What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight – Simple Recipes (Day 5)

What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight – Simple Recipes (Day 5)


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 5)”.

Today I’m showing you what I eat in a day to lose weight, when I want simple recipes – so the meals and recipes are really easy to make, but they’re still delish!

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.


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.

And you can also check out “What I eat in a day to lose weight – Day 1” and “What I eat in a day to lose weight – Day 2”  and “What I eat in a day to lose weight – Day 3”  and “What I eat in a day to lose weight – Day 4” for more weight-loss meal inspiration.

I hope that you find this helpful!

Liezl Jayne xo

Here is the FREE 3 day eating plan for weight-loss that you can download here on my blog – this is what I used to lose 40 Lbs!


Breakfast: Ingredients

-1 slice wholegrain rye bread (or 1 to 2 slices gluten-free bread)

-2 free-range eggs

-1/2 teaspoon macadamia nut oil (or another cooking oil)

-1 cup fresh berries (strawberry slices, blueberries and raspberries)

-sea salt

-black pepper

Breakfast: Method

-fry the eggs in a pan on the stove over a medium heat with 1/2 teaspoon macadamia nut oil

-toast the bread

-top toast with cooked eggs (I like to keep the yolk a bit runny)

-sprinkle the eggs with sea salt and black pepper

-serve fresh berries on the side

-eat and enjoy!

Breakfast: Calories

Roughly 350-400 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 x 100g grilled chicken breast (sliced)

-1 medium carrot

-1/2 to 1 cup fresh cucumber slices

-1/3 avocado

-4 pitted olives (I like kalamata olives)

-1 teaspoon cold-pressed olive oil

-a squeeze of fresh lemon juice

-sea salt

-black pepper

Lunch: Method

-wash and roughly chop the romaine, and add it to a bowl

-peel the carrot into strips with a vegetable peeler and add to the bowl

-slice the cucumber and add to salad

-slice the grilled chicken breast

-halve and pit the olives, and slice the 1/3 avocado

-add the sliced grilled chicken, avocado and olives to the salad

-drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice over the salad

-add a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper to taste

-eat and enjoy!

Lunch: Calories

Roughly 400 cal

My easy grilled chicken recipe: For this salad, I used the same recipe that I made in this video.



Afternoon tea is my fave

-1 cup green mint tea

-serve black and unsweetened for zero calories

Tea: Calories

Zero calories!!!


Dinner: Ingredients

-1 cup cooked gluten-free or brown rice spaghetti

-fresh basil leaves (optional)

-8 raw walnuts (or 1 + 1/2 Tablespoons pine nuts)

-1/4 chopped onion

-1 cup halved baby tomatoes

-1 cup sliced button mushrooms

-2 Tablespoons pure tomato paste

-1 teaspoon Italian herb mix

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

-fresh lemon juice

-sea salt and black pepper

-optional: pinch of paprika (or cayenne pepper, or chilli)

-optional: garlic (I don’t add this, but is good if you like garlic)

Dinner: Method

-add spaghetti 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 10 minutes until it’s ready

-chop the onion and sautee in a pan over a medium-high heat on the stove with 1 teaspoon oil, until it becomes caramelised and slightly brown (this is an important step, cause this will add flavor to the pasta sauce)

-once the onions are caramelised, add the halved baby tomatoes, mushroom slices, tomato paste, Italian herbs, sea salt, black pepper and paprika (optional)

-simmer on the stove over a medium heat until it becomes like a sauce

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

-measure out 1 cup of cooked spaghetti and add to the sauce

-toss the pasta in a sauce and then serve in a bowl

-sprinkle pasta with chopped raw walnuts (or pine nuts), and fresh basil leaves (optional)

-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