I went to lunch with a friend recently and she told me she was wanting to lose weight. She asked me what I typically eat in a day so I explained. I start my mornings with a solid breakfast, then a snack, then lunch, then another snack, then a post workout protein shake, and finish with dinner. None of my meals are huge but they are a good size to where I’m not still hungry after.
When we went to order our lunch I ordered a a grilled chicken salad with no cheese and salsa instead of dressing. My friend ordered a fruit smoothie. This is where people get it all wrong. Food is not your enemy if consumed in the proper amounts! A fruit smoothie isn’t a meal. It’s a snack. Yes fruit is good for you but in small amounts. Your body processes fruit as a sugar. If you want to lose weight, fuel your body properly. Give it the nutrients it needs to burn fat….veggies, proteins, fats (avocado), etc. I wish people would stop being so scared of what they eat. Educate yourself on foods! If you don’t know where to start, then ask!
This mornings breakfast was a protein shake! Being a stay at home Mom I first thought I’d have all this time to make myself healthy meals during the day and get stuff done. Wrong! No one prepared me for how time consuming it is to take care of a baby! It’s a full time job! Props to those moms who have twins, triplets or more than one child! There is always something to do. Your baby needs to be fed, changed, played with or you’re working on crawling/standing/etc. Some days I just don’t have time to sit down to eat a meal let alone one that’s well balanced. Rather than just grab a granola bar I make myself a protein shake. This is the perfect meal replacement. And I can throw it in a shaker bottle and take it with me. Some days after dinner if I’m craving something sweet I’ll make one rather than having ice cream or sugar! It’s definitely a healthier alternative and I don’t feel guilty after eating it!