Over the past few days, I’ve found myself quite irritated by a recent weight gain. It’s a common issue many people face right after the holidays: that feeling of bloating, suddenly snug pants, an unwelcome emergence of a double chin, and the ability to see your own cheeks when you smile. It’s frustrating! About this time last year, I managed to shed around 10 kilograms in just two to three weeks, and the results were noticeable. I looked slimmer in both my waist and face without doing much exercise; I mainly took occasional long walks outside.

My secret was cutting out carbs, which meant saying no to bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes – at least for me. I focused on eating lots of vegetables, fish like salmon, and a moderate amount of meat, with an emphasis on vegetables. I also practiced eating small portions every two hours, like a couple of whole wheat crackers, some fruit, or yogurt. I want to embark on this healthy eating journey once more, starting today!

For dinner, I enjoyed steamed cauliflower and grilled salmon, with a sprinkle of powdered cheese and a touch of garlic sauce. It was a meal I frequently had during my successful weight loss journey last year. While it might not be the healthiest approach, I’m quite determined to stick to it!

Admittedly, I’m an emotional eater, and I’m well aware of the temptation to fall off the wagon. But I’m determined to stay on track and shed those holiday pounds. Let’s keep the faith; I will and must achieve my goal!