The picture on the left was either taken late last year. The one of the right was taken last weekend. Although as of when I went on a diet I'd gotten bigger than I was on the left, as you can see I haven't lost that much weight. I'm taking my weight loss very easy, making sure I don't do anything drastic or starve myself. I don't want to lose too much weight and frankly I'm not sure I want to lose much else. I'm big-boned and the Creator never intended for me to be slim or skinny. But more importantly I'm losing my pear shape and that's honestly frightful. Being a big woman, it means a lot to me that I have a pear shape, but now I wear some clothes and I don't see hips! I can't have that. Lol.
Well it's Sunday and I wanted to do something fun for breakfast. Like I said I'm taking my diet very easy, if I really wanted to I would have lost an additional 10kg or more by now, but then the chances of me falling off the wagon would be higher. Taking it easy means I still get to enjoy fun meals, eat chocolates but in tiny bits, eat cakes and biscuits too, in tiny bits. Also it means that I can make my meals fun.
This is imperative because if you go on a very strict diet (as I once did) and cut every "naughty" thing out (as I once did), you're more likely to have sugar/crab cravings and the minute you cave in you might go on a binge and find yourself eating bars of chocolates, large chunks of cake or a small pot or rice. And then end up gaining even more weight than you lost (as I did. LOL).
This way you're still able to indulge your sweet toothe but stay very healthy.
I missed having French toast, haven't had any since I went on a diet, this morning I asked myself why not? After all I had all the condiments for French toast. I used
2 slices of wheat bread
2 eggs (egg whites only)
I pinch of salt
1/2 tsp of Cameroon pepper
For my smoothie I simply used a few slices of pineapples, watermelon, a bunch of seedless grapes, half an apple and 3 tbsp non-fat yoghurt mix.
Voila! If you want something really moist you might want to try it with syrup, but it was simply amazing just as is. The toast tasted just as good or maybe even better than if I'd made it with white bread. If you're on a diet, organic maple syrup is your best bet. Also the yoghurt mix turns your smoothie from basic juice to creamy strawberry milkshake! And it's still very low fat! The mix might be a bit pricey, and it's actually meant for making your own yoghurt but I use mine for smoothies, not a yoghurt fan.
*remember portion is key. Two slices of wheat bread is just fine. And this is particularly filling because it's heavier, and the rich smoothie also fills you up.
Ok guys, that's that.
Please if you've got tips for healthy fun meals, share them with me here. Thank you.