A Bit of a Diet Cliche…

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I think the one thing people dread about “dieting” is the fact that all you eat are carrot sticks and salads. With changing my whole entire lifestyle, I realized this was not true whatsoever. There are so many possibilities in the world of healthy food, but the salad is definitely one I have been avoiding. I don’t know what it is but I very rarely crave a salad. It just seems like so much work! Cutting up vegetables and what not. Yet this Salad A Day Challenge has gotten me really motivated — and I love competitions!  Even though this really isn’t a competition exactly… but that is how I view it. If other people can manage, then I can do it too! Salads are pretty freaking amazing though, because there is just so much that can be done with them! So many different types! So technically, salads are not boring! Who’da thunk it? Best part is they are filled with so much nutritional thingies! And we all love nutritional thingies. So if you follow me on the Facebook, you have already seen today’s salad so prepare yourself for some repeats!

Lettuce, spinach, green pepper, red onion, broccoli sprouts, shaved carrots, 2 boiled eggs and a yogurt honey mustard dressing. All for 250 calories and super filling.

 

Delicious! 2 tablespoons for only 45 calories. Seriously?!

 

So who else is doing the salad a day challenge? If you aren’t, you should be. Because it’s good for you. And I care about you.

Since today is also my meatless day, I am having a veggie burger and a sweet potato for dinner!  I am blowing this weekend out of the water so it never even happened. I would love to be at 197 by the end of the week… but we shall see. With not being able to do much in the exercise department, it might be a little difficult to accomplish. Fingers crossed!

 

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16 thoughts on “A Bit of a Diet Cliche…

  1. I’m so glad you’re doing it!! It’s a competition with yourself! I really wanted to get more veggies in my diet, and I knew I had to do something interesting to at least get the ball rolling. I probably wouldn’t do it either unless other people are motivating me! lol. Now I HAVE to do it!

    • Yeah you can’t start a challenge like this and then not do it! haha And I have been totally slacking on the vegetables lately. I didn’t even do my meatless Monday last week… so this was just what I needed.

  2. Sweet potatoes are the 3rd best food, so we can definitely agree on that. And sidenote, not like you don’t know. but you’re doing awesome. Haven’t been on the blogosphere for a while, but you’re tearing it up!

    • What are the first 2 in the best food category? I love sweet potatoes. I am totally over-doing it on the vitamin A, but oh well! And thanks so much! I have been missing your entertaining posts…

  3. The salad challenge does sound awesome, and I was just thinking/writing about how I need more veggies in my life, hmmm.

    That salad looks quite tasty!

  4. The thing that always put me off about salads was that they never seemed to fill me up… but I also realised that the actual greenery, if you will, the veggies…. you can almost eat as much as you want and not worry about the calories. I’m someone who can eat the same thing until they get bored with it, if that makes sense, so right now I’m also having a salad a day 🙂

    • Yeah, I definitely get that. But you can pretty much have this giant salad with greens and some protein, and it can be super filling. I mean you can eat like a pound of greens and have hardly ingested any calories! haha And I am pretty much the same way. I actually like having a routine when it comes to what I eat.

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