Post # 1
I have already lost 30 pounds but its been months since I have been exercising and eating healhty. I am in my last year of university and have been super stressed being away from my husband and son and have gained 5 pounds back. I need to get back to eating healthy. Does anyone have any suggestions for healthy snacks and a healthy lunch in particular that is energy packed. My biggest problem is that I get tired easily and I am not sure which foods will help this. I really want to have lost that last 30 pounds before my graduation!!! It is my goal.
Any help would be great!!!
Post # 3
@s_h_e_l_b_s: For lunch I eat a really big salad, using baby spinach, carrots, red pepper, cucumber, dried cranberries, pecans, and croutons. I usually eat a skim milk cheese string with it and that keeps me satisfied for a while!
Post # 4
Thank you so much! I find that eating healthy is easy because I do enjoy many healthy foods but sometimes I feel drained because I am either not getting enough calories or because some of the healthy food doesnt give as much energy as others. I am super excited to lose the rest of this weight. Still thinking about WW though if I can afford it!
Post # 5
For me it’s always a lack of protein that makes me tired. I don’t eat red meat or pork so this has been a challenge for me since I was young. I like to add protein and iron by eating a lot of legumes, nuts, organic peanut butter, and especially spinach. I have diced almonds and pecans handy to add into salads and they also add flavour too 🙂
For days that I don’t have time or access to whole foods and solid healthy meals I always make sure to supplement with a protein shake. I have some low calorie whey powder that I blend with skim milk, ice, and sometimes fruits. In the mornings if I skip breakfast I make one of these shakes and add a banana to start my day of with a good metabolism boost (the potassium in the banana does this!). Apples also help to wake a person up in the morning and give you some electrolytes.
For days that you are using more energy (ie: if you play sports, have a hard core work out etc.) make sure not to cut out your healthy carbs. Carbohydrates help to give your body essential fuel, and although some people say they pack on the pounds, they can actually help your weight loss if taken in properly. For increased energy from carbs you should consume things like beans, low fat dairy, and whole wheat breads or wraps.
Hope this helps 🙂