100% Wholegrain

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!

This week’s weigh in: I have lost another 100g.  So total weight loss 7.9 kilos…I can almost smell 8kgs.  Its soooo close.   This is the most weight I have ever lost…intentionally.

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Last weeks challenge:

Week 6: No low-fat, lite or non-fat food products –  Do not eat any food products that are labeled as’low-fat,’ ‘lite’ ‘light,’ ‘reduced fat’ or ‘non-fat’.  

EASY!!!  I didnt have to think about this.  I naturally choose full fat everything, simply because my taste buds demand it.  To have something lite, or non-fat means replacing all the natural fat, with chemicals.  Id rather have natural any day!!  I mean seriously, Low fat milk or full cream? Which would you choose.  Low fat just tastes like watered down milk.  NASTY!

This weeks challenge:

Week 7: 100% Whole grain – All grains consumed must be 100% whole-grain

YIKES!! This is a toughy.  I always try my absolute best to have whole grains wherever possible.  But I usually make an allowance for rice paper rolls, and sushi.  I have found an alternative to rice in sushi, quinoa!! It is actually a really great substitute.  Rice paper rolls are going to be my issue.  For this exercise, I think I will continue to make an allowance, But I will definitely be more rigid with what I put in the toaster, and wrap my burritos in.  Have you ever seen how much Whole grain bread costs?!!!!!  The price can rocket up to $5-6 a loaf!!!  A simple white bread loaf, is under a dollar.  Eating healthy can  certainly be far more expensive.  I wonder if it is cheaper to make my own?  There is a bread maker in the pantry…hmmmm…If you have any recipes for wholegrain bread or anything that is 100% whole grain, please bust them out and let me know.  I am super keen to give it a try.

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After Googling, I found this recipe that I will give a go, and I will let you know how it all pans out.  It seems that wholegrain bread is never as fluffy as the normal white bread we see in the supermarkets.  So I will be praying this recipe is as fluffy as it says it is.

I was talking to an aunty of mine who is also getting on the weight loss bandwagon, and she is having the same problem I had in the beginning.  Snacking before bed.  I love to share tips and stories on my experiences with losing weight, so I was happy to dish on all my favourite tips.  It seems to me that this is the biggest issue with a lot of people who are trying to lose weight.  To them, my tip is this:

Create a meal plan, full of lean and nutritious dinners.  Grab a plate smaller than usual and fill it up.  This will give the illusion that you are eating more, when you are actually eating less.  Also, do not eat after 8pm.  If you feel you have to, then drink some water.  This really helps to curve the cravings.

While online browsing I found the following tips.  They grabbed me immediately and I could certainly relate.  If you think you want to quit because it’s too hard, having to start again is worse.

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In other news…less than 3 weeks til Taiwan! To be precise…17 DAYS!

Catch you next week!

A xo

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