I’ve tried Lite’n’Easy… sure it works, it’s expensive, and it gets tiresome when the meals are all the same after a while.
I tried the starch diet and that works too… but in a household you have to be able to share the foods you eat and David wasn’t really into just starches so that fell away.
Now, after visiting the IBS Diet Clinic to focus on our bowel and digestive system as well, we’re doing the CSIRO Total Well Being Diet.
Maybe I’m talking about it too early. Today is only the first day of our second week, but the food in the menu plans is relatively easy to make and tasty. We’ve been enjoying it so far and looking into the weeks ahead there doesn’t seem to be any reason why that trend should not continue.
The other difference with this type of diet, when compared to meal makers who delivery pre-packaged foods, is you’re learning to eat better and you have to do the work. No one is making the food for you.
The other big push for me in particular is using online shopping from our local store. I hate shopping with a passion. I don’t like pushing a trolley around and dealing with other people in the store. I’d rather pay the small overhead to have someone else do it. You’re also then avoiding all the extra aisles that you never want to go down because they are full of processed foods, tasty, tasty, bad food. So it’s best to avoid them.
Below are some of the meals we’ve eaten over the past week. I don’t take photos of all of them, but they are all delicious.
I know I’m overweight because I’m lazy. I’ll eat takeaway before making food myself, and I rarely go out of my way to exercise. In fact since I fell from my bike 5 years ago I haven’t really done any active exercise. And now I work from home I don’t even have the walks from the office to the station to get me moving. So in addition to the healthy delicious food, in small portions, I also have to get my butt moving more.
In the first week I’ve lost 5.3kg. A lot of it is likely water weight. I can’t expect this kind of weight loss every week, but I do have a lot of weight to shift. I hope to lose at least 30kg over the next 6 months, but to get to what the BMI scale feels is healthy for me, I’ll need to lose closer to 60kg. So lots of work to do.