Thursday, July 31, 2014

Keep losing...

Mom and I went to see our dietician today. Finally we have both lost weight during the last month. She gave us new lists and a three day protein only shock diet to follow in two weeks. This little success boosted our motivation.

Menu planning is easy for us. We eat very basic meals and always cook from scratch. We try to consume everything in season. Nowadays, we consume lots of string beans, zucchini, peppers, eggplants and tomatoes. We use only olive oil in our cooking. Our diet menu consists of a vegetable dish for one meal along with whole wheat bread and yogurt and another meal with a large salad and meat. Our breakfasts are pretty standard.

The dietician gives us a variety of snacks that are easy to pack so that we can take them anywhere with us like date palms, dried apricots, figs or some whole wheat crackers. When we feel like it we can have two-three scoops of ice-cream as a snack.

Buying in season has both health and taste benefits. Budget benefits are an added bonus.

Mom will spend the next two-three months at her home in Ankara but we will keep supporting each other over the phone.

6 comments:

  1. Diet and exercise are much better with a partner. Though I am surprised a dietician would recommend a shock diet of any sort unrelated to medical procedures. Best of luck to you both!

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    1. Thanks for your concern. You really are a very kind person.

      The shock prescription is only for three days in case we get stuck again. It's got enough calories but there are no "bad" carbs. We are allowed to do it only once per month. We initially lost weight at an ideal pace but then hit our weight zone where we spent many years so, our bodies are resisting more loss.

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  2. Weight loss--on my mind so much lately.

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    1. Join us! Supporting one another really helps. I promise to compare notes with you every day :)

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  3. Thank you Sam! In the past I got frustrated and gave up easily. Not this time!

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