Before I give you a lovely smoothie recipe for just everyone! Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian-friendly, vegan-friendly, you name it. Just gonna update you on my running. If you don’t care – jump to the bottom 🙂
Good Morning people.
The last few weeks, no, the last month has been filled with alcohol, sweets and a lot of dining out. My birthday was at the end of May, then 1-week holiday and then I had my sister visiting. I’ve been eating more than I would normally eat (and drink more than I normally drink) – however my weight hasn’t gone up that much, nearly nothing at all to be honest.
My weight has been set on 65 – 65.5 kgs for months now. I don’t do any special diet or eating patterns. I just eat what I want – but are conscious of my food choices and meal sizes. As you probably know – I HATE calorie or macro counting. I can’t deal with it and it’s not for me. I rather try to focus on eating nutrient dense foods and eat for health benefits rather than low calorie, high/low fat/protein/carbs.
So what do I eat? It fluctuates from week to week but here is the main foods I eat on an every day basis:
Dairy products: Greek yoghurt, Coconut milk(always in my coffee), mozzarella, eggs
Meat: Burgers(good quality beef), chicken, duck breast
Vegetables: Leafy salad, carrots, tomatoes, kale, spinach, sweet potatoes
Fruit: Avocado, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, bananas
Grains/seeds: Rice(whole grain, basmati or jasmine), Quinoa
Other: Warburtons thins rye bread, 50% less sugar ketchup, Italian salad dressing, oat cakes, peanut butter, no sugar raspberry jam
There is, of course, a lot of other foods in my diet – but these are the main ones and what I would put in my shopping basket when food shopping.
I eat when I’m hungry and I eat until I feel full. Simple as that. Eating right can be very advanced or very simple. Sometimes is just easier to go back to basic and try to eat mainly fresh produce.
“It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.”
A quote from a recently purchased book with the same title. I recently got back into the single life. And I’m now all about me, self-improvement and development. I have hundreds of goals I want to achieve in this short life we have been given, and I want to make the most of it.
Today I woke up early – and that made me happy. No alarm clock just woke up before 8 am and felt refreshed. And that’s one aspect of my life I want to improve. I have always been a person who could stay in bed for hours and hours. Sleeping to 11 or 12 am was normal on the weekends (or any day off for that matter). The more hours I could get in bed, the better. My life used to be all about by my sleeping habits, and not the opposite. Time for a change!
Breakfast this morning was simple – 2 fried eggs and 2 black puddings – did you know black pudding is a super food? Super delicious too if you ask me.
Later today I headed into down to get me some Nespresso, 4 new books and sat in the princes gardens reading in the sun. What a great day. It’s the simple things in life, isn’t it?
Right now about to get ready and head to the gym. Make good choices today people. PS. Next post will be about the carb cycling diet!
Hi lovely people!
Hope your life is great and your health is even better!
I’m just over 2 weeks into the carb cycling diet – and I’m honestly finding it a bit hard (and not really showing any results). I find myself changing the low carb/high carb days all the time as a reason of meals out or other social things I have to attend. One thing for sure is that having a low carb on Friday is not a clever option for me. I know this diet is a good weight loss tool – however I think you have to be a bit stricter than what I have been so far. Will updated more later!
Moving on, I have shared this before – but this is cannot be shared enough! My favorite breakfast ever. Or lunch. Even dinner sometimes.. Protein pancakes! I eat these all the time! Even when I’ve been on a bikini prep!
1 scoop vanilla protein pancakes
40-50 g oatmeal (just normal oats mixed into flour)
2 egg whites (you can also cut out the egg whites and just use milk)
1/2 tsp baking powder
Any kind of milk (or water) until you get the right consistency. (try little by little) (I use coconut or almond milk) PS! If you have added too much liquid, don’t worry! Let the pancake mix settle for a few minutes and it will get a thicker consistency as the oats works like a sponge!
Mix together in a food processor. Spray with 1 kcal butter spray on a medium to hot pan – in the pan until golden on each side, serve with bananas and strawberries (my favorite) or any fruit or berries and have a SUPER healthy high protein breakfast to start your day.
NB! Make sure you have a good quality whey protein for a better flavour! Some actually taste horrible.
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