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Five Day Diet Plan

Hi Everyone! It’s Tin! 🙂

So last week, boyfie and I decided to start eating healthy together after months of “food trips” and eating “unclean”. 😀

When we started dating I was around 50kg and after a year, the scales show a 7kg increase. For a ton of happiness and fun, I say gaining 7 kilos isn’t that bad. hehe But hey! I don’t want to go heavy weight so might as well think of “healthier” options that we can do together. We love travelling, going on hikes, camping, exploring the world. Thus, if we don’t want to slow down or not be able to go to trips due to health conditions (super fast forward thinking but very feasible if we don’t stop eating toxic x_x), then we definitely have to do something good starting asap. 0:)

Before this, our normal meals would be something with fries, burger, fried chicken, etc. We’re very near food chains like Mcdonalds and Jollibee. Tasty and convenient.

If food chains are near, same thing goes with the supermarkets. Basically, getting the healthy stuff shouldn’t be an issue either. However, the switch will mean I have to get up earlier to prepare our food for the day. Not so convenient, but eventually, I find myself enjoying it. All the colors in the lunch box is <3. When I get the hang of it, I’m planning to do those cute bento boxes. 😀 hehe!

Anyway, we were nervous about switching to healthy mode. Boyfie and I, uhm.. we do NOT like getting hungry. That is why, so as not to shock ourselves so much, we tried doing the Zero Hunger Diet.

So when I saw the name of the ‘diet’ plan, *mental light bulb ON* and I said, “This should make a decent start!”

At the end of 5 days, I lose around 3kg (seriously!) and the coolest part is I was NEVER hungry. My skin was also a lot LOOOOOT clearer and dewey. Boyfriend wasn’t as bloated as before and I can see improvements around his waist. No abs yet, but hey we’re working on that! 😀 One step at a time.

We had cheat day on the 6th day, and we have an agreement to have one every weekend. 😀

So that’s basically what happened this week. 😛 (It’s kinda long but hey! That’s one week crunched ^_^)

Just a quick, quick info about this “Zero Hunger” diet: Meals have high water and fiber content. This is basically the reason why you feel full all day. 🙂 Important Note: You need to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Here’s what I did, you can do the same OR NOT. 😀 There’s no one correct way of doing it. It’s just drinking water so.. chill. 😉

  • 1 glass upon waking up (we had milk for breakfast and that’s enough fluid for us for breakfast)
  • 1 glass morning on/ before morning snack
  • 1 glass before lunch
  • 1 glass after/during lunch
  • 1 glass on/ before afternoon snack
  • 1 glass before dinner
  • 1 glass after/during dinner
  • 1 glass before going to sleep

All meals below (for 1 person)

Day 1

  • Breakfast- 100g oatmeal, 250 mL nonfat milk, 1 orange, half apple
  • Snack- Coffee, no sugar
  • Lunch- 2 slices Whole Wheat Bread, 2 chicken breasts (grilled, but I sprinkled pepper on it so it tastes better), 1/2 sliced tomato and lettuce
  • Snack- 1 plain yogurt, 2 apples
  • Dinner- 85g whole wheat pasta with tomato basil sauce, 90g lettuce with 1 tomato and 1 tbsp. low calorie dressing, 1 apple

Day 2

  • Breakfast- 100g oatmeal, 250 mL nonfat milk, 1 pear, 1 plain yogurt
  • Snack- Green Tea with lemon, 1 apple
  • Lunch- 90 g lettuce tossed with 1 small can of tuna (canned in water), 1 tomato, 1/2 cucumber, 1 tbsp. low calorie dressing, 1 slice of whole wheat bread
  • Snack- 1 pear, 1 apple
  • Dinner- 170 g chicken breast, 100 g steamed vegetables

Day 3

  • Breakfast- 100g oatmeal, 250 mL nonfat milk, 1 apple
  • Snack- Coffee (no sugar)
  • Lunch- 90g lettuce, 110 g chicken breast, 1 tomato, 1/2 cucumber, 1 tbsp. low calorie dressing, 1 slice of wheat bread
  • Snack- 1 plain yogurt, 2 pears
  • Dinner- 170g chicken breast, 100g steamed vegetables (To make it not boring and different from what we had the other night, I chose different set of veggies every time. ^_^ )

Day 4

  • Breakfast- 100g oatmeal, 250 mL nonfat milk, 1 orange, 1 plain yogurt
  • Snack- Green tea with lemon
  • Lunch- scrambled egg white (with pepper and garlic), 2 slices chicken breast, 11/2 tomato and lettuce
  • Snack- 1 plain yogurt, 1 apple, 1 orange
  • Dinner- 1 slice whole wheat bread, chicken breast in BBQ seasoning (only a few to taste), lettuce, 1/2 tomato

Day 5

  • Breakfast- 100g oatmeal, 250 mL nonfat milk, 1 pear, 1 plain yogurt
  • Snack- Coffee, no sugar
  • Lunch- 90g lettuce, 1 small can of tuna (canned in water), 1 tomato, 1/2 cucumber, 1 tbsp. low calorie dressing, 2 slices of whole wheat bread, 1/2 carrot (sticks)
  • Snack- 1 plain yogurt, 2 apples
  • Dinner- We had dinner outside because it was Friday. ❤ We got one serving of Kenny Roger’s healthy plate which is basically roasted chicken, a bit of corn cob plus Tuscan salad. No rice for us. 😀

That’s it friends! Saturdate is cheat day so we got to eat a lil bit of all the things we missed. The cool thing after this week however, is that we couldn’t bring ourselves into eating as much rice or fries as we used to before this diet. We still like the taste of them, to be honest, but surprisingly, after eating around 6 fries for example, our palate already felt a bit off like the food was too salty. Thus, we were not able to finish one regular fries serving and just ordered another bottle of water to clean off our palates. 🙂

Right now, I’m planning for this week’s diet plan. Will be sharing the details in my next post.

Love, love, love,

Tintin

 

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I'm a supply chain analyst by profession. Outside office, I travel, cook, bake, knit, crochet, draw, paint, bum-and-do-nothing, eat something new..hmm basically try my best to live and do/learn everything that I can. Life is a continuous journey of learning and teaching others what you've learned. :)

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