Hey "LOSER" Mental note to self:
I can make small sacrifices to make a big, HUGE difference in calorie intake.
Like: we had chili and rice last night for dinner-- total comfort food with a big bang of protein. Normally, I lace chili with a sensible amount of Fritos or tortilla chips, yummy gooey cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Last night, I was good: I had my 1 cup (measured portion) of chili over 1/2 c rice with a tablespoon of sour cream. I saved several hundred calories and still enjoyed a great, satisfying comfort meal. I spent the calories I saved on dessert which was my favorite guilty but perfectly sensible pleasure of late,
my QUICK DELISH YOGURT PARFAIT (Cash LOVES this too):
- 1/2 cup Dannon Light and Fit vanilla yogurt (55 cal) (I get the big tub at the grocer because we go through a lot of the stuff)
- 1/2 cup blueberries (frozen/thawed) (35 cal) (I get the ones at Aldi's they are awesome and only about $3.50 per bag and did I mention they are AWESOME! Cash LOVES blueberries too)
- a sprinkle of chopped walnuts (leave these off to keep this yummy snack super LOW CAL)
Here was my SNACK-rifice for this morning:
For breakfast, this am I had two eggs and my yogurt parfait. A cup of yogurt + cup of blueberries is A LOT so if you like to feel like you are eating a larger quantity use this amount (mix it up with strawberries) and this is a huge breakfast on its own. And though it's not quite the same without the nuts, I sacrificed because I knew I would save quite a few calories. Walnuts are high in calories (200 per 1/4 cup) but something that is a great source of protein and well, I LOVE THEM!!!
Almonds are one of my special, power snacks too! Adds protein, something crunch, salty and yummy.
One last tip: if you have a 3 year old handy, it's great to eat something he likes for your meals...cause he will want bites and that means LESS CALORIES FOR YOU!!! YAY!!
okay...that's my thought. Bye now.