Maheva's own diet


Balance carbs / proteins / low fat. NO STARCHES. And REGULAR exercise.

To achieve the weight loss: less starch of course, combined with exercise and higher protein intake (from natural foods: fishes, seafood, chicken, cottage cheese, yogourts, eggs whites), limited addition of oil, and plenty of veggies and fruit seems to work.

The intake of carbs is made up of : more pulses, fruit and veggies, plus brown rice or pasta in moderation. Hardly no bread (apart from toasts, or Wasa rye toasts), no white pasta nor white rice and no white potatoes.

(Maheva's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Grains, Pasta and Rice
Breakfast Cereals
Baked Products
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK

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 How To Follow Maheva's own diet:

Calculate your RDI, and build your food intake around it, from the foods allowed in the diet.

Try to maintain a percentage of 50/30/20 or 60/25/25 balance (carbs/proteins/fat), and combine with regular exercise.

No less than 30 minutes high CV sessions each time, 2 times a week minimum. Do not increase your protein intake if you do not exercise regularly.

Stay away from processed foods, as much as possible. Stay in control of the meals you eat: plan and cook them yourself.

Snack on fruit, raw veggies, yogourts or cottage cheese.
No sodas, fizzy drinks, alcohol in moderation. NO JUNK FOOD AS A RULE, full stop.

If you like fish: FEAST on it every day! There is no restriction, the oily fish, white lean fish,...Fish is good for you. If you do not like fish: chicken...:-))) And the vegetarian option : lentils (carbs and proteins) come in many variety (pink, red, green, brown,...) to be the base of your meals, together with quinoa, bulgur wheat, brown rice, brown pasta, couscous, and all non-starchy veggies.

Try to eat your fruit in the morning, very little from late afternoon till bedtime.

Aim for 3 evenings of light dinners every week: soups, veggies, low fat cottage cheese,... Light meaning : low carbs, low calories, low fat.

Allow yourself a 'treat day' once a week, not to go insane.

  by member Maheva
Hi! my name's Maheva, I am now 39 years old, living in Brussels. Joined in 2011, and reached my targets here of weight loss and fitness in about 11 months: from 81 kilos to 62 kilos, and running all short to longer races I could! Then I let myself go...Put ...
member since: 30 Aug 11

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Maheva's top tips

1.Tastier vegetable soups, packed with proteins: Add chicken breast of fish to your veggies soup while cooking; mix.
2.PLAN YOUR MEALS. As much as possible, plan in advance, get organized. It takes 2 minutes to plan out your menu for the following day, and 15 minutes max to cook it. You can spare that time every day for your health!!
3.Always have the basic healthy dry and tinned or frozen foods in stock at home. Brown pasta or brown rice; oatmeal and muesli, Wasa rye bread toasts; pulses (lentils, beans, peas); quinoa, couscous, bulgur wheat; tinned tuna, salmon, mackerel, anchovies; frozen : chicken, fish, seafood, veggies (spinach, broccolis, cauliflower, carrots), home-made soups. Just with the food list here above, you can survive healthily for one week!
4.Try to have at least 3 light evenings meals per week. And NEVER, ever skip breakfast. You can even pack more protein-rich foods at breakfast, it cannot do any harm, at the contrary!
5.Avoid refined sugars and artificial sweeteners. If you cannot live with the sweet taste in some of your foods, replace by a bit of honey, algave syrup, fresh or dried fruit (in cereals).
6.If upping your proteins intake from natural foods, try minced chicken breast. Spice to your taste, then make small burgers with the mince. It makes chicken breast sooo much more palatable

About / History

This diet represents my personal, adapted eating plan. It helped me lose the extra kilos accumulated due to no exercise,fast food meals and excesses of alcohol for 2 years. After sickness (colon cancer) 5 years ago, my body no longer tolerates loads of starchy foods, red meat, garlic, onions, red wine, and foods which are too sugary or fatty. It took me a while to understand this, accept it and find alternatives for a healthy yet tasty diet.

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