Early morning, I start my day by having 2 big glasses of hot water with lemon and ginger infused in it, followed by 10-12 soaked fenugreek (methidana) seeds and 4 almonds.
Breakfast: I used to have overnight soaked oats or something basic like upma, poha, idli , dosa, brown bread with peanut butter and banana,/egg omelette.
I also have a cup of chai (without sugar) since I am a big-time tea lover.
Mid-afternoon, usually before lunch, I snack on any fruit/ nuts/ buttermilk.
For lunch, I usually have 2 phulka roti with a bowl of subzi and a bowl of daal sometimes. I include lots of salad and fill up half my plate with the same.
I also made use of healthier cooking oils. I made sure eggs, non-veg or any meal would be only cooked in olive oil or ghee.
In the evening, around 4 p.m., I would have a cup of hot water + 1-inch ginger crushed/ lemon/ dalchini powder. Roasted peanuts/ channa bhel/ roasted makhanas for a snack if I felt hungry and wished to snack on something.
Pre-workout snacks: Evening snacks or just hot water.
Post-workout snacks: I have nuts or fruit, or sometimes, a protein shake.
Dinner: I take my dinner latest by 7/7:30 p.m. Usually, soup with salads/ paneer sandwich (2 bread slices)/bhakri+ subzi+salad/ Dalia khichdi/ chicken salad.
Before bedtime, I have half a spoon of sabja seeds in water, 2 almonds and 2 dates.
What I indulge in ( What I eat on my cheat days): I was too serious about my weight loss journey so I didn’t have any cheat meals for 6 months. After that, I started having cheat meals once a week. Chai with sugar and having 3 chapatis was my favourite cheat meal!!