My Journey Back to Skinny

Started on 15th of March, 2020

Hopefully, this will help get me back on track, (starting this project) as having been skinny pretty much all of my life or at least for the greater part of, it’s been somewhat of a process dealing with my weight since my hip replacement and non-activity. So that changes as of now!

Being a part Vegetarian and trying to lower/cut gluten from my diet for different reasons, this also adds to the difficulty. With my other story on this blog, I had lost weight when I had high triglycerides, by sticking to a high Alkaline diet, including no white grains. That adds to my wanting to progress and take notes on this ‘journey’ and is also why I’ve published it as a Project as it will be added to over a length of time with recipes, exercise, and food/product regimes that I’ve added to my diet.

It will then become a few ‘pages’ with this page then working more as navigation, not a huge amount, but hadn’t really kept track last time so have no notes, and had such quick results!

In the meantime, here’s a few tips on snacks and diet plans, followed by what I have planned so far.

Weight Stats

15 Mar: 64 kg aiming at around 57 kg..

  • Bought a treadmill
  • Starting off with a regime of 5 minutes per hour x 10 (I know, but have really not been keeping mobile with any fitness and had a bad fall before Christmas last year). Will increase to 40 mins per day in 1 or 2 sets over the next few days/week.
  • Other rehabilitative exercises.

Diet Additions:

Am aiming for an alkaline diet again inc less white grains etc

  • Chia
  • Flaxseed
  • Alfalfa – used to enjoy this a lot, though haven’t been eating it lately.
  • Spirulina
  • Wheatgrass
  • Fennel Seeds
  • Probiotic Yoghurt
  • Fruits – increasing the amount in my weekly intake.

Mornings:

INGREDIENTS:
-A glass of water
-A spoonful of chia seeds
-One spoon lemon juice
-A spoonful of honey

PREPARATION:
Let the chia seeds hydrate by placing them for at least an hour in a glass of water.
After the set time, remove the seeds from the water and mix them with all other ingredients.
Bring the preparation to the blender, and blend for a few seconds.
Drink this powerful natural remedy to deflate the belly every morning on an empty stomach.

It is important that the lemon and chia milkshake is prepared at the same time that you are going to ingest it.

Morning Regime:

Started with the above Chia, Lemon Recipe & a banana.

Morning Tea eg: Mango + dry crackers with chickpea or tzatziki spread.

The following are some Notes via “Make Healthy Normal” on Standard Serve Sizes

Find out more about eating well using the five food groups.

Vegetables/Legumes
½ cup cooked broccoli, pumpkin or carrot
½ cup beans, peas or lentils
1 cup of salad
½ cup eggplant
½ cup of Choy

Fruits
1 medium apple, banana or orange
2 small apricots, kiwifruits or plums
2 medium (80g) figs

Grain foods
1 slice bread or ½ medium bread roll
½ cup cooked rice, pasta, noodles or quinoa
¼ (40g) flatbread
1 handful (30g) nuts

Lean meat, poultry and fish
65g cooked lean red meats such as beef, lamb, or pork
80g cooked lean poultry such as chicken or turkey
100g cooked fish fillet or one small can of fish
170g tofu

Dairy
1 cup fresh milk
¾ cup yoghurt
½ cup ricotta cheese

More on Meal Plans





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