So as I go on this journey, trying (so hard) to be healthier, there are some things that I try to do just because I am trying to loose weight. Some work…some don’t. Here’s how it went down.
Greek Yogurt: This was pretty good. I was skeptical at first only because of the cost but Oikos you can get for $1 a cup. I LOVE the Honey flavor. I tried the fruit one (from Aldi) and didn’t like it as much. Then, like an idiot, I got a whole quart (or whatever size that is) of plain so that I could have it for breakfast and snack. PLAIN IS HORRIBLE! Never eat plain Greek yogurt! It’s worse than Soy Milk (more on that later). I add honey and fruit and granola, not all at the same time usually, and it is pretty good though. So all in all this was a good change.
Soy Milk: PRAISE COWS I’M NOT LACTOSE INTOLERANT! I don’t know what I would do if I had to drink Soy or Almond Milk. I first tried Soy milk a few years ago when everyone was swearing by it. I would drink it ice cold after I got in from working out with a peanut butter and banana sandwich (half of one). My aunt would tease me because I looked like I was taking Whiskey shots. I recently tried it in smoothies. It was ok but I do not have to waste my money!
V8 Juice: NO! I just got this tonight. They didn’t have any regular so I got the Low Sodium kind. I put it over ice because I was sure that I wouldn’t be able to handle it warm. It was like drinking cold tomato soup. I was just recently able to eat tomato soup so drinking it cold took some doing. I tried to add pepper to it. I tried blending it with frozen berries. Clearly it was not meant to be. With lemon juice I can trow it back like a Whiskey shot and survive. Maybe I should add Whiskey too it see hot that works out…
Veggie Burger: Funny story. So in undergrad I decided that I was going to repel the freshman 15 (which I did) and to counter my love for Hamburgers I would try the Veggie Burger. It tasted like dry Thanksgiving stuffing. I took two bites and went back to get a real burger, ready to pay another $3. Here is the funny part. The lady says to me, “I didn’t think you would like it. Here is your usual Bacon Cheese Burger.”
Turkey Burger: These are fine I usually have one on my “Cheat Day” so that I can cheat and not feel bad about it. I put hot sauce and avocado and turkey bacon on it, Delish!
Turkey Bacon/Sausage: Don’t tell my mother…or my boyfriend. I eat it. It’s not bad. I usually go back and forth. I’ll eat the Turkey version and when I run out I but the pork version and when I run out I go back to turkey. I do the same thing with whole eggs and egg whites.
Skim Milk: My aunt picked this up when I was a kid so I didn’t have an issue with this one. I wouldn’t put it in my coffee though.
Cucumber or Lemon Water: I put a cucumber in my water one day and let it get cold it wasn’t bad. I wouldn’t suggest putting it in the fridge for a couple of days cause the cucumbers do go bad!
Tofu: NO! That is all.
That’s about it. As I try more stuff I will update this post to keep you updated. In the mean time: What stuff have you tried just because it as the latest “Health Craze” how did it turn out?