Like anything, it's simple when you know how.
For years and years I was a yo-yo dieter. I'd lose 5kg, 10kg or even more at one point, then I'd put it back on.
Why? Because I restricted what I was eating. I made myself eat things I didn't like because they would help me to lose weight.
Guess what happened? I felt resentful, deprived, and I didn't enjoy the process. How could I if I was forcing myself to eat things I hated.
This time I'm doing things differently. I eat chocolate cake!
I knew it was possible to lose weight without depriving myself; I had done it once before years ago. And, I knew I could do it again, I just had to focus, work hard and stick to my plan.
By allowing myself to include foods that I really love into my Daily Plan, I no longer want to binge or sneak food because I feel like I'm missing out. Yes sure, the old habit of feeling guilty for eating something bad creeps in from time to time, but I just remind myself that there are no good or bad foods, some are just better eaten occasionally and some more often.
Finding ways of having foods that feel naughty, but that are actually quite healthy, is another key. My Low Carb Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies are a great example of this. Absolutely delicious, but made with almond meal and Natvia instead of flour and sugar, they really hit the spot, and are pretty healthy.
Here are some of the foods I absolutely love and include in my week:
1. Raspberry and custard shortcake at a local cafe.
2. No Sugar mint chocolate from Well Naturally available at Countdown.
3. Homemade low carb chocolate chocolate chip cookies.
4. Haloumi cheese.
5. Easiest ever homemade cheese sauce over vegetables.
6. Pancakes made with Almond Meal and Queens No Sugar Maple Syrup.
Make a list of foods you would love to include in your weekly plan, then make sure you work them in.
Of course I wouldn't be losing weight if this was all I was eating, but including some of these, and making sure I only eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm moderately full, is one of the most important factors in weightloss.
Hi I'm Kathryn Price.
I'm a 55 year old post-menopausal woman sharing my journey of Taking Care of Me. I'm on a mission to lose weight and improve my health and well-being. Click here to join me in my Facebook group and let's journey together.