While I am working on my New Year's feast post, I thought I would blog about how I am getting back into my proper eating habits in the new year. Let me know what you think about these steps, what you recommend, and/or what you are doing to shed that extra holiday weight gained this season.
1) Fiber. Fiber. Fiber.
I am aiming for 35+ grams a day. This is the only way my stretched out stomach, used to eating too much bad-for-you-food, will feel full on 1670 calories... I do this by eating lots of bran cereals, weight watchers bread products, and Trader Joes FiberFull fruit leathers.
2) Vegetable soup/Salad eaten before lunch and dinner.
I made a big pot of vegetable soup (made from any and all vegetable products in my apartment, soup broths, and additional frozen/canned soups to bulk it up- TE's worst nightmare :)) so that I can eat it before my meals or as a hearty-low calorie snack.
3) Standard/Typical Meals for breakfast and lunch.
Breakfast will switch between my favorite cereal breakfast and Kashi waffles with peanut butter and apple butter. Lunch is either soup and a turkey sandwich on high fiber bread, or like today- leftovers from dinner last night.
4) Less processed foods. More fresh fruit and vegetables.
I got a bit sick over break with the cold/viral bug that was going around. I was not as bad as TE (maybe thanks to CR?) but I bought a ton of oranges and grapefruit regardless. I am still eating 1/day to keep my immune system happy. I also bought groceries with a cooking plan so that always helps motivate me to cook at night. Nothing like expensive food in your fridge staring at you each night as you contemplate another lazy night of cereal/packaged meals :)
That is about it. Any one else have additional ideas?