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Friday, 22 March 2013

Dieting? Choices and control

We have always said planning meals ahead will help you lose weight and keep the weight off. Once you get into the habit, it does become easier.
When you are busy socialising, it's all too easy to come home and say - there's nothing in the fridge... let's get a takeaway. Nowadays, we like to think we'll have something available, because we have planned ahead.
You never know what you might fancy, but if you are given a CHOICE, you may opt for the less calorific meal.
Just remember YOU are in control of what you eat - especially when you have something to choose from. If you decide you want that takeaway instead of something you've prepared - then eat it. If you don't want to think about calories, then don't. It's almost impossible to judge calories in a takeaway anyway. Losing weight takes time, and if you are too strict on yourself, you'll give up. If you have something prepared, then decide you would prefer the takeaway, all is not lost - you will have lunch ready to go the next day.

FRIDAY LUNCH. We both felt we needed some carbs today, as the weather is so miserable, and this jacket potato filled the lunch slot nicely. I saved time and microwaved them each for 4 minutes, then finished cooking them in the oven. Coleslaw and beans - a great combination (especially with a small sprinkle of cheese).
Later today we are planning to eat a stir fry, this time with beef and noodles. The pork stir fry recipe is here, you could use chicken breast too, and it's very quick and easy to prepare.
We love this stir fry because it is packed with flavour - buy a pack of stir fry vegetables so it's half prepared.
EAT THE FOOD YOU ENJOY.
TIP: Do you know how many calories you are allowed each day?
Here's a link to our very first blog post about our weight loss journey, which we began in January 2011. We started this blog as a way of recording what we ate while losing weight. The blog is a food diary, and contains lots of recipes, tips and ideas about losing weight.
You'll find our WEIGHT LOSS PLAN here. 
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