So in an effort to get under 250 pounds I have been working to change my eating habits a bit. What worked to help me get the first 170 pounds off seems to not want to work right now. So I am changing things up breaking my meals into smaller bits of food over the day, focusing once again on less processed things and trying whole nutrient tracking.
When I look at my whole diet I find I have too many calories, in my opinion coming from fat. I don’t have enough protein in my diet and far too many carbohydrates. Fruits and veggies are great, but I think I need to work on my balance. Balance in my life is very tricky, did you know I fell going UP the steps on Wednesday night? Yep! I am that smooth!
So I asked my doctor for a few ideas of foods that are around 100 calories that I can chomp before and after my workout. That way I can eat something before and after my workout and feel fueled. So here are a few of the ideas I came up with that are, well not exactly 100 calories but close.
- Apple (medium)
- Almonds (3 tablespoons)
- Banana (medium)
- Funky Monkey dried fruit
- 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese (low-fat kind)
- Hard Boiled Egg
- Grapes (2 cups)
- Lean Deli Lunchmeat (Ham or Turkey 2 ounces)
- 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
- Pineapple (1 cup)
- Plum (medium-large)
- 100-calorie pack popcorn
- Yogurt (Chobani Champions)
So what do you snack on? I don’t love the idea of snacking… but I think I am going to need to suck it up and give this a try for a while. Do you have a secret food that keeps you going? Help a girl out!