De-Stress to Deflate
When stressors arise, crash dieters crash and burn. So have two go-to comfort meals on deck for whenever you’re under the gun, St. Pierre suggests. One could be a giant bowl of chicken soup with two eggs and a handful of spinach. Or make a burger: in a hot, oiled pan, sear a 100-gram seasoned beef patty for about three minutes per side (for medium). Slide the sizzled patty into a whole wheat pita with tomato and lettuce. That’s 273 calories, 22 grams of protein, 18 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of fibre. Serve it with a tall glass of milk to hit that 30 grams of protein. To fight flavour fatigue, use the same recipe but switch it up with ground turkey, chicken or a salmon fillet.