I like watching TV shows where people talk about how they lost weight. A long time ago I saw one where this woman and her family ate their evening meal at breakfast time. They would sit down and have their largest meal of the day, and literally, like eat a pork chop or something at breakfast. I'm thinking this woman must have been a stay-at-home mom because there is NO WAY I am cooking before my work day. And of course, she had lost scads of weight with this system.
Anyway. So, this lady (we'll call her pork chop lady) had said that eating the largest meal of the day at breakfast was a key to her success...you are able to burn off the calories over the course of the day...you jump start your metabolism, etc.
Recently I saw a woman with a similar (but much more realistic for me!) idea. She had lost like over a hundred pounds and said that she was convinced her morning smoothie was a key to her success.
1 cup soy milk
1 cup no-fat yogurt
1 cup frozen fruit/berries (don't skimp on the berries, you little [dutch] wives you!) :)
1/3 cup tofu
1 serving protein powder
Blend blend blend til smooth.
The lady (We'll call her smoothie lady) said she puts flax seed in hers. I don't know a thing about flax seed so I haven't used that yet.
Here's what I've been using
- 8th Continent Light Vanilla soy milk
- whatever yogurt you like (I'm using Stonyfield YUM)
- strawberries and blueberries
- Melissa's firm tofu
- 1 scoop Champion ProScore 100 protein powder
TOFU - Melissa's is an 18 oz package....serving size said 1/3 cup = 1 serving, 6 servings per package. So, for $2, I have six shakes worth of tofu, so I cut it into six pieces and refrigerated the leftover. (You can refrigerate the leftover tofu. You do have to change the water daily....but other than that it should be fine in the refrigerator.)
$30 for 2 pounds. (On the champion website, it's almost $50 for two pounds....but you will pay shipping to vitalady...but sheesh.) Anyway.
I thought I would like chocolate better, but I'm kind of loving the strawberry.
The first day I made a shake I figured out the calories according to the ingredients I used....it was like 330 calories and 80% of the protein I needed for the day. Yippee.
Smoothie lady said that for the rest of her day, she would do 3 oz of fish or chicken at lunch and 3 oz at supper, and lots of fruits, vegetables, and a little whole grain. She said she ate a minimum of two apples per day.
I am excited about this idea and plan.