Yet around me are plenty of pastries, cartons of sweet yogurt, and ice cream. These are foods that I need to either not eat or just have tastes in small amounts or else – boom! I blow up like a balloon. My help comes from foods like what's on the plate in the image.
2 eggs with chopped green peppers, diced onions, mushrooms and cheese sprinkled on top.
The omelette or eggs over medium along with the vegetables fill me up. I don’t get hungry in the mid-mornings and that makes it less tempting to eats doughnuts or other foods that don’t digest well.
A small salad tastes great after the eggs. I don’t eat one all the time for breakfast, but I enjoy it when I do.
Plain yogurt is also good.
I only eat cereal on occasion and I almost never eat it by itself. Heavy on bran and low on sugar.
A vegetable like cauliflower keeps me full until lunch.
A quinoa salad or lentil soup does wonders. I may eat a piece of bread if it’s whole grain.
Fuji apples and celery are good to munch on. I work out of the house and there’s plenty of chips, peanut butter, nuts, raisins and little candies to grab. So an apple, celery, or carrots and cucumbers give me that sense of eating without making me feel like wet sand on a blanket.
Salmon, steamed vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Grilled veggies are great and so are lean meats like a small cut of steak.
Let food be your fuel for where you live, work, and play and not the gunk in your system that’ll weigh you down.
For more reading on Super Foods, here’s a good article from Prevention magainze on 10 Powerful Superfoods.