Flex Dieting…continued

Recently I came across a quote on Instagram that I really liked:

There is no diet that will do what healthy eating does. Skip the diet. Just eat healthy.”

Dieting is hard to keep up. But healthy eating–a lifestyle change–is sustainable. I remember times when I wanted to lose weight and I’d do crazy crash dieting and workouts. It would be for stupid things, like fitting into a dress, as opposed to wanting to better my health (a mess).

But now I’m becoming better each day at “eating healthy”. Last week was a great continuation of my flexible dieting.

In my last post on flex dieting, I mentioned that I like to plan double meals by groups of days. This helps add variety to my diet. For the first couple of days, I made baked salmon and chicken, and alternated them for lunch and dinner. (Recipes in links)

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Chicken tenderloins, salad, sweet potato, and cheddar bay biscuits. From my Instagram page.

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Baked salmon for dinner turned into a salmon salad for lunch the next day. Is it obvious that I love plain baked sweet potatoes? My secret weapon for the salmon is Paul Prudhomme Seafood Magic Spice and olive oil.

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Made some yummy Spanish stew. Froze a bunch of it to save for when I start working again. I love the fresh ingredients that go into it.

Later in the week, I made a roasted chicken. I loosely followed my favorite baked chicken recipe. I had chicken and veggies for dinner and chicken salad for lunch. So delish. I also made banana bread.

Mixed in with my diet, I did a lot of walking (the weather was great!) and I went to my first post pregnancy yoga class. Don’t think this was a chilaxing yoga session–this was a high energy, ab focused yoga class. It felt so good to start to strengthen my abs. I couldn’t believe how hard some of the poses were when I had to use my core! Abs: a work in progress (so is my flexibility, as a matter of fact).

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This week, I have roasted chicken and veggies on the menu, followed by chicken breasts and baby kale salad, ending with pasta with ground turkey. If needed, I’ll throw in Spanish rice and/or quinoa. All of these are fast and easy meals…perfect for my first week back at work.

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