I lost weight by eating this

So I have lost weight (26 now btw, ahem), and the biggest misconception with losing weight is, either the person must be starving to lose weight or must be eating grass.

I did none of those. Seriously, those who think that weight loss is torturing, then they know nothing about it. This is why I always tell you to not listen to the guys at gym or people who have very less knowledge about the topic.

Losing weight could be fun, and you can eat all your favorites while doing that, you just need some discipline and smartness.

I decided to share my version of What I eat in a day (WIEIAD), this may sound familiar to some as a certain blogger ( The finest one) does this from time to time. But well, I got their permission, and they cannot sue me now, haha.

In this post, I will give a basic idea of what I eat in a day and will try to explain how I lost weight without restricting myself from eating my favorite food.

The breakfast

The breakfast is the first meal of the day. As the name suggest, it breaks the fast, and you need something nutritious and filling to kick-start the day.

Generally, I eat Chapati with cheese, some dry/dried fruits like walnuts, almonds, raisins, dried Amla or cashews, pistachio, etc. And 1 Mug of Milk (250ml). My father believes that we should keep switching the dried/dry fruits to get the best of everything.

I don’t eat bread, toast or biscuits, because A: They are packed food and not that healthy and B: Nothing beats the home cooked roti (chapati). Even a parantha bathed in ghee is more healthier than bread.

FGW will talk about the dangers of packed food in an upcoming blog post. So stay tuned, and now is the perfect time to subscribe.

Or, I eat Oats with dried/dry fruits and milk. That oats may sometimes contain peas, capsicum. Another breakfast option could be left over rice with some mixed veggies.

Another healthy breakfast option to lose weight

Generally these oats are measured, like according to my requirement 40-45 gm are sufficient, but it will be different for others.

My healthy diet- oats

So, I do this breakfast at 8-8:15 am and go to gym at 9 like a good boy. Such breakfast is very energy giving, and I suggest everyone to never skip the breakfast.

The lunch

After returning from the Gym and after a good bath. I have lunch at 11:30-12 pm. This could be super early for some. For some people, it’s the breakfast time. But I have 3 more meals after this, and anyone will get hungry after working out.

My lunch is nothing fancy, just simple Indian food. Like 1 roti, some sabji (veggie), measured daal (lentil), or if not roti than measured rice. Then I also include a protein like 3 eggs or 80 gm paneer (cottage cheese), 1 cucumber, 1 tomato and unsweetened curd with chia seeds.

Sometimes eating chapati made of Ragi (finger millet), Bajra (pearl millet) or any other millet is also a great idea.

But, now I’ve stopped eating eggs for some reason. I was never a big fan of eggs and if you are not happy while eating something, then why eat it.

I lost weight by eating things like these

On Sundays, I don’t measure food. It’s not the cheat meal, because I hate the concept of cheat meal. Seriously, a cheat meal is something that you are eating as an escape from something, but I don’t need to escape from something as I enjoy my food.

Cheat meal maybe?
Traditional daal-bati, churme ka laddu (a sweet ball), and homemade mango pickle.

It is believed in India, if you enjoy your food and be thankful about it, it will nourish you properly. So whenever you eat something, be thankful to those who worked hard to make it.

Snack 1 and 2

I carry snack 1 and 2 with me to office. I need to look good, ufff and to look good I need to eat healthy and treat myself properly.

Well, obviously I get hungry again and instead of eating some packed snacks, I eat healthy. Like for snack 1, I have fruits. It could be anything. I always prefer seasonal fruits, however carrying certain fruits like watermelon, mango is not possible as they could get spoiled in the heat.

We have sapota tree at home, so sometimes I carry 4-5 of them or 4 guavas (whenever in season), as we also have guava tree. Recently, My mother packed many guavas with me as snack 1 and 2 combined, and I ate 7 guavas that day, I got scared of guavas for 2 days.

So for snack 2, which will be around 6 pm, I have something else. Something healthy but peppery. Here, things keep switching.

I make sure, that my mother make sure that she adds veggies to it.

The Dinner

Dinner is the final meal. It should be light (not the tube light).

It includes 1 roti and veggie, and that’s it. Sometimes I take 1.5 roti, if I had not eaten roti in the breakfast. I try to keep this balance.

Another thing that I do is, I sometimes skip snack 2 or dinner completely. Like if I’ve eaten something that is high in calorie, I don’t need other meals. That’s how you balance, without feeling guilty of over eating.

Indian food
Idli (made of semolina/rice) sambhar (a lentil) and 2 chutneys (a kind of paste), made of coriander and coconut.

Then at night like 9:30 pm I enjoy 1 mug of milk and sleep at 10:30 after reading books. Because I wake up 5-5:15 am to do what? To read books.

FGW’s additional ways to lose weight

Sometimes you may need to do things that are out of your comfort zone. Going gym could be sufficient for some, but for those if it’s not possible, you need to find other ways to burn calories.

I have already shared some easy ways to burn 100 calories, and I am sure you were kind enough to read it.

After dinner, walking is important and beneficial. I mean, you can’t just lie down like a panda after eating. Check out these things that you should and should not be doing after a meal.

In the end

So, what do we learn today? That I eat food to stay alive!! A spoiler.

What we have learned today is eating healthy should be a choice. You should love your food and be smart about it. Plan it and eat it wisely.

What my diet lacks is more protein. I know I should add more protein, and I am working on that.

You can find out how much protein and other nutrients you may need daily with the help of this calculator.

I lost weight with this diet, but this doesn’t mean it will work for everyone. Each body’s need is different, and every goal is different. Do not follow the diet randomly by seeing it on internet.

And, you certainly don’t need to stop eating your favorites to lose weight

So, big WP haven’t solved my issue yet. Like button doesn’t work, and I have to explain this issue multiples times to the WP support.

Anyway, I’ll provide my own like button. Please us it people

And Until next time, remember to smile

98 responses to “I lost weight by eating this”

  1. I mean, I can still sue… lol jk ๐Ÿ˜…

    So interesting to see what you eat in a day. I feel like we have similar meals sometimes except I don’t eat breakfast or snacks. And idli is my favourite Indian food so I was happy to see it make an appearance there. It’s so healthy and great for those watching their weight.

  2. I eat crap and havenโ€™t been able to get back into my workout routine since Covid lockdown here, so I SHOULD be fat but I take ADHD medication which keeps my heart rate at a nice 120BPM ๐Ÿ˜…. I lost 100lbs in 2 years between quitting alcohol and taking Adderall (Iโ€™m no longer on Adderall but my current medication is similar, just doesnโ€™t make me as crazyโ€ฆ I think).

    If I were to eat healthy and work out Iโ€™d probably be a sexual god but I just canโ€™t find the energy. Iโ€™ll continue to work on it with your blog as motivation!

    • You need to find something that can work for you

      And then start slow.
      If you can motivate yourself, you can become the sex god again. ๐Ÿ˜

      You will find out the energy when you restart ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

  3. really interesting menu for the day… and not at all boring as some of us would think eating healthy means.
    a wonderful share, Devang ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ™

  4. A very helpful post sharing your own meals and snacks with us, I am trying to make healthy lifestyle changes and watch my portions right now. What about nutrition shakes, are they worth the money to you or a waste of money?

  5. Hi there! I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know how much I adore your blog. It’s an amazing resource for anyone who is passionate about culinary adventures. I particularly enjoy your home-made recipes and fast food suggestions, but your fried food ideas are also making my mouth water. I applaud your dedication to supporting people in their dieting journey with insightful tips and tricks. Keep up the fantastic work, and I can’t wait to explore more of your fabulous posts!
    Appreciate this content
    Kerry Jenkins

  6. Interesting to see how your meals are healthy without all just being salad, fruit, and vegetables. I think that diet culture really has negatively affected a lot of people’s perception of healthy. Thank you so much for sharing. I learned a lot!

    • Well yeah

      We can always enjoy our favorite if we have a plan.

      A strategized diet can always fit everywhere.

      Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

      • No problem. Iโ€™m not online much these days but still try to find time to check WP every once in a while ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I could be better. Iโ€™m living with my parents for 3 weeks and itโ€™s insufferable. I canโ€™t really go anywhere or do anything with little kids and they donโ€™t watch them. Iโ€™m with the kids 24/7. I havenโ€™t been on my laptop either.

        As for my health it hasnโ€™t been great. Bloating is still bad and lots of indigestion/stomach pain. I think itโ€™s IBS. Iโ€™ll be cooking more meals from scratch when I return home next month.

  7. It’s always inspiring to read someone’s weight loss story but yours is humourous too. Go to the gym at 9 like a good boy ….. Dinner should be light, not like a tubelight. Ha ha. However, it’s great that instead of whining about not able to eat your favourite food, you are happy with your journey coz that’s what counts the most.
    I don’t do snacking as my ideas for choreography or writing wander away from me real fast. I stick to three meals a day and I love exercising whenever I find time.

    • Well, I guess that works for you then. Stick to it.

      I am indeed happy with what I’m able to eat. I enjoy things here and there. While keeping the balance.

      Need to know more about your exercise routine

  8. Your diet is interesting ๐Ÿ˜Š
    I have never tried dal baati, but want to as it looks yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹

    Keep going, D
    You are amazing!!!

  9. It’s incredible to see how making healthier food choices can lead to such positive changes in one’s life. Your success in losing weight while still enjoying delicious and nutritious meals is commendable. I appreciate the insights and advice you’ve shared, making it easier for others to embark on their own health and wellness journeys.

  10. A healthy routine, Devang! Good you have shared for the benefit of readers. I like oat or poha for my breakfast, and chapati or rice for lunch.

  11. I love chat pati snacks, crunchy and spicy anytime of the day except for the breakfast time ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

    Love these South Indian food like Idli, Dosa, Coconut chatni, Sambar, Upma etc โ€ฆ

    I need to lose weight too, and Iโ€™m struggling here. Sometimes I think itโ€™s all about my mindset and then I can do this.

    I loved the overall experience of food, advice and insights that you have shared with us all. Liked how you keep your diet controlled and consistent to lose weightโ€ฆ
    Amazing journeyโ€ฆ.

    Definitely would love to recommend this to everyone โ€ฆ

    Best of luck Devang
    Smile often like real Hashikhushi ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    • But as I said
      I won’t recommend this diet to anyone.
      It worked for me, will not work for others.

      Yes, we do need to find balance, my diet will change a lot in near future as per need.

      Thanks, have a peaceful time ahead.

      • Yes, Iโ€™ll recommend not because of the diet to follow to lose their weight but to read your health blogposts and to be aware of the consistent efforts one needs to make to lose weight and for a healthy lifestyle โ€ฆ

        Finding balance is the key, Iโ€™m sure.

        Thank you Devang.

        May you have always great good days ahead,
        I pray. ๐Ÿคฒ

  12. Looks yummy and satisfying! Thank you for introducing me to foods I’d not heard of before….and are now on my list to experience. Its amazing how our body responds to REAL food instead of packaged, processed, food-like substances. ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

    • The simple thing is
      If you eat trash your body will become trash.

      So yes, I sticked to eating good food and it’s helping me in a great manner.

      I’m content with my diet. However, I now need to modify it further, but still will stick to home made food.

      Good food fot good life ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Your breakfast, lunch and dinner look delightful. I also like all the snacks, too bad I am going to China, and not to India in a week. But the good news we have lots of Indian restaurants and food trucks in town, the only problem I have to know good ones from bad ones, back in Denver we had Masalaa restaurant which was apparently the one, according to our vegan friends who spent about three months in India at one point, so we consider them to be experts. Here in Portland the food scene is very diverse, so diverse you sometimes feel you need a guide to make heads or tails.

  14. I agree that you should love what you eat, because food is what keeps you alive! I’ve been making vegetable stir fry these days with soy sauce, garlic, and red chili pepper. Since I still felt hungry afterwards, I started adding tofu to it.
    You got a good diet!

      • I had to look up what paneer is. Looks delicious to eat, but for a lactose intolerant person like me, it would be a digestive nightmare.
        Tofu is something I grew up and easy protein for me. The texture and bland taste can be kind of off if you’re not used to it.
        Veggie stir fry:
        Any veggies will do. Wash and cut. Heat pan with oil and chopped onion. Then add veggies, minced garlic, and stir fry. Add a small splash of soy sauce, drizzle sesame oil, and sprinkle chili pepper flakes. If it needs moisture, add a teaspoon or 2 of water. That’s it! Easy and healthy.

      • I wonder what sauce you’ll use instead of soy sauce. Let me know! I don’t douse my vegetables in soy sauce, because too salty flavors give me upset stomach.

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