Who could ever imagine that the girl who loves to bake, lives for indulgent cookies and craves deep fried "everything" would actually make a suggestion to go on a diet...not just any diet; a STRICT NO grease, no starch diet. *jaw drops* - I am surprised at myself! It had to be strict and not just a casual diet as I have will power and discipline limits of a 3 year old! THank god for my sweet housemates who were willing to jump on the bandwagon to keep me company and shed some kilos in a healthy eating regime.
Here's a little timetable of what we'll be consuming and I have prepared a couple of healthy, "not- very-yummy" snacks to keep us going when we crave that in-between meals nibble! *sob*
I am almost in tears thinking about the many pastry and cake baking days I'll be missing. *laughs* My challenge for the week would be to try to make everything we eat as tasty as possible; with the freshest of ingredients, least carbs possible and no grease of any sort. *cracks knuckles* Shall we begin!?Dinner meals will be flavored differently everyday with a range of fresh herbs I have prepared. All meat and veges will be blanched, steamed, or grilled/pan fried without oil or butter. Obviously there won't be any baking of sweets of any sort, but fresh fruit salads will keep us going through the week. Veg sticks and cold cherry tomatoes will also be on the snack menu for when we crave something to chew on. Sugar, bread, flour and grains will be off limits till friday and I shall be posting daily on our progress throughout the week.
Here's a peek at our very empty goodie boxes! *sob*!! Snacks are divided into 3 equal portions; one box for the each of us to last us 5 days. The boxes are to keep me from raiding the fridge or the pantry in search of "evil" foods. The largest box is filled with fruit and oats for breakfast and daytime snacks.
*Private note to JIE: HAH! I'm going to win! :P