How often do you find yourself eating the same foods again and again? How about activity, the same thing again and again?
What happens to your weight loss progress when you are bored? Does your motivation wane when you are bored? Could this be a time when you find yourself more vulnerable to eating temptations. Avoiding boredom is a key skill for successful weight loss and long term maintenance.
Spicing up meals, snacks and exercise efforts can be done easily by focusing on foods and activities that count as 2 points values. A goal of earning or spending 2 points values can seem small enough to be realistic and doable.
Let's think of some 2 point snacks. A large apple, yogurt with pineapple, string cheese, a hard boiled egg, raisins, weight watchers smoothies, oatmeal, an english muffin, etc. When we start thinking about snacks lots of ideas pop into mind. Thinking before we eat helps us to come up with lots choice and variety. Planning is the key. We know we are going to want a snack so thinking in advance and having many choices available help to keep us from getting bored.
Activity is the same, the more we change the more interesting it is.
Bring your ideas to the meeting this week. See you there.
CREOLE-STYLE COD FILLETS
Makes 4 servings (1 cod fillet; 1 cup veg; 1/2 cup rice)
Points Value 6
2 cups spicy vegetable or tomato juice
2 green bell peppers, thinly sliced
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
4 (6 oz) cod fillets
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 cups hot cooked brown rice
1. Combine the vegetable juice, bell peppers, onion, and celery in a large nonstick skillet; bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are just softened, about 4 minutes.
2. Nestle the cod into the vegetables. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the fish is just opaque throughout, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve with rice.