Ditching the junk food for 30 days

Ditching the junk food for 30 days

Because I’ve been eating too much of it lately. And boy do I love those double Big Macs!

For the record I weighed in at a svelte 118 kg at the start. Would be happy to lose a couple of kg over the coming month.

Junk food – food that has low nutritional value, typically produced in the form of packaged snacks needing little or no preparation.

So no Dominos, Pizza Hut, Pizza Company, KFC or Maccas for the next 30 days.

An experiment of sorts. Not a diet. Using the principle of kaizen I want to be aware of everything I’ve put into my mouth, review, and make better choices the following week.

If a lose a few kg’s then even better, if not, meh!

So the key is to record all intake accurately without judgment and then look for the low hanging fruit. (pun intended!)

Keeping a food diary is an incredibly useful tool in changing your eating habits. You become aware of patterns very quickly.

Here’s what I ate during the first week (sorry, no Facebook anymore):

Baguette (½) with ham, lettuce, tomato, mayo and sweet mustard
Breaded chicken breast with salad (Waldorf & Mixed)
Museli, Oats, Walnuts, Yoghurt and passionfruit
Green beef curry with rice
Black pepper chicken with mixed salad

Observations

Too much sugar. I’m drinking 3 or 4 cups of coffee every day with 2 sugars in each, plus a can of coke and 3 beers every night. Did I mention the chocolates? (Anniversay, and I couldn’t let the mrs eat them all alone. From M&S they were delish!)


As Tim Ferriss says “Don’t drink calories!”

This is the low hanging fruit I need to change in week 2.

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