Still on the 5:2/Alternate Day Low GL Diet. Another 1½lbs down, my BMI is now 23. I am combining the two for a few weeks until I get to my target, total loss so far is 8lbs since the beginning of the year but the most important part is the health benefits of both diet plans.
I am currently doing 2 x fast days at 500 calories maximum and 1 day at 700 calories using Patrick Holford’s Low GL Plan. I find it much easier if I meal plan, below are a few of my breakfast choices.
The rest of the week I try to keep to the Low GL plan foods following Patrick’s weightloss plan that I signed up for last week and try to count GL’s instead of calories. All I can say is it’s working and I can carry on long term as a healthy weight control way of eating.
All my breakfasts start with a mug of tea and 50ml of skimmed milk – 25 calories.
*Patrick Holfords Get Up and Go is a Low GL Breakfast Shake that has a wide range of vitamins and minerals with a blend of whole foods and is an ideal start to any day. I have a shake about 3-4 times a week, sometimes for breakfast and sometimes for a light lunch. On a fast day I make up a 20g serving which is 66 calories, made with 500ml of water, I can sip this slowly throughout the morning.
*A 30g serving is 99 calories and on non-fast days I will add a tablespoon of chia seeds and one of golden or brown flax seeds with 250ml of skimmed milk for breakfast.
*A simple boiled medium egg on half a slice (22g) of toasted oatmeal bread = 139 calories. A lower calorie option would be to swap the bread for a slice of Ryvita crispbread (35 -44 calories).
*Total 0% yoghurt – 100g = 57 calories with 50g strawberries –14 calories or blueberries 28 calories or both would still only equal 99 calories!
*1 egg Omelette with 50g grated courgette = 99 calories, serve with a pile of watercress for an extra 5 calories. And yes this is just one egg, the white is whipped up separately for a lovely fluffy filling breakfast omelette.