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How many times have you asked yourself why you’re gaining but not losing? Or professed “but I am eating healthy”. Does that healthy include the chocolate you ate on your way to work? Or last night’s late-night snacks? 

We all cheat ourselves without even knowing it. I recently started monitoring what I eat and I asked those around me to do the same. At first, I was like nah, I eat healthy already, kaantie… Ek iet die hele soet goetes. I made the decision to start cutting a few things out of my diet.  

Here is what I cut out that seems to be working for me.

  1. Sugar, no more sugar in my coffee, tea or cereal. In general, I also steer clear of food that contain a lot of sugar
  2. Bread, this was the hardest but I gradually started cutting down
  3. Fizzy drinks, no more Coke or other sweet fizzy drinks, it always made me feel very bloated

I couldn’t just cut from my diet, I had to reintroduce certain habits

  1. Water, I have been drinking water like crazy, it’s my new thing…not quite as tasty as Coke, I must admit, but it does do its thing
  2. Veggies, I have been adding veggies to almost all my meals
  3. Fruit, my new sweet indulgence 🙂
  4. Portion Control, this is the most important one, make sure not to overindulge. Keep your portions small and not to heavy. 

The exercise part is a little tricky, however, I am working on it. I make sure I walk when I can, don’t judge me…

A journey taken one step at a time

This is a whole journey of self-discovery. So far I have discovered that I actually like veggies and fresh foods, water has become my best friend and coffee without sugar is even better. 

The only reason I did this is because I started feeling a little uncomfortable in my skin, and I never use to. My clothes got tighter and my tummy bigger but mainly it was because I didn’t want to feel too winded and tired. I am not where I want to be just yet but I can feel my clothes fitting a little better and my energy is up. 

When I started this two weeks ago I weighed 83kg, I haven’t weighed myself again but my final weigh-in will be at the end of Feb, watch this space for the follow-up.

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