Tomorrow is Friday! Yay!
- two eggs scrambled with shredded cheddar cheese
- small smoothie: 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup yogurt, some chia seeds and flax meal
- snacks were chobani yogurt and Nature Valley granola/chocolate bar
- roast beef croissant sandwich and salad from the salad bar at the grocery store (iceberg/spinach mix, cheese, sunflower seeds, croutons, ranch dressing, beets, carrots, pasta salad). This lunch was not healthy in any way!
- 1/2 chicken breast (chicken parm), pasta and cabbage/carrot salad for dinner
30 minutes on elliptical and stretches
snake 1/2 cup yogurt 🙂
I came up with this list (from combining pinterest sites). Going to use this list starting tomorrow. My weight is 172 (I have literally gained 2 pounds this summer!). I am not drinking alcohol until August 15th either.
Ø Increase Water Intake (the water therapy)
Ø Green Tea Instead of Coffee or Tea
Ø Hot Water with Lemon and Honey
Ø Reduce the Intake of Carbohydrates
Ø Increase Protein Intake: A meal that is rich in protein can promote weight loss enormously. So it’s necessary to consume a protein rich meal at least twice a day. Preferably have it for your breakfast and dinner. It can either be protein shakes or salads that are rich in protein.
Ø Increase Fiber Intake: Incorporate oatmeal, lentils, apples, oranges, pears, oat bran, strawberries, nuts, flaxseeds, beans, dried peas, blueberries, psyllium, cucumbers, celery and carrots. You can make several delicious dishes with this combination, so that you don’t have to compromise on taste while losing weight.
Ø Avoid Junk Food: Losing weight should be a planned effort, it is best to follow a scientific approach for balanced weight loss.
Ø Consume Calorie-less Food
Ø Get Rid of Food Craving: You have to motivate yourself to ditch the junk food and switch over to healthy options. Healthy foods are also delicious; all you have to be is an innovative cook!
Ø Not More than 3 Meals a Day: Never consume more than 3 proper meals a day. And most importantly, only the meal for your lunch can be heavy; whereas your breakfast and dinner should always be light.
Ø Proper Exercise
Ø Consume Fruits and Veggies!
Ø Avoid Carbonized Drinks: Any carbonized drinks or beverage must be avoided during a weight loss program. Instead of these carbonized drinks, try and have lime juice, green tea or tender coconut water.
Ø Reduce Your Food Consumption to 1/3 of What You Consume Now
Ø Do It Now: Last but not the least, do not postpone! Some get tempted by food or have no time to start the weight loss program. Remember that it’s now or never. Start your weight loss program and strictly stick to your diet.