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Hey mummies. I was wondering what kind of diets or meal plans you follow to help lose¬†weight? I don’t want to join a fad that does more damage to my body then good. Looking for something that helps aids a lifestyle change. Thanks ladies.

Posted by levismumma, 1st October 2015

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  • It is so hard to lose weight,cut out snacks and have smaller portions for meals!

  • Agree with cutting back on the bread and sugar. Everything in moderation and try and walk for 30 mins a day.

  • I have been doing lite n easy here and there to help give me some idea’s and to see what portions i should be eating. It has really helped! You don’t need to do the full program i usually eat a pretty good breakfast and dinner but struggle with lunch. I would use the frozen dinners and eat them at lunch also.

  • Yeah trying to cut out all the extra sugar I dont need. Have cut out soft drink.

  • yeah you don’t need to miss out on yummy things either, just be healthy in picking treats. i am losing a little bit of weight just by cutting back on bread and sugar.

  • Thanks for th great tip, never thought to swap the sizes of lunch and dinner around.

  • Limiting your fat intake is the first answer,using only wholemeal high fibre bread,eating dessert less often snacking on fruit & popcorn at night ,eating a bake lunch then dinner,giving more time to burn lunch off then eating such a heavy meal at bedtime.Buying lots of fresh fruit & nuts to snack on.

  • Thank you so much. I didn’t mean a diet but more meal plans or idea to follow to create the healthy food changes needed.
    Great advice I have joined the gym and we go 5-6 times a week for 1-2 hours.

  • First rule is don’t go on a diet. You need to get into your mind its a lifestyle change. I don’t follow any specific rules. I ensure that I eat a lot of protein (meats, fish, nuts, eggs) and also lots of fresh foods. Try and stay away as much as possible from pre packaged foods. If you do buy packaged foods like yogurt and cereals, try and buy the ones with least sugar. Its not the fat content or carb content that is the issue, its sugar!
    I also exercise for 30-45min 3-4 days a week…more if I can. Its not easy by any means but once you start seeing results, and you keep going, it becomes habit.
    For me, breakky could be toast with avo and tomato and a fruit shake made on water/coconut water or milk (lactose free for me). Sometimes Ill make my own bacon and egg muffin. eggs with avo and mushrooms and toast.
    Lunch is vegie lasagne, toasted wraps, salmon, burgers (homemade chicken mince) but lots of salad or veg on the side to help fill me up.
    Dinner is more trickier as I have to feed the family and we try to eat the same foods. I do lots of veg or salad sides. If I use potato, I use sweet potato. I love couscous! You can make salads with this also. Use lots of herbs and garlic to help give flavour, so your not using a lot of salt. I love baking fish in the oven or grilling salmon. Chicken breast is a great option. Pork also. One rule I do follow is I try (some nights it wont work like if your dining out) try not to eat after 8.30pm.
    There are many recipes out there that are healthy! Taste is a great website! Ive lost 15kg so far…good luck

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