Transformation

Haven’t posted for a while and finding it hard to keep up my routine with lots of holidays, hen dos and wedding fun! So getting my motivation back with the below picture!! 


Me in black 3 years ago, and yesterday at my friends wedding! Keep up the hard work everyone- every little helps and it’s ok to fall off the wagon so long as you hop back on when you’re ready! 

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Skinny rice cakes? 👍👎?

Picked up these badboys in sainsburys this week- about £1.


Well. What a bloody treat. As a normal consumer, anything that has skinny, slim, low fat etc gets my attention even though I more often know it’s a farce. 

But i fell for it and they are delicious. Rice cakes obviously have no flavour, resemble cardboard to the crunch, and have little staying power if you wish to spread anything on them. But. Smother them in chocolate and they are a bloody winner!!! 

A literal taste sensation. 83calories for a serving. Now obviously according to the pack a serving is one rice cake. There are 3 in the pack- obviously the serving is therefore 3, totalling 249 calories. Not the lowest calories content of a snack but not the worst. Also not technically a healthy snack but I guess it’s marginally better for you than the kit Kat Chucky you’re about to it.

the facts and figures

It’s a defo 👍 from me but for a treat maybe once a week. Not twice in two days- whoops.
Enjoy.

Buffet bonanza… How to avoid over eating at the hotel buffet!

Top ten tips for avoiding over eating in a buffet environment:

1. Accept that you are going to overeat. That’s what we are there for right?! 

2. Is it worth it? Are you enjoying what you’ve put on your plate? I generally put a little bit of things on my plate to try them and leave the ones I don’t like. Leave them if they aren’t worth it… Likewise, eat them if they are!! 

3. Start with salad. I always fill half my plate with salad or veg as a starter. Yes I might fill the rest wither pizza and chips but at least I’ve started with the right intention.

roast chicken, rice, olives and salad

4. Steer clear of fruit juice. You might as well have a glass of Coke to be honest. It’s so misleading but don’t beck 2-3 glasses of fruit juice thinking you’re being healthy- you aren’t. Unless it’s freshly blended which luckily enough in or hotel it was!! Try to add some vegetable juice to keep it lower sugar! 

fresh watermelon juice and carrot/ pineapple juice

5. How beige is your plate? Try to get some thinking not beige on it. I was adding some really nice black beans and olives to my plate on holiday! 

6. Creamy isn’t leany. We had the opportunity to make our own pasta dishes up- you can either add a cream or tomato sauce- creamy is usually (usually) more fattening so if you don’t mind opt for tomatoes pasta sauces. We didn’t use any sauce and instead had chorizo, ham. Mushroom loads of garlic, olive oil and Parmesan- amazing! 

7. Hotel buffet food is often mixed in quality. I normally love chips but they looked pretty soggy so i opted for rice instead… If the chips had looked nicer i would have had them but decided to break my habit. Earnt myself more cheese that way. 

8. Bread- so tempting in a buffet environment but actually think About how many slices you’re having. Breakfast toast? Lunch a panini? Dinner bread to start? It all adds up! I try to steer clear as it isn’t my weakness but if it is yours go for it- but sacrifice things you aren’t too fussed about! 

9. Add some fruit to your pudding! One of the great things about being abroad is the amount of fresh fruit and different types you can get! Try to get a few of your 5 a day in at breakfast too.

pineaple, papaya, melon, passionfruit and natural yoghurt

10. Eggs, eggs, eggs: our hotel did fresh omelettes so we had these (and omitted the cheese when trying to be good!). As well as the fresh fruit and yoghurt as above! With a green tea too 🙂 

omlette with tomatoes and bacon (I cut the fat off the bacon)

And an extra bonus point, the most important- 11. You’re on holiday- have what you want when you want!! Moderation is key but if you fancy pizza and chips do it (maybe have some fruit of pudding then… Or ice cream, oh how I miss daily ice cream).