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Well friends I think I need to tweak the plan a little.
I am trying to figure out how to lose weight without having to count points, count calories, eat pre-packaged (yuck) frozen foods. However I seem to have ‘perfected’ maintaining instead of losing. Not that it’s a bad thing! I am eating healthy and not obsessing about every bite I put in my mouth. The only problem is I want to be at my feel-good-weight and I’m not there yet. To further ‘tweak’ this plan, I’m going to start journaling my daily food again to see if that helps. I don’t want to obsess about food anymore, I just want to be normal. I’m 51 years old and am so tired of dieting!
I also need to ramp up the exercise. This busy life has me down to 2 or 3 days a week of power walking. We moved the elliptical to the garage so I guess that’s where I need to be. So let’s see how this next week goes and maybe it won’t take much to jump start this transformation.
OK first of all … you need to go buy extra bananas, peel and freeze them in a container or bag. We will have several recipes to discuss that involve bananas – nature’s perfect food!
Next you’ll want to make this smoothie recipe I found on www.katheats.com. This smoothie has become one of my favorite meals. I am not exaggerating when I say I can eat it everyday. It can be a really great snack but I find it so satisfying and filling, I have it as a meal because it lasts all morning (4+ hours). Back in the days of high carb breakfasts, I would often get shaky within a couple of hours of eating. Sometimes it would take hours to overcome that awful feeling. When I started understanding my body and my reactions to certain foods, I found that protein for breakfast is a key for me to curb hunger. This smoothie has tons of protein in the yogurt and almond milk. Greek yogurt is a power house of protein with 20 grams in 1 cup. I’ve had this smoothie for lunch and dinner but love it most for breakfast.
Put it all in the blender and add a few ice cubes
Cool, creamy, high protein goodness (see the soft pillow of frozen banana!)
Gotta run watch Biggest Loser for more inspiration! Thanks for stopping by.
1/2 cup almond milk
(such as Breeze or Silk or regular low fat milk)
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 frozen banana, cut up
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
sprinkle of nutmeg
3 or 4 ice cubes
Put all ingredients (except honey) in the blender. Mix until smooth. Turn blender to a low speed and add the honey. I found that the honey just sits on the bottom of the blender if you put it in with the other ingredients.