How many of us installed new eating habits this New Year but fell off the wagon hard last night with some warm brownies and ice cream?
It didn't happen last night. It happened the first week in. So how do you stay on track?
I think you'll agree with me when I say it's difficult to stick closely to a low-calorie eating plan and sometimes we give in and eat too much. Those slip-ups are discouraging and make us want to give up on losing weight.
How about exercise?
Let's face it: The more I eat the less I have desire to break a sweat.
I hate being uncomfortable in my own skin so I said goodbye to brownies and ice cream. Just last week I made a conscious decision to work out and stick to my diet. My plan was quickly put on hold when I got injured horsing around with my daughter. We were testing some self-defense moves. I was trying to get her off of me so I twisted to my right side. I heard a crack and there was a sharp pain in my rib cage. Not sure if I bruised a rib or pulled a muscle. How am I supposed to exercise now?
Literally half of my life I hated food and have been on a diet to gain some weight. The other half I've spent trying to lose it. Oh, the irony.
But you know what?
You don't have to be perfect to lose weight and be healthy. Just aim for progress and not perfection.
Do you struggle staying on track with healthy eating? To help you (and me) stay motivated, I've rounded up some healthy recipes from my bloggy friends. Let's take baby steps together and celebrate every small progress.
Stay on Track: Healthy Eating Recipe Round-Up
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Stephanie of Abbotts at Home shares with us how she gets nine super foods in this breakfast oatmeal.
Katie of One Hungry Bunny generously offered four of her recipes. You know I love frittata and this one is packed with protein and vegetables.
Katie also shared a warm Brussels sprouts salad with quinoa, greens, mushrooms, and almonds for crunch. Yum!
I'm gaining weight just by looking at these no-bake almond bars, but Katie is in tip-top shape. I want to know that hungry Bunny's secret.
I love fish and this simple fish taco recipe from Patti of Hearth and Vine is calling my name.
Pamela of Mommacon got me all drooling over her Greek potato salad.
Creamy Southwestern garbanzo salad is a meal on its own, with all the goodies Beth of Binky's Culinary Carnival put in. Yum!
Beth is teasing me with this cherry, coconut, and almond crisp. Much better than brownie and ice cream, right?
Tian Provencal vegetable bake from yours truly is pretty to look at and pretty tasty.
One more from me, this eggplant with garlic yogurt sauce recipe from the archives it's so good I could eat it every day.
Hope you are inspired to stay on track and eat healthy. I know I am! If you have a method that works for you I'd love to hear it. Please tell me in the comment section. I need all the help I can get (before I get out my ice cream scoop, ha).
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