As I was talking to my bosom buddy Kathleen today a great topic came up so I thought I'd blog about it today!
I went to lunch for my super fun friend, Heather's birthday today. We went to Red Lobster (Fried Food ALERT!)
So I asked what I could get that was low in fat and NOT DEEP FRIED! Our awesome waiter gave me great suggestions, and I ordered well, shrimp and scallops (boiled) with scampi sauce on the side. I got steamed broccoli and asparagus as my side. I stayed away from the cheddar bay biscuits as well as the dessert. I drank water. It felt good to eat out and be healthy! I dipped about 1/2 a teaspoon worth of scampi sauce, so I got little flavor and not much calories.
As I was chatting with Kathleen I talked about how I drink a giant glass of water with metamucil powder in it before I leave for lunch. That way I am not so hungry that I make poor choices. Kathleen mentioned (sorry girl!) that fiber can make her a bit gassy. I then mentioned how GREAT the Houston Enzymes Tri-Enza works. I nearly never toot, fart, or cut the cheese when I take 2 enzyme pills prior to eating. So, I take my enzymes, then before my biggest meal, I take the Metamucil, then I eat. That way I feel full even if my meal is a great salad! Also, fiber helps clean me out, which promotes weight loss. The enzymes aid in digestion, decreasing inflammation and help with bloating!
Have a great Friday!