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
Denay DeGuzman says
What a beautiful bevy of healthy meal options. My favorites are the chicken and pesto beans, the chicken fajita salad bowl, and lasagna with chicken meat sauce. Eating great and losing weight sound a whole lot easier with a delicious meal plan like this!
Anne Yedlin says
Everything looks amazingly delicious! It’s a good thing to prepare with healthy items and make a meal plan. Using fresh veggies verses canned makes a huge difference as well. Congrats on losing your weight! Very inspiring for those of us contemplating going on a diet!!
Oh my.. this is soo mouth watery post hehehe I can feel my hunger now! The steamed tilapia and garlic beans on the sides looks pretty interesting. I might try that now hehe. These are good and healthy options – I’ll bet to take on your tips. Thank you
Heather Johnson says
My family eats quite a bit of fish for the overall health benefits. Cutting out sugary drinks really helped my hubby lose weight.
David Elliott says
It looks like you did such a great job of keeping healthy. And yes I can imagine it takes a bit of willpower. If on my own it’s easier. But when with my daughter it’s harder to choose the healthier stuff all the time.
Claudia Krusch says
Congrats on your weight loss. This food all looks so delicious. I will have to give a few a try. I have been trying to eat healthier and loose some weight.
Sarah Bailey says
It looks like you really ate some delicious, yet healthy meals while you were on your weightloss journey, I think finding nice things to eat can make all the difference.
Muna Kenny says
Who said that healthy food should look boring?I would eat all that and never complain. The right choices of food and the right way to cook will never make you feel that you are missing on something.
Way to go girl! Eating healthy can be delicious and your pics are proof!
Danielle Leigh Elen says
Wow, all of these dishes look incredible! Especially the chicken dishes, yum yum 🙂
Some delicious yet healthy meal to help shed some fats will recommend this to a friend.
I love your list of healthy food. Healthy eating is definitely a great way to go, it can be difficult and takes a lot of discipline but it’s definitely worth it in the end.
Wanderlust Vegans says
That fruit salad looks delicious. Now I wish I didn’t eat all my blue berries! I could go for one! I had an apple fruit salad earlier. Congrats on your weight loss.
These meals all look SO GOOD!!! I love all of these ideas. I’m a firm believer in being able to eat whatever you’d like, even when losing weight, just in moderation! Great ideas!
Ophelia Tang says
It looks like you did a great job in your weight lost meal plan. Keep up the good work and staying on course is the key. Thanks for sharing.
Blair villanueva says
Hey Peachy, you makes us feeling hungry with your post 🙂
And kudos on your weight loss and hurray for healthy lifestyle 🙂
Congratulations on taking this. Indeed it will entails a lot of discipline. Cheers to your success and I will look forward on your healthy recipes.
Those dishes looks delicious, it such a bonus that you don’t gain weight while eating these good food. We all need this kind of healthier lifestyle.
Claire Santiago says
Oh my, the boiled saba is my favorite. I can eat them at any time of the day, really. I feel so lucky that eversince I don’t have to deal with losing my weight. After giving birth to three kids, I find it so easy to get back to shape. That is why I can eat whatever I want, but of course with limitations.