FOOD FOR TODAY!
Whole Grain oatmeal- yup. Try not to have instant or quick oats all the time. Switch over to the “REAL” stuff. When they make it quick or instant, the manufacturers have chopped up the oats and rolled them thin to the point of powder. After cooking your super yummy oatmeal, add some berries for a yummy taste! If you don’t want your fruit mixed in, have it on the side. And as always, 2 glasses of water as well.
Wrap time! Get a lower fat tortilla wrap (less than 4 g fat if you can) and look for one with more fiber and protein. They’re out there- ya just gotta start reading nutrition labels. Fill your wrap with a thin layer of ranch dressing or low fat sour cream with some black pepper, add LOTS of sliced veggies- bell peppers, sweet peppers, pickled peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, lean lunch meat, 1 tb mozzarella shreds, and add a side of crunchy whole grain crackers and some fresh fruit. And as always—- 2 glasses of water. 🙂
SNACK! Today is protein snack time. Have nuts, peanut butter with carrots or apples or bananas to dip- try melting pb in the microwave and adding 3-4 chocolate chips for a yummy dip! String cheese or cottage cheese with some fruit. If you want, just scramble up a few eggs. 2 glasses of water too.
Soup night! Chicken noodle, Tortilla soup, chili, you choose. But I suggest steering clear of creamy soups when possible. Choose the heavy veggie soups with broth and beans when you can. Add a side of fresh fruit, and a few slices of crusty bread- like a baguette. And as always- 2 glasses of water.
Ride a bike for 25 minutes and then stretch for 5 minutes. Try and push yourself on your ride.
“Life in general you want to make easier. Exersice, you want to make harder.”- Chalene Johnson
(If you can’t ride a bike today, walk briskly for 30 minutes.)