Healthy Eating…How to lose weight and eat the foods you love !

Hello, there and welcome back to Carol’s boot camp…lol…As you know I do not believe in diets I believe in healthy eating and moderation…Also called…


I have however over the years subjected this bod to many strange diets none of which worked for any length of time and the only thing which got slimmer through these diets was my bank balance …

At the end of this tongue in cheek look at various diets… I will be giving you a recipe for a Protein Drink… Protein drinks in my book…I wouldn’t touch with a barge pole… I am the most unbelieving person on this earth when celebrity’s and manufacturers tell me that their product is the best thing since sliced bread… Yes and look how good sliced bread is for you…NOT!

The first diet gimmick on my list is:-

Cream…No girls, not the cream you put on your strawberries… rub it in where you wish to lose weight or fat from, sit back after you have wrapped yourself in plastic wrap and watch it miraculously disappear and at $24.99  an 8 oz pot…HaHa… One says 300 recommendations…pfff the only thing slimming down is your bank balance…sucker!

7-minute workouts…


Seriously with all those repeats, the reality is at least 20  minutes or longer unless of course, you are an excise ninja who can move at the speed of light…

The What!

A pill that you swallow which turns into a balloon which a doctor then inflates in your stomach so you need less food…so if you are such a pig and ignore the full signs it gets squashed and you get the scenario where the said balloon explodes…

Come on have you not heard of Mr and Mrs Will Power who live in moderation avenue???

Diet Pills.


The saying is we eat with our eyes first… You must have some imagination!!!

No Carbs!... That works… we starve our muscles, lose water and feel crap… When all we have to do is eat Good Carbs…Sweet potatoes and whole grains.

Other elimination diets!


Too good to be true… Cookie Diet and Candy Diet…Whatever next???

I now rest my case…do any of you know any diets that really work where you can eat what you like ..when you like …That is free and all it requires is a little willpower and moderation.

Now for those who exercise quite hard and take or think you should take protein drinks then how about making your own?

I know many people who exercise who take these… So I thought I would do a little research and make my own… Cost-wise it is a no-brainer against the cost of some most Protein powders I made one today and it was nice…It tasted son was my guinea pig/taste tester and has been a protein drink customer in the past and it got the thumbs up from him.

The protein shake is 3/4 cup of liquid and 1/3 cup of your main protein…


Coconut milk or water or Soya milk… It is important to get the right balance not what liquid you choose.


Greek yoghurt, Silken tofu, nut butter i.e raw cashews ( which) require soaking overnight to soften.

Extra proteins:-

Chia seeds, hemp hearts, ground flax or whole oats.

Today I made a Raspberry Protein shake and for an extra boost could have used chia seeds.

Raspberry Protein shake.

Raspberry Protein Shake


  • 3/4 cup of coconut water
  • 1/3 cup of Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 medium beetroot(raw) peeled and diced.
  • 1 tbsp honey ( optional)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds ( optional)

Let’s, Blitz!

Measure all the ingredients into your blender and blitz away… The colour was amazing a beautiful colour and it tasted very nice not too sweet and I did add honey.  Having never had a protein drink I do not know what they taste like although I have listened to others who say well they don’t taste great but I drink them anyway…Really!

I like to drink something which tastes pleasant.

Next week I am going to test a Tropical Protein shake and I might give you a typical days menu for me (what ) I eat in a day and still lose or maintain my weight.

Until next week ..just have fun, enjoy your food and moderation…



33 thoughts on “Healthy Eating…How to lose weight and eat the foods you love !

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      1. shelleywilson72

        Yes, starting next week we’ll re-introduce one thing and see what happens. I’ve been journaling the entire process and it’s been quite an eye opening experience. I’ve going to put it all together in a blog soon.

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      2. Carol Post author

        I am sure it has Shelley and will make a lovely, helpful blog post for many people I suspect 🙂 Good Luck …. It will be interesting to find out what types of foods are the culprits 🙂

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  6. Vidya Narayan

    Loved reading the post and I am in full agreement of what you believe – diets burn a hole in the pockets. Its best to eat wisely, exercise and take things slowly. Fast workouts, diets etc only brings back the lost weight, in fact, with double the vengeance. Its best to go slow, eat a lot of fruits and veggies, make home made protein drinks etc and consume. Great share

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  7. Megha

    I have read about diets or hear from my friends. There are so many types. But they are never able to impress me into trying them. I love food. So I try to maintain balance between exercise and what I eat 🙂

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    1. Carol Post author

      That’s exactly my thoughts Darlene which is why I don’t diet but eat healthily and have learnt moderation ..The protein drink is really nice we had it today and I will be trying out another different one for next weeks post 🙂

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    1. Carol Post author

      It was really nice not too sweet and I think if I hadn’t added the honey maybe a little to sour but next time I will try it without 🙂 Thank you for your comment and visit 🙂



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