Hi all! I'd love it if you guys would write what you do for meals and snacks! I can never think of what I CAN have, usually only what I CAN'T. That's only frustrating me and I don't want to get to the point where I give up because I can't have anything. Yesterday, I was really hungry for lunch and I love sandwiches but I'm trying to get away from them because of the calories/fat/sodium in just one. And it's hard for me to stop at just one. I've been snacking once in a while on Smart Start cereal. It has a good many calories per serving but is pretty good nutrition-wise. The problem is I've always just snacked out of the box probably eating at least 2-3 servings. I prefer to save most of my calorie allowance for the one meal my family gets to sit down together for. Yesterday, I actually measured out just 1 cup of cereal into a bowl(I snack on it dry)and ate it for lunch. Surprise, surprise! I was actually satisfied and not hungry anymore! Even gave several bites to the dog! Any recipes, hints, ideas from you would be greatly appreciated! Thank you-Deb
Well I am glad to know I am not the only one who used to snack out of the box. I too look through my cabinets finding things I cannot eat. I have learned a couple tricks though. I actually keep carrot sticks (Like I said, I am tired of carrots), celery sticks, and cucumbers in a big bowl in the fridge. I pull them out about 11 am and snack on them until about 4 pm. That keeps me from being so hungry at our sit down dinner. For breakfast I usually have either a slimfast or a mix of some sort (My Aunt is very into Herbalife) with skim milk. My doctor has told me that something, anything, healthy in the morning helps to jump start your metabolism. I too am trying to get away from sandwiches for lunch because breads and charbs are my downfall...bad! Have you seen the old, old weight watchers recipe for vegetable soup? I have that for lunch quite often. It is very filling and hardly any calories at all. I had gone through the not eating at all stage when I first started on Phen, but got way too hungry (and delerious) in the evening. I have also found that if I do eat my daily calorie allowance with the correct foods I do loose more quickly. I am looking for some good low cal recipes that I can feed my (very unfat) family. One that they will enjoy and not be reminded that "Mom is on a diet". All ideas will be appreciated.