How much of weight loss failure could be attributed to sheer boredom? As much as I enjoy baby carrots, green beans, and pickled beets, I’ve got to remind myself that other veggies exist! The creative hand of God has given us a gracious abundance of choices in all the food groups, but sometimes I don’t try new things for fear I won’t like them, or I’m just stuck in a rut.
Sometimes – like now, for instance – I’m ready to change up my menu a bit; that seems to help add stick-to-itiveness to my healthy eating program when pizza and rich casseroles are on my mind more than they should be. Last week, I tried a mango (didn’t like it, mind you, but I did sample a few bites).
Wal-Mart, here I come! I’m anxious to see what will appear in my buggy……(several hours later)….well, I didn’t find some things I wanted to try, but here are a few things I came home with, to change things up:
- Low-sodium V-8 juice®
- Puffed rice cereal
- Water chestnuts
- Baby corn
- Frozen vegetable medley of carrots, broccoli and cauliflower
- Sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding
- Fresh squash and nectarines
- Seeded rye loaf
- Meat Magic Seasoning Blend®
So I’m not very adventurous! But to me, getting new items (or ones I haven’t enjoyed in a while) seems to add a new zest to meals. I’m looking forward to trying these in the next few days! Do you occasionally find yourself in a rut of same-old-same-old? What are some things you enjoy or want to experiment with that could shake up your plate?
Thought for the day:
Breakfast boredom, lunch lethargy, dinner doldrums…
it’s up to you to chase the diet-defeaters away!