In the New Year 2016, Eat to Lose – #ProgresswithProgresso

 It’s a New Year,  and I have made a resolution to  finally put my foot down in 2016 with one of my worst habits; I have a terrible habit of skipping  lunch at work, coming home raiding the pantry, and then doing the walk of shame later because I have managed to stuff the unthinkable in my mouth yet one again. Sigh, you would think an ex-manger of a weight loss company would know better. I know, I need to eat to lose my holiday pudge.  I plan on making  my #ProgresswithProgresso 

#ProgresswithProgresso

5 Reasons You Need to Eat to Lose 

  1. Eating more ramps up your metabolism – When you go on a diet and start eating less, your brain sends a signal to your body that you’re in starvation mode. The body responds as it would if you’re in a famine and stores fat.
  2. Eating more allows you to build lean muscle mass which helps burn fat. Our muscles are metabolically active tissue, which means they burn energy just to support themselves. So feed your muscles!
  3. Eating more gives your body the fuel it requires to exercise – When we diet and eat less, we just don’t have the energy it takes to exercise properly. That’s why eating more will give you the fuel you need to work-out and add lean muscle mass.
  4. Eating more makes you feel full – Most of us can stay on a fad diet for a few weeks or maybe even a month, but we eventually give in to cravings and then comes the strong urge to binge eat;  because we are downright starving!  When you eat regularly throughout the day, you get a slow, steady burn effect from the food and have less of an urge to binge on your favorite foods.
  5. Eating more provides the nutrients your body needs –  Eat lots of vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins.These foods are packed with nutrients so you actually feel full and your body has everything it needs to be healthy.

My first step in eating to lose; was to find a work day lunch item that was lower in calories and inexpensive, yet I could toss it in my bag without worrying about weighing, measuring, slicing, chopping, cutting, packing, or remotely being bothered worrying much about the process of making lunch.

I decided to fall back on a favorite brand from my childhood; Progresso  I know you’re all familiar with this brand it’s been around for years. It was that go to lunch menu item I was harping about,  absolutely NO weighing, measuring, chopping, cutting, packing or remotely being bothered worrying much about the process of making lunch.

Right now Publix has a coupon you save $1.00 when you buy 4 Progresso Soups so be sure to grab an online coupon to help get you started on eating to lose that holiday weight. There are so many ways to make progress with Progresso! Help meet your New Year’s goals when you stock up at Publix on over 10 Light kinds of soup, all 100 calories or less per serving!  #ProgresswithProgresso

Progresso Lite Chicken and Dumpling SoupMy first day back to work after the long holidays I decided to pack  Progresso Light Chicken and Dumpling soup. I’m a Southern girl and this will be perfect for all my dumpling cravings I get. Yeah, Southern comfort food is my big downfall.

Progresso Lite Chicken and Dumpling Soup 1Progresso Light Chicken and Dumpling Soup is only about 80 calories per serving and loaded with my favorite goodies like chicken broth, carrots, tiny dumplings, celery, cooked white chicken meat, green beans, and spices.

Savory Beef Barley VegtableDay two I decided to toss Progresso Light Savory Beef and Vegetable in my bag for a comforting taste of beef and barley to feed my beef lover craving. Did I mention how easy this is? I don’t even need a can opener with those little pop tops!

Savory Beef Barley VegtableProgresso Light Savory Beef and Vegetable is another tasty 80 calorie choice I found at Publix that contains some of my favorite ingredients like beef, carrots, tomatoes, barley, green beans, and celery.

Progresso Lite New England Clam ChowderDay three I decide on a nice creamy Light New England Claim Chowder to satisfy my belly at lunchtime; I have to tell you it really hit the spot that day since I was craving a warm comforting creamy soup that chilly day.

Progresso Lite New England Clam ChowderProgresso Light New England Claim Chowder  Has only 100 little calories can you believe that something so creamy and filling has only 100 calories? I was loving life that day at work on my lunch! I think I have found away to get my lunch in!

Progresso Lite Beef Pot Roast SoupDay four the last day of my work week; I was ready for a little more beef and vegetables to sooth my beef cravings and decided on Progresso Light Beef Pot Roast. I am amazed how easy this lunch has become with my go-to grab and go menu items.

Progresso Lite Beef Pot Roast SoupProgresso Light Beef Pot Roast is another 80 calorie lunchtime choice that’s packed with filling ingredients, beef, beef broth, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, celery, green beans. and corn.Well, I made it four days into eating lunch which is amazing!

15.00 Pay Pal Cash Giveaway #ProgresswithProgresso

I’d love to hear what you think of  Progresso Light Soups and which of the Progresso Light Soups you would love to try first to start #ProgresswithProgresso! Leave me a comment in the comment section letting me know and you can be entered into my $15 Paypal Cash Giveaway!

The Blog giveaway will run from 1/8/2016 to 1/25/2016. A winner will be selected randomly and notified via a reply comment. Be sure to leave your email address in your comment to make it easier for me to contact you if you win!

Don’t forget Publix has a coupon you can save $1.00 when you buy 4 Progresso Soups so be sure to grab an online coupon to help get you started on eating to lose that holiday weight. There are a ton of flavors to choose from to keep you from getting bored  #ProgresswithProgresso

Disclosure: The information, products, and Giveaway were provided by General Mills through Linqia.

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25 comments

  1. Progresso will help with my eating healthier goals in 2016, that’s for sure. Soups are so filling a delicious, so this would help me to eat less calories and still feel satisfied. I would first try the New England Clam Chowder.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  2. Oh these would be so wonderful for my new years resolution to learn to cook healthier for my family. Oh I have so much to learn, but the light soups are wonderful being only 100 calories or less. I would love to cook meals with them!
    landfjacobson @ charter .net

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  3. Progress Is Delicious when using Progresso soups in the New Year. They offer a healthy alternative for lunches and dinners. They are satisfying and full and can be used in dishes to help make you even more full. We are looking forward to using Progresso New England Clam Chowder to make our New Year delicious! laborders2000@yahoo.com

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