I’m starting to eat healthier with this first rule: No More Skipping Meals For Me. Skipping meals, mainly lunch has become a terrible habit. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m too busy, or too lazy to do something for myself, or too bored of the same old lunch foods, but it has to stop. I need to work on changing my lifestyle and my first priority is what I eat.
When I Skip A Meal
When I’m hungry, I get tired and cranky and no one wants to be around me. Yes, skipping meals affects my outlook on life. I lose my positivity. I get lazy. My mood swings go off the deep end. I don’t like myself much!
What’s worse, is that if I skip a meal, I either grab a snack, multiple snacks or eat a much bigger meal later on. The snacks I eat aren’t healthy either. They’re usually salty or sweet, and high in fat and calories. And the gorging on a big meal later is just plain gross (and unhealthy too). If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll see my tweets that I forgot to eat, or I’m starving because I didn’t eat. And then I’m getting a big bowl of ice-cream, a bag of potato chips, chocolate cake, or devouring a pizza. Not fun to read about and even worse to see.
A New Quick Choice For Meals
Marie Callender’s frozen meals are quick to make, so I can’t use the “I’m too busy” excuse. They’re easy to prepare, can’t say that I’m too lazy. There’s 34 varieties of meals that are under 500 calories to choose from so I won’t get bored. I chose the Shrimp Scampi, from the One Dish Entree section of Marie Callendar’s Under 500 Calorie Meals. It took about 5 minutes to prepare in the microwave and tasted like homemade. There’s only 380 calories too. There was a lot of shrimp and the garlic, butter sauce was delicious. Weird fact about me – even though I’m Italian and ate pasta at least two times per week growing up, I’m not a big spaghetti fan. But, the linguine used in the Shrimp Scampi is the perfect pasta for seafood meals and one that I enjoy. Marie Callender’s knows their stuff.
I have a supply of them in my freezer now and when I get the urge to skip a meal, even dinner, I now have a choice to make something that is low in calories, can fill me up and tastes so good.
What About You?
If you’re in the habit of skipping meals, what effects do you feel?
I’m working on a campaign with Marie Callender’s and TheMotherHood and received coupons for this meal and will receive a stipend for my work. All opinions are my own.