Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Weighty Wednesday: Healthy Fats

I lost 1 pound this week and man, I really had to work for it! I did really well with my diet and found myself eating a lot more healthy fats to keep myself satisfied. Remember, eating fat doesn't make you fat! At least not healthy fats in moderation. 

Lbs Lost So Far: 13
Lbs Left To Lose: 14

I pretty much stuck to the same types of foods for breakfast and lunch everyday. I alternated between plain yogurt with homemade granola and fruit, or chia pudding with fruit and coconut chips. Once I made chia pudding using coconut milk and it was delicious. The healthy fats really kept me full all morning. A new product I've been trying is this Super Seed and Ancient Grain Blend from Trader Joe's.
I sprinkle it on oatmeal, yogurt, chia pudding, etc. It gives it great crunch, in addition to all the health benefits of sprouted seeds.
For lunch I've been making a big bowl of veggies or a salad and topping it with some sort of protein like leftover chicken or boiled eggs. I've also been putting feta cheese on all my lunches because I bought a large container at Costco. If I was hungry in the afternoon I'd grab some salted peanuts or make myself a smoothie. I bought a big bag of avocados at Costco so I've been eating a lot of those. My new obsession is this Avocado Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. Don't let the avocado scare you. It is absolutely delicious!! If I was craving something sweet in the afternoon, this did the trick. I made the full recipe and split it with Jenna, as it is pretty filling for just a snack.

Dinners have been whatever I make for my family, except I try to substitute or swap out the carbs. For example one night we had pot roast and I ate my meat over riced cauliflower instead of rice or potatoes. Last night was taco night and I ate mine as a salad instead of in a tortilla.

So I feel like I'm doing a great job making healthy food choices. And I am active all day, rarely sitting down except to nurse the baby. But the weight is just coming off slowly. I'm trying to be patient and accept that I'm older and my metabolism may be slower this time around.

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