I've been getting back to basics on my menu lately. No substituting. Just eating what I know. It seems to be the only way for my body to understand I mean business.
First thing in the morning, it's coffee. Bold and black. Yum. :-) By 8:30, I have my apple (70 calories.) Around 11, I have 3/4 cup of egg beaters (90 calories), microwaved for 3 minutes. So easy.
Before I leave for work at 12:45, I have all my pills. My blood pressure pills, my multi-vitamin, my extra calcium, my omega threes, and some aspirin. (I'm still on aspirin therapy since my blood clot incident back in '96.)
I also mix up a sugar-free green tea powder/ Benefiber glass of water to take all my pills with. The green tea curbs my appetite, I think. And the extra fiber helps fill me up until my next snack.
I usually won't have anything else until 3:00 when I have another apple. Then, I have a fiber bar or Clif Kids bar (130 calories) at 4:00. Another 100 calorie bar at 5, and a cheese stick (80 calories) at 5:30. All that fills me up, and when I get home from work at 6:30, I'm ready for dinner, but not starving.
Dinner is an iceberg salad (200 calories), and a protein. We've got the turkey burgers in the freezer, so lately, we've been putting a couple of those on the Foreman. One burger is 200 calories, and I just put a little pepper and salt on it, and maybe a drop of A-1.
My snacks during the day add up to between 5-600 calories, and my dinner is usually around 400.
I've got to show my body who is boss! Take no prisoners! Show no mercy!!
I weighed today, and have lost 71 lbs. I am in charge of my future!!