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11.02.2019

Lifestyle: My current eating habits


 Hi everyone,

I received a lot of requests about my weightloss journey and what I do to maintain the weight. In a recent survey, some of you requested to talk more about it and this is what I am going to do today. Before we start, If you haven't read the posts here and here, please check them out for more about my journey as today I will mostly cover my current diet.



As a recap:
  1. I lost 67 lbs in total. 55lbs for the first 3 months of my protein diet and the rest as I am stabilizing and getting into a whole new eating habits.
  2. I am 5'1' and my current weight 115 lbs.
  3. I decide to lose weight and changed my lifestyle because:
    1. I had to fight against those postpartum and painful hemorrhoids;
    2. My knees became weak and couldn't support my overweight;
    3. I almost had diabetic and hypertension for good after the twins.
    4. To fight my anemia;
    5. And of course, to look good & feel good in my skin as I am very self-conscious when I am overweight.
FYI, I did the NutriWay diet (has different name depending of the city/country) under the supervision of a certified nutritionist. Basically, this diet consists of well portioned protein meals ready-to-eat or  that doesn't require much preparation. You only have to prepare 1 full meal per day which is your lunch which consisted of a seasonal salad and light vinaigrette, veggies and protein (chicken /turkey thighs, breast, fish and derivatives).  If you haven't guessed already, for this method to be effective, you must avoid carbs, sugar, red meats, alcohol amongst a few more things. And no, I never had to starve myself as protein will keep you fuller for a longer period of time than your regular carbs/sugar diet. I ate 5 times a day and I have been happy with the result. I will not show before and after pictures, It's all over the blog and my IG account.


As I am stabilizing and transitioning to a healthy lifestyle, I noticed that I really like most of the benefits of the protein diet and decided to keep a few things in my new eating habits:
  1. I keep my diet high in protein;
  2. I drink a lot of water. Over a gallon per day now;
  3. I still take daily vitamins & fatty acids supplements;
  4. I still eat 5 meals a day.
  5. And I still use some of the snacks and breakfast

I also decided to remove some of the things I used to eat for good or consumed very little occasionally (that'll explain the additional weight loss + my workout routine):
  1. rice, pasta, white bread & co
  2. sugar 
  3. red meat
  4. alcohol
  5. French fries and chips
  6. ect (lol)

I know that some of you may think that I am not eating anything or not eating well but I will try to give you an idea of how I have been eating for now a year. I can guarantee that I have never been healthier in my life.

Breakfast Options
  1. Protein Pancake with berries J - what I use for pancake : oats, whole wheat pancake powder, almond flour or coconut flour
  2. Eggs & veggies & chicken tights
  3. Smoothie (Protein, veggies, berries and/or fruits)
  4. Protein shake
  5. Protein Hot chocolate with banana
  6. Oatmeal with added protein or almond milk
  7. Gluten Free Cream of wheat with protein or almond milk
  8. Pumpkin soup with veggies and chicken or turkey tights leftovers (no noodles or anything else)

Snack Options (10am & 4pm) – Fruits AM only
  1. Carrot Hummus
  2. Celery + hummus
  3. Banana or apple + nuts
  4. Rice cake with either almond butter, hummus or homemade chocolate ganache (my favorite)
  5. Protein Cereal bars
  6. Whole grain cereal bar
  7. Greek yogurt (mostly nature but I love the Pascual Vanilla Greek yogurt)
  8. Homemade organic popcorn
  9. Low sodium crackers + tuna
  10. Protein dried fruits, nuts & Greek yogurt mix
  11. Protein mix with water

Supper / Diner 
  1. Homemade veggies soup mostly made of lefovers:tomato, chicken etc...


Lunch time (which is what we really consider diner if we are not dining out)

It is complicated to list the meal options,  I will however list what  I consider to prepare them.


Meat (sautéed or baked)
  1. Chicken tights / whites
  2. Turkey tights / whites
  3. Fish
  4. Salmon
  5. Tuna
  6. Cod
  7. Bloater (hareng Saur)
  8. Occasionally: conch, lobster, crawfish
  9. I don’t like goat meat but could be on the list

Steamed Veggies (based on availability but at least 2 of them daily)
  1. Broccoli
  2. Cauliflower
  3. Spinach
  4. Eggplant
  5. brussels sprouts
  6. Green beans
  7. Lentils
  8. Chickpeas
  9. Beregene
  10. Kale
  11. Chamissoa altissima (Liane panier)
  12. Kazoo
  13. Cabbage
  14. Lettuce
  15. Tomato
  16. Green, red, yellow pepper
  17. Onion
  18. Olive
  19. Mushroom
  20. Arugula 
  21. whatever is available

Occasionally : carrot & beet (because of their sugar content).



Grains
  1. Quinoa
  2. Couscous
  3. Oats
  4. Chia
  5. flaxseed

A few  meals I enjoyed: vegetable stew, vegetable au gratin specially those cauliflowers Mac&cheese style, Couscous soleil, vegetarian quinoa, Veggie lasagna. From time to time, but rarely, I will try:
  1. Whole grain rice with veggies & chicken
  2. Whole wheat pita bread for cheese sandwich and pizza
  3. Whole wheat pasta  with veggies & chicken

Cheeses I use: 
  1. goat cheese, 
  2. Feta cheese, 
  3. Light mozzarella or cheddar

Dessert (for special occasion):
  1. homemade sugar free cookies or gluten and sugar free cake;
  2. tried a few keto friendly recipe as well. I love to bake so it's easy for me

 Milk:  Almond milk, coconut milk, skimmed milk

Oil: extra virgin olive or coconut oil 

Spices: All expect hot peppers

Outfit details:
Dress, statement earrings and clutches @Lilophia
Similar dress: here, here, here
Similar earrings: here, here, here
Similar clutch: here, here, here
So there you have it. I may or may not miss a few things(not on purpose). Before I go, I want to add the disclaimer that I am not a nutritionist. This is what has been working for me. You should probably seek the advise of a professional depending of the severity of your condition. Comment below and let me know if  you have additional questions or to share your own journey with me. I would love to read about your struggles in your journey to keep your ideal weight.

Thanks for stopping by.

XoXo,

Moumous

PS:
  1. My favorite protein powders here , here
  2. Protein bars, snacks here
  3. Supplements here, here


Linking up with those wonderful ladies (here)

22 comments:

  1. You are doing really well. You look amazing
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a lovely sunday
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/

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    1. Thank you Melody :-). Have a nice Sunday too :-)

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  2. It sounds great! I need to start cutting some sugars and drink more water!!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Great place to start. no sugar more water will make a world of difference. Good luck Mireille :-)

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  3. Moumous, sounds like you've gone about this very sensibly. Keep up the good work! My weight is very stable, but I pay close attention to what I eat for health. Several years ago I decided to never consume more than 6 teaspoons of sugar (honey, molasses, agave, whatever) in anything (desserts, drinks, salad dressings, barbecue sauce, etc), which totally eliminates cravings. And then two years ago I added 16:8 intermittent fasting to the mix--amazing; you can read about it here: https://www.delightfulrepast.com/2018/04/intermittent-fasting-168-its-not-just.html It works with any type of diet.

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    1. Hey Jean - I visited your blog and read the article. Amazing! Thank you for sharing. Xo,

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  4. You did it for all the right reasons! Congratulations!

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  5. You look fabulous and that quinoa and kale salad looks delicious. I need to try that one for sure and this inspires me to get moving! Have a wonderful week and thank you for sharing with us at Style Six. :)

    ~Chrissy
    Granola & Grace

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    1. Thank you Chrissy, The quinoa and kale salad is delicious. I made a vinaigrette with lime juice and curry for more flavor :-). You should try it :-). Xo

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  6. You look great! Love seeing this tracked.
    Sincerely, Jennie

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  7. You look super, well done and the food choices look awesome. Jacqui x

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  8. Moumous, what wonderful results! I need to change my eating habits and everything you have shared looks delicious and filling. I had recently lost 30 pounds myself but then gained about 10 back from the darn Halloween candy! Actually, the weight gain started a bit before Halloween but the candy has not helped at all. I need to get back to it before the holidays add even more pounds. In any event, you look fabulous! Thanks for sharing your journey and joining my link party.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Well, you will probably gain a few more pounds during the holidays. Staying active will probably help. Good luck in your journey. Xo,

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  9. Love those statement earrings on you and this food all looks so delicious! :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend! Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :) I just posted this week's linkup, I'd love you to join again! :)

    Away From Blue

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  10. What a wonderful transformation you've been able to make. I'm sure you're beautiful at any weight, but feel much better at this weight. I'm a few pounds more than I like, so I'm trying to cut back on sugars too. It's not easy for me! Thanks for sharing the things you're eating.

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    1. Never easy Lisa. If you manage to cut at least the sugar, it would made a world of difference.Good luck. I struggle every day but looking at myself in the mirror is my motivation to eat the right thing:-)

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