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:
|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.|
|–||(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|