Kick Start Fat Loss

So today, I started the ‘food’ part of the Kick Start Fat Loss programme at Bodywork Pilates in Chester.  This is a clean eating programme which eliminates processed foods, wheat, dairy, caffeine, sugar and alcohol.  Sounds a bit extreme when you say it out loud and only time will tell if I can actually do it, but some foods will be more difficult to kick than others.

  • Cooking from scratch – easy.  I do this anyway.
  • Wheat – I love bread, so anticipate this will be a challenge.  Not bothered about pasta, pizza and all that stuff.
  • Dairy – no milk, not an issue, but I use butter to flavour meals, so will need to find alternatives.
  • Caffeine – not a problem seeing as I ditched it a couple of years ago to help minimise palpitations.
  • Alcohol – I was only having a couple of glasses of wine a week, so no loss.
  • Sugar – the hardest ask for me.  Love honey in particular and expect I will crave good quality chocolate.

My ‘go to’ comfort foods are porridge with banana, seeds and honey, thickly buttered bread, rice cakes with almond butter and Green & Black’s chocolate.  I won’t be giving these up forever, but I do need a kick start so they have to go for now.

I started the exercise part yesterday and found it OK, so anticipating that I will be able to keep it up in addition to my weekly swim, zumba and yoga classes.

So, here’s what I ate for lunch and dinner today.


Sirloin steak with roasted aubergine, tomatoes, peppers and asparagus.


Lunch was asparagus and omelette.

It’s now 8:30 and am I hungry? Yes.  But I’m not sure if it’s real hunger or a craving for something sweet. Oh well, you can’t blog and eat at the same time!

Wish me luck guys!


10 thoughts on “Kick Start Fat Loss

  1. Good luck! You just need to power through. Learning what real hunger is takes a little while but you’ll get used to it 🙂 I’ve been on a healthy eating and fitness regime too. Lost a stone in 8 weeks, I’ve now set myself the target of losing another stone in 12 weeks. I’ll be tracking my progress on my blog too. Good luck!!!

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