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Eat More to Lose More - Mini Meals Are Key to Weight Loss Success

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Losing weight is not only about slashing your caloric intake and increasing your activity level. It is also about what and when you’re eating. I can tell you that I lost all of my weight by eating five to six small meals a day. In fact, research has found that this helps regulate your blood sugar levels to keep you energized. It also keeps your metabolism revved up for optimal caloric expenditure.

Here is a typical day of my original recipes that help keep me going.

BREAKFAST

- PUMPKIN PECAN OATMEAL
• 1 Packet of Regular Oatmeal
• 2 tbsp. of canned Pure Pumpkin
• 1 Scoop of Vanilla Whey Protein
• 1 Cup of Water
• Dash of Nutmeg
• Dash of Cinnamon
• 1 tbsp. of chopped pecans
• 1 Packet of Stevia Sweetner

Mix all ingredients except pecans in large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for one minute on high. Sprinkle with pecans and a splash of milk.

SNACK #1 – Choose from suggested snacks below

LUNCH
- DEVILED EGG SALAD
• 2 Cups of Fresh Baby Spinach
• 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
• 2 Tbsp. of non-fat yogurt
• 1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
• 1 packet of Splenda or stevia powder
• 1 tsp. of Dijon mustard
• salt and pepper to taste
Preparation Method
Chop eggs and mash with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve on top of Fresh Baby Spinach

SNACK #2 – Choose from suggested snacks below

FLOUNDER LIMONE
• 8 oz. piece of flounder
• 2 tbsp. of Lemon Juice
• Garlic Powder
• Oregano
• Salt & Pepper
• Olive Oil Cooking Spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Put fillet in pan and spray cooking oil on top of them. Sprinkle with garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper. Pour lemon juice around fish and bake for approx. 20 minutes, turning fish once.

Serve with 1 cup of steamed broccoli

Bedtime Protein Snack – Choose From Suggested List below

SNACK SUGGESTIONS (PICK 2 A DAY)

MOCHO COCOA SHAKE
(1/2 cup of brewed coffee, 1/2 Cup of skim milk, 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder, 2 tsp. of sugar-free cocoa, ice, Blend in blender until smooth.)

ITALIAN PEACH SORBET
Cut the top off of peach and set side.

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