Most people wouldn't dream of eating any of the above on a diet but it can be done and as long as you eat them as part of a balanced diet you can treat yourself!
Fruit and Nut Chocolate
Almonds, Dark Chocolate Chips and Raisins give you that much needed chocolate fix. The dark chocolate has a lot less calories than milk chocolate. It contains lots of anti-oxidants and can even reduce blood pressure!
Almonds have been proven to keep your heart healthy and keep you fuller for longer, they also are high in protein. Raisins along with a lot of dried fruits are quite high in sugar but it is natural sugar so a lot better for you than eating a handful of sweets. One spoonful of raisins are also one of your five a day!
I love a good homemade apple pie but it is so high in calories. Pastry is one of the worst things you can eat when on a low calorie diet so I saw online a recipe for crustless apple pie and loved it. I have adapted the recipe for one person so it can be made in a mug!
1 eating apple (we like Gala) I take half of the skin off but it can be left on or removed depending on your tastes.
1 teaspoon of sugar or sweetener of your choice ( I hate the taste of artificial sweetener though!)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Chop the apple into small pieces and pop in the mug, sprinkle on the sugar and cinnamon. Microwave for 1-2 minutes until the apple is soft.
- I serve this with either low fat Greek yoghurt or Coconut Whipped Cream!
Bulgar wheat is my go to rice substitute. It is lower in calories and much easier to digest , I also think it has much more flavour than plain rice. Mix cooked bulgar wheat with light cream cheese, cooked peas and a sprinkling of grated low calorie cheddar. Combine until melted and delicious! Super satisfying and the perfect comfort food with a lot less calories than a normal risotto.
Weeks 5-8 of my 'Diet'
Week 5 - 12st 1lb - a 1.8lb loss
Week 6 - 12st 0.5lbs - This week I was unwell with migraines and had to scrap the diet and get myself better but still managed to lose 1/2 a pound!
Week 7 - 11st 12.5lb - Yay I finally dropped under the 12st mark which I have been waiting for. Feeling better about things now
Week 8 - 11st 12lb - Another 0.5lb off. These 1/2 pound weeks always make me feel a bit down as it doesn't feel like much. I think that the weight loss could be slowing down as I haven't been doing enough exercise. I walk most days but still need to up the cardio to burn some fat.
Week 9 - 11st 10.5lb - I can't help but think the scales were playing tricks on me as I weighed myself the next day and had gone back up by 1lb which is disappointing.
Week 10 - 11st 11lb - Yep back up again. That said I know I have eaten a lot of rubbish this week. I have been keeping under my calorie allowance but have hardly drank any water and have eaten my fair share of junk. Not sure Easter weekend is going to help me much either but I have done so well I am determined to get back on track.
10 Weeks in and I have lost over 10lbs which I am so proud of!
The past few weeks I have struggled to keep up with the updates on the blog as I am sure you can see but I am keeping a log of most of my meals over on Instagram so please come over and say Hello and I promise to share some more of my yummy recipes soon!
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