low carb, high protein and no dessert, I was feeling off, tired, foggy, sleepy, just blah for a few days. I knew I wasn't exercising as much as I should. It was damp and cold out and I prefer to run outside. And I was really just lazy about it. I liked to cozy up under the covers and watch a movie instead of jumping around.
Over the last few weeks, I really made an effort to eat more well rounded meals full of veggies and protein. It's hard. It takes work and it costs money, but I am seeing the benefits.
I hadn't lost or gained any weight so I wasn't really paying attention, until the run down feelings started to creep in again. I ran into a rut where I was relying on a little too much cereal and oatmeal for a snack and fell off the protein wagon. I find that eating good foods is cumulative for me. If I eat so-so for a few days, it really doesn't effect me the day of, but more so next day or down the road when I feel overall yucky.
So I've been on track, eating larger meals packed with stuff. Lunch today was as pictured above. Veggie and Rice Medley with Tofu. Yep, that is what I call it. Whipped it up with what was in the fridge. No plan, just starting mixing.
1 cup of cooked brown rice
Assorted sauteed veggies (zucs, eggplant, mushroom, snow peas, red onion
Chopped tofu with dash of soy sauce
1 scrambled egg
Season to taste
Dollop of greek yogurt
It by no means had that sweet salty taste of real Chinese or Thai food, but it was rather good. It was fresh, low salt and packed with protein.
What are you doing to get through Winter and bring a little Spring in your step? Do share.