Adapting to a healthy and properly proportioned diet during the ORBERA® weight loss program may be difficult at first. While adjusting to a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to keep in mind that you are completely in charge of the food and drink you put into your body. Maintaining a nutritious and well-balanced diet is imperative to your success during the ORBERA® weight loss program.
You can ensure that your meals are healthy and well-balanced on a regular basis by meal planning and prepping. Here are some great meal planning and prepping techniques you can utilize to maximize your results during your ORBERA® weight loss journey.
Putting the FAST Back in Breakfast: Quick and Healthy Meals to Begin Your Day
For many, mornings are busy and stressful. You and your family need to get up, get ready, eat breakfast and head out the front door to begin your day. Often, there is little time to sit down and enjoy a well-balanced breakfast, let alone take the time to cook one. By planning and preparing your breakfasts ahead of time, you can ensure that you and your loved ones enjoy a nutritious breakfast, even when you are pressed for time.
Portion your ingredients, or have them readily available, to make quick breakfast smoothies or protein shakes. Enjoy the delicious flavors of your favorite frozen or fresh fruit and yogurt while you’re on the go. Enjoy while you’re getting ready, on your way to your destination, or throughout the rest of your morning.
Skip the pricey and high-calorie options at the drive-thru by making your own breakfast sandwich at home. Prepare an egg in a sauté pan, with shredded low-fat cheddar cheese, while you toast and butter a whole wheat English muffin. Homemade breakfast sandwiches take roughly five minutes to prepare, and are a delicious alternative to store-bought options.
Yogurt, muesli and berries can be prepared the night before, or the morning of. You can eat it at home, or in a container during your commute. A warmer breakfast option is an oldie, but a goodie: oatmeal! Cook a package of instant oatmeal in the microwave, with non-fat milk and sliced bananas, for a flavorful start to your morning.
There are many options for quick and healthy breakfasts for you and your family. For more ideas, check out ORBERA® Coach! To learn more about the ORBERA® weight loss program or ORBERA® Coach, find a specialist in your area!
Meal Prepping 101
Meal preparation, or “meal prepping” is all about taking the time beforehand to cook and store complete meals. You are able to cook food in bulk, and then portion it for future meals. When you regularly meal prep, complete and healthy meals are much more accessible during the ORBERA® weight loss program.
You can prepare healthy snacks, along with complete meal options like:
Roasted potatoes, with herbs and spices
Steamed or baked fish
Roasted or steamed vegetables
Healthy “grab-and-go” style snacks should be easily accessible. Try keeping them in a small basket, or designated area, for easy access. You can also chop and slice fruits and vegetables for healthy snacks, or even prepare hard-boiled eggs. Having many nutritious and light snacks at your fingertips will ease the temptation for easily accessible junk food.
ORBERA® Coach is an online tool that provides resources and support for ORBERA® patients. To learn more about ORBERA® or ORBERA® Coach, visit the website or find a specialist nearby.