Week 2 was perfect, and I was hitting all my numbers in myfitnesspal every day to reduce the effects of the weekend to come. We had a house guest, so I knew I’m going to eat heavier meals. Just to have an idea of where I’m standing, I weighed myself on Friday morning. 54.1kg, better than my DietBet goal weight. Wow, all my efforts have paid off! On Sunday morning, after our guest left, I weighed myself again. 55.5kg. What a massive difference after just three meals. And I said bye-bye to my goal weight (for now). I immediately went back to my light meals,Read More →

I joined DietBet and started the PIIT28* programme Monday, 2nd of January. I’ve explained in my previous blog post what each of them is. A week has passed, and I got up on the scale feeling nervous but hopeful. According to my math, I should have lost 570g. I was pleasantly surprised to see -2.1 kg on the scale. 2.1kg!!! That’s very close to my goal weight, the -2.3 that I need to have at the end of January to win the DietBet game. Amazing result for week 1. Now let’s try to improve on this! I still have my Christmassy nails 😛 The PIIT28*Read More →

The WHY For the past year, my weight has been shifting from 55 to 57kg and back, but my goal weight is 54. I’ve never been able to get lower than 54.9. With the Christmas foods and a bit of stress from having a sick dog, 2016 left me at 56.7. So I needed a kick, motivation, something to push me to finally get to that target of mine. PIIT28 I’ve been doing Pilates for a while and following some of Cassey’s (Blogilates) workouts since I became a Pop Pilates instructor. The PIIT28* programme seemed like a good fit for me, so during the ChristmasRead More →

1. There is no magic pill or tea. Weight loss is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise. Yes, both are important and it’s you who has to put in the work. Sometimes I wish I could workout all day and just eat whatever I want, but unfortunately it doesn’t work like this. 2. The only diet that will work is the one you can keep forever. If you opt for short fixes (“lose 10 pounds in 1 week”), the results will also be short term. Think about it: if you only make some changes for a week, you will only see results for aRead More →

One would naively think that when someone or some company starts to develop and sell a new food product or a chef invents or reinvents some recipe, they actually invest in a lab test that would count the calories based on some complex unknown maths. Well, while there are lab tests behind it, most of the popular foods have had tests done decades ago and industry today still takes advantage of them, without even contributing to the costs of those tests. How do we calculate the number of calories? So you might already know this, if you don’t here it is. Foods are made upRead More →