Something different today.
Before you read or use this post, please be aware, I am not a trained dietician or nutritionalist. I am just excited to share with you how I have lost 7lbs in weight since starting my New Year diet. This equals a 4cm (1.5 inch) loss around my waist.
I am drinking plenty of water. Alcohol and fizzy drinks are currently off the menu. As I would struggle without coffee I am using skimmed milk. Skimmed milk is not my normal choice of milk but I am trying to achieve losing near a stone by the end of January. Some sacfrices are worth it.
In the past I have attended all manner of slimming groups and indeed I began blogging due to being on a Low-Carb diet and seeing the opportunity to share recipes. Low Carb was much more of a complete life style change than a particular diet. There were times when I struggled to stay on track with that lifestyle. More recently I attended Slimming World, which is where I found more comfort with food choices for me on a daily basis. Personally I think whichever you choose is about making some lifestyle changes. Alas maintaining those tends to be my downfall!
I have included what I think the Syns are for each dish (Slimming World term); however if this is important to you, please work this out for yourself as I do not have a calculator for SW.
You will see that I repeat my meals, this is purely due to the fact that I live alone but generally cook enough for 3 or 4 portions. In the menu below however, you will find 6 main courses published to help give you enough variety for one week. In the next few days I will be putting together a second fortnight to share with you. I do hope this is helpful and would love to hear from you.
Click on this link to open Fortnight One Diet Sample Menu
I exercise daily which is generally in the form of walking. I enjoy walking and so will walk for a couple of hours at least and walk for around 6 miles on average. If I do not manage to get out to walk then I will exercise at home using low impact You Tube videos. Generally exercising for 30 minutes to an hour.