Almost 5 years ago, I went on a diet for about 5 months. I ended up losing 20 kg, which is around 44 pounds.
I held onto my final weight of 76 kg (167,55 pounds) for about two years. And started gaining, as my husband came back from rehab. Now I'm back up to 96 kg (about 212 pounds...). >.<
Now, after *trying* to get started again on a diet for the last year or so, it suddenly 'clicked' in my brain. I stood up from my reading on Sunday evening, walked to the cabinet and threw out all my chocolates that I'd bought throughout the last year. Then I cooked my first, healthy diet dinner in a long time.
I've always enjoyed this diet - which doesn't really have a proper name, since I got it out of one of the women's magazines back then, but I think it's along the lines of low fat - since the recipes are easy, fresh, can be made really fast and taste good. :) And there are even little "sins" allowed as in-between meals: sometimes a piece of pound-cake, sometimes a cappuccino with some small cookies to go with it, sometimes toast with butter, or fruits. You have 5 meals a day, and I always eat the warm meal in the evening...
sharona1x2 wanted to see some of the recipes. So I thought I'd post my dinner recipe, along with a picture. ^^
It looks a little strange, because I wanted to make sure I got it onto the plate without it breaking apart. I succeeded - mostly. ^^
So here' s the recipe - for one person, of course:
Slice and dice
1 zucchini (about 3,53 ounces)
1 tomato (also about 3,53 ounces)
Make the dices really small, then you have more substance, and feel like you're eating more. ^^
2 teaspoons water (I use fizzy mineral water, because it fluffs up the egg mass when it's in the pan)
salt and pepper
I add some frozen, mixed, cut herbs (like parsley, thyme, rosemary, dill etc.) to the egg mixture, to make it taste more interesting.
In a separate bowl mix
1 portion plain low fat yogurt (I don't know what tins, cans, bottles etc. your yogurt comes in - just use the regular size, not large ones)
1 crushed garlic clove
1/2 packet of frozen, mixed, cut herbs (like parsley, thyme, rosemary, dill etc.)
I add some curry powder and some Arabian spices to taste - but that's just my personal taste... ^^
In a Teflon pan, heat one teaspoon oil, and stir-fry the vegetables, until they're lightly cooked. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables, lower the heat and let solidify slowly. Do it slow, or it will burn on the bottom and still be soft and gooey on top.
Plate and eat together with the yogurt sauce. ^^