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 🙂
One thing I learned when I was on the carb cycling diet – I HATE counting calories. Although, I kinda already knew this, but now I really made up my mind that I do not like it. It makes me obsessed about food, what I’m eating, how much, constantly afraid of eating too much, too little. This is not what I classify as healthy.
I started off the second attempt on the carb cycling, with a plan that I was going to count every calorie ingested. I had sat up a macro plan, and I started off counting and weighing every single piece of food. After a few days, I threw in the towel and stopped it. After that, I just counted calories by eyesight. To be honest, the carb cycling diet is based on that you count your calories – to get the optimal effect of it. But sorry, this is not for me. I’m doing these experiments to be based on that the diet can fit into a daily lifestyle. Unless you are extreme with your fitness goals, competition prepping or are a fitness model for a living – I do not think calorie counting is an ideal way for people to live by. Maybe some, but not the majority.
The aim of diet: See what manipulation of carbohydrates can do with fat loss and lean body mass.
Difficulty: When calorie counting – difficult. When having just the base of some days you eat high carbs and other days low – pretty easy
Overall feeling: Pretty good, simple to follow. Although certain days when you wanted carbs and it was a low carb day, I got pretty upset. But overall good.
Other comments: Simple to follow when not calorie counting and a great tool for weight loss.
In the end, I think I lost about 2 kg in 30 days. However, I believe I added some muscle on too (I do not have a measurement tool for this).
Sorry no photos this time! (Im terrible at taking before and after photos.)
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Taken a bit of a long blogging break. Sorry about that. 1. Been holidaying 2. Macbook broke and 3 havent been inspired or had the energy to put any time into the blog.
Sorry! A lot going on lately and honestly not enough hours in one day to do everything you need/want to!
That being said, I want to start a new diet experiment soon. Next Monday in fact. Havent quite decided which one I want to go for, but I will update as soon as I know. In fact, which one do you want me to try out next? Let me know in the comments.
So after writing my tips on a happy life this Saturday. I started to really have a think about it, and I actually have more to share with you.
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
– Dalai Lama
- Be grateful for everything. This one is so important. Most of us have a roof over our heads, food in our stomachs and money in the bank account. Many people do not have that. Be grateful for your job, your family, your friends, if you have a healthy body and that you can walk, talk and see. Be grateful for EVERYTHING.
- Doesnt matter how bad things are at the time, time will always heal, and things will ALWAYS get better. Just look at the positivity that comes out of it, there is always one thing.
- Visualise. Having a bad day? Visualise about something good. Something you want to happen and get excited about it. Your mood will change in a second! *I do this one regularly
- If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never change your goal. If you really want something in life, you will get it. One way or another as long as you want it enough. Always dream big.
- Do to people what you would like them to do to you. You always wanted a surprise birthday party? Throw one for your friend! Imagine if everyone did this..
- Budget your money. Having money trouble, I personally think is the worst kind of feeling. Id rather eat pot noodles all week than having that ugly feeling of that I might struggle to pay my rent or bills. If you are a student like me or your bank account isn’t the best looking. Budget your money, spend your money wisely on things that you need. You don’t need a new dress every time you go out or the latest new gadgets.
- Take care of yourself. Eat good, exercise and make sure you are feeling good. Make yourself happy, as you are the only person who knows best.