Before walking a great distance one needs to eat a decent meal.
Since joining Weight Watchers I have learned that protein is key.
It helps keep me feeling sated far longer than carbohydrates or fruit alone.
Weight Watchers has taught me so much.
(surprising because I had read almost every diet book on the market before joining.)
The healthy way of eating, tricks to staying full, not going hungry and I am still losing weight.
If you need a little help in this area I can attest to their regime.
If you stick to it, it works.
Eggs are my quick and easy way to get protein into my diet.
Fresh free range farm eggs are readily available and they have the darkest yolks and the best flavour.
My breakfast consisted of two soft boiled eggs and two pieces of Silver Hills Little Big Bread.
WW points = 5
This will keep me fueled through my two hour 10K walk and when I get back I will brew a pot of tea.
If I am feeling peckish I'll opt for an apple and two small wedges of Laughing Cow Lite Cheese
a bunch of sliced carrots, celery and peppers with a tablespoon of Lite Dilly dip or yogurt.
Lunches are usually salads with some kind of protein.
A small amount of feta cheese, lean chicken or maybe a bit of fish.
If I don't have eggs for breakfast I'll have fresh fruit and yogurt.
Then for lunch I might make a quick and easy omelet.
I love adding salsa as it gives it a kick and there are no points to count!
Dinners are more challenging because I cook for Mr. HB and he is not on WW.
I will modify regular recipes to make them more WW friendly.
I regularly saute in water or broth to save a few points.
It goes without saying that I use "portion control" when dining on high point foods.
If I make Mr. HB chicken wings, which are his favourite, I will cook up a chicken breast for myself.
We eat lots of vegetables and salads so my plate is chock full of filling and healthy food.
I buy Paul Newman's low fat Thai dressing and use a scant tablespoon.
I rarely eat dessert so this is not an issue for me.
If I am hungry after dinner which is a rare occasion, I will pop some popcorn and have it without butter.
It's super filling and it goes well with our movie viewing.
I'd love to hear your tips for eating healthy.
Adrienne of The Rich Life on a Budget posted on this today too...
so pop over and see what she has written and say hello!