The hardest but most important part of losing weight is minding what you eat.
It’s easy enough to say, “eat the right foods, but not too much and exercise”. We all know that it doesn’t necessarily happen so easily in the real world.
Below are a couple tips that I have put together to help you stick to your guns and get though this. This is what works for me and I hope you enjoy 🙂
Nick some fruit from your work on Friday afternoon.
Where everyone fails is the weekend.
There is always some fruit left in the fruit bowl at my work on a Friday afternoon, so why not take a couple of apples and pears home for snacks? This will help you stick to your routine over the weekend.
It’s Saturday and you remember that you don’t actually like pears.
Apples are ok, but you don’t actually ever eat pears. Nothing against pears, but I really don’t ever feel like eating them.
And a bit of a bummer; the apples have gotten a bit squished in your bag on the way home, so now you don’t want those either. What to do…
Don’t waste them!
There’s no point in wasting food. Think of all the starving people in the world that would love an apple (or even a pear) right now. Better bake a cake.
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oil
3 cups plain flour
1tsp baking powder
2 apples cubed
2 pears cubed
Optional (but I highly recommend) drizzle:
Big nob of butter (however much a nob is)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 180°c
Mix all the wet ingredients and the sugar together first. Then add dry ingredients and mix through evenly. Lastly, add all the chopped pears and apples and mix with a wooden spoon.
This mixture is HUGE so maybe cook in two smaller tins. Otherwise it takes over two hours to cook.
Pour into greased tins and cook for 45 minutes to an hour. They will feel springy when ready and they will smell done.
Leave aside while you SLOWLY heat up the drizzle. Do NOT let it boil, just dissolve. Pour this over the cakes while still in the tins and leave them to cool.
Good luck getting this out of the tin without getting sticky.
To make this gluten free, just use gluten free flour and add an extra tablespoon of flour.
Go for a walk
Walk around your work on Monday with your beautiful cakes. Everyone will want to talk to you.
Ok, so the diet didn’t go so well. But now you have lots of friends!