The key to losing weight? Ask yourself this: "What am I eating on a daily basis? Do I cheat on my diet every day?" The truth is, you simply cannot out-exercise a bad diet. Despite what many believe, eating healthy does not have to be extremely expensive or time-consuming. By eating in moderation, you may find that you can eat some of your favorite things with only slight adjustments to your usual preparations.
The Easiest Meals to Help You Lose Weight
Breakfast. Start your day with overnight oats. Packed with fiber, oats help you stay fuller longer and avoid mid-morning snacking. This lets you save time since you can make it the night before and have it ready in the morning. Savor it before you run out the door or take it wherever you’re headed. All it takes is adding 1/2 cup serving of oats, milk, and whatever toppings you’d like to a jar and let it sit in the fridge over night. Try cinnamon and nuts, and top with fresh berries in the morning before eating.
Lunch. Quinoa salad is an easy, yet hearty, lunch to take wherever you’re headed for the day. Add some of your favorite salad toppings to ½ cup cooked quinoa; we love chopped fresh peppers, chickpeas for additional protein, and chopped onion and carrots. Four ounces of chicken or canned tuna make this salad the proper fuel you need. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon lemon juice, add salt and pepper and mix.
Dinner. Who doesn’t love to come home after a long day to a fiesta? Add some spice to your life with a great dinner for weight loss by making a grilled chicken or steak burrito bowl. With just a few simple ingredients and the art of layering, you can make your own burrito bowls right at home. Begin with a layer of ½ cup rice, followed by 4 ounces chicken or steak, top with salsa, shredded cheese, avocado slices or a dollop of sour cream and dig in! We also love adding some extra hot sauce on top.
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