Happy New Year!
This blog is only about 3 months old and doesn’t have thousands of readers but I’m enjoying blogging so far and I am thankful to the few that read. So here we are in 2015 and out come the ‘New Year, New Me’ statuses and tweets. Whilst they can be very cliche and most people forget about them within two weeks, I can’t knock people for trying to think positively. I believe if anything is worth doing you should do it right away rather than wait for a new year but if that’s what motivates you then so be it. You go girl! Whether it’s a career goal, a relationship resolution or a health transformation, I wish you all of the success in the world.
This giveaway is especially for those that want 2015 to be a healthier year. Throughout the past two years I’ve discovered lots of great foods and so I wanted to share them. The winner of this giveaway will receive this selection of my personal favourite healthy goodies.
This post is a part 2 to my introduction post ‘Eating Clean – How to Lose Weight the Right Way’ so if you haven’t read that first, click here to do so. I’ve tried to keep this post as simple as possible but if you want more information or a personalised meal plan please contact me and I’d be more than happy to help.
So, we’ve talked about eating clean, unprocessed and natural foods, now it is time to discuss food groups and putting them together to create a healthy balanced meal.
I don’t do diets. I like food too much. I mean, I have dieted in the past but nothing became of them. There was the ‘just eat a biscuit all day at school and you’ll lose weight AND save money’ diet I did in year 10, there was the Special K Diet (Who else tried that?) and there have been a few more. Two years ago I began a weight loss journey and it worked. The weight came off consistently, I was never hungry, I enjoyed my food and I feel great.
So how did I do it?
Sometimes, when I’m sad, or annoyed, or frankly just bored, I pop over to Tesco Express and browse the shelves to see what will cheer me up. Most of the time it’s a cinnamon bun or maybe it’s the 3 for £1.20 chocolate deal or sometimes if they’re on offer it’s the Thorntons Mini Chocolate Caramel Shortcakes. I get home, stuff my face, end up feeling bloated and sick and then sit there and tell myself how naughty I was.
I know someone out there can relate.
We’ll start with my ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ post. It wasn’t the most exciting day of food but it was all clean so I can’t complain. I was just at home writing an essay and surprisingly didn’t have loads of snacks. What is it about being at home and doing work that makes you go to the fridge every half an hour? Well this time I managed to stay put and only eat three meals and one snack. So here we go, and don’t forget to check out the link-up party over at Peas & Crayons.