My name's Sara.
I'm 26 years old. I got married on October 29th 2010. This is my blog on how I started trying to lose weight for my wedding and be over all more healthy.
I'm a picky eater, always have been always will be. I do try things at least once... most of the time. I don't eat meat on the bone it really grosses me out.
I take all the pictures myself you can check out my tumblr for more pictures http://saramartini.tumblr.com
They say it’s the most important meal of the day. That if you don’t eat in the morning your metabolism doesn’t get kick started. Most mornings I’m not hungry so I eat a little just because I don’t want to ruin my day by overeating later. I started using Almond milk about a year ago, the difference you save in calories is pretty amazing… 1cup of 1% milk has 110 calories compared to Almond milk (the regular kind not flavored or anything) has only 60 calories per 1cup. The taste might be something you have to get used to, but in cereal I actually think it’s better then regular milk. I personally like the Almond breeze brand but this silk brand was on sale and they have a Dark chocolate almond milk that is SO good. Even my dad likes it, and he doesn’t like almond milk. So give it a try today and let me know what you think!
So I found this Oat meal in the supermarket. I didn’t buy it at first but when I was in the store the other day I saw it was on sale for only $1 I couldn’t resist! I’m glad I got it cause the Strawberry flavor is really good!
It comes in a cool pouch that you just pour into your bowl and the pouch has a water fill line so you just fill the pouch with water, pop it in the microwave for 90 sec and done. It’s fast super easy way to eat breakfast in a healthy way!
Serving size- 1 pouch
15 fat cal
2 grams of fiber
3 grams of protein
Here’s a way to get your whole grains, protein, and some fruit at lunch! (yes avocados are fruit!)
Turkey Bacon Avocado!
2 slices low calorie whole wheat bread- 90 cal
3oz turkey- 60 cal
2 slices precooked bacon-35 cal
about 1/2 an avocado- 153 cal
(I know that seems like a lot but “even though avocados contain a lot of calories, they also contain a lot of vitamins and minerals which will fill you up fast and keep you feeling full. You are better off to eat them rather than other foods with fewer calories because they will help you to reduce your cravings and calories for non-diet friendly foods in the long-run.” Source-3fatchicks.com
No I’m not lying! I got this recipe out of Double Delicious. The new Jessica Seinfeld cookbook. She uses chickpeas, applesauce, and wholewheat floor. (which I have never used before in baking) They are not quite like regular chocolate chip cookies, they are more moist and muffin like. But I think they are a great alternative and a healthier option to chocolate chip cookies. (My husband and his friend loved them so I think they past the test!)
The recipe makes about 20 cookies. The serving is one cookie- 135 cal, 20g carb, 3g protein, 5g total fat, sodium 135mg, 2.5g fiber. You could make the cookies smaller so you can trick yourself into thinking you are having more by eating two small cookies then 1 big cookie. If you do that I would use mini chips so there are more in each cookie. You can find this recipe and a lot more in Double Delicious. (Buy it at Target it’s 30% off!)
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup apple sauce
1 cup almond milk
1 egg white
These muffins are a healthy alternative to regular blueberry muffins I just took a muffin recipe I found in my cookbook and substituted the oil for apple sauce and the milk with almond milk. I also cut out the yolk of the egg and instead of 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour I used 1 cup whole wheat flour and 3/4 cup all purpose flour.Nutritional Info
So i love the library! I think it’s one of the best places you can go. I love searching for books, most don’t keep my attention and I never read them. But they do have magazines and movies you can take out too! When I went to the library the other day I found this book, Cook this Not that.
This book is awesome. It’s full of anything you would crave from a restaurant like applebees or Fridays, and makes the recipe in a lower calorie, more healthy way! It has a picture on every page and lists the calories and difference from the restaurant’s calories which are pretty ridiculous and gross if you think about it.
I really suggest you grab the book and take a look at it. WARNING- the pictures will make you want the food
3oz turkey- 60 cal
1 serving of fresh mozzarella- 70 cal
sliced tomato- 5 cal
wrap- 110 cal
So easy to make and really yummy! You can even put basil on the panini too which I didn’t have.
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I go searching for other healthy blogs and all I find are girls putting how they want to lose 10 pounds in a month or look like a Victoria secret model. They put up pictures, and honestly I hate it. I think the shows like biggest loser and I used to be fat are NOT realistic at all. They go to the gym for 6 hours a day… that’s almost a full time job. Once they don’t have the time to go to the gym for 6 hours a day they will gain weight back. You have to burn more calories then you eat to lose weight and if you stay eating the same but working out less, well you do the math. I think people should worry about living a longer and healthier life not worry about the size 2 jeans you fit in. Yes it is great to have a goal but when you don’t make that goal how do you feel? I know I don’t feel great, even if I lost 20 pound, if the shirt makes me look fat then I still feel like crap. If you set your goal to eat more fruits and vegetables and lean meats, you will feel better when you succeed that goal! So lets try realistic and positive goals and see where that gets us! :-)
Strawberry Coconut Protein Shake
3/4 cup low fat plain yogurt- 110cal
1/2 scoop protien powder- 50cal
5 strawberries- approx 12 cal
1 Tbs coco loco- 70 cal
6 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients together and drink!
You can make so many different kinds of protein shakes you can add more protein or yogurt they are so easy and so healthy you get your fruits, protein, and low fat dairy all in one punch!
Tell me your favorite protien shake flavor! I’d love to try and recreate it :-)