Put your eating on autopilot

Having a lot of food choices can sometimes be overwhelming. So I have put my breakfast and lunch meals on autopilot. I have found a breakfast DSCN0329that I like and I stick to it every day: oatmeal with fruit (either an apple or blueberries or mixed berries) with either ground flaxseed, chia seeds, or hemp seeds. For lunch I have a couple of choices that I switch between; either a big bowl of vegetable soup with a 1/2 cup of beans or a big green salad with chopped vegetables (including onions and mushrooms) sprinkled with 1/2 cup of beans (garbanzo, black, or red kidney) along with a slice of whole grain bread.DSCN0394
Putting these two meals on autopilot makes my day so much easier and takes way the stress because I’m not obsessing about “what should I eat,” and I’m not obsessing about the calories. I’m always sure to have these items on hand in my kitchen and/or pantry so I’m never caught off guard and end up getting too hungry and then overeating which I believe can lead to a gain in weight. I have read that people who eat the same meal for at least one meal a day lose more weight than those who have too much variety. It’s worked well for me. I believe it will work for you.

Cheers, Karen

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