Meal routine

Here’s my shake routine:

Morning shake

  • Oatmeal 20-30 grammes
  • Herbalife Formula 1 Vanilla or strawberry (depending on my mood) 1-1.5 scoops
  • 2 tablespoons of low-fat yoghurt
  • A piece of fruit (usually a banana)
  • Soy milk. I keep adding until I get the consistency I like. I prefer to have my shake kind of thick in the morning.

Morning snack

  • Usually a piece of fruit or handful of almonds

Lunch

  • Depends on what I’m doing. If I’ve got time for it I make a sandwich with salad and cheese and have yoghurt for desert.
  • If I don’t have a lot of time I drink a shake.

Mid afternoon

  • I tend to eat a healthy snack. I search online for recipes.

Evening

  • Dinner but I try to make sure that 50 % of my plate is vegetables. 25% carbs and 25% protein. I’ll eat yoghurt or quark for desert.

Drinks

  • The night before I usually make up the Herbalife lemon tea. I do one spoonful of it to 1 litre of water and add two capfuls of Aloe Vera Mango as well. That usually lasts me all morning and keeps my energy levels up.
  • In the afternoon I make up another litre of water with Aloe Vera Mango. This lasts me until the evening.
  • The rest of the evening I drink plain water. Some days 2 litres is enough for me other days I end up drinking 2.5-3 litres of water.

Excercise

  • I’ve just started on FitStar Premium and I do a session I do the daily dose sessions since they are easiest to fit into my day and don’t take long.

Weekly update: W1

I’ve decided that daily updates are hard to do when short on time so instead I’m going to post minimum once a week. I’ll also be posting my FitStar sessions and the occasional recipe.

So it’s been a week since I started the Herbalife trial. There have been some ups and downs. On the positive note, I’ve lost half a kilo. Centimetres lost so far.

  • Bust – 4
  • Tummy -3
  • Hips -1
  • Thighs – 2
  • Arms -3

I’m really pleased with my first week.

Friday wasn’t so great. I had been doing really well all week until then. I was invited round to my mother’s for dinner and we ended up going to a chip shop.

Sunday evening was hard to resist because there was chocolate in the house. My partner often brings snacks into the house even when I’d prefer not to so I ended up having a snaccident (binge) on chocolate. I feel shakey now since my sugar level is through the roof and all week I’ve been really careful about it.

Self-control is an issue I need to work on.

Cucumber experiment

This afternoon wanted to try a more savoury shake so I looked in my fridge and spotted some cucumber. This was the result:

  • Half a cucumber
  • Herbalife lemon tea
  • A dash of soy milk
  • A scoop of Herbalife Formula 1 vanilla protein powder

I blitzed it in my Magic Bullet and ended up with this. It was a hot day and it felt really refreshing. I was surprised how tastey it was.