My boyfriend and I decided to give up alcohol for the month of June – he lost 15 lbs and I gained 8.
WHAT/WHY/HOW?!?!?! I asked myself
as I ate leftover pizza for the third day in a row.
A little self reflection led me to the realization that we redirected our
hefty alcohol funds to eating out at restaurants.
Holy shit we used to drink a lot.
I knew this
steady weight gain needed to not only stop ASAP but I needed to get back to my normal healthy(ish) self!
My workout routine stayed the same: daily
walking to my car yoga and running.
It was time to start cooking and eating at home.
My current cooking skills are limited to the “5 ingredient recipes” I learned in college – most of them were some iteration of: eggs, cheese, turkey, tortillas, salsa.
But as I’ve gotten older, my tastes buds have become more refined than my Spotify playlists.
I wanted to Project Runway this weight loss and MAKE. IT. WORK.
Thanks to intense research(read: Google) I found my
personal diet plan new favorite recipe app: Yummly.
This app is freaking cray cray in the best way.
It has Patent-pending Food Intelligence Technology that learns(!!!) about your preferences and then recommends the best recipes for you.
And that sounds pretty #legit.
All I had to do was:
- indicate what type of food I like(read:
allItalian, Mediterranean, Greek)
- select my cooking level(
first year college studentintermediate)
- add any foods I didn’t like (lookin’ at you, beets)
There was also a few options I didn’t use because
I’m lazy af they didn’t apply to me.
- diet restrictions
AND THAT’S IT!?! I CAN NOW LOSE 5 LBS?!
I shit you not but the answer was: yes.
The more I used this app, the more it learned(!!!!!!) about what types of recipes I wanted to try!
There were successes the past few weeks: Chicken Tikka Masala and Breakfast Bakes
And a few fails: Three-Ingredient Pancakes (Note: Purely chef errors)
But the biggest success of all was being able to fit in my jeans when they came
And if that isn’t a #win, I don’t know what is.
Get Yummly here.