Pre-Thermomix I ate the standard Western diet and followed the food pyramid. I ate lots of carbs such as bread, rice and pasta and thought eating low fat foods would help with my weight managemen without knowing how much sugar was in these low-fat products. Over the years I have struggled with my weight and I was a constant yo-yo dieter.
I purchased my Thermomix after starting my health and fitness journey. I wanted to get fit and healthy before turning 30. I did this by running a half marathon and learned the hard way that you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. I then joined the 12 week Maxine’s Challenge and started changing my eating habits. I followed the meal plan which focused on eating the right amount of macronutrients to build the physique you want. The meal plan included:
- lean meats, chicken and fish and eggs for protein
- slower digesting carbs like oats, brown rice and sweet potato
- fibrous vegetables like broccoli, lettuce and capsicum
- essential fats like avocados, nuts and seeds, and oils like olive oil and coconut oil.