I’m sorry it took a little longer but just as promised, I’m gonna share with you what I’ve been eating the past three months that I’ve been on a health journey to lose weight, get my blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides back to normal.
It’s been quite a journey but I did it. I lost 40 Lbs in 3 Months (from March -June).
You all know how much I love food and eating so the adjustment was hard. I went cold turkey — and ate a NO RICE, NO BREAD (sometimes just skyflakes..LOL), NO BEEF, NO PORK, NO SUGAR diet.
Breakfast was/ is three hard boiled eggs. Yolks are removed. When I’m feeling a bit fancy, I turn them into a fritata — like this Spinach and Mushroom Egg White Fritata but most of the time, it’s just hard boiled. Simple, fast, easy and cheap.
Mid morning snack which comes at 9-10am is boiled saba or 1/2 cup of oatmeal.
Lunch or Dinner depends on my mood. There are days when I am craving something so I make a low-carb version of it like this Eggplant Lasagna with Chicken Meat Sauce (right) which I made when I was craving for Pasta and the Chicken Fajita Salad Bowl (left) when I was craving mexican.
But most of the time, I turn to one pan meals like this Chicken and Pesto Beans. For dessert or afternoon snack, I eat fruits. When my friend, Rizza gave me lots of blueberries, I turned it into this Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing.
I still cook for my family and I cook them meals that they love, only I don’t eat it. I eat a different meal. Like this one time, I made steaks, mashed potato and green beans for them while I eat Ginisang Ampalaya. Yes, it takes a lot of discipline and willpower.
Here are some more of the meals I ate…
Left: Sautéed Spinach and Grilled Chicken
Right: Smoked Bangus Belly and a Salad made of lettuce, tomato, and olives.
Left: Steamed Fish
Right: The steamed fish was paired with garlic french beans
Left: Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa & Tortang Dulong
Right: A Salad made of leftover roasted chicken, lettuce, tomato and cucumber
Left: Steamed Tilapia with Tomatoes and Garlic French Beans
Right: Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa and Fried Tulingan
Left: Tomato Soup and Steamed Camote Tops and Okra
Right: A Little Bit of Grilled Chicken (I think that’s leftover lang from lunch.. LOL!) and Steamed Camote Tops and Okra
Left: Turkey Burger and Spinach (Check out also this Turkey Burger Bowl)
Right: Fried Tilapia and Sautéed Baguio Beans and Bean Sprouts
After three months, I slowly added back a little more carbs. I eat sweets but in moderation and I allow cheat days. I notice that my eating habits have changed over the course of three months. I choose vegetables now over meat — I think I might have become a semi-vegetarian, if there’s such a thing.
I’m not saying you should do this and that this is the right diet for you. You should still consult a physician before starting on any diet. This worked for me and I couldn’t see no reason why. I didn’t starve myself, I just removed sugar, carbs, and red meat from my diet because I think that’s what’s keeping my cholesterol and my blood sugar high.
It really takes a lot of discipline and willpower to change your eating habits. I’m still in pursuit of health and fitness and the journey still continues…
Will be keeping you updated from to time and I will be posting a lot of low-carb recipes and meals at www.thepeachkitchen.com