Diets are something I have tried over the years since I was old enough to worry about my weight. Not that I had to when I was younger. My metabolism was really good and I could eat anything. It was great when I was a postie, and riding my bike five days a week. Nothing I ate would make me put on weight, and I could eat three chocolate bars in a day and nothing happen to my waist.
When I stopped being so active, then I started to put on weight. Again, when I had two children, I put on more weight. My highest weight was thirteen stone. When I moved I decided I wanted to do something about it.
I joined a well known slimming group with my daughter. I lost three stone and she lost three stone. She stopped when she was pregnant and I carried on going. I stopped last September, due to emotionally eating. I couldn’t pay money each week knowing I wasn’t following the letter of the law.
I was ten stone four, and have put on about a stone in about six months. I may go again because I’m struggling on my own to keep on track. I do miss the people and understanding we are all on the same scales.
One of my favourite meals from the group was Diet Cola Chicken. Also, I found that frozen raspberries are a great healthy treat, especially when eaten with low fat yoghurt. You could even have a fry up (grill up) without all the fat.
Do I have the recipe of Diet Cola Chicken? No, because my cooking skills aren’t that great. But if you take a trip to Iceland (the shop) and go down the Slimming World aisle, you will find it. It tastes delicious, and a great meal on a cold winter’s night. It is my sort of meal – throw it in the oven and wait for it to cook.