All my lovely Bloggers, I haven’t been posted much on my food blog lately, my apologies for that and the reasons are : my new found hobby for writing comic strips ( that was an excuse :P) , Now the serious one, I have been planning and watching my Diet, didn’t cook anything special lately . I know it’s boring ! especially for a foodie like me ,I am struggling with my weight for few months, I was always on the upper boundary of my BMI range considered to be a healthy person still , it came up with few extra kilos in beginning of this year and I thought of doing diet many times, tried for a day or two and gave up . Now it is 8 kilos up 😦 alarming situation .
Giving up carbs completely or switching to strict diet routine , my body cannot adapt quickly, I need to think of pattern that my body can respond well. I have started with a slow but a lasting approach , by making changes in my food habits first and then cutting down my calories. I have started logging my food intake and the calories I actually need for my sedentary life of sitting in office 9-5 routine. It was to my surprise that I am eating 400-500 extra calories everyday without noticing which is actually causing my weight gain.It was in form of biscuits, chocolates , sweets and bread in sandwiches.I don’t drink much soda or artificial juices so that is already a good thing.
I am taking up my goals on weekly basis. Few changes that I have bring in from past two weeks :
Stopped taking sugar in my tea and coffee everyday.
Replaced my morning sandwich with boiled or scrambled eggs.
Dinner latest by 7 pm .
Eating more green vegetables .
3 fruits daily.
no white bread , brown or whole wheat bread.
Drinking a cup of warm water boiled with cinnamon and a teaspoon of honey.
My plan for this week :
To bring down my intake from 2100-2200 Calories to 1600-1700 calories , to stabilize my weight.
Cooking interesting but healthy food according to my required calorie intake .
Adding Salad to dinner every day.
My dinner calories target is 350-400 .
Below is link for some health advice from Colleen on her site about healthy eating and weight loss journey.