Being in this profession I get asked a lot of questions. Everything from exercise, weight-loss, what I think of trendy diets, how to build muscle, how to lose weight quickly……but the question I get asked the most is “What do you eat?”
When I answer people are often surprised by what I say. Sure I eat veggies, fruit, protein, but I also eat pizza, dessert and ice cream. What I practice in my life is: everything in moderation. I don’t eat dessert or pizza every night, maybe 1 time a week. What I eat day in and day out is veggies, fruits, proteins and complex carbs (brown rice, oatmeal, 100% whole wheat).
When I mention that, I usually hear people say, that sounds boring, it’s too hard to cook all the time and/or eating healthy is too expensive. So I took a picture of what I ate on a Tuesday for lunch…….it was none of those things……change your mindset and your body will change.
This is a baked sweet potato, veggie burger and 3 cups of mixed greens. My veggie burger is Morning Star Roasted Garlic and Quinoa it takes 90 seconds to microwave. The greens I just pulled out of the fridge and put them on my plate. The sweet potato I did have to bake for 45 minutes, but I did it while I was working. You could also bake it the night before or on the weekend then just reheat it when you are going to eat.
The meal cost me: $2.92 per serving! That is cheaper then Hamburger Helper and even McDonald’s!!!!
All that is required to eat healthy is a little planning and a mindset change! If you really want it, you can do it!
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