Boring, boring, boring, I know, but with the weight still going on, I have consulted the SW Bible from my joining in 2016 and compared it to my current food diary.
The good news is that I am still eating a varied diet, with plenty of fresh fruit and veg though depression has increased the ‘occasional’ treat of a bun, chocolate, or biscuits.
Some time ago I mentioned that I thought our all veg stews were, although good for us, not doing me any favours in the weight loss stakes, and looking back, I think that actually holds merit.
Photos: stews on the boat: left Jan 2017, right Oct 2016
The key to my success before was having plenty of fresh veg on the side of my main meal AS WELL AS the meal itself.
Our meals have often been with rice, pasta and some veg, but I have been omitting that additional portion on the side. If nothing else, I remembered that you have to eat 1/3 of your plate as speed food (which is normally additional vegetables).
left: spaghetti bolognese 4 June, right: today’s chicken curry and popadom (2 syns).
Hubby and I went shopping today, and I bought some frozen veg which I can easily select a handful to throw in the microwave. I also stocked up on fresh salad rather than the prepacked stuff (which went slimy the day after I opened it) so that I can have a side salad with chilli, omelette or jacket spuds.
I also bought a pack of small carrots to munch on instead of biscuits.
This is my own personal experience. As with any weight issue or weight loss programme, seek professional advice or talk to your GP.