Another Pound Lost
Weigh in today revealed--ta da--I've lost another pound, totaling 21. Nine more to go and I'll hit 30 which I think is where I want to stay put.
How will I maintain? By doing exactly what I have been doing thus far. I love my new way of eating. It makes sense and it fits the way I live. The foods I eat are foods I really love . And I never go hungry like I did on Weight Watchers.
Key for me is eating small amounts often. If you've been struggling, try eating smaller amounts every three hours or so. Instead of eating 3 times a day, eat 6. I used to think snacking was a bad habit to get into. But planned snacks designed to meet your nutritional needs as well as the desires of your appetite are beneficial.
Assign a set amount of calories per meal and per snack. Don't obsess but do try to stay close to that number. In a day's time a 5% overage won't do much damage...but 10% might.
SOMETIMES SIMPLE IS BEST
Having a sweet tooth I need a fix everyday. When fruit can fill that need, all the better.
This summer strawberries have been abundant, low cost and flavorful. Still on sale here, so I bought some, wondering how they'd taste this late in the season. (They weren't local, from California.)
Wow. Sliced with a sprinkle of sugar, they were incredible. But I wanted to add a little something. No shortcake on hand, no vanilla ice cream either. Not in the mood for fat free Cool Whip on them--these days I'm eating my CW with coffee powder and Heath mini's added.
Enter the light sour cream. Oh my goodness! Wonderful pairing. I ate a full cup I'm sure of berries with a tablespoon of light sour cream. I must say, that tasted better to me than the other options because the good taste of the berries came through.
Give it a try. A big serving of wonderful fruit and a decadent tasting dessert, all in one. What's not to like?
Note: I let my berries sit on the counter about half an hour to take the chill off--I think the flavor is more prominent when they are warmish. Sort of like cheese--most cheeses taste better if they are room temp.