Hello my lovely friends,Hope you are all doing fine . I am back again with an update from my Diet Plan and Weight Watching. I have not posted anything lately on my blog . Firstly , forgive me for being lazy and secondly I was sick last week, that means it was a no diet week , only sleeping and resting at home . I had a flu , thanks to my sinus and this cold weather , that also means I didnt go out much on walks.
Last two weeks I didnt follow my diet plan , only took care of eating healthy , as a result my weight had no changes. Since I was home , I tried quite many recipes , Will post soon for now pictures only 🙂
Frankly speaking I was bored from 6 weeks of Dieting and recording my calories, the weight was reducing slowly but my motivation was losing faster. The break helped me to overcome my laziness and negativity. I thought about why I am losing motivation ? , may be I am trying to lose weight faster without doing much efforts or I lost my focus of eating healthy and staying healthy. Losing weight was not my sole goal, eating healthy , more natural food and achieving a healthier lifestyle were also on the list. They just got lost in obsession of weight loss. Losing weight is game of patience, slowly and keep doing the small little things that you are doing and it will come .
I also tried to cook lebanese food and algerian food last week ,
some pictures for you:
Tli Tli : is an algerian dish, looks like orzo pasta ,difference is it is steamed rather than normal pasta which is boiled .It is eaten with a sauce of meat and vegetables and some boiled eggs on top. Yummy 😛
Hummus ( paste of boiled chickpeas with herbs, olive oil) is a good and healthy option for dips and lebanese bread is also light and less in calories. I am using hummus as dressing for my salad .it is a good replacement of creamy dressings.
Mutabbal( mix of grilled aubergines with yogurt ) can be eaten like spread in sandwich or just like that with bread.
Crepes were the sunday breakfast, love it with different toppings of fruits and jams.
Egg baked inside bread, topped with some cheese and herbs.
My ginger tea helped my distress soul in cold.
this week’s goals are :
- Calorie intake 1400 calories .
- Cutting carbs from Dinner .
- Handful of nuts everyday.
- Adding more greens to my dinner plate.
- My dinner calories target is 400 calories.
- weekly walk of 10 km.
- 15 mins stretching exercise every morning.
apart from above goals I am also doing following as my routine:
- started smoothies for breakfast.
- Stopped taking sugar in my tea and coffee everyday.
- no soda and colas .
- Dinner latest by 7 pm .
- Eating more vegetables .
- 3 fruits daily.
- no white bread , brown or whole wheat bread.
- Green tea after dinner.
- Drinking a cup of warm water boiled with cinnamon and a teaspoon of honey in morning .
Below is link from Colleen on her site about her weight loss journey and some great health tips.I am sharing my every week’s results with her to keep us motivated.If you would like to join us , just ping back to her post below and keep sharing your results :