Healthy January – month in review


I know it’s very late to be saying Happy New Year, but as it’s my first post of the year, it still feels a bit relevant…

January is over. It’s always a funny month. People always say it’s long or it’s depressing, but I don’t find it like that at all. It’s just another month and not much different to the previous ones. There were 5 Mondays this January though, wtf!?

I’m not one for new years resolutions, but January is a good time to start changing habits and making improvements to your life. It’s the month where you find your feet again after the craziness of December. I started on my mission to be more healthy (you may recall from previous posts that I was trying to lose weight, but my food was always a bit boring or samey and I ended up falling off the wagon very easily) and I picked up two cook books; The Fat Loss Plan by Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) and Ultimate Fit Food by Gordon Ramsay. Both work on similar principles and have 3 sections – food for losing weight, food to maintain and food for when you’re exercising. I’ve yet to make anything from Gordon’s book as I’ve been smashing through the low carb recipes in the Joe Wicks one.

I’ve lost just over 10lbs in 4 weeks so far, which I’m happy with. Sustainable weight loss is my aim as I plan to keep the weight off for the long term. My initial target is to lose 2 stone, 18lbs to go!

Here are some of the best meals from this month:

Chili & Paprika Scrambled Eggs
Chicken saltimbocca
Chicken Saltimbocca
Harissa chicken
Harissa chicken
Porridge with smashed banana and almond milk
Thai red curry
Red That curried chicken & veg
Sweet potato
Sweet potato & coconut stew

February has started off with a couple of great meals, so make sure to check back for my February review, as I think it’s going to be a good month for food!!


Author: Annie

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