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Today I am checking with you about the healthy lifestyle changes I implemented this summer and sharing an updated version to my favorite cucumber watermelon salad recipe. Last month I shared my struggles with food and the different things I am doing to work on my food addiction, making better choices and feeling better about my health and appearance.
I’m happy to say that I have been winning the cravings struggle. Drinking more water and Meta Appetite Control drinks, incorporating healthy “snacks”, using my food and exercise tracker along with my fitness band has been the keys to my success. Having to be accountable in my tracker of food and competing with family and friends in daily steps challenges makes me mindful of what I’m eating or craving and why. Before I eat it, I ask myself what’s going on that causes me to want this wonderful piece of pie. I also check to see if I have had enough water, fiber and filling foods throughout the day.
In the mornings I make sure I eat within 2 hours of waking up. This is really hard for me but it I know eating a healthy breakfast helps me to avoid binge eating or devour sweets. I’ve made sure to have a good amount of protein along with carbs and of course a veggie and some fruits. My go-to morning meal is an omelet with peppers and mushrooms, half of a protein waffle, spinach, and mixed berries. After breakfast, I have a glass of Meta Appetite Control or I mix the powder into a green smoothie if I skipped fruits for my first meal.
After breakfast, I have a glass of Meta Appetite Control or I mix the powder into a green smoothie if I skipped fruits for my first meal. Meta appetite control has not only helped me to increase my fiber intake, it also helps me to feel full after a meal. Normally I would be reaching for a snack within an hour or two of having breakfast but now I can go 3-4 hours without snacking. I definitely understand why it’s the #1 doctor recommended fiber brand.
For lunch, I have chicken breasts, green salad, a baked sweet potato and this yummy Cucumber, Watermelon Asiago Salad. This salad covers my need for something sweet and salty. It is delicious and definitely beats an order of fries or a bag of chips. I follow lunch with the Meta Appetite Control drink.
For dinner, I go for a hearty soup or baked salmon with roasted vegetables and wild rice or another big salad including some avocado to make it more filling. I don’t usually drink the Meta Appetite control drink after dinner because by then I am full plus I’d rather not spend the night going back and forth to the bathroom. LOL.
So far I’ve lost 5 lbs and a few inches in some key places (hello waistline). I also feel so much better physically and emotionally because I’m not just eating away my emotions. Getting up and out to walk or train for my 5K has also helped keep me focused. Fill out this form to receive a $5 off coupon to give Meta Appetite Control a try. Pick up your bottle at Walgreens. Influence Central will select and handle all product and coupon fulfillment.
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What changes have you made in your diet or exercise lately? Share your suggestions with me and any healthy recipes you truly enjoy. Check in with me next month for my next update. I have my eye on my goal dress!
JeanetteJuly 14, 2016 at 9:46 AM
I really need to try this. I am trying to get healthier nutritious and possibly lose a couple pounds also. If this works as well as you say it does I’m totally going to try it.
Paula SchuckJuly 14, 2016 at 11:26 AM
I need give Meta Appetite Control a try. I’m terrible about mindless snacking when I start working.
PamJuly 14, 2016 at 12:14 PM
It sounds like you are doing a great job eating healthy. This cucumber and watermelon salad is perfect for summer and sounds healthy.
JeanineJuly 14, 2016 at 6:48 PM
I am excited to check this out after baby comes to help with my late night snacking! I have heard some great things so I’m looking forward to it!
Jenn @ EngineerMommyJuly 14, 2016 at 6:57 PM
I’ve never heard of this product but it sounds like a really useful weight loss aid. I know a few people with food addiction issues,so I’ll share thispost with them.
Mimi GreenJuly 14, 2016 at 8:24 PM
Good for you girl, as Mother’s we are the last ones on the list when we map out our time. Kudos to you for finding a way to meet your goals that is awesome.
Bonnie @wemake7July 14, 2016 at 9:45 PM
I am currently on a weight loss journey and really could benefit using this. I will have to give it a try.
Liz MaysJuly 14, 2016 at 10:38 PM
Wow, you made some awesome progress. It’s great that this supplement helped curb your appetite so much. I’d like to cut down on the snacking too.
SarahJuly 14, 2016 at 10:56 PM
I keep reading about this product, it seems to be helping so many with appetite control. I love the idea of using it and then also having healthier eating habits too!
Heather PfingstenJuly 15, 2016 at 11:33 AM
I’ve heard great things about Meta Appetite. I could definitely use something to help with appetite control; especially right now with such amazing food on the grill, at parties, ahhh… good foods. AND a coupon to boot. I am going to try it!
sandraAugust 4, 2016 at 12:42 PM
good luck on your journey. I too battle food addiction and binge eating