Five of my Favorite Fuelings

Five of my Favorite Fuelings

Disclaimer. I’ve been compensated for my post with product, but the opinions expressed here are 100% my own.  This a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Journey To Health With Karen.

I’ve been on the Optavia 5&1 program since November 30, 2017. There have been several great meal options, and, like any other foods, some that I wasn’t feeling. This post is going to focus on the fuelings that I truly like.

My first fueling that I like is the chocolate fudge pudding. Just add 1/2 cup of water, whisk, and eat. It’s that simple, and is so delicious! To spiffy it up a little, add 1 tbsp of spray whipped cream (1 condiment) and enjoy!

The next fueling that I love is the Yogurt Berry Blast Shake. The directions say to add 1/2 cup of ice cubes and a 1/2 cup of water with the packet and blend; but, I’ve found that adding a cup of water to my shake bottle and it’s quite thick. It’s mainly just a shortcut for me.

Moving right along, one of my favorite lunch fuelings is the Rustic Tomato Herb Penne. I’m a big fan of pasta and traditional-type spaghetti sauces, so this one was a huge hit right off the bat.

I’ve tried a couple of soups, and I have to say my favorite is the Wild Rice & Chicken Flavored Soup. It contains carrots, celery, onions, peas and shiitake mushrooms. It’s perfect for a cold winter day, after being out in the cold! I don’t know if it’s good for colds, because, quite honestly, I haven’t been sick this winter! (knock on wood) Maybe because I’ve been eating more healthy I haven’t been sick? Hmmmmm, it is interesting!

My final fave is the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Swirl Cake with Indonesian Cinnamon. It is really amazing! Three tbsp of water, mix, and nuke it for a minute and you’ll be in heaven!

I’ve mentioned before the support system that’s in place for everyone in the program. It’s a system that continues to support you even after you’ve gone off the 5&1 program and into maintenance. Wednesday nights are webinars. They usually focus on the habits of health and how to incorporate them into your life. They focus on how this is a lifestyle, not a diet.

Wednesday webinars, Facebook pages, Nutrition Support and individual coach resources are all in place for educating and inspiring clients towards being healthy.

One of the main things about being on the Optavia program is water consumption. The general rule is at least 64 ounces of water per day. I drink one bottle (16 ounces) in the morning with my first fueling (consumed within 30 minutes after waking up), then a bottle with each fueling. 16 ounces of water times 5 fuelings, plus a bottle with dinner, which is 6 bottles, equals 96 ounces. Too easy, right? In the past, I found it difficult to drink water during the colder months, because I’m not sweating as much; but, we really should consume just as much in the winter as we do in the warmer months.

Should I note that since I’ve started the Optavia Program, I’m wearing some jeans that are sized 38 waist (from a size 42!). Not all shorts and jeans fit the same, so I’m in size 40 in a few pairs of jeans. I’m finally comfortable in wearing these workout pants that my wife had gotten me several months ago!

Once you get on the program, you might find all of these appealing, or some of the other foods they offer. It’s really a matter of taste. I like several others, but these are my main go-to’s.

Do any of these fuelings sound appealing to you?


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