What I ate Weekly 6: Smoothies for weight loss case study

What I ate Weekly 6 Smoothies for weight loss

I am feeling so positive about my diet now.  I no longer feel like I’m ‘on a diet’.  This is just simply the way I eat now and losing weight is a bonus alongside feeling on top of the world!  I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner after giving birth.

In case you don’t know I’m trying to lose 33 pounds to get back to my pre-pregnancy ideal weight.  I am sharing my weekly food intake with you until I reach my ideal weight again.

What I Ate Weekly is an extension of the popular What I ate Wednesday which is an event run by Peas & Crayons blog, where people share what they ate in one day of the week.  Now I’m taking that one step further and showing you what I ate for the whole week!

Apologies for not doing one of these posts with you last week.  I did lose weight and did photograph all my meals but I was trying to decide how often to do these posts as I was having a bit of burnout with taking photos of every single smoothie and meal that I ate.

I’ve now decided to either do a summary of what I ate every week or simply make smoothies that I already have on my website so I don’t have to take photos of new smoothies every day.  This was the most time consuming part as I want to get good photos of my smoothies so I can provide the recipes, and doing a smoothie photo shoot every day was taking far too long.

I do have a couple of weeks where I’ve taken photos of all my food so I’m going to do a couple more weeks of these detailed posts and after that I’ll probably go down to summaries or recycle a lot of my old recipes to make things a bit easier.  Hopefully you’ll still get just as much benefit from them.

Anyway, enough rambling,  here are my stats for the next week. (This is what I ate a few weeks ago)

What I ate Weekly 6 Smoothies for weight lossThe sixth week on my healthy diet

Stats

  • Date:  13 August
  • Start weight: 150 pounds (10 stones, 10 lbs, 68KG).  This may not seem that heavy to you but for my small height of 5 ft 3 it puts me into the overweight category.
  • Weight on weigh in day: 136 pounds (9 stones, 10 lbs, 61KG) I have now lost a stone.  In the UK we usually talk in terms of stones.  There are 14 pounds in a stone so it’s great to hit that milestone.
  • Goal weight: 117 pounds (8 stones 5 lbs, 53 KG) This is the weight that I naturally seem to end up at when I remain eating healthily for a long time.  I’ve been this weight before both pregnancies and it’s still well within my healthy range.
  • Weight loss this week: 2lb.  Yay, another 2 lbs down.
  • Total weight loss: 14lbs.  I only have 19 more pounds to lose now.
  • Health improvements: I am still feeling amazing on about 5 hours sleep each night.  I don’t feel hungry at all and have very few cravings.
  • Exercise taken: Still not doing very much exercise, just short walks with the double pram each day.

All the food I ate this week:

Vegan Recipe Book by Tony WesternThis week I’ve been trying recipes for my evening meals from a book called Vegan.  This book has some gorgeous recipes including one called Sea Fruit Strudle (not made this week) that I always make when I’m entertaining as it’s gorgeous, unusual, and looks amazing.  This book has such a great variety of recipes for special occasions and very easy quick recipes for weekday meals.

You can get buy a copy of Vegan here.

I start my week on a Tuesday as I get my shopping on Monday and prepare my food for the following day.  This is everything I ate this week:

Tuesday:

Breakfast and Lunch: 1 serving of Almond Milk Green Thickie for breakfast and 1 serving for lunch.

Almond Milk Smoothie green thickie

Dinner: Enchiladas from Vegan recipe book, and a big side salad.  The photos just don’t do this meal justice.

Vegan Enchiladas

Wednesday:

Breakfast and Lunch: 1 serving of Basic Green Thickie for breakfast and 1 serving for lunch.  This is a great smoothie if you are new to Green Thickies and also a very economical recipe.

Basic Green Thickie Recipe: The Green smoothie you can make a meal of

Dinner: Another portion of Enchiladas from Vegan recipe book, and a big side salad.

Thursday:

Breakfast and Lunch: 1 serving of Honeydew and Peach Quinoa Green Thickie for breakfast and 1 serving for lunch.  If you can’t tolerate oats, you should try quinoa in your smoothie.  It’s good to get some variety in your diet too.  If you’re not sure how to add quinoa to your smoothie it is explained in the recipe.

Green Thickies now gluten free

Dinner: Mild Coconut Curry from Vegan recipe book, and a big side salad.

Mild Coconut Curry

Friday:

Breakfast and Lunch: 1 serving of Banana Peanut Butter Green Thickie for breakfast and 1 serving for lunch.   This is another delicious and economical smoothie for when you haven’t got much fruit in.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Dinner: Another portion of Mild Coconut Curry from Vegan recipe bookand a big side salad.

Saturday:

Breakfast and Lunch: 1 serving of Sweet Potato and Banana Pie Green Thickie for breakfast and 1 serving for lunch.

Sweet Potato and Banana Pie Smoothie

Dinner: Artichoke pizza from Vegan recipe bookand a big side salad.  I also added roasted pepper, pineapple and tofu bacon to my pizza.  I’ve recently discovered tofu bacon and absolutely love it.  You can find a great recipe for it here.

Artichoke Pizza

Sunday:

Breakfast and Lunch: 1 serving of Healthy Key Lime Pie Green Thickie for breakfast and 1 serving for lunch.

Green Thickies Healthy Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Dinner: Another portion of Artichoke pizza from Vegan recipe bookand a big side salad.

Monday:

Breakfast and Lunch: 1 serving of Creamy Mango Shake Green Thickie for breakfast and 1 serving for lunch.

Creamy mango shake green thickie

Dinner: Pasta Leeky from Vegan recipe bookand a big side salad.

Pasta Leeky

Thank you for all your comments helping me redesign my website.  I’ve just upgraded it.  Do you like it?  Although I still have a lot of tweaks to make, I think it’s looking a lot better.  I’ve de-cluttered it to hopefully help you find what you need more easily.

You can find my recipes at the top on my menu.  When you click on recipe you are taken to a recipe index page where you can choose the type of recipe that you want.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you navigate my website more easily.  I am still working on some of your ideas though.  Thank you!


Comments

  1. i love green smoothies! so many good ideas. and the enchiladas look awesome.

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