I am trying something new. I decided I didn't want to focus on food - weight watchers, calorie counting etc - so I'm just trying to eat healthily. Basically, I'm not on a diet, I'm working at losing weight by a plan that I can follow for the rest of my life. So far so good.
For the time being, I have cut out sweets, alcohol, take away and anything else considered 'bad'. When I'm comfortable I will re-introduce those things but for the time been I'm happy not eating them. To keep me from feeling like I'm missing out, I occasionally drink PepsiMax and water icypoles and every Sunday I have a special treat, usually some mixed lollies. So far this approach has kept me on track.
A typical day for me is as follows:
Nettle tea (great for weight loss)
Hot water with lemon and a kelp tablet (good for bolstering metabolism).
Breakfast - quick porridge oats, L.S.A., strawberries, sultanas or dried apricots and soy milk - yum!
Lunch - varies, consists of heaps of vegies and a little protein (mainly tuna, chicken or Mini Chol (soy cheese) and occasionally reduced fat fetta).
Dinner - again varies, and same idea as lunch.
Snacks as needed - fruit, almonds, rice snacks, snow peas or cut up vegies.
And heaps of water - I started off drinking 12 - 15 glasses of water a day but now I'm up to about 18 - 25 glasses a day.
I keep an eye on my portions (taken portions from when I did WW) and I use a small butter plate and cereal bowl for my meals so it looks like I'm eating a huge meal but I'm not.
And, very important, I write everything down so I don't overeat.
Useful tip - Having hot water with lemon at the start of your day goes straight through to the bowels and gets rid of things from the day before. Cold water, first thing in the morning, shocks and stops at the tummy and creates gas or bloating.
Last edited by Angel
on Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.