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My Diet

I have been struggling with my weight for years now. I can remember when I went to California with my best friend in April 2000 , I was weighing 58 Kgs and I remember thinking then I was fat. I never dreamed that 12 years later I would be 12 Kgs heavier. Yes sure, in that time I have got married and had 2 children but each year the weight climbs up too. I am deciding to do something about it. My Before Picture: Very hard to find a picture of myself since I deleted all my fat photos. It took me a long time to get my mind right , when I first started writing this post it was Dec 2011 , a whole year later, in Dec 2012, I got myself in the correct … Read entire article »

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Getting my mind right.

Well over the past 10 years I have tried so many diets, tablets, shakes, teas but with no success unfortunately. Firstly I don’t think any of the diets or products were to blame, I feel I hadn’t fully committed to a lifestyle change. In my opinion that is what needs to be dealt with first. I needed to get my mind right first. This obviously took a long time for me to realise. By June 2012 I had got so depressed with my body shape and I had a lot of stress at work, I was crying for every little thing in life. I had become so emotional and sensitive that I needed to get away. I journeyed to Johannesburg to indulge in a 3 day woman’s only retreat just outside Joburg at Leopards … Read entire article »

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How I lost my weight

It came to a point where I could not stand looking at myself in a mirror. October 2012 I made the decision I was going to change my lifestyle ! I started with cutting out all junk food but continued my normal eating patterns. I decided 1st of November I was going to start properly. It took 3 and a half months to reach my goal of 58kgs, should have been 3 months but I gave up for a week over Christmas.   Basically this is what I did…. 100g protein, 100g vegetables every meal, 5 carbs a day (provitas), 2 fruit a day and 2 litres of water.   Breakfast 1 egg, anyway boiled, scrambled, or fried in olive oil. I added a little bit of tomato and onion, salt and pepper. I could have 100g of veg, which … Read entire article »

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Sauce Recipes from my diet

Sauces for supper time… leftovers can be added to your lunch for the next day! Tomato and Onion Sauce: 1 medium tomato 1 medium onion 1 chicken stock half tin tomato paste 2 dabs of peri peri sauce  (optional) Fry it all up then puree it into a sauce.  (only allow 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day)   Spinach sauce: 4 leaves of spinach 2 leaves basil 1 teaspoon crushed garlic 1 medium onion 2 medium tomatoes 1 beef cube black pepper 2 dabs of peri peri sauce (optional) fry and puree it. (only allow 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day)   Basil sauce: Basil leaves teaspoon crushed garlic olive oil puree into a sauce   Tomato and basil sauce: cook tomato and basil together cook 1 onion and 1 tsp garlic and olive oil together. mix the tomato and onion together and add salt and pepper. puree it into a sauce.   You can always add chillies to any of these instead … Read entire article »

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Weight loss fruit

Appricots   peaches   naartjies   nectarines   orange   apple   kiwi     … Read entire article »

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Weight loss vegetables

Broccoli Curbs overeating – A cup of broccoli has as much protein as a cup of rice or corn, with only half the calories!   Cabbage It is often used in diet programmes as it is said to aid slimming.   Cauliflower Contains vitamin C which is a key element to burn fat. And it also contains folates which again help in weight loss. One cup of cauliflower contains about 30 calories. It is one of the non-starchy food items that can be eaten in unlimited quantity.   Spinach One cup of spinach has nearly 20% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating   Tomato They naturally lend themselves to health-conscious cooking, being sweet yet low in calories. Although there is a range of tomatoes available for purchase, all are naturally … Read entire article »

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Weight loss Tips

Black pepper is great for digestion, prevents gas problems and promotes weight loss. Chillies are amazing fat burners, it raises your metabolic rate so that you digest your food faster. Great healthy alternatives to salt: Chilli flakes Lemon or lime juice Vinegar Mint or parsley Black pepper Coriander or fennel seeds Onion powder Thyme or sage Cayenne pepper Basil or oregano   Ginger   Cinnamon   Turmeric   Vinegar     … Read entire article »

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