I’ve been losing weight for the past 5 weeks, and yesterday I stepped on the scales and lost this week another 2 lbs. So in total that’s 1 stone and 2 lbs. I feel so much better for it. My clothes are looser, I’ve dropped a dress size and my thighs no longer rub together. I haven’t followed a set diet at all, as I find the counting and weighing tiresome. All I’ve done, is changed simple things with my eating habits by having smaller portions, less carbs, more fruit, no hard cheese, high calorific biscuits, pastries and cakes.
I use fry light to cook with ( a 1 cal spay in a can), no fried food and a minimal amount of bread. No more than two slices a day, and it’s really working. I just try and imagine my cupboard without any processed crap, and if it is in there, like a tin of ham for the kids, I don’t touch it. Lean meat and chicken is fine, but none of the tinned stuff with added fat etc.
However, I’m only human and have a sweet tooth. The time of the month makes me crave sugary treats so there are times when I just need a snack.
Here are some of the food stuffs I eat for snacks that are low in calories, and fill me up. I may have one a day:
2 Ryvita crispbreads spread with 2 triangles of Laughing Cow cream cheese
Any Kellogs low fat cereal bar. The chocolate ones are nice.
A bowl of porridge with a teaspoon of sugar. This definitely fills you up.
1 or 2 bananas
Tin of peaches, or any fruit in natural juice
Go ahead yoghurt break bars, pack of two
2 weetabix with skimmed milk
2 boiled eggs with a slice of low cal bread, toasted as soldiers for dipping.
1 curly wurly chocolate bar
1 milky way chocolate bar
1 Cadburys fudge
1 Cadburys creme egg
1 Mr Kipling fondant fancy cake (These usually come in boxes of eight, and are very sweet!)
1 bag of plain popcorn
1 packet of Twiglets
1 packet of Walkers quavers
1 packet of Walkers french fries
Sugar free jelly made with diet lemonade
1 Cadburys chocolate mini roll
1 ready made meringue nest, with a little low fat squirty cream inside and strawberries on top.
We need a treat sometimes when losing weight because it is difficult. The sugar free jelly made with diet lemonade can be eaten with Gusto……if he’s around!