This is normal, right??
Everyone keeps 6 jars of nut butter in their house at all times, RIGHT?
I have a love/hate relationship with nut buttah. It's healthy, filled with monounsaturated fats (the good ones), protein and vitamins. It's tasty (probably one of my favorite foods ever, in case you can't tell).
It's also a highly concentrated source of calories. For those of us trying to lose weight, portion control is pretty important. A 2 tbsp serving contains approximately 180 calories and 16 grams of fat. That adds up fast.
I may or may not have been eating peanut butter out of the jar by the spoonful this week...
I may need to cut myself off until I can demonstrate some self control.
In all honesty, it's been a rough week. I've been tired and seriously lacking motivation. I'm not logging my calories, and (big surprise!), I'm not losing any weight. I finally decided that I need to share the good and the bad on my blog, because its all part of the process. I want to act like this is easy peasy and I'm loving every minute of my weight loss journey, but that would be a big, fat lie (pun intended).
This is not my first attempt to lose weight, nor my second or even fifth. Let me tell you, it does not get any easier. If anything, it gets harder. Failing at something time and time again makes it much harder to convince yourself that you can actually be successful. Then I remind myself that I have to keep trying. What other choice do I have? So I trudge on....
Anyhow, it is appropriate to put a spoonful (read: 1 tbsp) of White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter on your oats:
In the mix:
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup UVAB (or milk of choice)
1/2 cup water
1/2 banana, mashed
1 tbsp chia seeds
These oats were cooked on the stovetop. I am feeling ready for fall and hot oats are sounding good again (if only the weather would cooperate and cool down). I am loving the mashed banana in the oats. Try it.
I forgot my lunch one day this week, but fortunately I had the foresight to keep a frozen meal or two in the freezer at work (this is not my first time, my friend).
I pulled out a Kashi Tuscan Veggie Bake.
It was dee-lish! Much tastier than I expected. The description states, "Yellow squash, roasted eggplant, red onion, and sweet potato. Zesty basil tomato sauce with sun dried tomatoes served inside Kashi seven whole grain noodles." Its definitely going to be a keeper.
I paired it with a Chobani Greek yogurt.
Crisis averted. The moral of the story is, always be prepared...then have a back-up.
What are your tips and tricks for weight loss success?