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! 😊

6 Yummy Alternatives For Sugar! Plus A Bonus Tip!

1. Agave Nectar

The Aztecs used agave thousands of years ago and praised this syrup as a gift from the gods. A derivative of the same plant as tequila, this golden sweetener tastes similar to honey and is perfect in hot or iced tea. But be sure to use in moderation—agave’s high fructose content can sometimes cross it in to the dangerous food zone!

2. Applesauce

Instead of a half-cup white sugar in a batch of oatmeal cookies, swap in an equal amount of applesauce! The natural sweetness from a Golden Delicious or Fuji apple is perfect in an after-dinner treat. Purchase the “no sugar-added” applesauce, or make a fresh batch at home!

3. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

For a warm winter treat, mix some unsweetened cocoa powder in a glass of hot water or skim milk. It’ll satisfy that sweet tooth without all the extra sugar the sweetened version includes. Add a splash of vanilla extract for extra flavor!

4. Coconut Sugar

Get a little tropical and use coconut sugar in a fruit smoothie. Made from the sap of coconut flowers, this natural sugar comes in block, paste, or granulated form. Plus, it’s loaded with potassium which helps keep our bones strong!

5. Brown Rice Syrup

Brown rice syrup comes from (you guessed it!) brown rice. More nutritious than its high-fructose alternative, this buttery and nutty flavored syrup is perfect in granola bars and baked breads.

6. Puréed Banana

In the next loaf of banana bread, try using extra-ripe bananas and eliminating the sugar. The fruit naturally becomes sweeter as it ripens, so there’s no need for extra sugar.

Bonus Alternative: Lemon

If you’re a tea drinker like myself, squeezing the juice of half a lemon into your cup of tea can be helpful when cutting back on sugar! Lemon not only improves hydration, has vitamin C, and helps with weight loss, it also helps with digestion and freshens your breath!

But be careful to use lemon in moderation because of its acidity. So instead of using honey or sugar to flavor your tea, add some lemon juice to get all the great benefits!

Have you used any of these sugar alternatives?! Comment below if you have! I’d love to hear from you!