3 Ways to Pack Pizazz Into Your Meals and Snacks!

Changing what you weigh depends on changing how you eat. That’s a well established fact!

Considering that food changes are inevitable, required even, then it makes sense to pack some pizazz what you eat, so that you don’t feel deprived.

Here are 3 ways to pack the pizazz!
1. Eat Real/Fresh food

Think fresh! Fresh food satisfies on a level that processed food eaten from a bag or box can never duplicate. Forget about frozen diet entrees and horrible, dry rice cakes made even harder to swallow with a smear of peanut butter. Eat real food that’s fresh!

Try this easy guacamole recipe to eat as a dip with fresh vegetable sticks (carrots, celery, red, yellow, orange and green peppers!)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


1 medium avocado, Hass variety
2 Tbsp (chopped) uncooked red onion
2 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
1/4 tsp table salt, or more to taste


Put avocado in a medium bowl and mash with a fork until almost smooth.Put avocado in a medium bowl and mash with a fork until almost smooth.Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Cover surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 1 day. Yields about 1/4 cup dip per serving.

2. No Such Thing as “Forbidden Food(s)”

Do you love fettuccine Alfredo or greasy pizza? Do you occasionally want to sink your teeth into prime rib or a brownie sundae or a fast food burger and fries? These foods will not kill you. They will not make you fat. They will satisfy you and be more effective helping you push the magic “reset button” to end cravings than following some fad diet that’s based on excluding all the already mentioned foods plus a whole lot more.???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Sure, there are foods that are high in fat, sugar, calories, and salt and not recommended to be the mainstay of your meals and snacks. They are very pleasurable and it’s okay to eat for pleasure. It’s more than okay; humans are made to search out foods that give them pleasure. It ensures survival of the species.

When you deprive yourself, you are creating uncontrollable cravings. Don’t deprive yourself, but rather include sensible portions of such foods occasionally as part of your overall food choices.

Eat a plant-based diet with lots of your favorite fruit, vegetables, grains, and legumes. Spice it up – add pizazz! – with moderate amounts of your favorite indulgences!

3. Move more so that you can eat to feel full!

Walking away from the table still feeling hungry will never add pizazz to your meals. Many people foolishly think that stopping a meal before feeling full is proof of power over food and leads to a lower weight.

WRONG! It’s really a sign of weakness. It means you’re afraid to eat enough to feel satisfied because you don’t think you’ll be able to stop before you’ve overeaten.

Maybe we're not all able to add this kind of pizazz to our meals and snacks, but we can all have fun moving more and that's all it takes!

Maybe we’re not all able to add this kind of pizazz to our meals and snacks, but we can all have fun moving more and that’s all it takes!

Moving more burns more calories. Those calories are the pizazz calories! You need them to feel full and satisfied after every meal. When that happens you are eating in a sustainable manner that supports changing your weight and remaining at that lower weight.






Jackie Conn

About Jackie Conn

Jackie Conn is married and has four grown daughters and four grandchildren. She is a Weight Watchers success story. She's a weight loss expert with 25 years of experience guiding women and men to their weight-related goals. Her articles on weight management have been published in health, family and women's magazines. She has been a regular guest on Channel 5 WABI news, FOX network morning program Good Day Maine and 207 on WCSH.