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Diets - Progress Report #1

Well it is now one week since Tris & I properly began our diet. So far I have lost 2.3kg which makes me rather happy.

There have of course been ups & downs to this week. I’ve had a lot of fun creating low fat but tasty recipes for our meals but we realised that we had been eating around double the portion size we should have been. This has meant that we are suffering hunger pains pretty much all the time as we wait for our stomachs to realise that this is the amount of food to expect from now on. 

On Saturday we decided to have some of the more naughty foods that we like but try to keep within our calorie limits to minimise the risk of gaining back the weight we had lost over the week. Eating tiny portions of these was tasty but it showed us that we were better off having two super healthy meals that we could have a bit more of during the day & then the naughtier lunch or dinner so we don’t repeat the experience of going to bed feeling incredibly hungry. Sunday we put this into practice & found our appetites were much better sated than the previous day.

Onto step two soon. Adding proper exercise into our routine!

Diets.

So over the past couple of decades like a lot of people out there I have been dieting on & off. Sometimes successfully & sometimes not. 

In the past I have been dieting because other people have pressured me to but this time I am doing it because I want to. I want to be healthier rather than thinner (although that will be a pleasant side effect) & it is fortunate that Tris also wants to do the same.

One of the issues I have found in the past is that constantly denying myself things I would like to eat leads me to eventually rebel & binge. Rather than find myself in this position again I have decided to watch my food intake very carefully the majority of the week & allow myself to eat a moderate portion of the foods I avoid the rest of the week for one breakfast, one lunch & two dinners (usually over the weekend).

There will be a mixture of diet friendly & more indulgent recipes popping up from now on as I try new things. Please let me know how you get on if you give them a try. 

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