In the past, when I have plateaud, I’ve taken stock of my food and figured out how I can change it up, so I’ve been doing the same with…whatever this cosmic joke is. I went to one of my better weight loss sources, my sister-in-law. She’s my role model because when we go out, she has a blast, she eats what she wants, and you would just never know in the back of her head she’s calculating exactly what she needs to do the next day to make up for what she’s doing then. She also doesn’t eat a lot of overly processed frozen meals, etc. That was my huge mistake last time I was trying to lose weight. You can only live off frozen meals so long, gaining the weight back is inevitable when you try to do that.
Anyway, she suggested I focus on breakfast, and focus on protein, not carbs. She hit it spot on…I was constantly eating english muffins or toast or muffins. And then I wondered why I was starving at 10:00. She eats refried beans and makes a sort of breakfast burrito without the tortilla, but I just can’t get behind that for breakfast.
So I started researching things higher in protein, and I found a few Web sites that featured Sun Butter. In particular, I saw a lot of people pouring it in oatmeal. I’m not much of an oatmeal eater myself, but it looked good on the sites, and I needed a change.
This stuff is amazing! It is the richest flavor, and while it’s definitely oily, you don’t really need to stir it. It recommends keeping it in the fridge, but I prefer the oilier consistency, particularly when I add it to oatmeal because it mixes and melts in.
For those who don’t like the texture of peanut butter, or have peanut allergies, I highly recommend this substitute. While higher in fat, the protein levels are great, I’ve stayed full until lunch, and I am finally working my way back to getting to my pre-pregnancy weight.
My next step is to try some of their recipes, I will let you know how they go!
What do you do when you hit a weight loss plateau, or worse, gain weight when you’re doing what you’ve always done?