Two years after having my youngest and I’m still trying to lose the last 20 pounds. They’ve made themselves at home on my hips, my stomach and even in my face. I guess I’ve made them too welcome by eating unhealthy and struggling to exercise regularly. For the last 24 months, I’ve made numerous excuses to myself and others, my favorite “I just had a baby.” Now that my 2 year old weighs 32 pounds, that excuse isn’t going to cut it anymore.
Losing twenty pounds and keeping it off requires some major changes and I’ll have to end a few relationships. As much as I hate to break up with a few of my closest friends – pizza, burgers and Mexican food – they just weigh me down too much. Eating healthier is challenging, isn’t it? Its difficult to find food that’s both healthy and tastes good, especially when trying to eat healthy on the go.
SUBWAY’s Fresh Fit menu has been a big help in allowing me to eat a variety of sandwiches that taste great and are low in fat. Plus, with the veggies piled on (extra banana peppers and tomatoes on mine), I’m eating a much better balanced lunch than my usual beef enchiladas. There are nine different sandwiches to choose from including the delicious, new Tuscan Chicken Melt. Seasoned chicken strips, melted cheese and a tangy balsamic vinaigrette dressing, for only 380 calories and 8 grams of fat per sandwich, is my new love!
One of the most helpful features I’ve discovered is on Subway.com, where I can create my Fresh Fit sandwich with desired toppings and see how many calories and grams of fat my sandwich has, after I’ve customized it! I can change the type of bread, cheese, sauces and veggies to get something different each time and still stay under 400 calories. Mixing things up keeps my taste buds happy.
Before I decided to start eating healthier and working out three times a week, I was dreading the changes. I thought eating healthy meant eating foods that lacked flavor and was a form of torture. Since eating off the Fresh Fit menu at Subway, and trying the Tuscan Chicken Melt, I look forward to lunch and can enjoy it knowing I’m eating healthier. Riding my bike 3-4 miles three times a week and eating Subway sandwiches has given me more energy and more of my clothes are fitting.
Yes, sometimes I miss my friends, pizza, burgers and Mexican food, but as long as I’m losing weight and gaining energy I’m going to continue my healthy affair with the Tuscan Chicken Melt.
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