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The challenges of eating... Conquering them one meal at a time!!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Okay, so I have decided to start using Alli again along with making the changes to my exercise and diet.

Now first challenge of eating is convincing myself and my family that diet is not a bad word, that it is simply what we eat. It does not mean a particular eating plan. That said, I am looking to make our regular diets healthier with more lean protein, fewer high fat items, and lots of flavor.

So now for the meal makeovers. This week, I have noticed that since i cut back on fat that I am not getting as much protein either... emoticon so I am rethinking all my meals and what I need to do to get them on track.

I am rethinking breakfast currently.

My first rethink on it is that I am actually eating breakfast!! I skipped it a lot.

Next I of course made sure that my fat was down so I could take Alli without side effects. If you aren't familiar, Google it don't ask me as I won't discuss it on here.

I then worried, am I getting enough fiber, so I switched to a high fiber cereal for breakfast with whole wheat toast reduced fat margarine, unsweetened almond milk, and fruit or juice most mornings. I thought I had breakfast in order and started really focusing on other meals.

WRONG!!! I am not getting enough protein early in the day, and then being out of fat grams and short on protein for the day... emoticon

Solution: I started reading labels. I changed from my low fat greek yogurt to fat free, I can have twice as much and not hurt the fat and way ups my protein. I dropped the toast, save the bread for later in the day. I kept the fruit, but changed my cereal. I am now, as of this morning eating at least 8 grams of protein from my cereal each morning. I get a single gram of it from my almond milk. With the yogurt, I managed 32 grams this morning!! We will see how the rest of the week plays out before I adjust any more. Hopefully this will put me where breakfast needs to be.

In our next The Challenges of Eating blog we will look at rethinking lunch! Turn in next time! emoticon
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  • LIFENPROGRESS
    May I suggest a protein powder for your breakfast? I use CLICK protein powder, 2 scoops mixed with 2% milk (1.5 cups) and half a banana. Lots of protein and potassium.

    It takes time to get on a breakfast routine (believe me, I know). emoticon

    Never forget -- Y*O*U are emoticon and success will be yours! emoticon
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  • AUNTRENEE
    It takes time to get your eating habits to where you want it to be. Trust me everyone has had that problem. I cut out bread entirely. It was keeping me from losing and that was a big plus.
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