- Eat every four hours, even at this holiday season, and snacks should always include one protein and one carbohydrate to keep up your energy.
- Watch portions. Snacks are smaller than meal portions. They shouldn’t “fill you up” but rather help you to be “not hungry.”
- Choose your snacks to contribute to your calorie and nutrient needs, rather than considering them as “extras.
- Limit yourself to a 100 calorie snack if your meal is in one hour or so (one hour = one hundred calories); two hours, have a 200-calorie snack.
- Don’t mix snacking with other activities. Snacking absentmindedly while multi-tasking can lead to overeating.
- Keep snacks on-hand at all times. Carry two tasty, nutritious, ready-to-eat snacks in your bag so you don’t run out. Always be prepared!
- True Lemon – “True Citrus products are the easiest way to add real, fresh squeezed taste to your water and recipes without piling on the sugar and salt.”
- A Slob Comes Clean – “Realistic home management strategies and a message of hope for the hopelessly messy.”
- The Wahl’s Protocol – “A guide about how to treat autoimmune conditions using functional medicine and nutrient-rich foods, from a doctor, researcher, and sufferer of progressive multiple sclerosis.”
- My salad wraps – My post about eating salad greens in a tortilla.
I’ve started to collect recipes and other hacks for food ideas that can be easily and quickly prepared at your desk, in your dorm room, upstairs from your kitchen… Just sayin’
I’m not a vegetable lover but I will choke them down in the interest of my health.
When I was single and lived alone and was able to prepare meals for myself, I never considered myself a picky eater: I fixed what I liked and what I knew I should be eating. I made small portions and ate very few leftovers.
Now that my M.S. has progressed to full-on disability, and I’m married and living with someone who cooks for me [bless his heart], I’m told, and I concede, that I am a picky eater: I only like things prepared in certain ways.
I prefer my tomatoes and carrots raw, my broccoli and mushrooms and spinach cooked [but not too cooked, more like steamed or parboiled]
I don’t like zucchini, but will eat it in zucchini bread or if it is cooked, cut up into tiny slivers AND mixed with other things.
I have learned to like brussel sprouts, baked or sauteed [thank you, J.!].
All of which leads me to believe that if I can find the right recipe, and if OH will prepare it for me in exactly the right way, I could eat something I don’t like.
Because basically, I’m not a vegetable lover but I will choke them down in the interest of my health.
I have an affinity for the Sally character, played by Meg Ryan, in the movie When Harry met Sally:
Sally: But I'd like the pie heated and I don't want the ice cream on top, I want it on the side, and I'd like strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it, if not then no ice cream just whipped cream but only if it's real; if it's out of the can then nothing.
Waitress: Not even the pie?
Sally: No, I want the pie, but then not heated.