.

2. I then add the Tumeric, ACV, Honey, and squeeze 1-2 slices of lemon/orange juice into the mix.

3. I stir the mixture and let the flavors marinate in the fridge and cool down.

4. Then I pour the juice into my bottle that I take to work and squeeze an extra orange slice into it.

5. Drink up!

It has a nice light citrus flavor with a hint of green tea. I really love this self made “boost juice” because it adds a boost of healthy benefits to my body!

All these ingredients have combined benefits including:

anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant properties, lowers risk of heart disease, energy booster, helps with migraines, aids in digestion, lowers blood sugar levels, improves brain function, helps prevent cancer, antidepressant, burns fat, and helps with weight loss!

So I’m definitely winning with this drink!

Thumbs up for healthy homemade drinks!