Some more photos! Here’s what I’m eating…

Hey folks

Having lost over 100 lbs, I’d love to tell you that my dinner plates are filled with colourful veg, that I’ve a fruit bowl overflowing with exotic specimens from all over the world and that I’m eating huge volumes of oily fish. But, I’m such a fussy eater! The only food I’m staying away from 100% are chocolate, biscuits, cakes, etc. but, apart from that, it’s all about portion control. Saying that, I do want to reduce my intake of carbs which I’ve started doing today and chicken salad is on my lunch menu 🙂

So, here are some dinners from recent weeks. You know, before February, I would have filled up my plate and not thought about quantity but my stomach (and, very importantly, my head) have adjusted to knowing when to stop.

Yes, for the first time ever, I had a double burger as shown in the photo above but these were turkey burgers. I’d never had these before but I’d read that turkey is super healthy. And the pizza that was delivered to my home? Low fat mozzarella, thin base, etc. all of which makes it as healthy as possible at around 750 calories.

I do love a quiche and, in my quest to reduce my carbs, I was so excited to find this low fat crustless one at 270 calories.

But here’s my latest discovery. No-added sugar jelly! This is 8 calories per pot and, eating it with a teaspoon, I probably burn more calories eating it! I currently have about 20 of these pots in my fridge and they’re the only sweet things I have. It’s been about 35 years since I’d eaten jelly and it was a bit weird eating it again initially but having this ‘go to’ if I’m getting peckish is really helping.

So, let’s see if I can reduce my carbs and perhaps check out some new veg! But the main thing for me is portion control and making this journey sustainable. Yes, it can be hard initially to adjust but, on the occasional time when I wonder about having an extra slice of bread, all I have to ask myself is:

Do I want that slice of bread or do I want to do up the button on my skinny jeans?”

I know the answer every time!

Hope you have a lovely weekend, everyone, and I’ll be back on Monday with my next weigh-in

Love Erika xx

4 thoughts on “Some more photos! Here’s what I’m eating…

  1. I’m not British, but I do beans and toast too.
    I think the portion control is vastly important; most of my weight loss currently, I attribute to that. You(‘ve) mention(ed) having a hard time drinking water — I’ve found that when I’m drinking water all the time, I’m less hungry at meal times. One thing I’ve learned from running is dehydration often feels like hunger… maybe that’ll be motivation to drink more water! 😀

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    1. Matt, you’re doing great with the weight loss and running. Yes, hunger is very clever at trying to fool us into reaching for food but I’ve read that if we feel hungry, drink water! That might exactly what we need to fill us up. Today, I finally managed to get my body water % into the normal range. Took a while but I now almost always have a drink within reach 😀

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      1. The stuff I’m learning later in life… I’m having one of those “had I but known” couple of years…

        For the record, I had a bit of a relapse last week during our Thanksgiving dinner, and I regret nothing. 😀

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