The biggest obstacle for me, in eating less food, is that I feel hungry. Which is especially a problem when I feel stressed, hormonal, or stay up too late & get the munchies. I knew it was important to eat protein for a healthy diet, but I've never been all that into protein.
I freaking love carbs.
Lately though, I've been keeping better track of what I'm eating & trying to take in less. So, I've been adding protein to help curb my appetite. Then, I added WAY more & didn't even use up all my calories. Woo hoo! Protein is my new secret weapon.
I've stocked up on 2 different kinds of protein powders (to add to my smoothies), greek yogurt, tilapia, a couple different types of protein bars, tuna, oatmeal, eggs, all kinds of stuff. It is totally helping me!
Then, I pair those proteins with fruits, vegetables & some grains & I don't feel the need to eat so many carbs. I can eat less, but feel more full.
So, I'm making it my business to find out which foods are the highest in protein. That way I can make sure I'm getting enough to be satisfied & calm about food.
Here's a little cheat sheet of some great high protein foods:
I like to make cute little graphics to encourage myself. It makes me happy.
Are you working toward a more healthy lifestyle? What efforts are you making? What's working for you? I'd love to hear about it! Email me!