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My best days staying on plan start with a good breakfast. Since I've always eaten breakfast that wasn't the challenge. Using the DASH diet meant leaving big bowls of cereal or 2 english muffin behind. I' ve finally found a couple of alternative meals I really enjoy: 1 cup strawberries, .5c yogurt + 1 serving almonds, large apple + 1 serv simply Jif, arnold sandwich thin, lite deli ham + tomato slices. Also add my vitamin, some metamucil for fiber and 16 - 24 oz water
I am following SparkPeople advice and eating my meals at the dinner table. My husband and I had gotten into the bad habit of eating in front of the TV. But with new living room furniture, we try to eat back in the kitchen where we belong! Makes me more conscience of what I am eating when I am not so distracted. Actually, more comfortable too.
Next time you pour a morning cup, add calcium and protein by stirring in a couple of teaspoons of nonfat powdered milk instead of creamer. I love the way it creates a richer cup of coffee, brings out flavored coffee, adds a hint of sweetness, and gives me the nutritional benefits of milk without watering down my drink. At about 5 calories a teaspoon, it's one of my favorite weight loss secrets. It also works great in tea and cocoa!
Syrup was adding wasteful calories and too sweet for me, well I've discovered apple sauce is just as good and tasty. Try it and let me know what you think! I use it on French toast, pancakes and my Belgium waffles to name a few