I am a natural size 18 but I tend to either be a small fit, or a large fit and just lately that large fit has increased to a size 20, I have a couple of flights this year and those plane seats are not very comfortable if your having to squeeze into them.
So I decided that I would do this food plan for 6-7 weeks to see if I could shed a few kg's.
You normally loose 6-7 kg in the first two weeks on ''Phase One'' as they call it.
I have previously done the ''Low Carb Diet'' about 10 years ago and it was very successful, but I was always constipated and towards the end lacked energy and suffered from headaches, and as I am a migraine sufferer I gave up.
But I put that down to not drinking water- I hate it, can't stand it, never have never will
And I was not getting enough fibre in my system
And I was not exercising regularly.
So this time around I am doing it differently, and I have survived week one with
Did I have lunch out -
Yes I chose the Bacon Sandwich without the bread, and had an oil dressing
Did I have dinner out-
Yes I chose Scollapini Steak and Mushrooms cooked in a cream sauce, & I did not have the potato pom poms I asked for a side salad instead.
Weight Loss- 3 kgs
Best tip for the week:
Be Prepared, have food ready at all times, so your not tempted to renege.
Food For The Week:
Eggs, Eggs, Eggs,
Eggs until your sick of them,
You can have them poached, fried, scrambled, as an omelette with bacon how ever you like them, I lasted 4 days.
Stuffed Mushrooms for breakfast- yep you heard me right.
They are delicious:
To make, you need 6 flat mushrooms
1/4 cup of Cottage Cheese
3 Tablespoons of Feta Cheese
1 Chopped tomato
1 Tablespoon of chopped spring onion
A few pepper strips, any colour
and 1 teaspoon of Basil Pesto
Combine and place on top of the mushrooms, and garnish with S&P and some green spring onion leaves.
I keep 2 in the fridge and freeze the other 4.
When you need them grill for 5-10 minutes under a low grill, these are delicious.
Feta Topped Tomotoes
The cooked product
These are quite unique but yummy as a breakfast food, when you cannot look at another egg.
To make these.
4 Tablespoons of Feta Cheese
1 teaspoon of Basil Pesto
Drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar
Spring onion Greens To garnish
Bake for 20 minutes in a low oven
These keep for 2-3 days covered and then just microwave when you want them, or you could cook them fresh when required.
These kept me at bay a couple of times, but when I did feel peckish I grabbed a handful of nuts
There are Brazil, Cashews, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, and are very filling.
25 grams was 2.4 carbs, so I tried not to over indulge.
Having these cut up and handy in the fridge was awesome, I could nibble while I was cooking tea.
If I craved something sweet this got me through just a few tablespoons full of any flavour, I had it ready in the fridge and could have it night or day.
Black Coffee & Tea
Herbal Tea's as long as they didn't have fruit sugar sweetners
6 Glasses of yukky water a day ( most days I would do 4)
I had my normal dinners, as long as it wasn't anything coated in breadcrumbs, or had chips, potatoes or pasta or anything with sugar in it.
I then had more vegetables or omitted veges and had a huge salad, with the works on it.
And chose a dressing that had very little carbs, such as Eta's yogurt and garlic dressing.
I tried to do at least 20 minutes a day, but only achieved this 5 days out of the 7.
Well that is it for week one, stay tuned for week two.