One of the reason I gained weight was due to eating out a lot. While eating at restaurants, I did not make wise choices; I love cheese, pasta,potatoes. I would choose french fries, cheesy baked potatoes….you name it… simply things that are not good but we love so much. Once in a while is okay of course, but eating them too often is bad. Balance is key.
I always made excuses, my schedule was so hectic at one time, I kept on finding excuses to not preparing my own food most of the time.
Once I stopped making excuses, I saw results. When something is important to you, you make time for it. We make time for what we want. If you truly want it , you will. Your determination determines your destination.
I meal prep my lunches once a week. On Sunday morning, I start marinating my meats, after 4 hours, I either put them in the oven or grill them.
Seasoning does not take long(2-4 mins ), while the meat is marinating, I can run errands, clean around the house. If I put them in the oven, the cooking time is usually around 45 mins to one hour. I still have time to take care of business. If I grill them, it doesn’t take long…. Anyway, you get the idea. Stop making excuses and just do it, if you truly want it of course.
I eat my meat with steamed veggetables(broccoli, Kale, peas, green beans, black beans, quinoa, brown rice, salad…etc).
Be sure to limit your salt intake when cooking. Eating healthy does not have to be boring. Don’t think of boiled meats when trying to eat healthy. I firmly believe there is a healthier alternative to EVERYTHING. Use herbs and spices to add flavor, let your meat marinate.
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After mixing, let it marinate for 30 minutes before putting it in the oven on 350 for 30 minutes.
Meals are ready and packed for lunches.
- Grilled Chicken Breast with Steamed Cabbage and Carrots
- On the left:Steak, with veggies, steamed plantains& Spinach and salad
- On the right:Grilled Salmon, with sauteed Spinach and a side salad(tomatoes, avocados, lime juice, 1 tbsp of olive oil, and black pepper)