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."
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.
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?