being on a diet is absolutely no fun, but i've been inspired by a series of low-calorie recipes i used back before my high school reunion. it's time to get myself down to my goal weight. it's a priority right now, a low one, but one that i want to do for myself. that being said, if i can't eat much, what i do eat must taste absolutely amazing.
i will stay on a food plan consisting of vegetarian recipes until i reach my goal weight. i thought decreasing my protein intake would make me miserable, but i'm fine! after just three days of eating vegetarian i'm feeling much cleaner! i'm not sure what was going on that my body could not get enough protein, but yogurt and nuts are satisfying my protein cravings these days. maybe i can give up the fish, at least for the most part. a daily dose of greens seems to be helping too. i highly recommend it to anyone looking for energy who doesn't mind the taste of lawn in their afternoon health shake. ick, but effective.
once i reach my goal weight, i'll reopen my arsenal - with additions - of cooking light recipes that taste fabulous. the idea is to stay away from the junk food once again.
it's hard to achieve the trifecta of healthy, delicious, and satisfying into a rush job breakfast. however, i truly believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. in the spirit of enjoying a really great 300 calorie morning meal, here's what i came up with:
banana cream waffle
1 whole grain toaster waffle
2 tbsp non-fat greek yogurt
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
if you can afford an extra 40 calories, stir in 1 tbsp ground flax seed for an omega and fiber tastic boost.