I am on a weight reduction program I created, and I decided I will check in once a week with a post to let you know how it is going and any tips I might have learned along the way.
I am grateful to say I have stuck to my weightloss plan faithfully since I began on May 13th.
But it hasn’t been easy.
For example last night I had to work from 430 until 9 PM skipping supper. Suddenly I had a terrible craving for food.
Instead of going for junk food I was happy to discover I still had an apple in my work bag.
Another thing that I turn to if I’m not drinking black coffee for a beverage is this.
Club soda has zero calories. A maraschino cherry has about 10 calories.
But there are not all those diet soda chemicals in a simple drink such as club soda with maraschino cherry.
One day I came home from work and I was famished.
The quickest thing I could think about was making a miso soup.
I sliced up the tofu, the mushrooms, garlic and grated some carrot and got some green onions from the garden. I boiled up the miso broth and threw in the vegetables that I had fried a little bit in Pam cooking spray. I let everything simmer for about 10 minutes and found the delicious soup so satisfying and delicious! 😋
My steamer is always producing a good hot meal whenever I need something filling and hot like this Field Roast vegetarian sausage, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes dish with Herdez Avocado hot sauce.
Sometimes I will sautée the steamed veggies in a cast-iron pan with a small amount of oil, or cooking spray to brown them and make them crunchier.😋
So it’s been over 16 days since I began my weight reduction plan.
I was delighted to see I have dropped 7 pounds already.
I did not subscribe to any weight company except counting calories and exercising daily.
I still have a very long way to go but I decided that this would be a healthy lifestyle from now on.
We all need to set boundaries in our life and counting calories works for me.
P.S. All diet advice by me is my opinion and does not reflect on any professional advice. Lose weight at your own risk.
Hubby cooks it often from a recipe he got from his Italian ex-girlfriend’s mother. It contains ditalini pasta, Great Northern beans, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes dried Romano cheese chunks, black pepper, red pepper, rosemary, garlic and olive oil.
There are days when you want something nutritious.
Having a rice steamer is awesome, but not necessary.
You can make a big batch of rice and save it in the fridge.
Leftover cooked rice is very versatile.
One of the best tasting meals you can make is vegetable stir fried rice. It’s quick and it’s easy to chop up some onions and zucchini and throw in that rice with some egg. Fried in canola or olive oil it only takes about 10 minutes to enjoy a hot, healthy meal fit for a movie star!