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My diet

Writing this post last week on the things to do when coming back from holidays, I did mention going on a diet – a diet that’s actually been with me for the past 10 years or something. Not that I’ve been on a diet for 10 years, God no!! It’s just my little trick whenever I get to put on a 1-2 kilos and would like to get rid of them just because there’s no reason to have them. If however there is a good reason to have them (e.g. that time in my life that I was having 2-3 glasses of whine EVERY EVENING with dinner), then so be it, life has taught me any way that when habits change (meaning our mind…) our body usually follows suit.

So I’m gonna share with you my lovely diet in order you’re looking for something new to get you out of your eating habits. This promises a loss of 8 kilos in 2 months, which is pretty decent and healthy, but I never manage to keep it up for that long or follow it religiously, which makes it more like 1-2 kilos in a month for me. But these are real kilos, meaning you don’t see them coming back the second you have a pizza. Or two.

A few rules before the game starts: You can order the days as you like, Day 1 does not actually have to be on a Monday, or you can try Day 7 before Day 4 if you wish. However, you cannot choose to have the same dishes over and over again – I know the one with pasta is a treat, but if there was pasta that could make us lose weight, believe there wouldn’t even be a reason for this post (or Weight Watchers for that matter…) You can also use as much lemon, mustard and spices you want on your food but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stay away from salt as much as possible. You know you have to avoid alcohol and other sugary drinks if you want to make this work, but coffee/tea with as much little sugar as possible is allowed. As for snacks between means, there are also very much advised and could be a fruit, a handful of unsalted nuts or almonds, half a slice of bread with a bit of low-fat cheese etc. you know, the usual stuff.

(DISCLAIMER: I’m a full figured woman, weighing 72 kilos (on a good idea) and measuring 1.75m tall. I’m perfectly happy with my body and losing a few kilos now and then is just a way for me to balance periods of unhealthy eating or excessive consumption of alcohol etc. You’re smart people so PLEASE DO NOT EMBARK ON THIS OR ANY OTHER DIET IF YOUR HEALTH DOES NOT ALLOW IT and before anything else check with your doctor if you have any kind of doubt as to what your eating should entail).

There. I said it. We’re ready to start now.

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Day 1: 

Breakfast:

  • 1 glass of fresh orange juice
  • 2 slices of toast bread (whole wheat) with 1 slice of low-fat cheese and 1 slice of low-fat ham/turkey

Lunch:

  • 150 gr. chicken prepared with 1 tbsp of olive oil and vegetables (don’t use ANY MORE olive oil, try instead to use a lot of spices to give the chicken some flavour. And of course, NO SALT)
  • a green salad with 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 slice of bread (whole wheat) OR half a cup rice OR 1 medium-sized potato (baked or boiled).

Dinner:

  • 1 wrap with 1 slice of low-fat cheese and 1 slice of low-fat ham/turkey
  • a small green salad with 1 tbsp of olive oil

Day 2: 

Breakfast:

  • Half a glass of milk
  • 3 tbsp’s of oatmeal
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Lunch:

  • Half a cup of cooked lentils OR beans OR chickpeas with 1 tbsp of olive oil per serving (here , here and here are some nice recipes you can try)
  • 30 gr of low fat cheese OR 1 boiled egg
  • a green salad with 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 slice of bread (whole wheat)

Dinner:

  • 80 gr of beef OR fish OR chicken OR 1 small burger OR 60 gr of low-fat cheese OR 1 boiled egg
  • a small green salad with 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 slice of bread (whole wheat) OR half a cup rice OR 1 medium-sized potato (baked or boiled).

Day 3: 

Breakfast:

  • 1 glass of milk (1.5% fat) OR 1 yogurt (2% fat) OR 30 gr. of low-fat cheese
  • half a cup of cereal OR 2 pieces of melba toast (whole wheat).

Lunch:

  • 150 gr of fish (boiled or prepared in the oven)
  • a green salad with 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 slice of bread (whole wheat)  OR 1 medium-sized potato (baked or boiled).

Dinner:

  • 1 glass of milk (1.5% fat) + half a cup of cereal + 1 tea spoon of honey

Day 4: 

Breakfast:

  • 1 glass of milk (1.5% fat) OR 1 yogurt (2% fat) OR 30 gr. of low-fat cheese
  • half a cup of cereal OR 2 pieces of melba toast (whole wheat).

Lunch:

  • 2 cups of cooked green beans with other vegetables (here‘s a nice recipe) with 1 tbsp of olive oil per serving
  • 30 gr of low fat cheese OR 1 boiled egg
  • 1 slice of bread (whole wheat)

Dinner:

  • 1 yogurt (2% fat) with 2 fruit, 2 tbsp’s of cereal and 1 tea spoon of honey

Day 5: 

Breakfast:

  • Half a glass of milk with 3 tbsp’s of oatmeal
  • 1 small banana OR 1 apple
  • 1 tea spoon of honey

Lunch:

  • 1 omelette (1 full egg + 3 egg whites) with 1 tbsp of olive oil, mushrooms, peppers, 1 slice of turkey and one slice of low-fat cheese.
  • 1 green salad with  1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 slice of bread (whole wheat)

Dinner:

  • Tuna salad with 1 canned tuna + 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 slice of bread (whole wheat)

Day 6: 

Breakfast:

  • 1 glass of fresh orange juice OR 1 piece of fruit
  • 2 slices of toast bread (whole wheat) with 1 slice of low-fat cheese and 1 slice of low-fat ham/turkey

Lunch:

  • 2 cups of whole wheat pasta prepared with tomato sauce and vegetables, and cooked with 1 tbsp of olive oil per serving + 1 tbsp of graded cheese
  • 1 small green salad with 1 tbsp of olive oil

Dinner:

  • 2 slices of toast bread (whole wheat) with 1 slice of low-fat cheese and 1 slice of low-fat ham/turkey
  • 1 small green salad with 1 tbsp of olive oil

Day 7: 

Breakfast:

  • Half a glass of milk with 3 tbsp’s of oatmeal
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 tea spoon of honey

Lunch:

  • 150 gr. of chicken OR beef OR 2 small burgers OR 1 small serving of giouvarlakia (try them, they are amazing) OR 1 small serving of soutzoukakia (try them, they are amazing)
  • 1 small salad with 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 cup of mashed potato OR baked potatoes OR rice

Dinner:

  • Dakos (try it, it’s amazing) with 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 piece of fruit

So here you go! Print it, go shopping, put it on your fridge and good luck!!!!

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