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