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!
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
-other flavor combos to try
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!
fruits low in sugar:
-berries (strawberry, raspberry, blackberries)
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
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 Snack Options:
-veggies: carrots, celery, tomatoes,
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!
Here are quick and easy dinner recipe ideas
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
-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! 😊