When you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, each and every day is a choice. A choice to choose the salad over the burger, to eat one chocolate instead of 10, or cook instead of ordering from your favorite mexican joint.
I totally understand that sometimes you just want to say screw it and eat whatever you want. I went through that today.
I have a confession to make: I have been trying to give up dairy, and I wont lie, itâ€™s HARD. I ate Greek yogurt, goat cheese, and string cheeses probably every day (Iâ€™m a creature of habit and usually have the same things all the time). After learning that a lot of my skin issues were directly related to my dairy consumption, I decided to give it up. I am Â the kind of person who has to give things up COLD TURKEY and I did just that. It has been two weeks and dairy has not entered my mouth. My skin is a bit better, but that doesnâ€™t make me miss it less.
Today I was making a salad for lunch and thought…”A little goat cheese wonâ€™t hurt”. I made the entire salad and left the cheese to add last. As I was about to measure it out, I thought, “If I eat this, all of my will power will have been for nothing”. I decided against the cheese and opted for pistachio nuts instead. In the end, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and more importantly I was incredibly proud of myself. What did I learn? Stick to the promises you Â make yourself. If you cheat, the only one you are cheating is yourself. It was a small victory, but an important one!
So, I challenge you to make a positive change in your life! Whether it is introducing more greens to your diet, having a meat free day every week, or giving up artificial sweetener, you are capable of success. All you have to do is make a choice and stick with it. I promise it is a fantastic feeling when you succeed :)
Ok, so here is something I have been enjoying almost daily. I love to have breakfast for dinner, so here it is!
Quinoa and Sprout Power Omelette
- 4 egg whites
- 1/4 cup quinoa
- 1/2 cup sprouts
- chopped veggies (I used broccoli, red bell pepper, kale, mushroom and green onion)
- 1/4 cup cheese of choice (I use Galaxy Rice Cheese Brand) or (one low-fat string cheese works too!)
- cooking spray
Spray a pan with cooking spray. Cook chopped veggies until soft. Pour egg whites over veggies and let them fill the pan. Top veggies with cheese, followed by quinoa, and next sprouts. Fold the remaining egg on top, cook and flip to the other side. The cheese sprouts and quinoa will melt into each other creating an almost casserole texture. It is soooo yummy I promise!
When cooking your eggs, donâ€™t use butter or oil to line the pan. Instead choose cooking spray. It is way easier to monitor how much you use, and you are avoiding all of that extra fat and calories!!!. This omelette is awesome because the quinoa is a great protein boost, and the sprouts are high in vitamins and nutrients. It holds you for hours!
Question: What promises do you want to make to yourself?
Question 2: What steps can you take to achieve these goals?