In the last few months, Jason and I have been working on finding little ways to make our daily eating habits good ones. I've stumbled upon a lot of new information (that has been confirmed by several other sources, plus my body tells me it's perfect sense) about what we should and definitely shouldn't be putting in our bodies.
After putting on about 6kg in the first 3 months after my wedding, I am delighted to be back down to my wedding dress weight again! It's only really happened in the last few months that I've actually made some of those digital numbers scoot off the scales, so it's probably due to a combination of things:
1} Less chocolate (don't ask me how)
2} Less teaspoon dipping into various things in my fridge on a regular basis
3} Keeping less bad stuff in the house to nibble
4} Getting Jason to stop craving chips so much
5} Not baking sweet goodies very much :(
6} Making more protein based meals
7} Having eggs (& occasionally bacon) for breakfast &
leftover dinner for lunch at work
8} Walking to work most days (and home again = 1hr)
9} Basically avoiding wheat & sugar altogether
10} And of the last month, attending Fernwood Ladies Gym 3 times a week
for group sessions (which really push you!).
What I wanted to share with you today is my newest buddy (which Jason loves!)
The Zucchini Spagettier!
This baby runs down a zucchini (or carrot, and countless other things I'm sure, but I haven't tried any except those two. Oh, it's actually really called a Julienne Peeler) and turns it into spaghetti!
It only needs 1 1/2 minutes of frying in the bottom of a saucepan (just till it wilts flat), season it, and that's it.
Jason says it feels like you're actually eating noodles and he even likes it better.
You can buy these niffy things from Amazon.
So little things like this definitely help the waistline. In regards to a couple of my points above, I'm slowly getting used to using Stevia instead of sugar (gosh it's powerfully strong/sweet!).
And please don't think that you can't bake sweet things anymore! I've got a lot of recipes for muffins, cookies and brownies which are bascially carb/sugar free. The only reason I haven't made any of late is due to a lack of a food processor (used mum's all the time at home). But just last week we've got one!! So I'm now free to make healthy treats again.
Please share your little tips for beating the bloat! I'd love to hear them.