Updated: May 6, 2020
How I eat to lose weight, feel great, and stay healthy!
I have been on my healthy eating journey now for almost 5 years. I have primarily eaten in a paleo fashion since I started. If you have ever bought a paleo cookbook, you know that these recipes are quite extensive and take a lot of time to prepare. Like most working women, I don't have time for that now! This post will tell you how you can eat healthy in less time than it takes to go through a drive-thru.
You can eat healthy in less time than it takes to go through a drive-thru.
KISS-Keep It Simple Sexy
Think of your meals as being a protein, a vegetable, and a complex carbohydrate. Your healthy proteins are chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, and egg whites. You will have 4-6 oz. of protein in each main meal. You can use any variation of these proteins, such as ground chicken, chicken breasts, canned chicken, ground turkey, turkey bacon, etc.
The beauty of this diet is that you can eat as many vegetables as you want, and just about any vegetable as well. The only ones you want to avoid are regular potatoes. You can spice up your vegetables to make them more enjoyable. My go-to vegetable seasoning is garlic powder and pepper. You can also add a little bit of grass-fed butter to your cooked vegetables if it makes them more palatable for you.
The only carbohydrates I eat on this diet are brown rice, rice cakes, and Ezekiel brand tortillas and sliced bread. Carbohydrates need to be minimal, but it is ok to have 1-2 servings per day. I usually add these in at lunch or dinner to help me fill up. The Ezekiel brand is great because it is made from live grains and contains no flour.
Eat 5 Meals A Day
Eating 5 small meals a day will keep you from getting too hungry, and it will keep your metabolism up. The key here is to not get hungry. When I get super hungry, I want to reach for the closest, most unhealthy thing available. I want to go through the Whataburger drive thru and get a green chili burger and French fries. Or grab a brownie from the deli next door. The point is, if I am hungry, I always reach for something unhealthy.
Your 5 meals a day will be breakfast, lunch, and dinner with 2 snacks in between meals. The snacks in between meals are super easy and pre-prepared. My go-to snacks are veggies and hummus or nut thins and guacamole. I also really like a green apple with almond butter. I prepare these at the beginning of the week so that I always have something ready to just grab and eat.
Breakfast: 1 egg, 1/4 cup of egg whites, 1 Tbsp. of pico.
Snack: raw broccoli and carrots with 2 Tbsp. of hummus
Lunch: turkey sandwich with avocado
Snack: apple and almond butter
Dinner: wild caught flounder, brown rice, and broccoli
With this simple plan, you too can keep it simple sexy and kiss your bad eating habits goodbye for good. The simplicity means you can prepare your lunches and snacks for the week in less than 30 minutes, and you can have dinner done in 30 minutes or less each night.
Helping you to do it all in lipstick and heels!