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
Published 19th October 2019