Half Size Me Weekly Menu Plan: October 8 – 14, 2012

Skinny Pumpkin Overnight Oats In A Jar by Gina Homolka - Used with permission from Gina Homolka at SkinnyTaste.com

Skinny Pumpkin Overnight Oats In A Jar by Gina Homolka – Used with permission from Gina Homolka at SkinnyTaste.com

by Heather Robertson

Healthy eating tip of the week: Are you tracking everything you eat? Measuring out all your food and drinking plenty of water? Do you exercise regularly? Do you do ALL this and still find the scale isn’t budging?

Well, there’s one thing you’re  doing you might want to look at.

The fruit you’re eating.

And most importantly, how much fruit you’re eating.

Because it’s viewed as healthy (and zero points plus for those of you following Weight Watchers), we often over-indulge in nature’s sweet treat.

To help with weight loss, try eating only three servings of fruit a day this week. See if it helps you on the scale.  Also, you can replace fruits with vegetables instead. Fruit is healthy, but it does have calories and sugar.

Sometimes this small adjustment can make a big difference.

Do you over eat certain fruits? Tell me which ones in the comments!

Breakfast Meals

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  • Egg Scramble
    • eggs
    • olive oil
    • reduced-fat cheese
    • onion
    • mushroom
    • green pepper

Lunch Meals

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  • Leftover Pumpkin Chili
  • Salad with leftover chicken teriyaki, tomato, asian sesame dressing light, cucumber and carrots

Dinner Meals

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  • Pumpkin Chili (Double this recipe and have leftovers for lunch.)
  • Grilled cheese for kiddos
  • Light sour cream and reduced-fat cheese
  • Date-night dinner (This is something the hubby and I do every Saturday night. Sometimes it’s take out. Sometimes we make something at home. It depends on our mood!)
  • Leftovers night (Yep, this is our weekly “clean out the fridge” night. Usually falls on a Wednesday or Thursday.)

Snacks

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  • Cheese sticks
  • Sugar-free, fat-free yogurt
  • Cottage cheese and fruit
  • Apples

 

 

 

After losing 170 pounds by changing her mindset, developing healthier eating habits, and making exercise part of her lifestyle, Heather decided she wanted to help others who struggled along their weight loss journey. Along with her hubby, Joel, they founded HalfSizeMe.com and the extremely popular Half Size Me Show podcast.