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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.

This week marks the last week of regular meal plans. I had planned on sharing a month’s worth to begin with, and then switching it up a bit after that. I think 4 weeks of meal planning is enough to get anyone started, and if I’m entirely honest that’s about as far as my meal repertoire can stretch!

I’ll still be sharing meal plans, mainly the weeks when I have great losses. Alongside that will be (hopefully) more weekly motivation and tips for staying on track.

This week has ben interesting; I’ve managed to curb *most* of the snacking, but I don’t really feel all that better for it. But I do know myself very well so I know that is mainly due to hormonal reasons (period blues, let’s be real!) I also know that this is a danger time for me. so I’m trying really hard not to be tempted!

My Weekly Loss

The Weightloss Edit

Monday

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

Lunch:
Chicken Roast dinner leftovers

Dinner:
Gammon, Egg, homemade chips & vegetables

Tuesday

Breakfast:
40g porridge
Watermelon fans, handful candyfloss grapes

Lunch:
Chilli con carne & rice

Dinner:
Spanish Tortilla with vegetables

Wednesday

Breakfast:
40g porridge
Watermelon fans, apple slices

Lunch:
Leftover Spanish tortilla with side salad

Dinner:
Neapolitan Tomato Pasta Bake & side salad

Thursday

Breakfast:
40g porridge
Watermelon fans

Lunch:
Leftover Neapolitan tomato pasta bake

Dinner:
Chicken Katsu & rice

Breakfast: 40g porridge Watermelon fans, handful candyfloss grapes 1 bacon medallion 1 sausage Lunch: Ham & egg salad Dinner: Chicken Roast Dinner

Friday

Breakfast:
40g porridge
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries

Lunch:
Fruit selection

Dinner:
Lemon Spiced chicken, crushed potatoes & asparagus

Saturday

Breakfast:
40g porridge

Lunch:
Jacket potato with beans, cheese, & bacon. Side salad.

Dinner:
Pizza (yes the very naughty take away kind! #sorrynotsorry)

Sunday

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

Lunch:
Ham & egg salad

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!

 

The Weightloss Edit: Weekly Motivation & Meal Plan #4
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2 thoughts on “The Weightloss Edit: Weekly Motivation & Meal Plan #4

  • October 4, 2017 at 8:47 am
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    This is a great post!! Loving this weekly edit you’re doing, it’s very inspiring. It’s so good to hear that you know your body well and higher carbs work for you so defo have them… being a vegetable is no fun! 🙂 Looking forward to next week’s edit xx

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    • October 4, 2017 at 12:53 pm
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      Haha! Being a vegetable is deffo no fun, for me or the kids! I’m so glad you like it, I was a bit worried that no one wood want to read about it haha!!!xxz

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