As I, finally, spoke about in yesterdays Reasons post, I've lost some weight since the new year. One of the biggest aides I've had is my Thinking Slimmer 'slimpods'. I listen to them every night (I have the Gold package) on a little speaker, as I go to sleep.
They have enabled me to help myself.
To rethink the food and drink I put into my body.
They also remind me that I don't have to be perfect. If I eat a slice of cake, I enjoy it, I don't beat myself up..........then eat the whole cake!
When you have issues with food, as deep rooted as mine, it's really difficult to believe it's possible. In all honesty, I still don't see the difference! (I think it's time for another comparison picture).
I thought I would share with you what I've been eating, during the past few months. I'm not some super fit, super healthy, being but I'm trying, and I'm getting there.
My favourite breakfast is overnight oats. I'm lactose intolerant, so I use Alpro yoghurt's, either vanilla or with coconut. They are low in fat and sugar and don't really need extra sweetener. I add 25g of oats to half a tub, then leave overnight (well duh!).
|I like to sprinkle ground ginger or cinnamon on them, adds|
another level of flavour.
|Ginger and apple topping, stunning!|
My main meals have a lot of extra vegetables added. I love a good stir fry, but I equally love a nice cottage pie with extra lean mince (less than 5% fat) and loads of vegetables.
|A typical stir fry, packed with veg and chicken.|
I've stopped eating crisps, it was my biggest downfall. I've probably eaten less in the last 3 months than I did in 3 days before!
My favourite snacks are rice cakes. I know they sound dull, but the salt & vinegar ones are stunning! If you're after something a little more filling, try a plain rice cake, with a little natural peanut butter and chopped banana.
My biggest challenge was putting myself first.
Wanting it enough to change.
I've hit a bit of a wall, this past week, where I'm slipping back into old habits. I've decided to get my daily positives book back out, acknowledge the good changes I make.
It only has to be a little change, to make big differences.
Give yourself a chance!