Once I delivered my baby, everyone I met was like “OMG you have gained so much weight”. I hated it. I was obese and heavy. It was so difficult for me to bend and pick up stuff. And with a C section recovery was worse.
I have been a regular gym bird before pregnancy and I know I was going to get stuck in whirlpool of fat people there, still I went to my old gym for enrollment and I saw all my old friends almost the same weight as they were. And sharing their fitness fundas with each other. I told myself no ways not again!!
Then I had no spare time as I was stuck with the baby. I was getting depressed with my over-sized clothes. I hated looking at myself in the mirror. Then I saw this post by a gorgeous beauty blogger, Tanveer from http://addictedtoblush.blogspot.in/ and my life changed. She is my inspiration for weightloss and I dedicate this post to her. She was the pioneer of high protein diet, Paleo diet or wheat belly diet amongst the Indian Bloggers. I have heard celebrities raving about this diet, but no one gave out specific details and simplified it for dummies like me.
I know so many people who are now taking this to a new level and starting weight loss programs with this diet. Being a blogger I look up to people like her who really care for others and not really bothered about monetary gains. Tanveer, I should tell you that your ATB BB Series is a bible for people without a direction and especially moms who have no time for themselves.
To be very frank, I could mange the exact diet for a month. As the diet was difficult for me living in a vegetarian household, I needed to source proteins from the restaurant which made it a little expensive. Everyone was wondering why I was eating all the expensive stuff myself. But in one month I lost 5 kgs flat and that was enough to regain my confidence and everyone was telling me how much weight I have lost. I slowly added carbs to my diet, but until now I balance out the proteins as I know the theory of fat burning proteins. It is definitely a lifestyle change and for the good.
I will give you my version of the diet, but all you obese people who have no idea what to do and have totally lost it. This should be your first step, its easy and no limit on the quantity, eat as much as you please. Its definitely not expensive if you plan your diet and also the best part is that you can eat out too. http://addictedtoblush.blogspot.in/2013/02/atb-bb-series-9-eating-outside-on-low.html
Its cheaper than all the gym admissions and personal trainers.
I want to thank you Tanveer, you will always be my inspiration for weightloss. Keep rocking girl!!!
A sample of Tanveers diet (In her own words):
2 eggs + cheese.
I eat them in various preparations, depending on my mood. Scrambled with lots of onion, tomatoes, capsicum, chillies, cheese & garlic. Or else as a veggie + cheese omlette. Sometimes sunny side up. Boiled and mixed with mayo, cheese & veggies. There are honestly endless ways to prepare eggs. Also I eat the “whole” egg – white & yellow!
1 big glass of full fat milk
I generally have this when I’m in a hurry and don’t have time to eat eggs. I make a cold coffee out of this with some almonds & of, course, coffee
Grilled Chicken / Fish along with veggies sauteed in butter + I also eat a bowl of sabzi cooked the Indian way: Gobi peas, carrots, capsicum, palak-paneer, methi malai or sometimes a small bowl of rajma or chole. All vegetables & mushrooms are fine – except potatoes, beet & sweet potatoes. Depending on my mood I also eat curd at times or a glass of buttermilk. Eat natural, unsweetened curd & buttermilk. Don’t eat the flavoured, full of sugars & preservatives wala curd. You can also eat a bowl of salad at this point with the meat.
You can cook the meat in any way you like. I prefer grilled as it is dry & easy to carry to office.
If I haven’t had cold coffee in the morning I generally have it at this point.
Or else I eat nuts: cashews, peanuts & almonds that I roast in ghee. You can eat walnuts, hazelnuts, pistas as well.
Or I have some grilled paneer / raw paneer
Or some sabzi + bowl of curd.
Or I make a bhel out of peanuts as base, to this I add onions, tomatoes, chillies, corriander, butter, salt, shredded cheese & mayo.
Or else I have tomato / veggie / spinach soup that I make at home with tomatoes, onions, garlic & carrots. You will get the recipe easily online. Just don’t thicken it with corn-flour. I add cream to it, before eating.
Once in fortnight I eat onion or gobi or paneer pakodas that I make using only besan – no corn flour or anything else. I just coat the veggies or paneer with a very thin layer just for crunch. Sometimes I substitute the besan with an egg coating instead. It works just as well.
Chicken cooked with veggies. This meal is similar to lunch.
2 pieces of dark chocolate - at least 70%. Please don’t eat Bournville, it is full of sugar. Get Lindt. They have 70, 80 & 90% as well. You can eat this everyday, but I’m not very fond of chocolate so I generally eat this once a week.
Once a week – I eat Strawberries with Cream.
I cut up 4-5 ripe stawberries & add cream (malai – you get this easy in market. It is mostly 25% fat, but if you get a higher one, purchase that) generously. I honestly love this desert & look forward to it as my weekly treat!d potatoes, doughnuts, cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, and chocolate, you avoid a huge amount of incoming fat, even when you get a moderate amount in lean meats & eggs
Read her entire diet here: http://addictedtoblush.blogspot.in/2013/01/atb-bb-series-6-omg-there-is-nothing.html
Why it works
Her entire experience here: