Of all the New Year’s resolution clichés, I have gone for the most predictable: ‘lose weight and get fitter'(I mean, among others, (apparently I have a lot of room for improvement)). I yearn to reach my pre-uni weight, but alas, I fear the Domino’s pizzas have proven the old saying, ‘A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips’.
However, 2016 isn’t just any other year. This year I have a secret weapon in the form of one of the ‘glow’ cookbooks that are all the rage at the moment. And this is all made possible by the fact that I still live at home with my parents, because it turns out, eating this way is BLOODY expensive.
I’m now at the end of week 1 and have a few interesting observations.
- I HAVE LOST WEIGHT.
I’ve lost 6 pounds, which is amazing. However, I imagine this is just by body’s sigh of relief after Christmas, and I’ll probably put it all back on next week.
2. ANY DIET WHERE YOU CAN EAT CAKE FOR BREAKFAST IS OKAY IN MY BOOK.
Yes, really. I mean, the cake in question did cost around £15 to make (thanks mum), but I think maybe that’s part of the deal, you eat less because you know how many £’s you’re eating!
3. NO GLUTEN IS GOOD.
I know everyone says it, but I do honestly feel less lumpy and lethargic not eating gluten.
4. MY SKIN IN BETTER.
Although I’m not sure I’m ‘glowing’, my very dry skin is definitely better. I think the high (good) fat diet is moisturising me from the inside out – Nigella style.
SO, it’s a 6 week thing, I’ll let you know if it’s all worthwile!
I’d love to hear your New Year’s resolutions, or results if you’ve tried one of these cookbook plans!