Yes, turns out I went and hurt myself moving some furniture. I have been instructed to not lift anything more than 5lbs and to not do any heavy exercise for 2 weeks.
Although, I must admit that this is slowing down the weight loss that I was (am!) hoping to have, it is also giving me a chance to become more disciplined with my diet.
This morning I started off with a meal replacement shake that I have been using for a couple of years now. I made a Chocolate Peanut Butter one this morning. Can you say “Yummy”? Sometimes I think this stuff is sinful it tastes so good. I even make this recipe when I feel like ice cream and just make it really thick. Then I eat it with a spoon very slowly. Absolutely sinful.
Sometimes, just putting down what you eat can help you be more successful. That’s what I am going to do here for all of you, for a few reasons: to see that even Health Coaches are not perfect and you do not have to be either, and to show you one way that you can get a balanced diet that is low in calories but still nutrient dense.
For a snack today, I chose some celery, cucumber and hummus (be careful with the hummus unless it’s home made…store bought brands can be very oily).
Lunch is vegetable soup: carrots, green beans, spinach, tomato, onions and celery and a cup of brown rice. The great thing about vegetables is that you can eat such large quantities of them before you consume a significant amount of calories, depending on how they are prepared.
What do those of you out there eat when you’re trying to lose weight?