One of those days..

weight loss/Healthy food choices

Thursday’s oh typical Thursday’s, the day where the weekend is pretty much almost here and we celebrate Because Friday is our last day of work for most of us. My goal is to not trigger anyone with this blog post and to only tell my story while also educating. If your struggling with weight I’m here standing with you and we can do this together. Please don’t jump to conclusions on this post again it’s my experience and the things I’ve dealt with but as always I want to share with you all.

I still remember being the girl who flipped through all the magazines, the girl who was destined to be happy. The mirror use to be my best friend, it’s weird now standing at 4″11 and looking at myself no longer seeing anything that looks attractive to me, the world does not help when every where your turn someone is telling you how much weight you gained or what you should or should not be eating. The struggles to be what the world wants me to be continues to beat me down day in and day out. The girl who was once a size 7 now wears 11-12 and of course that’s not attractive to most ( in my mind) I’m still at a lost on how it started or how to fix it.

It seemed like over the course of the last couple of months food became a scape goat for me it was there when I was sad, it was there when I was happy it was there for every occasion. I found myself eating just to eat at times. I kept pretending like my weight gain didn’t exists people would make comments but as always, I ignored it and kept eating what I wanted. I miss the girl who could eat whatever and never gain weight or the girl who simply didn’t care. I miss the girl who once loved who she was and didn’t care about what the world wanted her to be but some where down the line she lost herself and does not know when she will be back.

I remember taking diets pills and starving myself and exercising constantly, I remember being so desperate to be happy at one point that I even went to a pro Ana website Because in my mind being thin was the goal. I spent countless hours looking at calories and documenting what I ate. It was pure torture some days but again the goal was to be thin. The weird part is sometimes, I’ll go to twitter and look at girls profiles who still struggle with weight and my heart breaks for the girls who don’t eat all day or the girl who lies to her parents about eating a meal knowing she threw it up. I go to YouTube and watch videos of girls stories and the recovery at the end of the video always makes me smile.

I spent an hour on the phone with my boyfriend tonight and we talked about my weight gain and I broke down because I’m ashamed to even have allowed myself to get this way I’m ashamed because it’s no longer about my weight but the goal is to be happy and healthy again. I say to anyone struggling tomorrow is a new day please love yourself and know that it will be ok. Let’s not worry about the number on the scale so much let’s focus on being happy and healthy. My nutritionist calls it a lifestyle change not a diet. We can do this ladies and men because I know we all struggle or have struggled at some point in our lives.

To anyone struggling with body image issues please get help, you are not alone and to anyone who feels like giving up on weight loss please don’t you can do this, I’m standing with you. Enjoy your Thursday night and know you are loved ❤️

Finally back!!!

mental health, weight loss/Healthy food choices

I’ve honestly missed blogging and it’s so much that I’m wanting to say. I’ll try to keep it short and simple with you.

Why I stepped away?

I had so much going on in my personal life, I was trying to figure it all out and it was hard for me to blog and give my all to my site, when in my mind, I wasn’t a hundred percent available. I was going back in fourth with my podcast and YouTube but eventually that interest faded too. I’m still trying to figure it all out. I know for sure that blogging is a Hugh passion for me and that’s why keeping this site up and running is so important to me and me being back is honestly a good thing for me and I’m looking forward to giving you guys more great content and being open to more conversations.

What’s been going on in my life?

My anxiety and depression for the most part has actually been ok, I see my doctor every three months for refills on my medications and we talk about what’s going on in my life. I still have moments of being anxious or a little emotional but it’s nothing that consumes me like in the past.

My weight?

My weight has been an on going battle for me lately the past couple of months have been hell when it comes to that, I’ve gone through spells of binge eating and not caring and spells where losing weight is all that’s on my mind. I started seeing my nutritionist again then the old habits came back with bad eating, the good news is I’ve found a new nutritionist in the area who will see me as a new patient next month and I’m super excited to see what happens with that, my doctor has even expressed concern about my weight gain and my blood pressure is now high and It’s all scary to be honest my health has to come first. I’ve finally got On board and chosen to eat healthy and do the right thing my goal is to eat clean and stay away from sweets and bread as my dr has advised me to do as well as exercising daily. I will keep you guys update on my weight loss.

Work?

Honestly work has been so stressful lately it’s been hectic and all over the place, one of my co workers is out on maternity leave so we’re short staffed and I’m doing her job now and it’s been chaotic and crazy at the drs office lately, I’m trying to hang in there and be strong but all the negativity I’m dealing with is not worth my sanity any longer and I’m realizing it’s time for a change in my work life, I try to always remain positive and remember why, I became a medical assistant but sometimes it’s hard and it’s honestly not even the patients it’s the people around me that make make my job so hard at times. I won’t got in to too much detail on that but I will say I’m looking forward to new career opportunities soon.

Love?

My love life is still amazing, my boyfriend and I are still together and still happy in love. We’re still trying to figure out the moving situation and what’s next but everything has been amazing thus far and our two year anniversary is coming up soon, I’m super excited for that and can’t wait to spend more years with him.

Church?

I’ve recently Began going back to church again and I’ve finally found a church home for my daughter and I we enjoy the people there and the pastor it’s been so great going and getting to know everyone and the best part is my moms best friend is a member there so she’s always looking out for me. I’m genuinely happy about allowing god back into my life and allowing myself to go back to church and put god first again. It’s been one hell of a journey when it comes to my religion and trying to figure out where I belong and where I should be, however finally it’s all happening the way I want it too.

Final words-

I know, I rambled a little bit had to catch you up on some aspects of my life and I’m finally back guys so keep looking out for more post from me, I promise not to leave again for months like that again. I’m still figuring it all out but CHERELLE is finally back! Enjoy your Wednesday night, this girl is off to bed. I have another 5am wake up call. 🙏

Holiday weight gain😩|tips to get back on track.

holidays/thanksgiving, weight loss/Healthy food choices

So,we have all been there,unfortunately where the holidays come and all of a sudden all that weight loss goes right out the window and bam you have gained all your weight back or at least some of it. I had a lovely thanksgiving with friends and family and a couple of days off work so that helped too but of course it’s back to work Monday and I’m dreading it?but I do have some good news, I’ll wait to share and again I’m sorry for being being M.I.A been so busy these days with so many things but I will get better in due time.

I wanna give you guys 5 tips on how to get back on track after the holidays so don’t feel discouraged guys because we all fall down but we can get back up. I only gained 3 pounds but still it feels like a lot in my eyes and I feel gross (being honest) but it will pass and I’ll be back on track starting tomorrow.

Let’s get started.

1. Clean all bad foods out of your home-

So this is a Hugh one because I won’t lie, I had so many bad foods in my house due to the holidays and I been eating and snacking like crazy and it’s like you get one cookie then you gotta grab another cookie 🤦‍♀️ I know I know but it happens so the best thing to do is clean out your house of all bad foods and start fresh with all healthy ones, it will make you feel 100% better and you won’t have to worry about snacking on anything bad.

2. Make sure your using your weight loss app to document foods/ Stay in calorie range-

I kinda got off track and stopped documenting what foods I’ve been eating since the holidays, so I’m not even sure if I was in calorie range or under or over, so yes I been eating and not having a clue what’s been going on and now I’m looking at my app and feel so so guilty but again like I said we are all allowed days to eat bad sometimes ,so yes it happens but I will definitely get back on track using my app and again guys go download this app it’s works www.sparkpeople.com

3. Have a great support system-

This is also really important guys, because when you fall off the wagon you need someone around you to pick you back up and support you no matter what and keep you motivated. my mom is that person for me she always diets with me and keeps pushing me to do better, even when I’m like no don’t wanna do it, like today she told me I looked skinny of course I’m like no mom ,no not this girl but it’s hearing those compliments that make me smile and feel better,like this can be done and I can reach my goal so remember kick those people to the curb when they doubt you or bring you down because you can do it.

4. Go to the gym/walk the neighborhood-

I haven’t been to the gym in so long ,won’t even lie but going back may not be a bad idea even if you don’t wanna go or can’t go take a walk around your neighbor hood ,your body will feel so much better and thank you in the long run a little exercise helps and it’s also good for clearing your mind and relieving stress. So I’m going to make it a daily goal again to try to go the gym at least once or twice a week to start off especially for the new year. (If it’s cold where you live wrap up please don’t want anyone getting a cold) take it one day at a time it’s no rush.

5. Drink plenty of water/have fun with your weight loss-

So please always remember to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated guys that’s important when trying to lose weight and our bodies need water and if your someone who is not a big fan of water you can use water enhancers to enhance the flavor in your water it’s 0% juice and it taste good and your water taste great too, I have two in my cabinet now. Check down the Juice isle in your local grocery store. Guys don’t allow your weight loss to take over your life, this should be something fun and enjoyable not something that makes you miserable or becomes and obsession, so make sure to take a few deep breaths and relax and again it’s ok to have a cheat day or two remember it’s all about your health and being healthy , it should be a fun lifestyle change not a miserable one.

Conclusion-

Losing weight is not always easy and has its ups and downs but it’s worth it, when trying to be healthy, so take your time with it and everything will be ok, I had a little set back but I’m going to keep pushing, damn these holidays lol jk but again hope everyone had a great thanksgiving and great time with family and I’m off to relax before bed. Don’t let the holidays get you down keep pushing, I believe in you. I’ll be back sooner than later ✌️

Healthy Foods|Favorite recipes.

weight loss/Healthy food choices

So, I been on my diet for a week now and I’m enjoying eating healthier and trying to do better all around on this new lifestyle change as I like to call it. I been trying a lot of new foods and great recipes on the “spark people” app so please go check it out. I love this app! It’s helped me out a lot with staying on track. So I’m going to share some of my favorite recipes from the app that I love.

Last nights dinner(Friday):

I made a chicken dish and it was so good, I actually made too much so now leftovers are in the fridge but that’s ok more for me. So for this dish you will need:

1. Flat chicken breast, I used boneless chicken thighs instead.

2.squash, zucchini, potatoes and onions.

3. Add thyme, salt and pepper and a little olive oil.

4. I used a glass dish you can use a foil pan as well.

So I took my glass pan and washed and cleaned the chicken placing it on a separate plate until the veggies were all cut up then, I proceeded to cut up all the veggies and place it into my baking dish I made sure to carefully add the seasonings and then I grabbed my chicken and placed it in the pan adding salt and pepper I added a drop of water to the pan and placed it in the oven on 350. The recipe calls for it to be on 450 but I chose to do 350 and it came out fine. It cooked for an hour covered then I uncovered it and let it cook for 20-25 minutes, took it out of the oven and guys the chicken was so moist and smelled great also my veggies were soft and so good. I loved this dish my mom even ate some with me and though it was good, I gave my daughter some of the chicken too so it all worked out but yes guys this food is so great and it definitely works for anyone trying to lose weight.

Pasta dish (from two days ago)

Ok so this next dish was a meal made two days ago for my dinner, it was so good and it’s light and healthy ok so for this dish you will need:

1.Wheat pasta- it’s better for you then regular pasta also multi grain pasta is great too(I used rotini pasta)

2. I also used tomatoes, carrots and shredded cheese, broccoli and Italian dressing.

Ok guys so of course the first thing I did was boil my pasta and while my pasta was boiling I cut up my tomatoes and carrots and broccoli so when the pasta was done I placed it onto a plate and then proceeded to add the vegetables in, I took my cheese grater and grated the cheese into it as well now some people may not want to eat the pasta like this so you can also keep it in the fridge overnight and then eat it cold as well it’s really up to you. I ate mine without refrigerating and it was still good but next time I’ll do it cold. I used wish bone Italian dressing on it to give it more flavor it doesn’t matter what brand you use whatever you like or what works for you. It was a great dish and healthy also you can add meat in it for my flavor or protein. I choose not too because it was good without it to me.

Breakfast this morning(Saturday):

Ok so this morning I had a great scrambled egg recipe so crazy my dad use to make my eggs this way when I was little and I haven’t done it that way in a long time so for this recipe you need 4 eggs I only used 3 but you take your eggs and you break them in a bowl then you add 1% milk or you can also use almond milk whatever you choose then you add salt/pepper and parsley to the bowl and mix it all together with a spoon or fork, I always use a fork. You also will need a non stick pan and you can add cooking spray so it won’t stick the recipe calls for the stove to be on 6 but I put it on 3 so I added my eggs and then I used a spatula to move them around then I let them sit for a few minutes before moving them around again these eggs don’t take that long and the goal is to have them soft and fluffy so basically this was a quick dish and then i made turkey bacon to go with it. I made some coffee in my Keurig so that was good too.

So I will continue to keep you all updated on my food and weight loss journey also I’ll be doing a post on Monday about an update on “life” and where I’m at with all that. I’ll be doing a weight in on Monday so I’ll share my weight loss so far. Keeping my 🤞 crossed guys. Enjoy your weekend!

Ps: I’m sorry my punctuation sucked in this blog post it’s called rush writing. Oops!

https://www.sparkpeople.com

Great app for weight loss/recipes.

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Healthy eating|Back on track.

weight loss/Healthy food choices

Ok, so today was my first day back on my diet or shall I say lifestyle change and so far so Good. I’ve stuck to my meal plan all day and haven’t ate anything bad. I was even tempted by cupcakes at work but turned them down and honestly haven’t even really been that hungry today for some reason. I been drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated and busy running around like always. I”ll tell you some of the foods I’ve eaten today and also share this cute recipe I’ve gotten off the new app I’m using to help with my weight loss.

Breakfast-

My meal plan called for me to eat cereal and skim milk but woke up late and was running behind schedule for work so instead I grabbed a mini bagel and ran out the door. My meal plan actually calls for me to eat some carbs and I won’t lie I love bread 😍 but I refuse to eat it all the time it’s not good for you. Bagels are ok eating them plain is best unless you wanna put butter and I suggest using a low fat butter or cream cheese for those that don’t like butter I’m the one over here like yuck because I’m not a fan of cream cheese but to each it’s own.

Lunch..

Another crazy thing happened, I rushed packed a lunch this morning and I didn’t like it so needless to say the only thing I ate was the fruit cup I packed so in the end, I came home and ate a late lunch I had chicken with mix veggies kinda light yet simple. I’m still working on my water intake I been drinking it more but I still feel like I need to up my intake. It will all happen in due time.

Dinner..

My dinner consisted of turkey pork chops yes they make TURKEY pork chops and it’s actually way better/healthier for you. They taste really good baked and fried but of course no more fried food for me so I baked them and then I had greens to go with them and a sweet potato so yes it was yummy, well kind of lol! I mean my body has to adjust to going back to healthy eating but it’s worth it.

Snack-

My snacks today were almonds and pretzels those are also on my meal plan, I never really liked almonds I’m usually eating cashews that’s my favorite but I got a big bag of almonds at Walmart the other day and so now I’m eating almonds and pretzels so it’s good so far also I had a pear a few minutes ago so yeah I haven’t really been super hungry but I’m trying my best to eat all my meals. I’ll probably drink another bottle of water then head to bed soon.

Wanted to share my lunch I made for tomorrow..

Yes I’m excited lol so on the app I’m using they have a selection of recipes you can make/eat so I’m scrolling through the lunch menu section and this chicken salad catches my eye so I wrote down the recipe items and head to my kitchen.

In no way am I trying to take credit for this recipe FYI and I will be putting the link to the website in this post, I actually forgot to do it in my last post sorry!! So if you wanna go check this app out or site out go do it, it’s helpful.

So back to what we were talking about so these are the only items you need to make this.

1.chicken, 2.onions, 3.celery, 4. Light mayo, 5. Pepper, 6. Salt, 7. Lemon juice.

I grabbed a small bowl I cut some chicken up (my chicken was pre cooked) and I added some mayo also (the original recipe called for yogurt but I replaced it with mayo) you stir the mayo into the chicken basically put as much as you like( I don’t like a lot of mayo) so after that I added some onions and celery. Grabbed my lemon juice and put 1/2 in the bowl then added a dash of salt/pepper and wallah you have your simple chicken salad.

Also I’m having yogurt and almonds with my lunch tomorrow.

So today was actually a good day guys I’m trying and as always I’ll keep you updated on my progress so one day down and a lot more to go but it can be done so when you feel like giving up DON’T keep pushing because the end results are worth it. Off to bed for me gotta be up again at 5:30 😦 good night!

https://www.sparkpeople.com

Check them out!

Weight loss update..

weight loss/Healthy food choices

I honestly feel embarrassed even writing about this 🤦‍♀️ it’s crazy to think that things were going so good, my weight was in a good place and I was happy. I think my depression has played a major part in where I am now unfortunately. Food has won and my self control has lost 😐

Where I’m at..

This week has been a world win and I’ve been eating bad unfortunately but I have decided to go back on the meal plan my nutritionist has given me and I’m excited to move forward starting Monday also with the help of my mom who is going to be dieting again with me. Honestly she always does better then me she’s more dedicated, food and I have always had a rocky relationships their are times when I’m eating good and other times where food is really not my best friend. I do always accept responsibility for any mistakes I make or bad decisions that may occur in my life. I’m trying my best to get out of the space I’m in right now and trying my best to slip out of the depression and get back on track.

What’s next for me..

The only thing at this point that can be done is me striving to do my best again. I’m going to regain my strength and regain my power back and get my life back the way it was before everything went left. I’m actually proud of myself though since I’ve gone grocery shopping today and rid my refrigerator of all the bad foods so I’m excited about going back to healthy eating also I’m going to be back in the gym next week and I’m thinking about getting a trainer for the extra help. I downloaded a new app on my phone to help with my eating as well ,I’ll put the link at the end of the post but so far I like it a lot it actually will generate and make your meal plans for you also it’s great because you can blog post your journey on it and post pictures and talk to people from all over the world who are trying to lose weight so that’s great motivation.

Conclusion..

I’m definitely going to do more post to keep you updated on my weight loss journey and to kind of document it for you guys. I’m going to share the foods I’m eating and the exercises that I’m doing and different recipes. This is a little off topic but after having my daughter I was 145 pounds and I remember losing weight and getting down to 133 or so and I was happy and then the weight came back after a while and I lost it again and of course now it’s back again to 139 and I was 133/134 last. I know to most reading this your going to be like stop bitching that’s nothing just a couple of pounds but to me it’s a lot I’m really insecure about my body a lot and In the past it has lead me to starving myself and not treating my body good. It’s really about a lifestyle change and being healthy for not only me but for my daughter.

More talk..

Again I also wanna apologize for my bad blog posting lately funny thing is I wrote part of this post four days ago and then saved it as a draft and never got back to writing more on it until today. I’m trying guys I’m trying again my mind is still all over the place and I’m trying my best to come back to being myself but I will try my hardest to blog more.

Enjoy your Saturday and relax because Monday is coming soon. Thanks for reading my crazy rant. It’s time to get back to relaxing.

My favorite drinks..

Food/Drink

So, I’m always talking about things that I eat or don’t eat all the time but I’ve never talked about what I drink ever so why not do it now, i don’t drink soda or juice so that won’t be on the menu but of course everything else will. So as always let’s get started.

Water-

Is the main thing I drink everyday pretty much, I’m still struggling on drinking 6 bottles a day guys it’s so hard I’m lucky to make 3 or 4 a day but I’m trying, gotta keep pushing also I like green tea a lot so I put packets of it in my water. Water enhancer is also really good it’s not juice but it gives your water a little more flavor for people who don’t like water this will help you a lot so try it. Water keeps your body hydrated so try to drink a bottle or two a day to start out and work your way up.

Example: 👆

Green tea..

I absolutely love tea it’s my kryptonite literally, I drink it everyday day or every other day I know my dad tells me I’m addicted lol no but really I am honestly I love tea, somehow my daughter loves tea too and I’m trying to break her from it because she wants it every time she sees me with it. Green tea is good for weight loss and it helps burn fat( My nutritionist told me this) when I first came to her. So I suggest trying some green tea you can drink it hot or cold I prefer cold, I get the 12 pack of Lipton diet tea from Walmart. It’s only 4.99 but I also have the tea bags at home as well.

Coffee..

I love coffee, I also love the smell when I’m making it in the kitchen. I usually do decaf but mostly I use my keurig that my dad got me for Christmas it’s red my favorite color too, I put all my favorite ones in and make great coffee also I love Starbucks but the only time I actually get drinks from there is when my job gets it or if someone buys it for me, I literally never have time to drink coffee or go to Starbucks like I want too and it’s crazy because it’s one right down the street from my house yikes!!! I know I could actually go but I don’t. Coffee is also good for you as well but try to drink the decaf because all that caffeine is not good for the body.

Milk..

I love milk didn’t always use too but now my favorite milk is skim milk and lately I’ve also gotten into drinking almond milk with coconut it’s so good guys and way healthier for you trust me your body will thank you, I usually get my milk from Walmart they have the brand that, I like. Try drinking this for breakfast or even going to bed it will help you sleep better at night warm a glass up and drink it and you will sleep like a baby.

Orange juice..

I don’t drink orange juice all the time because I don’t drink juice but there is one that my grandpa use to buy all the time that is really good for you and has less calories in it and less sugar. So when I do drink a glass of orange juice it’s rare but every now and then I drink it with my breakfast. It’s a good source of vitamin D and great for calcium intake and taste ok for the most part.

Conclusion..

This are the drinks that I have started drinking since cutting out soda and juice so yep nothing too special but I will say once you cut out juice and soda the less sugar you take in your body will thank you and you will start to lose some weight along with a good meal plan.

Changing my eating habits/how it’s helped me.

weight loss/Healthy food choices

So as everyone should know or will know now, I’ve stopped eating beef/pork my personal choice at the moment. It’s been good so far honestly I don’t even miss eating it at all, even my daughter is liking some of the food I’ve been eating. I will say this my body feels a lot better since choosing to cut out certain foods I’ve had more energy and I’m even starting to lose more weight. I haven’t been to the gym in a while due to my daughter being sick but I will be back on track with that really soon. I miss my work out routine a lot but of course my daughters health has to come first so for now the gym will be on hold until she’s feeling better.

What everyone around me thinks..

So since I’ve decided to change my eating it’s crazy the responses I’ve been getting from people for starters..

Mom- ” so your never going to eat beef or pork again not even at Christmas.”

Dad- “so are you a vegetarian now, should I get you a cook book on the foods you been eating.”

My boyfriend- “are you a vegetarian babe?I think it’s good your eating healthier. “

Co workers- why did you stop eating beef/pork, I still eat it.

So yes this is some of the responses I been getting from people while doing this, honestly when I made the decision to do this I told myself I would lose a few pounds and then go back to eating it again but now sitting here thinking about it,honestly I may never go back to eating it, last night I read some articles about beef and pork turns out its not the best thing for your body and I wanna keep my body clean of all bad things. Who knows, I may cut out meat all together but for right now that’s unknown because only time will tell but I’m extremely content with the things I’ve been eating as of right now and my body thanks me plus the doctor, I work for was telling us how when you stop eating all the bad foods you have more energy (his vegetarian) and your body feels better so that kinda confirmed some things for me too.

The advantages of not eating beef/pork..

1. It helps you lose weight

2. You will be less acidic

3.you feel less bloated

4.your skin may improve

5.cholesterol levels may drop

6.risk of cancer is lowered

7.risk of certain diseases is lowered

8.more energy

9.helping the environment

So these are a few things that will help you when you choose to cut certain foods out your eating lifestyle.

If you want more information check out this website.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rd.com/health/diet-weight-loss/stop-eating-red-meat/amp/

conclusion..

In not in any way telling anyone how to live their life or what to eat or not eat. I’m just telling my story and what has worked for me so far, I want everyone to live a happy healthy life and if changing what your eating helps you then I’m glad and If not that’s ok too changing your foods is hard sometimes , before I started back on my meal plan I was eating so bad but then I woke up one day and I was tired of eating bad and wanted to be healthy not only for me but for my daughter so it takes time but if you really want it, it can work out for you.

Your body is your temple..

Please take care of your body guys and do what’s best for you also add some work outs in their when you can. I’ll keep you guys posted on my eating and what I’ve been eating and if I’ve lost anymore weight. It’s going to be a long road but yes I’m down for the challenge. Enjoy your Saturday guys and keep going, I believe in you!

I’ll try to post a video the next time I go to the gym.

✌️

My favorite healthy snacks

weight loss/Healthy food choices

Ok, so as promised I will be giving you a list of my favorite healthy snacks, also good morning everyone it’s Tuesday mines is starting off a little rocky but I’ll get through it. Snacks don’t always have to be a cookie, cakes and chips it can also be something healthy as well, so when you get that urged In the middle of the night to eat something bad, remember to eat something healthy and light, your body will definitely thank you later.

My favorite snacks..

Fruit- so, I love fruit it’s not only healthy but extremely light and you can eat as much as you want without feeling guilty about it. Yes some fruit does contain sugar however it still is a Healthy snack and it taste good.

Yogurt- I absolutely love yogurt, I will eat it all the time literally, I usually do chobani or light and fit those are my favorites, you have to be careful what kind of yogurts you eat ,so always check the calorie intake also look at the sugar because some yogurt contains a lot of sugar witch isn’t good for your body so always check the labels on whatever you eat to be safe.

I love chips like the next person however chips are not always good for you so my nutritionist told me about baked chips they don’t taste as good as a regular chips but it has less calories and fat, it’s also better for you body( I don’t eat these all the time) but when I do I usually get the cheddar flavor that’s my favorite one,My daughter even loves these chips.

Pretzels- I love my pretzels this is a great snack, some people think because it’s bread it’s not good for you but it’s actually a light good snack for someone who is dieting, it’s not to heavy and it taste good also I don’t eat these everyday but when I do I’m in heaven because I love my pretzels.

Vegetable tray- I love love vegetable trays they are so good and a nice healthy snack especially with some ranch dressing, I buy these all the time Its a great snack for me when watching a movie, I usually get this from Walmart I believe it’s only 8 or 9 dollars for a tray it also depends on what size you get too.

Fiber one- I love these protein bars, they are so good and only 90 calories per bar. It’s always good to make sure you have a little protein in your everyday diet, weather it be through this or you can also get protein in your meats but it’s always good to get that through out the day. My fitness pal app keeps track of how much protein I’m taking in through out the day,it also tells me when I met my protein limit for the day.

Conclusion..

Snacks can be good for you, it’s all about moderation and how much you choose to eat, these are my favorite snacks and I have more so their will definitely be a part 2 as always to more snacks that I love but for now this is a few, remember weight loss takes time and don’t beat yourself up if one day goes wrong, try your best and stay motivated.

Ok so I love yogurt bars guys this is my favorite my mom and I buy these all the time so if your an ice cream lover like myself this is a great substitute for it, it’s only 80 calories and it taste so good the strawberry one is clearly my favorite but yes they do make more flavors so you gotta try this, where I live it’s only sold at target oh and Publix, Walmart stopped selling it for some reason. You gotta try these out guys I’m telling you.

Ok now I’m done ✅ no more snacks at least not today 😊

Some of my favorite meals/ what I’ve been eating lately.

weight loss/Healthy food choices

Ok guys so I’m back on this lovely Monday, I’m still not feeling well so my appetite is kind of all over the place( not eating a lot but drinking plenty of water) so I wanted to share with you some foods I love to cook since I been on this health journey/ I’m missing the gym a lot but being sick I can’t go been way to weak and tired. I’ll get back on track soon.

favorite dinner dishes..

The pictures used are not my actual cooking/ one day I will take pics of my own to show (just gotta remember to do it) just letting it be known so no one thinks I’m taking credit for the pictures. Whoever did make the food it looks good, I’m taking notes but yes these are foods I make.

1.salmon w/ baked potato and mixed veggies.

This is one of my favorites literally it’s super healthy and I won’t lie I been eating a lot of seafood lately this is so yummy, I never put too much seasoning on it and the veggies taste great. (I normally boil or steam my vegetables) and I try to eat all fresh vegetables not too much can items.

2.baked chicken w/ asparagus and brown rice.

This dish is so yummy and healthy, brown rice is not the best tasting but it’s really healthy and good for you,( when I make it for my dad I add seasoning to his because he hates the taste) I however eat it plain, also I been eating so much chicken lately surprised I haven’t turned into one. Clearly whoever made this did a great presentation, I need to take notes.

3. Toss salad

So sometimes I’ll eat this with chicken in it other times I’ll eat it with no meat, it really all depends what mood I’m in or what my taste buds are in that moment. Salads are really good health wise and also Italian dressing is really good to go with it, it doesn’t have a lot of calories in it and it taste good.

4.shrimp

I love shrimp, I make this all the time usually I’ll eat it with rice or have it with mix veggies and as always it’s so so good. It’s also very light. I like foods that don’t sit on my stomach because who really wants to feel full all day long, not me! So I try to eat things that are light as possible.

Favorite breakfast dishes..

1.

I eat this a lot for breakfast on the weekends and it’s so good people think that turkey anything is nasty but it’s actually not it’s pretty good and even better for you them eating beef or pork. I get this at Walmart for 3.89 not a bad price and it’s worth the taste trust me.

2.

I love love these rice cakes they are so good I have two bags here at home and I eat this a lot on my way to work in the morning it’s light so you may want to eat two if your someone who doesn’t fill up easy, I usually eat one as I’m getting my daughter ready in the morning also the Carmel flavor is good too.

3.

My nutritionist got me hooked on this cereal when she put it on my meal plan and I been in love since, I don’t even like almonds that much however they taste so good in this cereal also I use almond milk in my cereal it’s way better for you then regular milk or either I do skim milk it all taste good. I actually need to go buy another box of this soon.

4.turkey bacon

I remember first trying this a few years back and thinking this was not the best tasting bacon but since I’ve been eating it on my meal plan it’s actually not half bad,it actually taste really good and since I’ve cut out beef and pork it’s a great substitute, no one in my house likes this bacon but me so I’m on my own but hey more for me and less for them.

5.

I know what your thinking boiled eggs are gross and they smell bad, well I’m here to say nope your wrong they are actually really good and healthier for you then eating a fried egg, this is the only way I will eat my eggs lately or I’ll do egg whites that I buy in a carton it’s all healthier for you and it doesn’t taste bad either I’ll sprinkle some pepper on it and go right in to eat.

The conclusion..

So basically these are some of the foods that I have been eating a lot here lately, it’s all about being healthy and eating in moderation and as I always say “cheat days are ok” sometimes too don’t be too hard on yourself. I will also be posting about my favorite snacks I’ve been eating (tomorrow) so look out for it. I hope you all are having a great Monday night, get great sleep and don’t work too hard. I’m off to bed yet again!