While on the Ideal Protein plan I am not supposed to drink alcoholic beverages. Most of these drinks have a ton of sugar and calories…and to be honest I would rather eat my calories than drink them anyway.
But, what are you supposed to do in social situations when you are choosing not to drink? Happy hours, dates, dinners, going out with friends, dinner parties usually all include some sort of beverage!
I have become quite the master at just not drinking alcoholic beverages. The most important thing to remember is this: All the occasions where you would go out and drink are really set up so that you can interact and be with friends, family, coworkers, etc. So, instead of concentrating on the drinks, concentrate on those around you!
However, here are a few options that I habitually rely on when I don’t want to order an alcoholic beverage:
I have been trying to make the perfect cauliflower tortilla for a while now. Time after time they didn’t hold up. You couldn’t pick up the tortillas without them falling apart or they got weird when you refrigerated them. But, alas!! I finally got the right combination of ingredients…and for my fellow Ideal Protein folks out there, there is not a shred of cheese in them!
Spring is slowly starting to poke its head out from the clouds! That means getting out and enjoying the warmer weather. You will no longer be forced to stay in the gym. You can double up – get physical and outside at the same time!
Well, I suggest you triple it up – get physical, get outside, and help others! There are so many physical volunteer and fundraising opportunities coming up. I recommend you research your favorites and participate!
No matter your Valentine’s Day status this year I think you need to treat yourself! Valentine’s Day (or as I lovingly call it – Single’s Awareness Day) can be another hard holiday for those of us trying to stay on our healthy path. Whether you have a Valentine or not the chocolate and candy hearts are everywhere!
So, I put together a super easy meal that you can make for yourself or your loved ones that will make you forget all about those sweet treats (I know wishful thinking…but this meal is pretty darn good!)
I have to give myself some credit…I did pretty well foodwise this weekend. Even with the Super Bowl (or let’s be honest…This Is Us!) on I didn’t want to go completely off the rails. So, I decided to watch the game while enjoying some Pepper Nachos from SkinnyTaste and felt like that was a good compromise.
However, all night all I really wanted was some chicken wings! So, this week I decided to experiment with some spicy chicken wing options.