Update on Healthy Eating--January 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

If you saw my IG story Tuesday night (@saraheshaneyfelt) then you first saw my embarrassing admission of caving in to a sweets craving, BUT I ended it saying overall my eating has been good.

Well, it has!

One of my goals for 2017 has been to eat more intentional.  I've been able to do this during the month of January with the help of 2 friends.  We text each other each time we eat something during the day to keep each other accountable.  And you know what?  It helps!  

Seriously, my one piece of advice would be to find someone to help you stay accountable.  You could do this alone, but it's so much more fun with someone else!

I thought I'd share just some of the things I've been eating this month that's helped me to lose 6 pounds (so far!), but first I need to make some things clear.

1. I am not a food blogger, so my pictures aren't great quality.  Literally snapped it on my iPhone and that was it.
2. I took pictures over 2 days of meals and they seemed like the craziest 2 days of the month so my food wasn't my "normal."

Day One
 I was running behind that morning so I made 2 slices of Ezekiel toast and topped it with a little natural peanut butter and apple butter.

No time for a snack today--seriously a crazy day!

 Lunch was a meal-prep meal my sister bought for me.   It was 4 oz chicken, sweet potatoes, and asparagus.

If you watched my IG story, you know what my snack was 🙈 #thattimeofthemonth

 Supper that night was a smoothie--1 cup mixed berry fruit, 2 scoops this protein (super healthy!!!), 1 tbs chia seeds for fiber, 1 tbs lime juice, and water.  I was missing my greens powder and 1/4 of an avocado for healthy fat.

Day Two
 Breakfast was at home this morning so I had my usual Ezekiel toast with natural peanut butter and chia seeds.

 Dustin loves these little smoothies, so I brought one for snack at school.  I took one swig and almost spit it out.  It. Was. Nasty.  😂😂

 Thankfully I had this little cup in my fridge, so unsweetened applesauce it was!
**Once you start eating unsweetened applesauce, you'll never be able to eat regular applesauce ever again!

 Lunch: black bean patty, brown rice, and salsa.

 And this is what it looks like mixed together!  It's like eating Mexican food!

 This was my after school snack.  I LOVE the vanilla Siggi's yogurt!  There's 14g of protein and only 9g of sugar.  Before you eat yogurt, be sure to check the amount of sugar because lots of yogurt brands really pack in the sugar.  I add a little bit of protein granola to give it a crunch.

 Ingredients are important too!

Supper was this cheeseburger pasta made with deer meat.

A few things you should note...
1. I'm not a huge fruit eater during the cold months.  Once it warms up, give me all the strawberries, pineapple, and blackberries there are, but now give me all the hot food.  That's why it looks like I'm not a fruit eater.
2. There's also little veggies, but remember, this was only 2 days!  I always incorporate veggies into supper....except pasta because that's a meal by itself.
3. I'm starving when I get up in the morning but I drink at least 1 glass of water before I let myself eat.  My breakfasts have to be bigger meals and I can eat less during supper sometimes.
4. I try to eat lots of high protein and high fiber foods and low fat and low calories--the exception to that is healthy fats like peanut butter.  Those I eat in moderation.

I also like eating Think Thin bars, homemade breakfast burritos, hardboiled eggs, and baked chicken.

Do you have a favorite high protein/fiber recipe?


  1. Yay - you know I was excited about this post. :) I have never tried that type of toast before. It's definitely going on my grocery list this weekend. I love toast with peanut butter, and adding chia seeds seems so easy! One of my go-to snacks this week has been plain greek yogurt, cinnamon and blueberries. I have also been all about my little egg muffins with spinach in them. Getting greens and protein. 6 pounds is amazing - great job!!!

  2. Way to go girl! You're doing awesome. Tell me more ab chia seeds. Do they taste? I see so many people eating them!! Keep up the good work!

  3. Good job Sarah!! I try to drink a bunch of water before breakfast too. It helps me be able to drive past Tim Hortons without stopping for a bagel or muffin!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

  4. What is in your breakfast burritos? I like to make those, simple and easy to grab and go!

  5. Sarah!! That lunch looks SO GOOD and is so smart! Love black bean burgers. I've never tried that yogurt before but I've seen it a million times. I really want to like yogurt more since some of the brands are SO good for you. Thanks for sharing this post. It's very inspiring!

  6. I'm impressed! The hardest thing for me is cutting down on carbs, I LOVE bread too much.

  7. Good for you girl! 6 pounds is awesome! Those pictures of the toast actually have me feeling hungry-I LOVE apple butter! And we all need some brownies every once in a while ;-)

  8. Girl you are rocking this eating healthy! I'm working on it but you are beating me by a mile. I do great all day and then dinner is where I get messed up because Jared's not into the healthy eating like me. Which kind of black bean burgers do you eat?

  9. Great job! I love your texting accountability group. I never thought of adding chia seeds to toast. I love pb toast so I'll have to keep that in mind. I'm also glad to hear that I'm not the only person who wakes up starving. I like your tip to drink a glass of water first. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your success this month!

  10. Have you ever tried the Oikos Triple Zero Greek yogurts?! They all have zero fat, zero added sugar (the banana one only has 6 grams), and zero artificial sweeteners. And they also have 15 grams of protein. It is the perfect healthy snack and they all taste SO GOOD. The Banana Creme one tastes like dessert. I eat one almost every single day and I never get tired of it!

  11. I love this so much, I think texting really keeps you accountable-I need to do that! And I just have to tell you, since you seem to really enjoy Target the other day I found pasta made with 25% tomatoes and carrots-I loved that it added in a serving of veggies in a serving of pasta and the flavor was really, really good!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style


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