Post # 1
I have lost 10 pounds this year!!! yay! but with hard work and diet.
Pretty much every day my #1 go to breakfast is greek yogurt with an apple and granola. if its not that its cheerios/milk or two boiled eggs with a cup of fruit. then every day (since jan) ive been forcing myself to buy a big salad at the cafe (here at the hospital). some times with some added meat or fish (if im craving protien that day) . some times with none but always with oil/ving. some thing i had to teach myself to love (i used to be all about blue cheese). now my oil/ving salads are an everyday thing. when i go home i made a nice dinner. i try for low carbs but you never know what the day will bring.
so what is your regular meal? do you have one? it doesnt have to be breakfast or lunch. maybe its your go to snack.
Post # 2
Good post! I have 2 go to breakfasts; whichever I feel like/have the groceries for that day! The first is a smoothie with almond milk, spinach, banana, strawberries, flax seed and plain greek yogurt. The second is Kaski cinnamon crisp granola cereal with plain greek yogurt and blueberries. Both are delish!
My go to snack these days is almonds! Never realized how much I like them before now!
Post # 3
I love that breakfast too! My other favorite is protein pancakes (1 banana, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1 egg). My lunch is often a veggie burger on a sandwich thin, small salad, and an apple or something like that (today I had carrots and cucumbers, cottage cheese and grapefruit, and an english muffin). I usually have an afternoon snack of like a cup of cereal or some cheese and crackers. Dinners vary much more but always a healthy combination of carbs, plant-based protein and veggies.
Post # 4
I also recently lost about 12 lbs. I was getting frequent stomach aches so I cut out gluten and dairy and now they are gone. Some of my everyday foods are: Green smoothies, egg whites, almonds, all kinds of fruit, kale, red pepper, carrots, lentils, beans, tofu, quinoa, vegan burgers, avacado, olive oil, fish, and occasionally chicken/turkey, sometimes I eat beef/pork if am out to dinner but very rarely.
Post # 5
I’m a keto…er? Ketoer? Ha…so my go-to’s are:
Avocados. I eat at least one whole one every day. I eat them like you would eat a kiwi
Hard boiled eggs, I always keep some with me when I’m running around and I like to dip them in mustard or hot sauce.
Pepperoni “chips” dipped in ranch – sliced pepperoni microwaved until crispy
Slow cooked meat, usually pork shoulder shredded and served on top of coleslaw. Can be eaten hot or cold and also on the go!
Lime & pepper canned tuna scooped with sliced cucumbers or cheese “crackers”
Extra-dark roast coffee blended with ghee or unsalted butter, sometimes over ice. Sounds gross but it’s soooo good and keeps me going for hours if I just don’t feel like eating in the morning.
Post # 6
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
I eat a grapefruit everday. Low in carbs, good for my liver and boosting metabolism.
I have lost 120lbs in just a little over a year and half.
Post # 7
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
turnanewleaf: I do that with the pepperoni too, I dip it in sour cream though.
Post # 8
souza_2005: COFFEE!!!! Grapefruit for sure, and some kind of yogurt/fruit mix whether in a protein shake or parfait.
I’m gluten free so lunch usually consists of some kind of salad concoction, whether I bring it from home or get it out, then dinner depends on whether or not I worked out that day.
Post # 9
My healthy breakfast go to is Overnight oats with strawberry, bannana, chia seeds, cinnamon, & walnuts. My go to snack is Skinny Cow Caramel Filled chocolates and Skinny Cow drumsticks! I have a HUGE sweet tooth and this is an ongoing battle.
Post # 10
turnanewleaf: Ooo, do you drink bulletproof coffee?
Post # 11
BurlapnLace: I guess so, minus the MCT oil and the branded “Bulletproof Coffee Beans”
Post # 12
souza_2005: Superfood rich green smoothies and grapefruit (not my favorite but I eat it because, like PP mentioned it increases metabolism).
I also drink lots of water, almost a gallon, it keeps me pretty full and my skin in great shape. While I drink a lot of regular water, I also do some infused water with fruit, veggies and herbs.
Post # 13
souza_2005: Just wanted to chime in re: bleu cheese 🙂 Walden Farms makes a pretty yummy 0 calorie version: https://www.waldenfarms.com/products/dressings.html
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Breakfast – green smoothie (usually green apple, banana, ginger, line juice, spinach, and a little protein powder) and coffee w 1% milk
Lunch – healthy dinner leftovers, salad with grilled chicken, or a lean cuisine / subway 6″ if nothing else is around
Dinner – some combination of healthy stir fry, healthy tomato-based soup or stew with lots of veggies, grilled lean meat, steamed veggies, roasted veggies with garlic, etc
Snacks – string cheese, apples, cherry tomatoes , nuts (in moderation), light popcorn, veggies and hummus. And more coffee!
i find when I eat this way, I maintain or lose weight. I run into trouble when I add in a lot of booze or going out to eat, sadly : /
Post # 15
We just received our vitamix from our registry and a huge roasting pan (both are so so great for us eating healthier and not being tempted to order takeout or buy unhealthy lunch). My go-to breakfast is a smoothie: so far it’s usually almond milk, banana, peanut butter, cinnamon, maybe a tiny bit of honey, oatmeal or walnuts to give texture, and ice. So so good And also easy, ingredients we always have, and inexpensive. That’s also my default at night too if I am still hungry but don’t feel like eating more dinner.
My go-to dinner at home is always something with chicken or ground turkey. I make TONS of it and then use chicken broth to make some into soup in the vitamix for the next day. To give the soup a different flavor from the dinner for variation, I might add peanut butter/cumin/cloves or nutmeg for a groundnut stew flavor and to make the soup more filling or I might add different spices, add some rice near the end, balsamic vinegar, or a bit of a can of soup for flavor variation and creaminess.
If I need to eat quickly and there’s nothing, we always have refrigerated udon packets and I add tons of vegetables. We also always have turkey burgers in the freezer (healthiest late snack after a night out), but the boxed ones aren’t too good to me so I want to start freezing my own.
I also LOVE boiled eggs but don’t make them often enough at all. we out an electric egg boiler on the registry- sounds silly but I love them and I’d remember to make them way more often if we had that.