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Welcome back to The Weightloss Edit. A few weeks ago, I made a deal with myself that I was going to get back to where I know I am comfortable and healthy, which is going to involve dropping a few (lots) of pounds. I know that my tendency to be easily distracted is high when it comes to eating well. I hoped that by sharing my weekly meal plan and results I might stay more motivated and in turn maybe help to motivate others too.

I have a confession to make. My name is Aleena and I’m a secret eater. I’m not surprised by this weeks maintain, when I think back over the week the little sneaked bits here and there actually add up to quite a lot of crap food. I know myself well, and have always known that this is where my issue has always been when it comes to my weight.

I will happily prepare, cook, and eat fresh healthy meals for breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week, but in between meals I’m a snack junkie. I’m making a vow this week to cut out the junk and fill my fridge and cupboards with healthy and nutritious snacks.

I’m not deluded, though. I also know that if I totally deprive myself I’ll probably go insane and eat one of the kids (dipped in white chocolate, obvs). Mr C and I have decided that Bake Off night is treat night, so I will make the most of Tuesdays!

I’m posting my weekly menu along with any weight loss for this week. If you decide to join me, I’d love to know how you get on!

My Weekly Loss

Weightloss Edit. I have a confession to make. My name is Aleena and I'm a secret eater. I'm not surprised by this weeks maintain, when I think back over the week the little sneaked bits here and there actually add up to quite a lot of crap food. I know myself well, and have always known that this is where my issue has always been when it comes to my weight.

Monday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener)
Watermelon fans

Lunch:
Egg & Ham salad

Dinner:
Spaghetti Bolognese

Tuesday

Breakfast:
40g porridge
Watermelon fans, handful candyfloss grapes

Lunch:
Chicken salad sandwich
fruit selection

Dinner:
Sausages, mashed potato, vegetbales & onion gravy

Wednesday

Breakfast:
40g porridge
Watermelon fans, apple slices

Lunch:
Bachelors cheese & leek pasta with side salad

Dinner:
Shepherd’s Pie with vegetables

Thursday

Breakfast:
40g porridge
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries, handful candyfloss grapes, apple slices, 2 bacon medallions.

Lunch:
Leftover shepherd’s pie

Dinner:
Chilli con carne & rice

Friday

Breakfast:
40g porridge
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries
1 slice wholemeal toast

Lunch:
Bagel with Reduced fat garlic & herb cream cheese

Dinner:
Tuna steak, rice & vegetables

Welcome back to The Weightloss Edit. A few weeks ago, I made a deal with myself that I was going to get back to where I know I am comfortable and healthy, which is going to involve dropping a few (lots) of pounds. I know that my tendency to be easily distracted is high when it comes to eating well. I hoped that by sharing my weekly meal plan and results I might stay more motivated and in turn maybe help to motivate others too.

Saturday

Breakfast:
40g porridge
Watermelon fans, handful candyfloss grapes, handful strawberries
1 sausage, 1 bacon medallion, 1 poached egg, 1/2 English muffin (toasted)

Lunch:
Bagel & leftover breakfast!

Dinner:
Homemade Chicken Chow Mein

Sunday

Breakfast:
40g porridge
Watermelon fans, handful candyfloss grapes
1 bacon medallion

Lunch:
Leftover chow mein

Dinner:
Chicken Roast Dinner

What’s Missing?

You might have noticed there’s a distinct lack of dairy in my diet. That’s mainly because William is dairy intolerant and everything I cook feeds all of us. Also, Mr C hates cheese (I know, right?!) Rest assured I get enough milk throughout the day in my copious cups of coffee!

Weightloss Without The Faff

Breakfast is a big part of our day, and we eat a lot! That being said, my daily porridge is the only thing I weigh & measure, because otherwise the tendency to eat way too much is just too easy.

You might think there are a lot of carbs in the form of pasta and potatoes on my weekly menu, but there is a reason for that. I have established over the years that my body needs serious carbs in order to function. I am on my feet all day, using up a lot of energy running around after 2 young kids. When I restrict carbs, I basically become a vegetable!

Eating lots of carbs, as long as I’ve balanced it well with fruit and veg, has never stopped me from losing weight. in fact, during the 18 or so months when I lost nearly 3 stone I ate more carbs than ever. I just balanced it out with more of the better stuff.

Bear in mind that we are all different, you should go with how your body feels. If too many carbs leave you feeling bloated, reduce it a little. Also I am not a food and nutrition expert by any stretch of the imagination. These meal plans are simply what I eat day to day. I will always be honest about what I’ve eaten and what I’ve lost or gained. Even if I’m a bit ashamed of it!

 

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