I agree. Lean protein is perfect, especially when paired with fiber from a veg source. I put a handful of parsley and some alfalfa sprouts with my egg-whites.
Also, move the body to fight off the sleepiness, even a brisk few steps may help. I used to clean my desk when the afternoon dopes hit - I kept gloves, a sponge and surface spray in my drawer and would vigorously scrub everything at my workstation, even my chair and its legs! I had the cleanest work area in the office...View Thread
It's great that you have resolved the issues that made you unhappy; now you can move forward.
It is also a very positive thing that you walk every day. Keep it up - it is an excellent habit, and even if the benefits may not be immediately visible, they are there.
The key to losing the extra weight is of course in what and how much you are eating.
Although it is good that you eat fruit and grains, I would say make vegetables (raw or cooked plainly) and lean protein (like egg-whites, fish, lean meat, skim dairy) your staples rather, adding a small amount of fruit, legumes, wholegrain products and healthy fats like olives, nuts, etc.
It would be good if you could determine how many calories you eat, as a starting point. Then you can calculate how much to cut down (there are many online calculators to show you how many calories you should eat to lose weight, for your height and weight).View Thread
Just be careful with the "unlimited lean protein" and "unlimited non-starchy veg" - you could eat 2000 calories of these unlimited foods in one day if you allow yourself! Portion control should still apply.
I would not be interested, as I think one might as well just stick with a reduced calorie diet (variety of healthy foods) and lots of exercise for as many days as it takes to reach your goal weight anyway! Far simpler and you would lose the weight too.View Thread
I agree - this is a great and nutritious meal, and quick and easy to assemble. I would just suggest that you ensure the yogurt is made from skim milk, not full cream milk.
Also, the fruit adds quite a bit of sweetness (especially if you use sweet strawberries or other sweet fruit), so I would omit the honey, which could just cause a big spike blood sugar levels, or at least cut it down to 1 teaspoon instead of 1 tablespoon.View Thread