Well I’ve decided I may as well document my effort at dieting here for my own good as much as anything else, and to put it out there in the public eye to put more pressure on myself to stick to it.
Also I like to think of it more as a paradigm shift in my eating than a diet, my goal is not only weight loss – but to be healthy. In a way this new food regime aims at body recomposition – loss of fat and gaining of muscle.
Anyway this and the following posts will basically document what I eat, and my weight fluctuations (which hopefully move downwards in general).
This is generally what breakfast/lunch looks like – before that I would have drank 500ml of iced water and taken my first dose of PAGG.
I won’t be posting much pictures of these, because it’s basically a bunch of eggs (fried/scrambled/omeletted etc) and some beans/spinach/salsa/ham/bacon etc.
The crucial thing is to eat 30grams of protein within 30mins or max 1 hour of waking.
Dinner was beef rendang with cauliflower rice, it didn’t work so well because it’s a fairly dry dish and the cauliflower taste overwhelmed me a bit even though the rendang was delicious.
You can work out what I had for breakfast/lunch I’m sure.
For dinner it was delicious Vietnamese mint chicken (recipe here) with cauliflower rice and fried cabbage, this worked much better as it was very rich and tasty and had a lot more sauce.
Peri peri pork kebabs (recipe here) with a delicious warm bean salad.
Super meal – thumbs up.
This is a slow carb dish I’ve been asking for quite some time! Cottage pie with cauliflower mash instead of potatoe – it was delicious – probably my favourite meal of the week.
We devoured a huge pile of it, and I was the lightest I’ve been the next day – awesome!
A whole roast chicken stuffed with lemons! The chicken was beautiful but it lacked fillers, there were some sugar snap peas and roasted carrots but needed something like bean mash to round it out and fill me up.
And well I did good, I reached Friday without any sugar (any food was sweetened with Stevia if the recipe called for sugar), no carbs and no alcohol (the toughest one for me – but a large reason why I gained so much weight).
I did celebrate with a drink on Friday night, which I shouldn’t have – but I’d made it a whole week.
And well what comes after Friday? The best day EVER!! Saturday AKA Cheat DAY! The day we can absolutely anything we like in any quantity without remorse.
Started off the day at Sid’s with a Ben Nevis burger and a pint of Guinness, followed by a pint of Kilkenny and 3 pints of Heineken whilst I watched Wales win and England lose in the Rugby.
After the rugby was done went home, then to Pavilion, was a bit hungry before the movie so I grabbed a Shimino crepe with butter cake and ice cream – it was delicious.
I finished a can of coke and the popcorn during the movie, and then after that we headed to SS2 for Frog Porridge! I had a can of coke with that too.
We went a bit mad after that and watched movies/TV till far too late, we went to McD and I consumed a double cheese burger, 2 pieces of ayam goreng and 2 chicken mcnuggets.
And as they say, that was the end of cheat day – I was truly stuffed like a pig.
Back to reality, forced down a bunch of eggs for brunch.
Went out for dinner and hit the only really safely slow-carb place we’ve figured out so far, Nando’s. Grilled veges + 3-bean salad + half a chicken = perfect slow carb.
I love Nando’s, it’s delicious and totally on diet. I wish there were more restaurant choices in Malaysia that don’t shove processed white carbs down your throat.
I had a vodka + diet coke before bed – bad me. No more booze in the week.
And that’s week 1 wrapped, hoorah and let’s get on with week 2!
Monday Morning Weight = 124.8kg
Saturday Morning Weight = 121.5kg
Weight Loss = 3.3kg