I hope you are all doing well.
I am into my second day of the twelve week plan, and I am finding it OK. My daily calorie intake should be 1600, and I am finding it very hard to eat that many calories. Replacing the foods I used to eat with wholesome foods is tough!!!
Has anyone got any tips?
I really enjoy salad, fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, but I am finding I am going to have to eat quite a bit of these to fill up my calorie intake.
This is also the first time I have actually read around losing weight, and understood how the losing weight process works. I am also so over fad diets, the fast ways to lose weight. I am not only doing this to lose weight, I am doing this to become healthy and fit. I also want to change all the drab habits I have, because I want to live a long healthy life. I am so shocked about portion sizes after reading about them, shocked in a good way. I am just so grateful to have found this space with so much information, tips, and ofcourse this community.
I have also decided when I am at work, and I am craving something bad, I am going to come on here and write a post instead.
What have I eaten today?
A banana for breakfast, and belvita breakfast biscuits. I would have had oats with coconut milk, but I was running late. For lunch I am going to have ryveta rye flats with some humus. I really wish I woke up earlier to make myself a gorgeous salad, but I guess that can be today's dinner.
If I may, just say that living in a Pakistani household it is really REALLY hard changing eating habits. I have now decided to do my own shopping weekly, and make all my own meals. I am not happy with myself and this is why I have decided to make the change. Living in a house which consists of mainly curries, and Indian foods, it is really hard to change eating habits, especially as food is made for everyone, not individually. I am not saying all Indian foods are bad for us, they're not. But I need freshness, freshness and wholesomeness.
We also have diabeties and other health problems which pass down through families, and that really scares me. It also scares me that all I have known is eating home food, and I am really outside of my comfort zone, but all for the right reasons.
If anyone else on here is Pakistani, and also shares the same problems as me, I would love to talk. I haven't really got anybody to talk to who understand all the issues I do have.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!