What a month we’ve all had! Whoo Hoo! I’m so privileged to be a partner with so many on their weight loss journey. Working as a health coach has been a very rewarding area of my life. I want to thank each of you for allowing me to witness your commitment to improving your health and reaching your personal goals. I love the community of support you offer me as well. Weight loss is a team sport! As promised, here is a list of those “helpful tips” that everyone has shared. These little things that make the 5-1 plan a little more interesting day to day. It’s amazing how diverse the plan is without sacrificing convenience. Some of these are really creative! You guys are into it!
Eggs= Try adding salsa,season mixes,chopped onion or hot sauce to zip them up
Chili= Add your favorite seasoning,salsa,non-fat yogurt or even use crumbled meatless protein to kick it up.
Maryland Crab Soup= same goes for the soup. A little canned salmon makes it more of a meal. Vegetarian Sloppy Joe= Goes very well tossed with chopped cabbage. Oatmeal/Pancakes= If you are on the seniors 4-2-1 plan,it allows a serving of fruit. Mix in dried berries for added flavor or mix together a slenda packet with cinnamon and sprinkle on the top. Use your dairy condiment by adding non-fat milk to your cereal.
Shakes= My personal favorite is stirring in a vanilla shake in my morning coffee or a Starbucks ice tea. Change that a little and mix 1/2pack of instant coffee into a Dark Chocolate shake. Here, the possiblities are endless. In a small blender( we have a magic bullet) add crushed ice and any combination of sugar-free syrups or extracts.
Extracts/Sugar Free Syrups=Speaking of, these are better than sliced bread! Add them to everything from shakes, oatmeal, pancakes, soft serve or pudding. Great in coffee or one of the Medifast Hot drinks. Most popular flavors seem to be almond,maple,cherry,mint or coconut extract. Hazelnut,raspberry,peanut butter,Irish Cream for the syrups.
Nuts= Top salads,or any meal with this optional snack.
Cheese substitute= Use to zing up your lean and green. Cheesy Cauliflower anyone?
What about sharing a brownie/chocolate pudding dessert with your buddy?
Here’s something out of the oven
Pita Bread serves 2
1 package Medifast Scrambled Eggs
1 package Medifast Cream of Broccoli or
1 pkg Medifast Multigrain Crackers
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
5 tablespoons water
Dash black pepper (to taste)
1/4 teaspoon bas
1)Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2)Add dry ingredients together. Add water and mix thoroughly.
3) Spread mixture in oiled pan to about 1/4 inch thick. Bake for 5 minutes, pull it out.
4)Spray with non-stick cooling spray and sprinkle on pepper and basil to taste.
5)Place the bread under the broiler until the top turns brown.
6)Pull it out and let it cool. Once cooled, cut the bread then cut with a knife down the side of each piece to create an inside pocket.
These are just the beginning! There is NOTHING boring about eating light :) Be sure to check serving sizes before adding a condiment or optional snack. The idea is to follow closely to plan and continue to lose weight. Keep up the good work everyone! And keep the ideas coming!