Happy Friday, readers! We have another terrific contest for you courtesy of folks over at The Dukan Diet. Keep reading to learn how to win some free healthy goodies to set your weekend off right!
Don’t be misled by the title of this post. I actually eat fast food pretty rarely, and when I do, I stick to a select number of places* and meal items. *Check out the above graphic! But I still want to share my favorites with you because they’re pretty tasty and not too bad for you either!
The reason why I don’t eat out often is because it’s too easy for me to give into temptation and get that high-calorie item, rather than a salad. This is especially true at lunchtime. I’d much rather bring my lunch and know exactly what I’m eating then go to a restaurant or fast food joint and have to guess. I can even make a copycat fast food item and healthify it!
If you’re celebrating Easter this weekend, you’re probably attending a dinner, a brunch or taking a trip to a restaurant. No matter which one it is, it can be challenging to find a meal that fits in with your weight loss program.
I know I won’t be able say no to lamb, pastitso or all the flaky and sugary desserts. But I will try to fill up on salad, so I won’t have as much room for all the sweet stuff. Or you can make a couple dishes yourself. You’ll be fully aware of the ingredient list then.
We’ve got some Easter ideas for you that are easy on the waist-line but still delicious!
If you don’t already know, I’m a huge fan of breakfast! I’d eat it for every meal of the day and have no complaints, and sometimes I have. But when you’re trying to eat healthy, sometimes breakfast can be challenge. Who doesn’t love a warm chocolate croissant or an iced doughnut with sprinkles? Pastries, donuts and sugary cereals are always within reach. But obviously indulging in these fatty foods won’t help your body much, even if they do taste yummy.
So here are some healthier breakfast options suggested by Shannon Hammer, who lost 100 pounds! I thought I’d give my take on each of these options, as I feel like I’ve come to appreciate healthy breakfasts now more than ever as they fuel my body to workout each morning.
I think that most of us could agree that smoothies totally rock! Who doesn’t enjoy hitting up Jamba Juice on warm, sunny afternoons? But buying smoothies isn’t cheap! In fact, I’m always shocked at how much I end up spending on them - usually between $3 – $5, depending on size and ingredients. And if you like those fancy shots of wheat grass and such, that’s extra.
It finally hit me that I could start making my own smoothies – and not only would I save a lot of time, but I could control the ingredients. No added sugar here! All you need is a blender or food processor and you’re good to go.
If I make the mistake of not eating enough at dinner, I know I’m going to pay for it later. My stomach will start grumbling as the clock strikes 12, and I feel like Cinderella’s carriage. My time is running out, and I don’t want to be a pumpkin again!
OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a little. But when I’m hungry at night, I feel compelled to rush down to the kitchen and grab a snack. Rarely, is that snack green or fruity. It’s most likely going to be chocolatey, salty or sweet. But no more, I say! I’m changing my ways, and I’m going to tell you some of Fit&Fab Living’s best (and healthiest!) late-night snacks!
Almost every morning, I eat a small container of Fage 0% Greek yogurt. But I never, ever eat it plain. I know I probably should; it would save me a ton of calories, but I like to mix things up a bit and try a bunch of different flavors to create a totally satisfying and creative breakfast. Keep reading for my ideas!