Saturday, March 13, 2010

BBB Round 2: Four Foods that Make Dieting Doable.

After a two week hiatus, the diet that never ends is on again. And this time it's crunch time. I'm not going to make my deadline (Tori's birthday), but I'm bound and determined to have this weight off in time for my vacation in June (plus, I am not buying a "fat" summer wardrobe).

I'm off to a good start - I'm down three pounds this week. Which is actually only a half pound less than the last time I weighed in (healing from surgery requires lots of ice cream, you know), but I'm going to go ahead and give myself credit for all three.

Helping me along in my pursuit of skinniness are a few key foods. Foods that fill me up, but not out. Here's four of my favorites.


For breakfast, I rely on Yoplait Yogurt Delights. At only 100 calories a pop, this yogurt puts only the tiniest of dents in my daily points allowance, and when mixed liberally with a bowl of berries, actually fills me up.


At lunchtime, Campbell's Select Harvest Light Soups do the job. There are a few different varieties, but none have more than three points for the whole can. Even better, they actually have taste (unlike those Progresso nasties).


When I can't face another meal of soup, I turn to salad.  And these dressings by Bolthouse Farms are pure awesomeness. They're made with yogurt instead of whatever salad dressing is usually made from, so they're both low calorie and filled with the creamy goodness of "real" dressing. I have to get them from my neighborhood co-op, though, so I don't know how easy they are to find.


Even the most dedicated dieter needs to snack. And when the 3 o'clock munchies hit? For me, nothing but chocolate will do. Luckily, these Fiber Plus Granola Bars taste almost exactly like candy bars. Seriously. But they'll only set you back two points (or 120 calories for you traditionalists). So you can have your candy and your shrinking waistline, too!

Those are my current lifesavers. What are yours?

Disclosure: If you know me at all, you know that no one pays me to write about anything. But just in case you don't, let me assure you I received no compensation (not even coupons), for including these products in my blog. I just happen to like them and thought my newest discoveries might make life a little easier for the rest of you.

Dieters unite!

9 comments:

  1. I jsut discovered Kelloggs Fiber bars too and I LOVE them! Especially after reading about the F factor diet, which says 30 grams of fiber a day. 30!!!!

    My non-diet diet staples (I refuse to actually diet - I'd rather run off those nachos!!): apples, strawberries (fruits of any kind, really) and avocados in all sandwiches/wraps instead of mustard, mayo or sauce. I also pig out on grilled veggies in the summer. Yum!

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  2. I'm glad to hear something good about those bars-have been wanting to try them!

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  3. My dieting staples are Fiber One Bars, 100 cal yogurts, and LIGHT beer... not regular beer.

    Wow.I need to get my ish together.
    I have not stepped on the scale in 2 weeks.
    I have not exercised in three.

    Oy.

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  4. these are some of my favorite snacks actually - I've tried and loved all but the salad dressing which I will definitely keep an eye out for.

    Other things I love: the store brand nutrigrain cereal bars - not the name brand, the store one tastes better I swear and it's cheaper.

    Greek yogurt and neufchatel cheese are great for eating or cooking with and have less calories than sour cream and cream cheese respectively (and both taste awesome). I love to use greek yogurt with mexican food instead of sour cream or mixed with some fruit or jelly for a snack.

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  5. At first this may seem counterintuitive, but dark chocolate is my secret weapon. I will continue to eat until I have dessert. Once I have dessert I'm satisfied. All I need is a small piece of dark chocolate (which is good for you) after a meal, and I'm good to go until the next meal.

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  6. Thanks for sharing these food ideas! I am always looking for new things to eat that are low-point. I'm also going back on WW this week to drop, and keep off, the last 5 pounds. It's always the hardest, too! But I have to do it!

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  7. hey amber! i'm coming over from the lady bloggers social tea party. glad i stopped by to see your page. i, too, am a writer and mother over at www.alabastercow.com so it's nice to see like-minded women!

    as for my life savers: fruits and veggies. i'm one of those freaks that actually enjoys them. i eat a mostly vegan diet (no dairy, meat or eggs) but i do eat fish/seafood from time to time. it's not for everyone but it works for me. and i'd be willing to don a bikini at a moment's notice...right after my waxing appointment.

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  8. I know this may sound weird, but try chia seeds. A couple of teaspoons with a little oatmeal keep you full for hours and hours.

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  9. I have been trying to snack on almonds and apples. I'm not sure how that stacks up with points? I think it seems like it should be healthy, though. Congrats on the continued weight loss!

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