Weight Loss Wednesday: Week 3

I may have been absent on here for a little while (life is getting in the way slightly) but my diet is still going strong, and I'm definitely getting more and more into it as the days go on. Here's how this week went...


Weight lost this week: 1.2lbs
Overall weight loss: 4lbs

Food

I've been really enjoying salmon lately, and teaming it with baby new potatoes and salad makes for a healthy, filling, balanced and low-point meal. Likewise with a tuna baked potatoe and salad, making these two meals my go-to low-point dinners. I did treat myself this week to scampi and chips with peas, which I managed to make fairly low-point by measuring everything exactly and choosing the healthiest chips.


Snack-wise, grapes or a bowl of salad is great, especially when it's so sunny outside! For something a bit nastier, rocket lollies are usually only 1 point and are super refreshing, whilst a handful of Maltesers is very low in points! I love Maltesers so I'm really happy when I have a few extra points left to treat myself.


I am a huge crisp fiend, but they can be so bad for you, so I have been on a mission to find crisps with only a few points. So far, I've found French Fries, Quavers, Skips and Pom Bears are only 2 points, which is normally manageable. It is so important to treat yourself!

Exercise

Okay, it sounds like an excuse, but I tried to work out a few times this week and had to stop ten minutes in because it's just too damn hot! No matter how much water I drank, I just felt like I would pass out! So I've done a few very short workouts, and a few walks along the beach or out and about. Other than that, I haven't done great this week.

Developments

Again, my stomach is getting flatter and flatter; partly because I'm losing weight, and partly because I'm eating healthy and so am not bloated! My skin has also seen a nice difference - my skin is generally clear anyway, but I have noticed that it looks fresher and cleaner. This will be due to healthy eating and my preference for green tea over a coffee.

Tips & things I've learnt

I've said this before, but I can't stress it enough - measure everything! If you don't measure things, you could be eating much more or much less than you think. It is super important to be accurate and know exactly how much you're eating.

Eat some form of fruit and veg every day. I know sometimes it might not be easy or convenient, but even an apple or a handful of grapes is better than nothing! I like to incorporate my veg in to my meals, as a third of the whole meal. This way, my meals are balanced and filling!

Each point is calculated taking into account protein, fat, carbohydrates and fibre. The app does have a calculator to figure out how many points is in something, but sometimes you need to make a quick decision, and so an easy way to guess the amount of points is by knowing that one point contains around 40 calories. If you know the calories, you can make an estimate about the points and decide whether or not you need to find something else to eat!


18 comments:

  1. this is amazing, well done!
    you should try the 30 day shred workout, its great :)
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  2. Keep up the good work! That salmon looks tasty!

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  4. Great tips! you are doing really well! :)

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  6. I personally don't think you need to lose weight because you are a stunner, but i'm very proud of you! I am so lazy when it comes to diets, i normally just cut out a lot of bread and sweets and fizzy drinks then drink water, which works for a little while but as long as you're happy and enjoying yourself whilst doing the shred thats all that matters xx

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    1. Aww Elle you are so lovely! Thank you :-) I just want to be a bit more toned and healthier, but I won't take it too far - still gotta have some meat on me haha! Xxx

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