WHAT I EAT IN A DAY TO LOSE WEIGHT
Here’s how I eat to lose weight – I’ve lost 40 Pounds
I often get asked what I eat in a day (and how I lost 40 Lbs). Here in this video, I’m showing you exactly what I ate in a day to lose weight – and what kinds of foods I eat when I’m trying to get into better shape. This is “What I eat in a day to lose weight – Day 3”.
I’ve also typed up the full recipes for you below – these recipes just serve me (they just serve 1), Rob always eats double or triple the amount of what I eat.
When I’m trying to lose weight, I’ll usually eat 3 meals per day – and sometimes I’ll have a snack (depending on how active I’ve been, how hungry I am that day and how I feel that day), but I will generally just have 3 meals.
CALORIES PER DAY
I usually eat 1100-1300 calories a day to lose weight, and sometimes I’ll eat up to 1400 calories – if I really need it or have been more active than usual. I have a petite frame, but women with a taller frame (or women who are very active every day) may need to eat more to lose weight in a healthy way. I talk more about how to work out your personal calorie needs in my book.
You can also download my 3 day eating plan for weight-loss, if you want another example of what to eat in a day to lose weight. I’m currently giving it away for Free, so you can download it and check it out if you want to.
I hope that you find this helpful!
Liezl Jayne xo
-1/2 cup rolled oats (dry)
-1 + 1/2 to 2 cups water
-2 teaspoons cacao powder (raw cocoa)
-1 flat teaspoon cold-pressed coconut oil
-pinch ground vanilla (optional)
-1 teaspoon 100% pure maple syrup (or as needed, don’t go crazy with sweetener)
-tiny pinch sea salt (optional, only if sweetener has been used)
-1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
-1 flat Tablespoon unsweetened cashew butter (or almond butter, or peanut butter)
-bring the oats and water to a boil on the stove in a pot, then bring the heat down and let the oats simmer for 10-20 minutes
-once cooked, mix in the coconut oil, cacao powder, cinnamon, vanilla, 100% pure maple syrup, and sea salt
-serve the oats in a bowl and add toppings
-serve with 1 flat Tablespoon unsweetened nut butter and blueberries
-eat and enjoy!
Roughly 350 cal
I’ve also got the full recipe for my healthy chocolate oatmeal here on the blog – with a full calorie breakdown for you.
-a big handful chopped kale
-1 medium pink lady apple (chopped)
-10 raw pecan nut halves
-1 cup sliced roasted beetroot pieces
-1 teaspoon cold-pressed olive oil
-a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
-roast the beetroot whole (with their peel on) by wrapping them in foil and cooking them in the oven at 180°C/ 360°F for 40-60 minutes (or until soft)
-once cooked the peel should come off really easily
-slice the roasted beetroot (this keeps in the fridge for a few days – great for adding to salads)
-mix chopped kale the olive oil and a pinch of sea salt
-massage the oil into the kale by rubbing it with your hands in a bowl
-massaging the kale makes the texture softer and nicer to eat, and it also makes the kale easier to digest
-add the chopped apple, raw pecan nut halves, roasted beetroot slices and 1/3 sliced avocado
-toss the salad, then add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and black pepper
-eat and enjoy!
Roughly 400 – 450 cal
Gotta have my afternoon tea
-1 cup rooibos tea
-serve black and unsweetened for zero calories
-1 x 100g free-ranged skinless chicken breast
-1 flat teaspoon macadamia nut oil (or another good cooking oil)
-1/2 teaspoon Italian herb mix
-1/2 teaspoon unsweetened white balsamic vinegar
-2 or 3 small baby potatoes (or roughly 2/3 regular medium potato)
-green vegetables to steam (I’ve used 2 small zucchinis and a few asparagus spears)
-fresh lemon juice
-sea salt and black pepper
-preheat oven to 180°C/ 360° F
-halve the baby potatoes and toss with 1/2 teaspoon oil, sea salt and black pepper
-bake the potatoes on a baking tray for 20-40 minutes (or until soft and a little crispy)
-toss the skinless chicken breast with 1/2 teaspoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened white balsamic vinegar, Italian Herbs, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, sea salt and black pepper
-bake the chicken on a tray for 20-30 minutes (or until fully cooked), turning half way
-lightly steam the vegetables
-serve the cooked chicken breast with the baby potato halves and steamed vegetables
-add a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper to the veggies
-eat and enjoy!
Take note: Please note that you should be in a healthy state before you decide to follow a new way of eating, or a calorie restricted diet. It’s always advised that you talk to your GP, doctor or health care professional to see if a new way of eating is suitable for your personal health needs.
Photos and video by Liezl Jayne for liezljayne.com