WHAT I EAT IN A DAY TO LOSE WEIGHT
Here’s how I eat to lose weight – I’ve lost 40 Pounds
In this post and video, I’m going to show you my top tips for staying fuller for longer, and I’m going to show you some some healthy and filling recipes that can help to keep you fuller for longer, and help you to lose weight – even when you’re having a “hungry day”.
WHAT TO EAT ON A HUNGRY DAY
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 – On a HUNGRY DAY (Day 6)”.
Today I’m showing you what I eat in a day to lose weight, when I ‘m having a hungry day, and I want filling meals that are lower in calories – so the meals and recipes are healthy, filling and lower in cal.
I’ve also typed up the full recipes for you below – these recipes just serve me (they just serve 1).
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.
Today is a hungry day, so I have had a snack too.
Obviously this kind of hungry day is not an everyday kind of thing. I usually get a “hungry day” like this about once (or maybe twice) a month – where I’m just so hungry I feel Like I could eat everything in sight. I’m pretty sure it has to do with “that time of the month”, you know for us girls…
But I know that if I make an effort to eat healthy meals like this, that keep me full and give my body the nutrients that it needs – then I won’t go bingeing on food, or won’t eat the entire contents of my fridge. This way I feel good at the end of the day, and also the next day when I wake up.
CALORIES PER DAY
I usually eat 1100-1400 calories a day to lose weight – depending on how active I’ve been and how hungry I feel that day. Today was a hungry day, so I had about 1400 calories. 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 dry rolled oats
-1 + 1/2 to 2 cups water
-1 flat teaspoon cold-pressed coconut oil
-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
-pinch natural vanilla (optional)
-1 teaspoon 100% pure maple syrup/ honey (optional)
-1 Tablespoon unsweetened peanut butter
-fresh fruit (1/2 cup blueberries + 1/2 cup strawberrie slices)
-bring the dry oats and water to a boil in a pot on the stove
-simmer for 15-20 minutes until cooked
-mix the cooked oats with 1 teaspoon coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla (optional), pure maple syrup (optional)
-top the oats with 1 Tablespoon unsweetened peanut butter and fresh fruit
-eat and enjoy!
Roughly 350 – 400 cal (depending on fruit used)
-1/2 cup cooked quinoa
-2 boiled eggs
-a big handful chopped kale
-1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
-1 carrot (peeled and chopped)
-1/2 cup button mushroom slices
-1 teaspoon cold-pressed olive oil
-1 teaspoon unsweetened balsamic vinegar
-a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
-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 halved cherry tomatoes, chopped carrot and sliced button mushrooms to the kale
-toss the salad, then add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar and black pepper
-eat and enjoy!
Roughly 400 – 450 cal
An essential for a hungry day
-1 cup brewed coffee
-a little unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk contains about 8 calories (basically nothing) + black coffee contains no calories!!!
SNACK – OPTIONAL
1 cup fresh cherries
1 Tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
I love to snack on fresh cherries, and eat almond butter out of a little bowl with a little spoon!
Roughly 170 cal
-1/2 cup cooked brown rice
-1 x 100g free-ranged skinless chicken breast (sliced)
-2 flat teaspoons macadamia nut oil (or another good cooking oil)
-1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
-1 Tablespoon pure tomato paste
-1 teaspoon Italian herb mix
-low calorie vegetables to roast (I’ve used zucchinis, cauliflower and patty pans)
-fresh lemon juice
-sea salt and black pepper
-preheat oven to 180°C/ 360° F
-roast a tray of vegetables in the oven for 20-30 minutes with 1 teaspoon macadamia nut oil (or another good cooking oil), sea salt and black pepper
-toss the skinless chicken breast slices in a pan over a medium-high heat until the chicken is properly cooked (with 1 teaspoon oil, chopped cherry tomatoes, pure tomato paste, Italian Herbs, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, sea salt and black pepper)
-serve 1/2 cup cooked brown rice on a plate with the tangy tomato chicken
-serve a portion of the roasted 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 Strydom – for liezljayne.com