I am also kind of shocked at the hostility with some of these comments too! After all these educated professional people are just trying to help! There are so many different opinions and so many theories out there about weight loss, nutrition, etc. that it can be difficult for a lot of us to navigate all of that information and to decide what is best for our particular issue. I believe that it is our responsibility to "put our forks down" and not only use the common sense we can learn from others but also to discipline ourselves about portion control. As a society we have all seen such an overconsumption of almost everything and we owe it to ourselves to slow down at least in our eating and really just make better choices and actually enjoy what is on our plate. And stay away from fast food. It's literally poisoning our children.View Thread
My intention is to live life to the fullest, be as healthy as I can be and to savor each moment as though it was the greatest gift of all!!
I also love oatmeal particularly steel cut oatmeal, however I do become bored with the same thing every day even though I tried to dress it up with berries, yogurt or whatever else inspired me in the fridge! The thing about oatmeal (the real kind) is that you get a hit of protein which keeps you full for a long time. It kind of sticks to a persons ribs. I have learned that we adults need about 100 grams of protein a day for optimum health. Because I dislike red meat which is an easy go to for protein and you would have to eat dozens of eggs to get that amount of protein I started looking at performance shakes for breakfast. I use the Vegan protein power and put that in my blender and add frozen or fresh berries, a tablespoon of non-sweetened yogurt, perhaps some frozen or fresh spinach or a beet - whatever I feel like at that moment. I get very creative!! This shake is so yummy and every day it turns out differently. The scoop of protein power I add is about 25 grams of protein. The shake keeps me very full until lunch and the calorie count is reasonable (under 300 cal). The benefits are that I am also getting in ample servings of fruits and veggies at the same time. I never thought I would be a shake person for breakfast but it has become my favorite meal of the day!!View Thread