1 cup zucchini, quartered lengthwise, about 2 inch long
1 cup mushrooms, quartered
1/2 cup, sliced onions
1 T EVOO
1 t low sodium soy sauce
In a skillet, heat oil on med-high heat until semi hot. Put all ingredients in semi hot skillet and sauté for 3 minutes. Turn down heat to med-low , pour in soy sauce and cover for 5 minutes. Take lid off and cook 2 more minutes. Put on a plate with 1/2 c cooked brown rice or 1/2 cup of cooked pasta. Add 3-4 oz of protein and have a complete meal.
1 1/2 - vegetables
1 carb (rice or pasta)
Note * You can add any vegetables to the blend. I don’t eat a lot of meat, so I eat more vegetables with lots of nutrients. The vegetables I eat most of are mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini, onions, peppers, & Brussels sprouts.
From my experience, YES they are. Vance and I lost and have kept off our weight by using home workout programs, and we still use them. You’ve read our story and know that Vance has lost over 80 pounds and I’ve lost 30 pounds, that’s over 110 pounds combined. I like to say combined because we did it together. A couple who works out together stays together. We use programs that work for our lifestyle and that we enjoy. We actually became Fitness and Nutrition Coaches because of the programs we use. The great thing about the programs we use is that they also come with nutrition plans, which makes life so much easier. It took us a little while to learn that eighty percent of what you eat determines your weight loss. Nutrition plays a huge part in losing weight but it is important to have a workout and nutrition plan. Vance and I are not experts, but we have trained and studied enough to know what works. When we discovered Shakeology, and started drinking it every day, that was the game changer in our nutrition. It helped us fill the gaps we were missing with our nutrition.
1. Most people have a hard time getting in the veggies. I have found that veggies are not only for lunch and supper. Adding vegetables to breakfast will get your day started off right and a fourth of your daily intake of vegetables. I like to add mushrooms, peppers, and onions to my eggs. Spinach and broccoli is also good.
2. The famous salad is simple, but I must say, having lettuce and tomato salad all the time is so….Blah, right? I love salads with lettuce, spinach, tomato, shredded carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, eggs, and raisins. Wow, what a salad, huh? Okay, so maybe you don’t need a salad that big, but adding a small salad or mixture of raw vegetables with a little dressing isn’t too bad with lunch and supper.
Always check in with your doctor if you have had or are having any health issues. Your doctor will let you know how you need to approach this new journey. Most likely, your doctor is going to be tickled pink that you are doing this.
Babies have to learn how to walk. They don’t start out by running a marathon. It takes time to reach your goals, if you want them to last. Making small changes every day or week will make a huge difference. A friend of mine has an issue with snacking after supper until he goes to bed. So he is making an effort to say no to the snacking every other night, then two nights in a row, then three, and so on and so on. You get the picture. He is doing great on working out but he really struggles with the nutrition part, but he is taking it one step at a time. So you need to find your main struggle and work on that one thing, until your get ready for the next step.
3/4 cup fresh cut pineapple chunks
3/4 cup fresh cut mango chunks
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut chips
5 walnut halves
Mix pineapple and mango together, then sprinkle the coconut and walnuts over the top. Sometimes I add a half of an Everything Bagel or Cinnamon Raisin Bagel
1-carb (1/2 bagel)