Welcome to part 2. If you haven’t read part 1 you might want to begin there.
Everyone has cravings. Some of us are stress or emotional eaters. Sometimes we are bored, or sometimes we are tired.
Planning for possible slips helps a lot.
If you work long hours or find yourself too tired to think about dinners, then meal prepping may work to combat this and it’s super easy if you are eating lean and green dinners.
If you find the cravings do you in then the following items are fantastic to have on hand, along with a well stocked pantry full of the right foods and zero wrong foods. For that reason I haven’t bought Oreos in 15 years.
Here are my go to items
Smuckers sugar free caramel syrup to go on apples
Smuckers sugar free chocolate syrup to go on strawberries or bananas.
Sugar free chocolate chips
Whole grain gold fish
Frozen Greek yogurt pops
Sugar free popsicles
Plenty of fruit
Sugar free brownie mix
Sugar free pudding
Sugar free jello
Fat free whipped topping
The rest of my kitchen is stocked with whole grains, meat, eggs, veggies. I use canned black beans, and white northern beans, canned tomatoes, and no sugar added fruit.
There is only one bad thing in my kitchen. Splenda. I’m trying haha.
A word to those of you who really don’t care for veggies or meat. Me either! I eat chicken or fish. I pair them with a salad and fruit on the side. Having fruit for dinner helps kill those sneaky sweet cravings and they are nutritious.
Moving your body and strength training are both very important for good health. While they won’t help a ton with weight loss there are other factors that can help with long term success. Strong muscles burn more calories. A body in motion is like a well oiled machine. It pumps blood to all the right places, reduces stress, and it is after all what our bodies are meant to do, move!
So if you are not into “exercise” That’s ok, just move your body. I love using a fitbit to keep me on track.
Part 3 up next