Last week I mentioned that I was relaxing my ‘diet’ between now and Christmas, while I am still going to eat healthy I am not going to count syns, worry about meal plans or say no to yummy treats. I have bought a FitBit and am attempting to do at least 10,000 steps everyday, which is something that I surprisingly managed quite a few times last week, I also tracked calories consumed versus calories burned on a few days and made sure this was under.
All of the above seems to have worked for me, I have lost a fantastic 2 & 1/2 pounds this week, my trousers have felt very baggy but I have had so many sweet treats this past week that I really didn’t expect it. It just shows that a little bit of exercise and eating healthy the majority of the time means that you can allow yourself to have a treat. I haven’t been counting syns so have no idea whether I was within them or not, I do know though that the majority of my meals have been syn free and on days where they weren’t I did try and avoid any extra treats.
Another thing that I’ve relaxed is taking photos of my food, I am going to enjoy food during this break and am not worrying about finding my camera and letting my food go cold while I take twenty different photos! I did manage to take photos of my two favourite meals as follows.
Chinese Five Spice Chicken with garlic and spinach rice.
For this one I sliced up a chicken breast, fried in fry light until cooked through, added onions and fried for about five minutes. Mixed fat free yoghurt with Chinese Five spice, added this into the pan, stirred through for about five minutes. I cooked the rice as usual, when it was finished I drained the water and added chopped garlic and spinach.
Asda Cheese & Ham Crust Chicken fillets with paprika chips and mixed veg.
These chicken fillets from Asda are beautiful, I’ve just checked and they are 6 syns each, everything else that day was syn free so I had a good day that day! The chips were just cooked in the acti fry with a sprinkling of smoked paprika, there wasn’t much flavour so I didn’t add anywhere near as much, next time I will use loads.
What have been your favourite healthy meals this week? Have you relaxed your diet now that Christmas is approaching?