Do you remember the herbal tea I was telling you about in my previous post? It was an all new experience for me – a weight loss tea with 17 all natural herbs inside.
I was very eager to try it. Well, I did try it. It tasted not as great as I thought it would. Anyway I’ve been drinking it for 3 weeks now and I’m already seeing some results.
Although I am not sure if it’s the tea or the healthier foods we are eating but I already lost 2 kilograms with minimum exercising.
The tea itself has very strong and rich aroma. I can clearly sense and feel my favorite cinnamon flavor inside. I am drinking it with no added sugar, honey or any other sweeteners. And probably that’s why I find it a little bit bitter. But as long as it is for detox and weight loss, I am OK with the bitter-sour flavor.
I mentioned now we eat healthier foods…Well, we bought a new home appliance for the kitchen – a steam cooker. At first I was skeptical about the taste of the meals it cooks – no cooking oil is used – just pure steam. But from the very first bite of freshly steamed vegetables I loved it.
I love the taste of everything I cook with my steam cooker. The rice and potatoes are surprisingly tasty (I would never believe if someone had told me that steamed rice and potatoes can taste just as great as, or even better, than the old-fashioned baked potatoes and stewed rice). As or the steamed vegetables – no comments there!!! They are fantastic especially the broccoli and carrots.
I use fresh and frozen vegetables to make my own mixes of veggies with broccoli, carrots, beans, corn, cabbage, leeks, onions, peppers (green and red) and so on…The list is too long to count all vegetable. All I need to say is I’m very very happy we brought that thing at home. Now it’s my best kitchen-helper 😉
For me steam cooking is a fantastic new way to cook healthier food for my family. With no added cooking oils and all vitamins preserved, with a lot less heat processing the vegetables, fish and all kinds of meats (chicken, turkey, even pork) remain healthier, crispy, juicy and twice more delicious.
That’s something I am not very proud of, but that’s because I don’t have much time to exercise. Instead of 3 times a week, I did only once a week — 20 minutes on the treadmill. I am trying my best to exercise at least twice a week and last week I really did it.
Again, I am not sure if it is because of the herbal tea, the healthy home made meals, or the treadmill exercises, but I already lost 2 kilograms just like that. I drug myself into this healthy weight loss program and honestly I like it, I even enjoy it already, because it doesn’t cost me anything more than a little effort on the treadmill.
I am so inspired to continue with my weight loss plan. I am even planning to cook our traditional Christmas meals and New Years specialties in my steam cooker. If all turns out to be as great as I expect, I promise I will share the recipes with you next year here at my blog.