Welcome back to the Weightloss edit. A couple of weeks ago I decided that my health (and waistline) needed to seriously get back on track. Moving home was a big time and we cut corners with food, celebrated with food, and relaxed with food throughout!
Last week I lost 2lbs (despite a whole load of chocolate falling into my mouth!) but this week’s progress has been unexpectedly interrupted by an evil stomach bug of unknown origin. I’ll spare you the gross details, but suffice it to say the only way to get off the loo was to starve the bug.
I thought about sharing my meal plan for the week anyway, even though I ended up eating next to none of it. But I thought instead I’d share some of my own real life tips for eating healthier and losing weight. I’m always the first to click on those links “Simple Recipes For Losing Weight” or “Everyday Ways To Eat Healthier” only to be let down with lists of foods and ingredients that not only are my kids not going to eat but I don’t really fancy choking down either.
Here’s the thing; I’m not a fan of smoothies, I don’t like skipping meals or meal replacements, and I really don’t like having to cook more than once a day. Fad diets are just that; fads. I’ve done my years of them, but now I’m firmly in the stage ‘no fuss, no frills, no wobbles please!’
Hopefully you’ll notice a trend over the coming weeks, which is that everything I cook goes on my kids plates as well as my own. Naturally this has kind of been trial and error with the eldest (Wills is no problem, he’d eat the walls if I let him) but all of meals and recipes are perfectly family friendly.
Don’t blame me for any resistance, though, kids are arseholes sometimes!