So last night was curry night in the Fruci household.
Something that a lot of ‘diet’ will say is forbidden because its not on this ‘elusive list’ of so-called ‘healthy foods’.
And it reminds me of a chat I was having this week with on of the ladies on our Fit For Life Body Transformation Programme:
Can you lose weight and still have a life?
Now previously, she would put things off or feel anxious about starting a new ‘diet’ until:
* holidays were over
* Birthday was out of the way
* We’re not entertaining and cooking for friends coming over
* Christmas was out of the way (I have seen decorations already and posts on Facebook haha
And it begs the question:
“If you feel anxious about holidays, weekends, and social event, do you need a new “diet”?’
After all, is this going to be sustainable?
Will you keep the weight off?
Now, I know these questions are unhelpful so here’s some tips for you:
1) Just start whatever fitness / healthy eating thing you want to try today…even if you have a holiday / social event etc. starting afterwards will probably mean you’ll have more body fat to lose (which will make it harder)
2) Identify where you social events are at the start of the week and try to plan around it:
When me and Mrs Fruci have a curry night, I’ll make sure I have higher protein and veggie based meals to keep me full up whilst lowering my food intake to allow me to enjoy my curry later.
Here’s an omelette I made the other day:
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Now for the choice of curry. Well, Ive got a few options:
1) Enjoy myself and accept its one meal. It MAY slow my results but I can pull it back tomorrow. No big deal.
2) Choose a dry dish, like Tandoori chicken, skip the naan bread and go for poppadoms instead. Poppadoms are 50 calories each whereas a naan bread is 500 calories
And no matter what option I choose, I try to remember that:
“There is a difference between being full up and having enough”
^^^ read that again
My main point?
Sometimes, you just have to make the smallest compromises to see big differences over time:
✅ Use 1kcal fry spray instead of oil to save 100 calories
✅ Lighter light mayo instead of normal to save 100 calories
✅ 0% fat Greek yogurt
✅ Swap your normal 500 calorie naan bread for a few poppadoms (they are 50 calories each)
✅ Leave the chips to allow for a glass of wine
I can’t say you’ll definitely get the same results as the other ladies have done here using the principles we use on our Fit For Life Body Transformation Programme…
But what I will say is that the ONLY real secret is that it’s personalised for you and your lifestyle so you can do it even when you have the weekend curry, BBQs and social events..
Because life is for living, after all. That’s why I’m in bed by 9pm at the weekend lol
Although tonight may be different. I’m just about to head off to a Clinical Nutrition Conference in Nottingham all about women hormones, diabetes, and emotional eating…
..where we also have a 3 course meal, wine and an after party tonight…
Wish me luck 🙂
Matt ‘nutritionists on tour with diet wine” Fruci
PS. if you prefer a home cooked curry, here’s a coconut curry I cooked one-handed whilst recording it live on my phone on Facebook lol
Curry cooking recipe live: https://frucifit.com/currylive/