Since I’ve embarked on Operation-Summer-Bod, my weightloss has been slow but steady. I’m also adopting a very ‘flexitarian’ diet, which means that most days I eat meat-free meals, some days I’m vegan, and other days I still love to rip in to a big fat burger. I’ve been much more creative in the kitchen lately, just because my diet has changed so much lately. Eating meat-free meals makes you want to add in flavour where you might be missing it from meat, and when I cook vegan meals, I go crazy experimenting with new spices and flavours. I wanted to start this ‘What I Ate Today’ series because it might be really fun to photograph what I’m shovelling down my neck. As well as this, if I come up with a wicked recipe, It’ll be easy to share it with you!
When I started this weightloss mission, I weighed 9st 4lbs. This is the heaviest I’ve ever been. I’m about 3 weeks in, and although I have enjoyed about 4 cheat days, I’m now dead on 9st. So here's what I ate today!
3 egg + ham omelette
I took 3 large eggs and a splash of semi-skimmed milk and whisked it up in a mug. Then I shredded a slice of honey-roasted ham and a sprinkle of black pepper. I just chucked this in a pan on a low heat and made myself quite a humungous omelette. I calculated the calorie count of this to be around 350 calories, which is pretty good going. I’d usually smother this in cheese and bbq sauce, but as I’m being healthier recently I’m trying to cut down on the unnecessary fat and sugars.
Tesco Healthy Living Lentil + Vegetable soup
I’m absolutely obsessed with soup!! And when I realised that lots of supermarkets do a low-calorie option, I immediately stocked up on the various calorie-counted soups. I literally just throw this in a bowl and zap it in the microwave (no unnecessary dishes to do! Bonus!) for about 3 minutes. There’s technically 2 servings per tin, but since they’re so low in calories, I don’t feel too guilty about eating the whole tin. The whole tin contains 156 calories, and I don’t have any bread or anything with it. I usually feel really satisfied after a big bowl of soup, so I’m happy to only have this small amount of calories.
My DIY Burrito Bowls
This is an old photo but I re-made this recipe that I came up with/stole from Tortilla. It’s a wrap-less burrito which makes it a lower carb option, and is packed full of vegetables, beans, rice, guacamole and cheese! It is quite a calorific meal for me, coming in at 461 calories, but it’s full of goodness and is so unbelievably filling. I know you’re meant to eat a smaller meal in the evenings, but as I’ve stopped eating late and ain to have dinner between 6pm and 7pm, I feel better about nomming this down. The full recipe blog-post (which I’m super proud of!) can be found here.
I had a couple of sugary bevvies throughout the day, though. I’ve had a can of coke which is about 140 calories (oops) and now I’m sitting here sipping on Lambrini. Luckily, Lambrini, despite being completely embarrassing to admit you drink, is very low in calories. It’s roughly 100 calories per most-of a bottle (yes I’ve drank most of a bottle what about it?).
This means that my day’s calorie intake was 1206. I’m pretty pleased with that. I like to aim for between 1200 and 1300 calories per day, because it definitely means that I’ll be losing some weight somewhere, even if I can’t be bothered to go for runs. I really hope you enjoyed this blog-post! I’ll be doing more of them in the future; partly to keep me on my toes and conscious of what I’m shoving down my neck, and also to hopefully inspire and motivate others who are on the weightloss-bandwagon!
Lots of love,