I haven’t been really serious with my weight loss program. In fact, I haven’t even started yet. Well, not really. I have been trying to but it’s so hard. All this while I’ve been consuming Herbalife as a maintenance program – not that I wanna maintain my current weight, but… is it just me or is it really SO hard to lose weight after giving birth??
So then I went back on my weight loss program and stopped taking Wyeth Mama and I lost 1 kg in 2 weeks. Then I met Pavlova and my weight loss program went haywire again but thank God I haven’t gained any yet. To date, I am still maintaining at 57kg. I have been so for a couple of months. I figured that if I can’t lose weight (yet), at least I don’t gain. Of course that’s not the way it should be bcoz I’m still fat.
They say exclusively breastfeeding your baby can help you lose weight, but I did not. I am constantly hungry and I eat a lot and it’s driving me nuts! I don’t totally blame breastfeeding bcoz even now that I’m not exclusively breastfeeding my baby, I’m still as hungry as a bear. Pregnancy has changed my eating habit – the 3rd trimester, to be exact. I remember craving a lot of sweet stuff at the end of my trimester (hence, the massive weight gain), and until today I still am. I hate it when I don’t have self-control! Now I know how challenging it is to change your eating habit once you’ve developed an unhealthy one. My main goal now is not to slim down, but to develop a healthy eating habit – bcoz I know once I have developed a healthy eating habit, losing weight won’t be a problem bcoz I’ve been there and done that. I am reminding myself and to anyone who wants to lose weight, please don’t make “nak kurus” as your main goal bcoz if it is, then it will be hard to maintain it or you find yourself slowly gaining back, no matter what product you use if you haven’t change your eating habit and lifestyle! I know I can do it bcoz I’ve done it before. I just don’t know when and how to start. But I guess Ramadhan would be a great time to start all over again.
So my plan for the fasting month is the same as last year and the year before that. Sahur with Herbalife shake + kurma + Tea Mix. Berbuka with usual meal (hopefully in moderate amount) + Tea Mix. Supper with Herbalife shake, if I’m hungry.
Anyways, I have a Ramadhan special Herbalife shake recipe that I would like to share – Chocolate Date shake.
2 scoops Formula 1 Dutch Chocolate
1 scoop Formula 3
2-3 dates (use the soft ones)
400ml chilled mineral water/plain water
Blend all of the ingredients. It’s surprisingly good! Do give it a try.
Happy fasting, everyone! 🙂