What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight + Healthy Grocery Haul (Day 8)

What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight + Healthy Grocery Haul (Day 8)


Here’s how I eat to lose weight – I’ve lost 40 Pounds

Here in this video and blog post, 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 8)”.

Today I’m showing you what I eat in a day to lose weight, when I want simple recipes – and I’m also showing you my HUGE grocery haul that I just did (watch the video to see what healthy foods I keep in my fridge and pantry).

I’ve also typed up the full recipes for you below – these recipes just serve me (they just serve 1).


I generally at 1200-1400 calories a day to lose weight, and sometimes 1100 (if I was very inactive that day). 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.

And you can also check out my other “What I eat in a day” videos for more weight-loss meal inspiration.

I hope that you find this helpful!

Liezl Jayne xo

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Breakfast: Ingredients

-*3 small slices (or 2 regular slices) gluten-free bread

-1 Tablespoon unsweetened almond butter

-1 cup sliced strawberries

-1/2 medium banana

-sprinkle of cinnamon

Breakfast: Method

-slice the strawberries and banana

-toast the bread

-top toast with 1 Tablespoon almond butter

-sprinkle the toast with cinnamon

-add the strawberry and banana slices on top

-eat and enjoy!

Breakfast: Calories

Roughly 400 cal (depending on bread used)

*Try my easy gluten-free bread recipe (here) on the blog – it’s roughly 90 calories per slice!


Lunch: Ingredients

-*big handful chopped romaine/ cos lettuce

-1/2 cup cooked brown rice

-1/3 cup cooked chickpeas

-1 medium carrot (grated)

-1/2 to 1 cup fresh cucumber slices

-1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes

-1/3 avocado

-you will need a mason jar (can also use a lunch box)

DIY Dressing: Ingredients

-1 teaspoon cold-pressed olive oil

-1 Tablespoon unsweetened balsamic vinegar

-a squeeze of fresh lemon juice

-1 teaspoon Italian herbs

-sea salt

-black pepper

Lunch: Method

-cook the brown rice (I always keep pre-cooked rice in my fridge)

-wash and roughly chop the romaine

-grate the carrot

-slice the cucumber and cherry tomatoes

-rinse the chickpeas

-slice the 1/3 avocado

-mix the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, Italian herbs, sea salt and black pepper together

-this will be your dressing

-pour the dressing into your glass jar

-next add the cucumber and tomato slices, and then the grated carrot in layers

-then make more layers in the jar with the chickpeas, avocado and brown rice

-gently press down the ingredients with a spoon to make space

-finally add the chopped romaine lettuce

-eat and enjoy!

Lunch: Calories

Roughly 400 cal

*You can also use kale if you’d like to meal prep this salad jar, and don’t want the leafy greens to go soggy.

Kale keeps really well in a prepared salad.


Snack time is the best

-2 small apples (or 1 large)

-*1 x Nakd snack bar (or another healthy snack bar of choice)

Snack: Calories

Roughly 200 calories (dependant on snack bar used, and size of apples)

*Watch the video to see what other healthy snack bars I love to keep in my pantry!


Dinner: Ingredients

-1 cup cooked gluten-free pasta

-1/2 cup cooked black beans

-1 cup halved baby tomatoes

-1 cup sliced button mushrooms

-1 cup sliced zucchini (baby marrows)

-2 Tablespoons pure tomato paste

-handful baby spinach

-1 to 2 teaspoons dried rosemary and oregano (or Italian herb mix)

-1 teaspoon macadamia nut oil (or another good cooking oil)

-fresh lemon juice

-sea salt and black pepper

Dinner: Method

-add pasta to boiling water in a pot on the stove (with a tiny drop of oil and sea salt, so that the pasta doesn’t stick together) and cook for roughly 8 to 10 minutes until it’s ready

-chop the tomatoes and mushrooms and zucchini

-add 1 teaspoon oil to a pan

-add the halved baby tomatoes, mushroom slices, zucchini slices, rosemary, oregano, sea salt and black pepper

-cook on the stove over a medium heat until it almost fully cooked

-you may need to add a little drop of water to the sauce if it starts to become a bit thick (or dry)

-add the black beans, tomato paste, baby spinach and fresh lemon juice

-heat the additional ingredients to the pan and mix into the veggies

-measure out 1 cup of cooked pasta and add stir into the other ingredients

-serve on a plate or in a bowl

-eat and enjoy!

Dinner: Calories

Roughly 400 cal

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 Strydom – for liezljayne.com