I wanted to share a sample meal plan with recipes that I have posted. I will say my day starts out like this but may not always end this way, that is just how life is right now. Even though my scale doesn’t
go back to the exact number it said before baby, it is pretty darn close. I’m eating healthy food and I have gotten back on my running schedule! I do not beat myself up if I miss a day. I take a break if I was up late with kids, sleep is way more important! My son was laughing yesterday when he was playing with my belly (its still a little like jelly), but hey, it has been stretched out like balloon with my kids. BUT that is ok!
Find that “healthy-happy place” for you! Are you happy with yourself? If you are not there, find out what motivates you? Is it an old picture or fitting into your old pair of jeans?
Here is what a great day looks like! (For breakfast and snack you can choose; Breakfast: bk cups or wrap; Snack: frappe or bar)
5:30 a.m. Water, Cappacino, Bread (1/2 slice) and Peanut Butter. This is great before I go run!
11:30 a.m./12 noon: Salad ( How to Make a Perfect Salad + Salad in a Jar) & Vegetable Soup
Here is what is in this soup, I just used up all my leftovers: sauteed peppers, onions and garlic. Add 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth. Add 1 1/2 cups salsa. Add 1/2 bag frozen broccoli and cauliflower. Add 2/3 cup shredded carrots.
Don’t forget! Make ahead your salad in a jar! Great for on-the-go (take it to work!)!
5:30 p.m. – Stuffed Cheesy Peppers (2) (I also added a 1 cup cooked broccoli)
7:30 p.m. Nuts (Super Slimming Satisfying Snacks) This snack is great to enjoy with a cup of decaf coffee or herbal tea, ahhh, so soothing before bed!
Weigh nuts into little snack baggies. Make a bunch of bags ahead and always have them on-hand! This helps so much when you are in a hurry! I just grab a little bag and I am out the door!
Well, I hope this helps give you some ideas. This meal plan is about 1450 calories. Eating ever couple of hours is key to help maintain your hunger level and blood sugar. Again with protein and fiber you are always full! This plan involves no deprivation!