I've changed my diet over 2 years ago. I've been pretty consistent and am very surprised by how well I did. I can now say that I'm extremely proud of myself and never thought I'd be able to change my life so much. I know there is a lot of people that set their goals much higher and achieve twice or three times as me in the same period of time, but you would have to know me personally, to know what an achievement this past year has been for me. I could be the example for all of the people that say this could never happen or I could never do this. I never ever exercised before, mostly ate bread for all of my meals with a big portion of cheese, and chocolate/biscuits were the must after each meal. On top of that, I would spend my free time at home on my couch in front of TV and do completely nothing. I'm not a fitness queen yet, but at least I understand that everyone needs some exercise everyday. You can walk everywhere you go but I would recommend to have some more intensive cardio every couple of days to be fitter and to get that extra energy boost. I chose the circuit training just because it was only for ladies and took only 30 minutes. I knew I don't want to sign up for anything that will make me feel uncomfortable or forced to do more than I want. I hate being forced to anything so this was just an excellent way for me to get more fit. The mentioned circuit training is less suitable for building muscle and won't give you an instant miracle in loosing your kilos, but will definitely strengthen your full body, make you feel more energetic and will help you loose some calories and body fat. It's a full body workout that takes only 30 minutes, gives results in strength and body curves and makes you very happy.
So after saying all that I'm going to show you all what I've been eating for breakfast for the last 1,5 year. Before that I would never touch porridge but these days I just love it. Of course I change it sometimes to something else like granola, yogurt and fruit or avocado, but this was my staple dish that I'm just in love with.
- 65g of organic oats
- 300 ml of boiling water
- 0,5 tsp sugar
Ok, so put your oats in a thick bottom pan and cover them with boiling water. Bring them to boil on a medium heat and stir. You can lower the temperature a bit and cook until the mixture thickens. It will take about 5 minutes. You can also do it in the microwave and the cooking process will be much faster (about 2 minutes) and without stirring and watching the mixture.
When your porridge is cooked leave it aside to cool a little bit. Cut your fruit, it can be anything you like, and put over the oats. Sprinkle with some cinnamon and it's ready to eat.
Here's some of the fruit combinations that I like in my porridge:
- apple, raisins and cinnamon
- strawberries, natural yogurt and sugar
- raspberries and date or maple syrup
- blueberries and cinnamon
- peach, flaked almonds and maple syrup