March 31, 2006
Helpful hints from WW
You've finally resolved to lose those extra pounds, and your weight-loss efforts have been going okay — when you're at home. But what do you do when you forget to pack lunch or get stuck in a high-calorie catered meeting? It's harder to stay on track when you're at the mercy of other people's food.
How do you keep from falling off the wagon? Here are some guidelines to help you reach your goal:
Watch your portions. Healthful eating is largely about portion control. If you're given a large portion of a main course, you don't have to eat the whole thing; fill out the rest of your plate with a side order of steamed veggies.
Look at preparation. In the lunch line, skip the pot roast or any other fried, greasy food that will make you feel weighed-down in the afternoon. Instead, head for grilled or steamed dishes. Choose lean sources of protein, such as chicken or fish. If breading or creamy sauces are unavoidable, then scrape them off and add lemon juice, salt and pepper. Alternatively, spice it up — many flavorful options such as mustard, soy sauce and vinegar are calorie-free.
Go for lean. When it comes to sandwiches from the deli, again, stick with the leaner meats (chicken, turkey, even roast beef) and steer clear of high-fat mayo or dressings. Instead of Thousand Island dressing on your pastrami sandwich, use mustard. Choose flavorful high-fiber bread over white.
Soup it up. In general, soup provides some good choices. It's warming and filling, perfect for cold weather or overly air-conditioned offices. Minestrone, lentil, tomato and other vegetable soups are good choices, and cream of anything doesn't have to be off-limits — just reduce your portion size and team it up with a fresh salad.
Vote for veggies. They're ideal steamed, raw or grilled. Have a big salad, but watch high-calorie add-ons like croutons, cheese and dressings. Fruit salads are also a refreshing, healthy choice.
So don't panic the next time you're stuck eating "work food." As in your career, choose wisely and you'll be rewarded for a job well done!
Posted by denigood at March 31, 2006 07:00 AM
Yesterday, Wow i made it. I had some oatmeal,thanks Amie. A 6 point frozen meal. Ummm a few choc candies... well a lot of them. Oh yea Thanks Amie for the Choc mints too LOL. 2 rice burritos ( I made them my self at home rice wrap and cheese) i don't know the point value and lots and lots of water. That was it for my day yesterday
((((((((((((((time for a group hug ))))))))))))))))))
Posted by: denigood at March 31, 2006 07:31 AM
I had my weekly weigh in today. I lost 2 pounds. Yeah. I am motivated to lose more.
Posted by: hltaylor at March 31, 2006 09:18 AM
This time i am trying not to do the weigh in's.
I have been counting my points, it seems everytime i lose and they tell me a value, it makes me think i can cheat. So this time i'm going to let my knees and my jeans tell me i have lost something. : ) .
Keep up the great work
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