I've decided to declutter my body. I know I embarked on this last year too and have looked at my posts from then as reference. I guess it's a matter of finding the right formula. Last year, at the beginning of the year, I found that I was zappyier (not a word but should be) if I kept off meat. Last Sunday I found that I put on 2 lbs in weight if I ate carbs. No wonder looking after our bodies is a minefield. So I concentrated on eating protein this last week and eliminating carbs. I even had those protein pots for lunch during the week, twice. You know the sort, the ones available in Pret for instance. A pot with peas, leaves and edamame beans in the bottom and some protein on top, such as a dab of chicken or hard boiled eggs. I got mine in M&S for my work lunch. Tasty actually. I did have some Slimmimg World chips with it one day and that may defeat the point!
In fact all last week my lunches were very green. My suppers carb free.
Even my tea was green!
|Really this is green tea. The lighting did't do it justice|
Did I lose any of the half a stone I put on over Christmas? No, I added to it by 2 lbs. My waist is like a giant tangleweed. Everything it touches sticks to it. Like this American fun size Twix.
Looking back over photos of my food over the last year, my most successful weight loss was when I ate carbs strangely enough, but the most common denominator for my weight loss is limited low fat carbs and/or limited low fat meat.
Here are meals from my successful weight loss management. (note dear reader, the pictures aren't pretty.)
|low fat protein|
|veg and protein mostly, low fat chips in a small quanity|
|low fat home made chips on a small plate|
|low fat protein rich|
|work lunch - low fat protein rich|
|no carbs here but low fat protein|
|all carb - this is a Deliously Ella recipe|
|veg and polenta|
|no carbs, low fat protein|
|carbs for breakfast in a small portion|
|small portion of home made chips low fat for lunch|
|massive bowl of Slimming World carbonara, low fat. I doubt I ate it all.|
|small potion, few low fat carbs|
|low fat only carbs, mostly protein and veg|
|smoked salmon and cold potato mixed with cottage cheese|
|small portion of low fat carbs, protein and veg|
|No carbs here unless its the beans|
Well I found that interesting and it will help me plan this week's food. I will also dish my own food up as portion size seems a key. Mr Him has been dishing up over the last few months. I'll let you know how I get along. Expect another boring food diary next week. I have to be accountable somewhere!