I was watching a
morning news show last week and heard
funny. They were interviewing a nutritionist that had
put one of the
female anchors on a program that the nutritionist
(through a book, I think...I didn't catch the name of
The anchor told
the nutritionist that she'd eaten a bean burrito
breakfast. The other anchors made faces, but the nutritionist
said that was a
(because I love bean burritos, and I would definitely
eat them for
I also knew WHY
it was a good choice.
A bean burrito
with onions and cheese has fiber, some carbs
protein. There's nothing like fiber and protein to keep
working well, your hunger under control and your
we ight down.
I know that's why
Chris and I do so well eating those Maple and
Mini-Wheats every morning. Even though there's
(gasp!), the high fiber is fabulous.
I've found that
adding a banana or side of scrambled eggs
my hunger at bay until just before lunch.
Kashi bars work
great for me when I'm on the road or doing
competitions. There must be just enough protein in
the bars to work
magic along with the fiber. My favorite
flavor is the
coconut with dark chocolate. Second favorite
is the cherry
dark chocolate. Mmmm.....
So, if you're
looking for one simple thing you can do each
day to switch up
your eating habits, try at least one meal
a day with high
fiber and protein. Here are some more ideas:
Wheat pasta with
chicken and veggies
Legume pasta with
chicken and veggies
cheese (and apple slices)--a fave of mine
Steak and salad
mashed red potatoes with skins, green beans
You get the idea!
Try some of these
combinations or make up your own.
At this past
weekend's dance competition I was chatting
with some moms
about yogurt (you know who you are, Jen!).
They were amazed
at how much sugar you find in
So why is it
appealing? Because it's "lowfat".
It's been a while
since I talked about this, but when I was
trying to lose we
ight, back in early 2006, I would make a
day with organic vanilla yogurt and strawberries,
thinking I was
doing a die-it.
Instead, I gained
around 5 pou nds.
I rarely eat
yogurt now. I get my calcium cereal, skim milk,
If you're looking
for a high-impact way to start losing we ight
all the foods you eat for high sugar content.
You might be
surprised by what you find!
If it has fiber,
is a "good" carb, is a veggie or fruit...eat it!
I try to avoid
processed food as much as possible, although it's
expensive to eat that way. Those $1 envelopes of
dishes look so appealing, until you look at the
Instead of pasta
sides, I serve a pasta main dish (Ronzoni
Barilla Whole Wheat, or regular) with a veggie
The kids love steamed green beans! It's better for you
processed foods, and about the same price when
you add it all up.
That's all for
this week! Remember, you can get tips like this
(and more) in the
story of how my husband Chris and I lost
over 60 pounds
combined back in 2006. We've kept it off,
In fact, I just
had to buy two new pairs of jeans because I went
size! (Well, I actually bought them "gently used"
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