The Key to Weight Loss Maintenance

Maintaining your weight loss can often be difficult.While it’s well documented that I am a self-professed cardio lover, my Wednesday morning strength training class is really one of my favourite workouts of the week. It challenges me yet is also relaxing due to our sets and repetitions.

Last week’s class was divided into dumbbell exercises (e.g. – bicep curls) and body-weight exercises (e.g. – push-ups).

Truth be told, my work breakfasts are always the same, my snacks are always limited to 150-calories or less and my lunches remain a salad in one form or another.

However, if you happened to catch Dr. Oz’s tips for eating better and maintaining proper health, you might notice that I religiously follow what he considers to be his most important tip – to automate your meals.

With that being said, let’s jump into my perhaps-boring-but-oh-so-delicious day of vegetarian eats from yesterday, shall we?

8:00am: A warming bowl of protein oats, made with 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats, a 1/2 scoop of vegan protein powder, stevia and a handful of smashed blackberries and raspberries.

I also have Black coffee on the side.

10:30am: My last Espresso Chip Gnu bar left in my fridge. Time to restock my favourite 140-calorie bars!

12:15pm: My first greens of the day included raw spinach, peas, carrots, green beans, corn and lima beans, which added an awesome crunch to my veggie salad. I topped my bowl with mustard and black pepper.

This is one very healthy version of a salad shaker!

2:30pm: Tea, tea and more tea. I just cannot keep a snack drawer at work because it would have to replenish it every few days!

5:45pm: After a very trying and emotional day (for reasons I won’t go into here), all I wanted when I got home was comfort food. There is nothing more comforting to me than a huge, crunchy vegetable salad and piping hot, roasted sweet potatoes dunked in ketchup and mustard.

After having my meal, I realised that I eat a LOT of mustard in a given day!

I also had two cups of coffee with soy milk and sweetener to cap of my day.

Tell me – what meal do you turn to when you need comfort?

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