Easy High Protein Lunch

So it is no secret that in 2016 I had weight loss surgery.  And while I am still not at my goal weight, I have had to make a lifetime of adjustments to what and how I eat.  Most weigh loss doctors promote a high protein, low carb, low calorie diet.  So here is a quick and simple and filling lunch that you can make in less than 5 minutes.

Actually, there are only 2 ingredients.  How you dress it up is up to you.

Starkist Tuna Creations (18g of protein)

Boiled Egg (6g of protein)

I empty the Tuna Creation packet (I like Lemon Pepper and Spicy Thai the best).  Then I peel my eggs (normally I have 2) and slice them.  I like presentation, so I make it look pretty.  There is actually nothing else for you to do.

However I am hypertensive and I try to stay away from salt.  So what I do is experiment with spices.  When it comes to this particular lunch the tuna is packed with flavor, so I typically add paprika (for a hint of heat) and dried minced onion for a little crunch and a punch of flavor.  The minced onion also keeps the overpowering smell of onion at bay if you are making this at work for lunch.

 

Whatever flavor you like, just experiment with the flavors and see how you create a taste to your liking.

This simple recipe can also be eaten over a salad or with raw fresh veggies on the side.  It is very filling and more than anything else very flavorful.  I do not add mayo, relish or anything that I would add to a tuna salad.  Plain, simple easy and healthy.

 

If you try this recipe out let me know how you make yours.

Until Next Time!

Be Blessed, Be Fabulous

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I Love Me

Love your body

As I was browsing through Facebook today I came across a question that said “do you love your body?”   It made me think about what I feel about my body.  My body and I are going through some changes.  Almost a year ago I had weight loss surgery.  It was a difficult decision to make and it was and continues to be one of the most difficult yet rewarding things I have ever done.  I have seen and heard all of the arguments about surgery being an easy way out or a quick fix but that is one of the biggest lies every told.  If anyone every wonders how easy it is I welcome them to watch my 600 lb. life.

My 600lb life

While not everyone is 600 lbs. and up, obesity in this country is a reality for far too many people.  So while I was never 600 pounds, this show can give those who don’t know the struggle or the journey a glimpse into what it is like to live with obesity and the process of having weight loss surgery which is an all too often long and tedious process.

body acceptance

So back to the question at hand do I love my body?  The honest answer is that it is a struggle.  There are some days when I love my body, the curves, the scars, the imperfections and then there are days where it seems that every flaw is magnified.  I can honestly answer that I LIKE my body and each day I am growing closer to loving it.  This has been a long process.  There was once a time when I HATED my body.  I am happy that I can now say that 90% of the time the response is more positive than negative.

What about you?  How do you feel about your body?  Do you like it, love it or loathe it?