I am not a huge reality show fan but there is one that I simply adore. It is Chris Powell’s Extreme Makeover- Weight Loss Edition on ABC. I find Chris and the people featured on the show to be beyond inspiring. I can be folding my laundry and watching the show and suddenly I am itching to work out. If I have skipped a run or weight training I will run in place during the commercials or lift some hand weights instead of laundry while watching this show. I just can’t sit there and not be inspired to move. If someone 400+ pounds is running, why can’t I get off my keister and do likewise?
Chris doesn’t just help these people lose weight, he teaches them a new way of life. They learn to revise their eating habits and it helps me revise and maintain mine as well. However, I have a hard time now that I have three little ones keeping track of what I eat and how much I’m taking in as I eat. Sitting down for a meal is harder than ever. There’s always spilled milk to clean up or forks being dropped onto the floor. Marie Callender’s Under 500 meals have become a useful tool in fighting the battle of hunger and post-baby weight loss. The Chicken Santa Fe (410 calories) is just one of my favorites. It’s a hot meal in the middle of the day or on a night when I don’t feel like cooking a big meal. It fills me up, tastes great and doesn’t blow my calorie intake for the day.
There are 34 varieties of Marie Callender’s Under 500 frozen meals. There are stir-fry’s, pastas, Italian and Mexican as well as traditional meals. There is sure to be something for everyone.
MPR Rating: Four Stars.
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