So okay I've been thinking about something. Why am I being successful with my weight loss this time when I have not been in the past. I think I know the answer. I am no longer eating the same things.
Now wait, before you say well of course Bee, what I mean is I have changed my "taste" and I no longer like the fatty fried things. I like the roasted low fat fresh things. Why? I think because I switched about everything I ate for a while and then my tastes changed over time.
For example I have no desire for a cookie at all. The thought is even almost repulsive. If I want something sweet I either have fresh fruit or a low fat biscotti or frosting free low fat cake. But mostly I eat just whole foods that I cook myself. I rarely eat beef, mostly fish and chicken and turkey for protein. Or very lean low sodium ham. I use this to season green beans or cabbage, things like that.
I use almost no salt now because you get enough just eating normally without adding any. I no longer LIKE salt to be prominent. If I want french fries, which I sometimes do, I make my own in the oven with just spray and a tiny bit of salt and pepper. Cook them on high heat until they brown nicely and they are absolutely delicious. And if you want them a bit different add some onion to that tray and it will brown just like fried.
I still love tuna salad but I now love it with that low fat olive oil mayo instead of regular mayo. Half the calories. Lots of celery and pickles, a bit of mustard, done. Make some lettuce wraps with it!
And don't think you can't have peanut butter either. I have it several times a week. I like it on a banana. But I only eat one teaspoon. Not a tablespoon. I get the creamy kind, natural, and it spreads really nicely.
I love coffee and especially a latte. I like 1% milk and fill the cup half full, put it in the microwave for one minute and then let the Keurig coffeemaker put in the coffee, it will be frothy and delicious. Sweeten if you like. This is a filling snack and the milk is good calcium. A low fat biscotti with that and you'll never know it's only 150 calories!
Hope some of this helps you. It is sure working for me! Oh, and keep moving!