If you saw my diet you would be surprised in some parts of it. The key for me is not feeling deprived of anything. I am eating food I like. I don’t like cabbage, brussels, swede, turnips for example. But I do like mushrooms, peppers, carrots, peas.
Chocolate? 2 finger Kit Kat.
Crisps? Space Raiders, Frazzles, Walkers Baked.
Lots of chicken, rice.
Lots of Ryvita, lots of salad.
No potatoes, bread maybe twice a week.
On work days I either have a weightwatcher ready meal as somebody has done the work with portion size & calories, or I take a home prepared salad. Half a kilo of the stuff. Lettuce, spinach, cucumber, peppers, gherkin, jalapenos, onions, tomatoes, beetroot. You name it, it’s in the salad. Bit of chicken or wafer thin ham (3 slices is about 35 calories).
But in the evening, we cook. Most of the time it’s chicken, peppers, mushrooms, some chilli flakes.
But it can be varied up as chicken tikka for example.
Other nights, we make vegetable lasagne, or a stir fry. Cut out the pasta, replace with butternut squash lasagne sheets or spaghetti made of carrots, courgette or butternut. Trust me, it tastes nice.
Lots of water, 2-3 litres a day.
Calories for the day = 1500 target.
Any exercise earns extra calories.
This morning I burnt 466 on the bike so today I am allowed 1966. I won’t use them all but it means I am not worried about going hungry or making the right food choices.
I have had today:
granola with a banana & milk 400 calories
packet of Space Raiders 58 calories
home made chicken & veg curry 300 calories
2 finger Kit Kat 105 calories
Packet of Walkers Baked 109 calories
A Clementine 35 calories
So approx 1000 calories. As you can see, far from clean healthy eating. But I am not going hungry and still losing weight.
But I still have over 900 to play with because of exercise. With an evening exercise session & a dog walk to go.
Getting back into playing football, got me back into exercise. Our fitness guru Adds has been great to talk to & he posts stuff on his Facebook page. Funny that quite often it’s stuff I already do but I have also nicked loads of his advice.
7 weighins with manvfat:
lost 0.2kg (broke ribs that week)
lost 0.8kg (went on the piss Friday night before)
I know I am lucky to find it so easy, but you also get out what you put in.