When I started my Weight loss journey years ago, it wasn’t easy. To get my head around eating, thinking and cooking differently was a great challenge. I was always tired after childbirth and minding the kids all day. I felt lost and not in control of my life. I took very little care of myself. I was too busy taking care of my family and ignoring my one health needs. My body and mind both looked and sounded sluggish!
After my periodic meltdown one day, I realised how much junk I had been putting in my body. You are what you eat so you can imagine how my mind was with all the chips, cakes and cookies!
The weight loss has to be controlled and planned. Without planning it will go nowhere. Some serious change needed. I started a Monday as most diet starts but now it was for good. It was actually a lifestyle change rather than getting into another diet train.
Baby steps, one thing at a time was my goal. Eating healthier was my goal. Feeding the body well was my target. Removing those not providing my body with beneficial nutrients was the way to go.
Slowly I got back to a healthier eating, combined with daily yoga, more greens and fruits.
I planned to start my morning with a healthy and hearty breakfast. Sometimes I don’t have a big appetite in the morning so I make this Breakfast smoothie. It’s oaty, creamy and filling. It keeps me going for at least a few hours. I mention it serves too but in a hungry day, I would easily drink the whole thing! or there remain a variety of Breakfast Idea here. All healthy and Weight Loss Friendly.
- 1/4 cup porridge oats (choose Gluten-free oats if Coeliac)
- 1/2 cup organic live yoghurt (organic coconut yoghurt for vegans
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- In a blender, combine oats, yoghurt, banana, fat-free milk, purée until smooth. Adjust the consistency with more or less milk
- Serve immediately.
Lunches were rather an adventure as I was cooking for my own. I would usually pack some leftover dinner from the night before or create something quickly like this Vegan Asparagus Frittata. Here is a list of my Healthy Lunches.
Dinner being the family meal was a treat. But with now more nutritious and healthy versions. I enjoyed the transition phase. It was exploring a broader option this time. Healthy eating has taught me that it’s far from deprivation. Healthy eating is with much more to choose from. Here are the dinners I eat.