Food Staples and Sometimes

I don’t know if you can tell by now…I’m thinking of doing a post a day for the month of June. However this girl is frequently distracted or just doesn’t feel like it. However, I may really try this time to simply break the bad habit of not committing. With that said, let’s jump into today’s post.

You may or may not know that about a year and a half ago, I began my weight loss journey. After losing about 40 pounds, I left the weight loss journey and entered the maintenance journey, which in my opinion may be a bit harder than the journey getting there. But the thought of going back is just not appealing. I’m glad for my accomplishment, and it truly is a plus to be able to maintain it. Definitely worth a pat on the back.

Many struggle with either losing the weight or keeping it off. So, I’m deciding to share with you my list of food staples and sometimes. (“Sometimes” are waist-friendly options I go to, but not nearly as often as my main staples.)

You’ll notice most of these items are quick grabs or easy to cook. This works well when you find you’re often on-the-go or don’t want to spend a ton of time cooking. As you look, you’ll also see there is no butter, margarine, milk, or cereal listed.

Top keys to success: BE CREATIVE & COOK OFTEN, WEIGH AND MEASURE EVERYTHING, EAT RAW, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE GRAB-AND-GO SOLUTIONS, DON’T BE TOO HARD ON YOURSELF (SPLURGE SOMETIMES, BUT LET THE GOOD OPTIONS OUTWEIGH THE BAD)

Here’s the list.

  1. Baby carrots
  2. Apples
  3. Bananas
  4. Oranges
  5. Baby carrots
  6. Grapefruit
  7. Kale
  8. Pineapple
  9. Strawberries
  10. Raspberries
  11. Blueberries
  12. Beans (Kidney beans, pinto beans)
  13. Peaches
  14. Fruit cups (no sugar added)
  15. Extra lean ground beef (this is actually better for weight management than ground turkey)
  16. Ground sirloin (this is actually better for weight management than ground turkey)
  17. Oscar Meyer turkey bacon
  18. Peanut butter (try to limit to 1 Tbsp at a time)
  19. Honey
  20. Activia strawberry greek yogurt – light
  21. Protein powder – vanilla or strawberry
  22. Honey roasted almonds (1 tsp: 0 ww points. I found that to be about 5 almonds.)
  23. Snack Pack chocolate pudding (not the fat-free kind)
  24. Clif bars – peanut butter or chocolate fudge brownie (consumer in moderation)
  25. Jiffy Pop kettle corn (3 points per bag)
  26. Chicken cutlets (pre-cut chicken breast)
  27. Pre-cooked shrimp
  28. Unsweetened applesauce
  29. White rice
  30. Egg whites (especially when I eat our)
  31. Wheat bread
  32. Dark greens or baby spinach for salads
  33. Pasta (multiple varieties)
  34. Truvia or stevia in the raw
  35. White sugar
  36. Seasonings: lemon pepper, seasoned salt, garlic salt, onion powder
  37. Frank’s Red hot sauce
  38. A-1 steak sauce
  39. Tomato sauce and paste (winter – for homemade chili)
  40. Glory greens (turnip or collard)
  41. Progressive soups (winter – roasted chicken noodle, chicken and herb dumplings – look for the kinds that are 2 weight watchers points per serving)
  42. Saltine crackers (10 crackers: 3 ww points)
  43. Reduced-fat Mexican shredded cheese
  44. Extra Virgin Olive Oil cooking spray
  45. Turkey or Beef polish sausages
  46. Smart Ones Weight Watchers Pizza
  47. Crystal Light individual packets
  48. Flavored carbonated water
  49. Trident or Orbitz chewing gum (keeps snacking at bay)
  50. Ice (keeps snacking at bay)
  51. Chicken wings

Note: There is an array of meal, snacking, and drink variations that can be made from these options. So get creative and if these don’t work, I encourage you to find your list. Just don’t stop. You have to do what works for you to be successful.

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