Hello beautiful people. For the next week I’ll be blogging about what I’m eating day to day as part of my healthy eating plan (I hate the word ‘diet’). I’m doing this to shift a few extra pounds I’ve put on recently and, because I’ve been on antibiotics for an eye infection, to re-balance my system. I suppose it’s more of a food diary than an actual plan.
In general I’m avoiding refined carbs i.e white carbs, making sure I get enough protein, cutting out fruit juices/soft drinks, drinking healthy teas, cutting back on alcohol, desserts, and not snacking (but I nearly always need a little snack before bed!).
This plan is budget friendly. You really don’t need fancy things like chia seeds or goji berries and all those other hyped up, expensive extras cluttering instagram with the Eat Clean
cult trend. And you won’t see ‘pasta’ made from courgette, because the idea of that makes me sad inside. Pasta is life.
Just a little note: this plan doesn’t take into account vegan or vegetarian diets, or food intolerances/allergies. I’d recommend exercising as well, anything, just get moving. I walk everywhere, do yoga, and go for the occasional jog. I also take a daily multivitamin, just to keep myself covered.
- Glass of kefir*
- Black coffee
- Tuna salad, nicoise style
- Slim Plus tea*
- Grilled chicken- 2 drumsticks, 1 thigh
- Roasted Mediterranean vegetables
- Small serving of bulgur wheat
*KEFIR is a fermented yogurt drink. Its packed full of pro and prebiotics. Probiotics and prebiotics are the good bacteria which help keep our digestive system in tip top condition, but as well as that there’s also evidence to suggest they play a role in maintaining weight. What else contains this good bacteria? Greek yogurt and basically anything fermented- think pickled vegetables. Click here for a full list of foods! And here for a cool video about all the health benefits of drinking kefir.
*SLIM PLUS TEA is a tea I found in my local Polish shop (also where you can buy kefir, as well as from large international food stores). It contains garcinia cambogia, cacti-nea, L-carnitine, and yerba mate. They all claim to boost metabolism and burn fat. You would probably have to drink lots of cups to get these touted benefits, and who knows if they fulfill their claims , but it makes me feel good drinking it and it tastes yummy! Kind of berryish, but it smells like grapefruit. Drinking any sort of tea is good for upping your water intake and helping digestion after meals (which in turn will help with bloating, making you look and feel smaller!). Of course, avoiding adding sugar. Most of the teas I drink don’t need sugar, or milk. Apart from chai tea which is a sin to have it without milk and sugar!