A Week of Journaling: Exploring Healthy Swaps
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Hello Fellow Sparkers!
So here I am again, pondering yet another piece to my weight loss puzzle. I'm down a smidge n the scale this morning, overall only about 4 lbs since beginning of the month. Better than going in the other direction I guess... and in a positive light, I haven't seen 272 since August 12th, so there's that.
As I was walking in circles in my empty classroom, I pondered the idea of "Maybe I'm not eating enough." I'm working to keep my calories around 1250. To me, that sounds like enough, but obviously it's not doing me much favor in the weight loss department.
Anyway, I am going to bump my calories up 150... but there's a catch. They have to be 150 calories of vegetables ONLY. I think adding 150 calories of vegetable will be tough, but... in the long run, I'll be fuller, and tricking my body into thinking it's eating more. (WIN WIN)
Anyway... healthy swaps... I'm going to share a couple of mine. I like to use healthy swaps to
1. lower calories
2. lower carbs
3 . lower fat content
So here are some of my faves...
sourcream.... swap it out for plain greek yogurt on your tacos
taco shell... ditch it!!! Eat your taco on a bed of lettuce.
chips... swap those out for Ezekiel wraps baked for 10 minutes... dip in salsa
cheese... don't swap it... minimize it
taco sauce.... ditch it, and replace with Frank's hot sauce....
I just made your taco night healthier... and now I want tacos... LOL. Maybe this weekend.
Share your healthy swaps in the comments below! I need more.