After a two week hiatus, the diet that never ends is on again. And this time it’s crunch time. I’m not going to make my deadline (Tori’s birthday), but I’m bound and determined to have this weight off in time for my vacation in June (plus, I am not buying a “fat” summer wardrobe).
I’m off to a good start – I’m down three pounds this week. Which is actually only a half pound less than the last time I weighed in (healing from surgery requires lots of ice cream, you know), but I’m going to go ahead and give myself credit for all three.
Helping me along in my pursuit of skinniness are a few key foods. Foods that fill me up, but not out. Here’s four of my favorites.
For breakfast, I rely on Yoplait Yogurt Delights. At only 100 calories a pop, this yogurt puts only the tiniest of dents in my daily points allowance, and when mixed liberally with a bowl of berries, actually fills me up.
At lunchtime, Campbell’s Select Harvest Light Soups do the job. There are a few different varieties, but none have more than three points for the whole can. Even better, they actually have taste (unlike those Progresso nasties).
When I can’t face another meal of soup, I turn to salad. And these dressings by Bolthouse Farms are pure awesomeness. They’re made with yogurt instead of whatever salad dressing is usually made from, so they’re both low calorie and filled with the creamy goodness of “real” dressing. I have to get them from my neighborhood co-op, though, so I don’t know how easy they are to find.
Even the most dedicated dieter needs to snack. And when the 3 o’clock munchies hit? For me, nothing but chocolate will do. Luckily, these Fiber Plus Granola Bars taste almost exactly like candy bars. Seriously. But they’ll only set you back two points (or 120 calories for you traditionalists). So you can have your candy and your shrinking waistline, too!
Those are my current lifesavers. What are yours?