I recently opened up about my struggle with PCOS and weight gain, and while my weight had gotten the better of me for the last few years, I decided some months back to take back control and lose the weight for good! So far, I have lost near 40lbs on a low carb diet. I don’t have a specific diet that I refer to, but have simply cut back on refined carbohydrates, such as pasta, bread, and rice. I’m not going to lie, it’s been hard! Especially when I was starting out and had no idea how to conjure up a meal without including some form of starch. I have since learned that you can definitely enjoy delicious meals without pasta.
While I don’t eat these every single day (variety is key while on a diet), I wanted to share a few meal ideas as I take you along with me on this “What I Eat in A Day” post.
Breakfast most definitely is the most important meal of the day! I used to constantly skip breakfast prior to getting on my weight loss journey, but have found that ever since I started making breakfast an essential part of my day, I’ve become a lot more productive, and it’s helped with the weight loss as well.
I’ll generally start with two eggs in the morning - sometimes scrambled, other days boiled - and on this day, I decided to have what is now one of my favourite omelettes ever. It’s a Mediterranean style omelette made with fresh kalamata olives, garden cherry tomatoes, spring onions, and crumbled feta.
We’ve been doing a lot of grilling at home lately, and taking advantage of the remaining days of BBQ season. As a result, there’s been a lot of leftover grilled veggies in the fridge, so I took the liberty of pairing the already divine omelette with some grilled eggplant, and it was one of the best pairings ever.
For lunch I decided to experiment with spaghetti squash for the first time. I’ve always heard about it being a great substitute for actual pasta, and I had been craving fettuccini alfredo for so long that it seemed like an ideal time to test out the squash. I made an alfredo sauce with garlic, onion, chicken breast, mushrooms, cream cheese, and water. I cut the squash in half and let it roast in the oven for 30 minutes. While the sauce was amazing, I’m not too sure how I feel about spaghetti squash overall just yet. It was a little too sweet for my taste, but I’ll have to give it another try some time soon!
And finally there was dinner. I wasn’t too hungry that night so I decided to stick with something simple. Some grilled zucchini, eggplant, onions, and a little greek salad to top it all off. It was a great light meal, but I was so full from the rest of the day that I didn’t even end up finishing half of my plate. If you’re ever not that hungry during dinnertime, I would definitely recommend sticking to a simple salad and some grilled veggies. It’s quick, easy, and won’t make you feel bloated afterwards.
That is it for today’s “What I Ate in A Day” post, I’ll try to change things up as much as I can, and will definitely be sharing more in the future. In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you! What kind of meals do you generally eat when trying to eat healthier? Let me know in the comments :)