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The Fabulous Food (of My Fabulous Fat Loss Journey)

I used our EatSMART Guide (from our Weight Control Clinic Program) and planned my meals accordingly. Most days I also made use of my FitFood Ready-Made Meals – this is ideal for preparation (see table below). I also use our Rapid Fat Burning Supplements to increase my metabolism and fat burning. It also helps maintain my energy levels, assist with sugar cravings and more. 

I decided to do Intermittent Fasting, because I am just not hungry in the mornings. The problem with this was that most days I ended up eating too little (by skipping meals), because I struggled to find time (not intentionally of course). It is crucial not to eat too little as your body might go into starvation mode and then you won’t lose fat (your body keeps it back). On day 5 for example, I was hungry the entire night, I didn’t give in to my cravings, but it was due to only eating my first meal at 16h15. My Legit Hot Chocolate recipe came to the rescue and it was exactly what I needed. I made a cup: 1.5 teaspoons (tsp) of cocoa powder (unsweetened), 1 tsp Suki (sweetener) and milk allowance (depending on your milk allowance for the day, otherwise more boiling water than hot milk).

I had a meeting and social gathering in week 1 as well. Alcohol is definitely my weakness, I love red wine. I stood strong through week 1, I did not have one sip of alcohol (#superproudofmyself). If you are a wine lover like me, you are probably wondering how on earth I did it…  The secret is: Schweppes Sugar Free Indian Tonic (I added some lemon and cucumber). Everyone thought I was drinking G&T’s (even after they tasted it), they were super surprised to find out it was only tonic. The mind is a powerful thing, we generally drink tonic with gin, that is why it fooled everyone. Try this or our Legit Rock Shandy recipe to help you fight the alcohol cravings. On Day 6 (braai day) I did the carb option, this will not work for everyone. If you can’t stop, then don’t start. Moderation is key! This is why I did not have alcohol, but rather the carbs. I knew I wouldn’t be able to stop if I started drinking wine.

Then on Day 7 we had Family Sunday lunch (see image left): challenge accepted! Nobody said healthy needs to be boring or tasteless! Everybody enjoyed this meal. I had a few drops of gin with my sugar free tonic, because I wanted to taste the fynbos gin. I knew I would be able to stop, therefore I just tasted. It’s all about knowing yourself. This was my 3 in 1 meal of the day (breakfast, lunch & dinner). Yum, my mouth is watering!

It may take a while to make your specific routine a habit. Just keep going, consistency is key! Another very important thing: we are all human, don’t be too hard on yourself! It is what we do 90% of the time that counts, not that 10%. Click here to read My Fat Loss Struggles & Solutions. I hope it helps you out as well.

I am a firm believer of moving your body and I know how amazing you feel once you’ve done it, so I also did my FitSMART Guide Fit-in-15 Workouts as part of The Fabulous FunFitness of ‘My Fabulous Fat Loss Journey‘. Remember to measure your progress by focusing on body composition, incl. all the components of the body, not only total body weight! See my Body Composition Changes here.

Refer to the table below to see what exactly my meals were:

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner
 1 (11h) Onion & tomato scrambled eggs with cheese N/A. I was too busy (life got in the way). I moved the yoghurt (full cream, plain) option to dinner (19h) FitFood Beef Patties, salad & a yoghurt sauce. It was delicious!

 

 2 (13h) 3x FitFood Tuna Melts & salad (18h) FitFood Yoghurt Chicken, Baby Marrow Fritters & Spinach (had some left over so needed to finish it).
 3 (13h) FitFood Beef Patties, salad (19h) Boiled eggs, caprese salad (mozzarella, tomato, basil)
 4 (14h) Restaurant: Feta salad (I wanted haloumi but they were out of stock) (19h) Egg frittata/ pizza (onion & tomato open omelette). Made by my awesome husband (Rudolf)
 5 (16h15) Yoghurt, 1x apple, 1 scoop Invictus shake (19h) Nando’s Vitality Meal (I gave the corn to Rudolf) & haloumi (I finally had my haloumi and didn’t have breakfast, so I had to eat more)
 6 (12h) 1x Boiled egg, ½ FitFood Baby Marrow Lasagna, mozzarella. Yoghurt, apple, seeds, 1 scoop Invictus shake (20h) Rump espatada, thin boerewors, salad. Tablespoon of potato salad, 2x garlic breads and chips.
 

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(15h30) Rump steak strips, haloumi patty, ¼ avo and salad 4x Legit Chocolate Cubes

Legit Hot Chocolate with no guilt.

8 (11h) Onion & tomato scrambled eggs with cheese N/A I did not eat lunch, because I knew I had a function at night (18h) Biltong, Camembert & Strawberry Salad

2x glasses sparkling wine (to celebrate partnership)

9 (10h) 2x Soft boiled eggs, 30g Cheese & Ham Yoghurt & berries FitFood Gem Cottage Pie with roasted veggies

5x Lindt Intense Orange blocks

10 Yoghurt Berries FitFood Gem Cottage Pie with roasted veggies FitFood Chicken Alfredo with guacamole 
11 (14h) FitFood Gem Cottage Pie & avo

Yoghurt & berries

2x glasses of wine
12 FitFood Shake (leftovers) 16h15 Scrambled eggs, spinach, tomato & salsa (19h) Cauliflower Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
13 1/2 Cauliflower Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

2x Soft boiled eggs

N/A. I cose not to eat lunch because we had a Birthday Braai Birthday Braai:

Bunless Burger (2x patty burgers) with 4 chips (potato & sweet potato) 2L Zero Sugar Tonic; 2-3 glasses wine

14  – (15h) Father-in-law’s Birthday: Potjie (no rice); lemon marangne; roosterkoek 

Tonic; 2 glasses of wine

(19h) Chicken Soup

(20h) Legit Hot Chocolate

15  – (12h) Onion & tomato scrambled eggs with cheese

 

(18h) FitFood Beef Patties, salad with guacamole

(19h) Legit Hot Chocolate (instead of lunch)

16  – 13h30 Yoghurt with low carb muesli from Woolworths & Invictus (18h) Soup

1/2 FitFood Gem Cottage Pie

17 3x Tuna Melts 1/2 FitFood Gem Cottage Pie; 1 FitFood Yoghurt Chicken with guacamole

Legit Hot Chocolate

18  – (11h30) Yoghurt with low carb muesli from Woolworths & Invictus. Prunes for my gut (18h) FitFood Spinach & Feta Crustless Quiche

3x glasses red wine (Too much)

19 (12h) Yoghurt, berries, low carb muesli from Woolworths & Invictus. 3 Prunes for my gut (15h) 30g Camembert with Roasted veggies (18h) Dairy Deluxe (it was all I had): Camembert (30g) Pod, Egg Mayo on Low Carb Seed Cracker and FitFood Tuna Muffin.

Legit Hot Chocolate

20   (14h) Chicken Soup, 1/2 bun (19h) Haloumi starter

Drank way too much = 6 glasses of sparkling wine & red wine

21 Super hang over… Damn. Disaster of a day. (12h) 1.5 boiled eggs, 2x toasts, 30g cheese

(16h) 1/2 Club Sandwich form Woolworths (I wanted Steers, so this was a better option)

(19h) 8 Olives and Kuaia Wrap
22 (12h) Onion & tomato scrambled eggs with cheese (16h) Yoghurt, 1/2 apple, low carb muesli from Woolworths & Invictus. (19h) Farmhouse Chicken Soup from Woolworths.

Legit Hot Chocolate x2

23 FitFood Caprese Chicken; 1x FitFood Tuna Melt & Avo 1/2 portion FitFood Baby Marrow Lasagne; 1/2 portion of FitFood Cauliflower & Broccoli Bake and lots of Roasted Veggies
24 1/2 portion FitFood Baby Marrow Lasagne; and lots of Roasted Veggies Kauai Chocolate Bliss Smoothie Kauai Sunrise Breakfast Unwrapped
25 2x Tuna Melts and 1/2 Avo Yoghurt with low carb muesli from Woolworths, 1/2 apple, 3 pitted prunes & Invictus Chicken Soup

Hot Chocolate

26  FitShake in bowl with low carb muesli from Woolworths Low fat Dry Wors Lemon & Feta Chicken with Spinach & Butternut from Thirst

4x 250ml of red wine

1 Gin & sugar-free tonic

27 Yoghurt with low carb muesli from Woolworths, apple & Invictus 1x slice of Wholewheat Bread, 2 eggs and cheese Meat, boerewors, salad and potato bake

2x Krispy Kream

28   16:15: 200g Fillet & Spinach 2x Krispy Kream
29 (12h) Onion & tomato scrambled eggs (4x egg white) with cheese  – 18h30: Mushroom Soup & low GI carb 
30 Oats with vanilla and chai seeds 2x FitFood Patties, salad, tomato, cheese and mayonaise Farmhouse Chicken Soup (180g)
31 1.5x Banting Brownies (Yum) 1x Patty

2x Tuna Melts

Salad

Camembert 

Lemon Butter Grilled Calamari starter

2x 250ml Wine

32 1x Avo, 25g salmon, Helmans mayo & feta  Kauai Sunrise Breakfast Unwrapped
33 12h: Lemon Butter Grilled Calamari starter Blos: 1/2 Camembert & 1 slice bacon

Taco bowl with cauliflower rice

2x Low GI toast with cheese

4x 250ml red wine

34 Rolled Oats & Peri-peri cashew nuts (30g) Chutney chips

2x Low GI toast, 2x egg with cheese

35 Dry wors  1x Woolworths patty; 1x Haloumi patty; 2x ciabata slices & salad 4x Lindt dark chocolate blocks
36 Onion & tomato scrambled eggs (4x egg white) with cheese 1x Woolworths patty; 1x Haloumi patty; 1x ciabata

Peri-peri cashew nuts (30g)

Yoghurt Chicken & 1/2 avo

5x Lindt dark chocolate blocks

37 2x Boiled eggs with caprese salad Gem Cottage Pie  
38 3/4 Gem Cottage Pie 1/2x Banting Brownies Yoghurt, berries & low carb muesli
39 Lentil Soup

Sandwich: 2x bread slices, ham, cheese, lettuce & Helmans mayo

Kauai Sunrise Breakfast Unwrapped
40 Yoghurt with low carb muesli from Woolworths, strawberries & Invictus Panini bread, 30g camembert, feta & herb dip Sushi

 

41 3x Sushi

1/2x Sweet corn soup

1x Toast & Bovril Braai: dry wors, 2x crackerbread with cream cheese, meat (2 cubes chicken and steak sosati; small piece of wors), salad & 1 tbsp rice & sauce

3x 250ml wine

42 2x Eggs & Toast with Cheese Lamb & spinach, small potato 6x Lindt dark chocolate blocks
43 Onion & tomato scrambled eggs (1x egg white) with cheese 70g Dry Wors; 30g Cashews FitFood Mushroom Soup
44 Rolled Oats with 50g strawberries FitFood Mushroom Soup  2x FitFood Patties, 1/2 avo, cheese, tomato
45 Rolled Oats with 50g strawberries  – 2x FitFood Patties, 1/4 avo, cheese, tomato

3x 250ml wine

46 Yoghurt with low carb muesli from Woolworths & strawberries 50gx Dry wors; 50gx biltong; 30g Cashews 2x FitFood Patties, cheese, tomato

1x FitFood Banting brownie

1x 250ml wine

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