Sunday, November 29, 2015

Palsy-walsy Sunday: about healthy nutrition

Since palsy-walsy posts are supposed to be personal, I'll give you some very personal information in this one. Not a lot of girls would tell everyone how much they weigh, but I think it's nothing to be ashamed of or to keep a secret. Your weight doesn't define who you are at all.

Let's start with a fact: I've lost 5 kilos since August. You might think 5 kilos isn't much, but you should know that I've never really weighed that much, so losing that amount of weight is actually quite special. Back in Summer and before that, I used to weigh 58 to 59 kilos and I really wasn't happy with my body, though there really wasn't anything wrong with it. I just hated my thighs being out of proportion with my lanky upper body, and the muffin top sticking out of my jeans making me embarassed to wear tight tops. I wasn't unhealthy or overweighted AT ALL, my BMI was perfectly fine, but I just didn't feel good in my body and I had this feeling like I wasn't taking good care of myself at all.

I now weigh 53 to 54 kilos. That makes me a little too 'skinny' for my height (1m70) and age (18). But I feel so much better now. I have never starved myself, nor have I been on an extreme diet. I've just started keeping up healthy nutritional habits that make me feel so much lighter, happier and fresher.

I don't know which of my habits works the best to loose weight, but I do know that the combination of everything I do makes me feel happier and healthier.

My healthy habits are:

  • I never, or very rarely, drink fizzy drinks.
  • When cooking for myself (which is almost everyday), I cut out potatoes, pasta and rice. My dinner consists of a quarter plate meat or fish and three quarters plate vegetables.
  • In the morning, I try not to go for bread anymore, but just eat 2 to 3 pieces of fruit and a cup of coffee.
  • I drink at least 2 litres of water a day.
  • I snack once between meals, but never after dinner. If I'm hungry in the later evening I go for a banana: it's not the kind of sugar rush that'll keep you awake at night, but helps you sleep instead.
  • I allow myself treats, a lot. Because of the healthy meals, I don't freak out over eating desserts or biscuits. It's much better to enjoy your treats than to cut them out, because you can't keep that up. 
  • I catch enough sleep, at least 7 to 8 hours per night.
  • I don't go crazy on alcohol every weekend. To be honest, I very rarely go crazy in the weekends. I'm the kind of person that prefers a nice dinner with my best friends or sisters or a cuddle-and-movie night with my boyfriend.
Of course, weighing 58 kilos when you're 1m70 and 18 years old is perfect. I also know that I can't loose any weight anymore now because it'll become dangerous then. But for me it's much more about that fresh, healthy feeling and less about the number on the scale!

What are your healthy habits?



  1. Interesting post, I really need to start eating healthy, it's so hard!

  2. Thanks for sharing your advice and experiences. Did you do any sports or was it really just changes in your eating habits that led to your weight loss?


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