Now I need help.
Ok. Here goes.
To begin? Apologies, I know I said I would be back on shortly, and that was maybe 2 months ago, but I guess at the time I didn’t believe I would be without internet for two months! So apologies first of all to all my loyal followers, but most of all… sorry to my body. Why? I’ll tell you why, and it starts with 6 KILOGRAMS OF WEIGHT ON MY BODY WHY. Now it’s most likely a mixture of things as to why this has occurred, but I can start of by saying not having Tumblr there *as silly as this may sound* I didn’t start my day off and end it with going through inspirational blogs, healthy food ideas, great exercise tips and most of all great motivational blogs. I also didn’t have a bunch of loyal followers sending messages of inspiration that a could read as I pleased, they just sat in my inbox (L) and lastly I had lost my reason to write down what I ate everyday. Now this adds up, BIG TIME. And I am writing this post, ashamed, upset, crushed and with my low self esteem and binge eating disorder back and on full throttle. Fresh start?
Just to be able, not so much on tumblr, but in real life have people notice a change, not just in my weight, but a healthy glow, positive attitude, active lifestyle, and want that too, and I can be that person to be able to give them truly healthy advice on how to get there, and have myself as proof to the fact it works.
An Ode To Oatmeal
I said I’d do a post and here it is! (Finally)
Porridge (or oatmeal as referred to in America, etc.) is made up of ground oats which usually either have water or milk added to form well… frankly a gluggy consistency. Sounds appetising doesn’t it? Well before we go into the deliciousness and variety of tastes you can get from oats, lets have a look at their nutritional factor.
Oats: Contains ‘Complex Carbohydrates’, ‘Soluble Fibre’, ‘Antioxidants’, which;
Lowers blood cholesterol
Keeps you full - for longer!
Stabilizes Blood-Glucose Levels
Fibre - Helps digestion and bowel movements
Lowers blood pressure when consumed daily
‘Lignans’ in oats - Decrease risk in hormone based cancer
Helps with weight loss
Enhance athletic performance pre-workout
And so much more! Now oat by themselves are no culinary masterpiece, however there are many tasty ways to add them to your diet such as:
Used in Granola (Yoghurt, Berries and Granola anyone?)
Used in oatmeal biscuits / muffins (great healthy alternative to your fav snack!)
Used in Porridge, which can be then transformed into delish deserts, breakfast, and even savory snacks! E.g;
Cocoa Porridge with Bananas
Porridge with honey and strawberries
or berries and yoghurt!
With avacado and salmon
Choc chips, Caramel and topped with your fav ice-cream (for a naughtier taste)
Soft hot apples and cinnamon
Or even a poached egg, spinach and cashews!
For an orgasmic blog dedicated to oatmeal recipes that you will just HAVE to try, check out: http://fyeahoatmeal.tumblr.com/
My exact problem when I last lost weight, not on my butt and not to that extreme, but even though the scales were saying I was getting thinner, and I was, the fat/skin still hung loose and it looked gross, I didn’t understand why I wasn’t looking toned, well DUH! Exercise and muscle gain does that you silly duffer (Yup, talking to myself) So I truly love this picture as a pro-healthy weight loss pic.
That. Right there, would be my ideal calorie consumption gone without even thinking twice.
One of those pics you just have to print out and frame :)
Start swapping chips and dips for carrots and hummus, and who can resist a cute little picture like that!
Muesli / Granola with berries and yoghurt makes for an delicious morning tea snack. And helps keep those muchies away till lunch!
Bowl of oatmeal/porridge every morning for brekky? Don’t mind if I do! Super filling and amazing with fruit and yoghurt.