This year my best friend gets married and I am lucky enough to be her Maid of Honour. Cue me suddenly panicking that all the yummy food I’ve eaten over the Christmas period (and, let’s face it the rest of 2014) means I need to kick myself into shape.
I will explicitly say, no I don’t think I’m overweight, but yes I would like to tone things up and maybe get rid of a few pounds, but safely and sensibly. So when we returned from America where we had been for Christmas and New Year and had been indulging in some serious eats, I decided that Mr LVS and I would be on a healthy eating plan right away!
Now I wouldn’t say I’ve made a resolution to stick to a healthy diet, but I’m sure as heck going to try and luckily I found a sensible, tasty healthy eating plan which was easy to follow.
We stuck to it every day for a week, both loosing a few pounds, but more importantly, discovering a new approach to eating. It’s a form of ‘clean eating’ however I wouldn’t go as far as to say we’ve become ‘clean eaters’ – we’ve certainly changed our diets, but it’s not going to stop me from indulging as and when I want, just more within reason now.
One main difference for me is that I’ve started eating breakfast every day – something my Mum will definitely be happy about! The plan we followed included 3 meals a day plus 2 snacks, which is actually more than I was used to eating, but I’ve adapted pretty well. After the inital week of sticking to the exact diet stipulated we’ve relaxed slightly this week, still keeping most of the recipes from week one, but adapting them to suit our tastes and lifestyle and we’ve also made the desicion to go swimming at least once a week – healthy eating needs exercise as its partner!
I’ve discovered an abundance of delicious healthy meals and recipes in the last couple of weeks, and I’ve been trying them out on Mr LVS, so make sure you check back soon for some yummy, guilt free recipes (and yes, there is chocolate involved!)
Have you made any New Year’s resolutions this year? If so what are they? Let me know in a comment below.
NB. If you are interested in following a healthy eating plan, please do consult your GP before hand to see if it is recommended for you. That might sound a little silly but all sort of things can be affected by changes in your diet, so it’s best to ask a professional.