Have you been here before?
Last night I was talking with a person who wants to lose weight but really has a hard time cutting out his favorite carbs: bread, pasta, and his all-time favorite, potatoes. He really loves to eat eggs, bacon, and home fries in the morning. He doesn’t like many veggies (who actually likes veggies?!) and when I suggested subbing cauliflower for the potatoes, he looked like a sad puppy.
What I would do:
My thoughts turned to one of my favorite meals I like to make on Sundays: a big skillet of eggs, bacon, cauliflower, and cheese. Sounds like a fat overload, and maybe it is, but I did say “once a week.” Sometimes, if that. But it makes cauliflower taste freaking awesome–not to mention that you feel full. And then you don’t have to worry about carb-rich potatoes or even mixing the fat and carbs together.
How about this idea?
Another way I enjoy eating my veggies/low-carb meals, is in stews. You’ve probably seen me post a hundred times about throwing chicken, cauliflower, peppers, and whatever other veggies I can find, into a crockpot and letting it all simmer for 8 hours. This works for me and I get 5-10 meals out of every food-prep session.
But I want some advice from all of you who have gone through this same process.
When you’re trying to start from the beginning and you know you have to cut back on your favorite things and start eating what you’re “supposed” to eat–not necessarily “enjoy” eating, where do you start? How do you make veggies taste great? I’ve got four ideas (see below), but I want YOUR THOUGHTS. Let me know in the comments section below, how you can learn to love your veggies!!!
- Cook veggies with bacon
- Add veggies to stews/crockpot dishes
- Toss Montreal Steak Seasoning over the veggies
- Top the veggies with salsa or a little bit of cheese
Eating healthy is 80, sometimes even 90% of the battle for many people. I try to tell people all the time that eating good, healthy food shouldn’t be a struggle–it should just be a journey in which we all will find different foods we love and different ways to get our needed results. I love experimenting with foods and recipes, and grocery shopping can be fun when you start learning what you need to shop for. And once you’re eating healthy and your body starts to feel great, it’s natural to want to step up your game, right? So what better way to increase your health than by adding a few workouts each week? 😉
Here’s your Strong Figure Conditioning Workout for the weekend!! Enjoy!
Five Rounds for Time:
- 10 DB or KB Snatches (alternating arms)
- 8 Box Jumps
- 6 Lateral Burpees (instead of jumping up, jump left and right, alternating with each burpee)
- 4 Sit-ups
- 2 Wall Balls
If you don’t have equipment, substitute dynamic (jumping lunges) for the snatches, squat jumps for the box jumps, and push-ups for the wall balls. And if your snatching isn’t on par yet for this workout, you can always sub a clean and press with the dumbbell or kettlebell. If you are advanced, you can snatch or clean and press with a barbell. Just have fun, rest minimally, and feel free to comment below on your thoughts about the workout!
Amber Vesey says
OKAY, so, I used to HATE vegetables, like, I wouldn’t even EAT anything green…ever. For YEARS, now I literally will eat kale, spinach, green beans, lettuce, etc. PLAIN. I call myself a hard core green machine, because I go through a pound of kale myself a week
BUT I grew into this… SO my ideas are :
1. spinach with balsamic
2. green beans – broil them to be crispy “fries”
3. kale – broil to make crispy chips
4. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper
5. mix into a green smoothie WITH fruit to sweeten it
6. TRY IT THREE TIMES FIRST, before deciding to hate it!
Great ideas amber!! Can’t wait to pass them along! Thanks!!!!! 😀