I have decided now is the time to change my eating pattern to really get this weight loss going in the right direction; well faster at least. Yes, 7 months after surgery I am taking ownership for my part of this journey. As we all know, the band is just part of the equation. In the past I didn't really eat breakfast. I just wasn't hungry. And if on the rare occasion I was hungry, it was manageable hunger and I would just wait until lunch. This probably led to part of my weight gain as I would be really hungry later in the day and overeat and lunch and dinner. After reading many blogs, I have seen that those with the most success do eat at least something for breakfast. So, I will give it a try. I seem to be the opposite of most bandsters and am looser in the morning than in the evenings. Getting in a good breakfast shouldn't be a big deal. I don't however believe in eating when not hungry so what I eat will be dependent on this. Yesterday morning I wasn't that hungry so I just did a Slim Fast shake which was more than enough to tide me over until lunch while giving me a good amount of protein. For 190cal, I will take it! This morning I had two scrambled eggs with a sprinkle of cheese and some salsa. We will see how long it lasts and if I get hungry before lunch. For lunch a can of Campbells Chunky Savory Pot Roast soup is on hand.
It is only 240 cal for the large can and has 14grams of protein and only 1 g fat. Not to mention a whole serving of vegetables. Can't beat that! I am not a huge soup fan but I know it is a healthy option so I will try to incorporate it more. For dinner leftover chicken and a salad is on the menu. Nothing too fancy, but what we have in the fridge and needs to be eaten up. I plan on making a menu for a huge grocery trip this weekend. If you have any suggestions please share! I am not a great cook, so I don't have a lot of recipes. I need to learn though so any help would be appreciated.
Have a great Friday Eve everyone!