Thursday, 20 November 2014

# foodie # low calorie.

Why am I not losing weight?? Common meals and their calorie content(estimated)

Morning Sweets,
Have you ever asked yourself this question? You keep working your butt off at the gym, and you eat healthy and fresh meals, yet the scale refused to move. Well am about to explain 1 main reason for that which is food.

I am doing this post because one of the FNB contestants asked me to. She has, ''allegedly'' hahaha been eating healthy, working out well, but the scale hasn't been moving much. I usually ask them (the contestants) to post their meals on bbm so we can all learn from them, they did initially, then stopped. Only for some to post their meals yesterday and I wasn't happy.
I believe in telling people the truth. It might come out harsh, but its the only way to make changes and get results.

Did you know that the things you eat alone (healthy or not) could be the reason you are not losing weight. I one heard from a comedian that "cows eat only grass" Lol! Healthy meals can also make you gain weight if not eaten in the right amount. Portion control is key!

Here are some common meals and their estimated calorie contents: Kindly note that is are estimated values. I want to assume they were made with little oil etc. It could be more or less, but lets just play with a gap of +/- 50 calories

Boiled Plantain with tomato and veg Sauce: 300 calories.

Okro and fish: 120 calories

Boiled plantain with a side of beans and veggie sauce; 320 calories.

Boiled plantains with egg sauce: 580 calories

Brown rice, shrimp sauce, a piece of fish and veggie: 400 calories

Cole slaw, mayonnaise and moin moin: 300 calories.


Boiled yam and egg with veggie stir fry sauce: 380 calories

Plantain and veggie sauce: 270 calories.

Beans, tomato sauce and a piece of fish: 420 calories

Brown rice and veggie: 200 calories.

Sweet potatoes and veggies: 200 calories.

Now these meals are healthy, imagine eating the ones that are loaded with oils and sugar etc. The kind of workout you do should determine the the quantity of meal you eat throughout the day (The greater the workout, the greater the meal, vice versa) . Truth is that if you need a steady weight loss, you need to count calories. No matter what anyone tells you, counting calories is very important. It takes time to learn, but when you do, its easy peasy!

You need a certain amount of calories a day to shed weight. Once you go over or eat less, of that amount, it slows down the process, so you have to make up for it by either eating more or less in the next meal. If you don't really understand this, please let me know in the comments.

I hope this helps someone out there to portion their meals the right way so as to achieve more results, weight wise. Are you eating more than you should? Please share in the comments. Feel free to send me your meal pic for analysis. lol.

Photo credit: The FNB contestants.

*Please, If you need a good meal plan to help kick-start your weight loss journey, call me on 08025806183 stop trying to do it on your own. We will talk and I will help you create a plan that will help shift the scale naturally. No side effects whatsoever. Thanks. god bless.
Cheliz.

42 comments:

  1. My dear cheliz, saving lives since 1800....DA

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    1. Awww, DA a very big hug for you my darling!!

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  2. My Dodo seems to be super calorific even when boiled.... Sob Sob

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    1. Hehe, yes o Lala. The more ripened, the more dangerous. Lol

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  3. Thanks for this post.
    Please I'm new to your blog and 2 months pregnant my first pregnancy actually :) . The thing is that I am terrified of gaining So much weight. So please is there a meal plan I can follow So that I don't pack up the weight while pregnant. I know I would be exercising a lot too. Thanks

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    1. Thanks for reading dear. First of all, don't be afraid of anything, you can always burn off the added weight later. Aim at eating to nourish your little one. I dont like preparing meal plans for expectant mums because there is the tendency to crave 100 things in one day. It could be very difficult to follow a plan. But try these; Eat loads of veggies and fruits, even if you dont feel hungry. Get some fruits in there to nourish your baby. Drink water and take walks at least 15 mins a day to keep excess weight away and strengthen your pelvic area. lastly, eat minimally, several times a day. Dont stuff yourself at a sitting. Take care and i wish you all the best. Holla me if you still want to talk. God bless.

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  4. meal plan meal plan meal plan urgently needed.

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    1. Hahahaha! Ok, NG you know where to find me.

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  5. Thanks 4 d tip ma!
    Sallysmart

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  6. Please I want meal plan for exclusively breastfeed mum. Thanks Cheliz.

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    1. Ok dear. Email me asap. Congrats on ur baby!!! Yipeee!!

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  7. Thanks for this post.
    Am new to this blog,i have gained weight round my mid section after the birth of my third baby,i need a meal plan and exercise plan to maintain my petite stature.....i just read your story on bella,it is so inspiring

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    1. Thanks a lot. Please do me a mail on chelizruby@gmail.com with your weight and height. i will give you all the details you need.

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  8. Hi I just discovered your blog from Bella naija.
    I am on a weight loss journey as well and in 6weeks I have been able to shed about 5kg.
    Please I need the weight loss plan too.
    This is my email: nnekasmart@yahoo.com

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  9. Wow! Just read ur weightloss story on bellenaija, currently I weigh 95kg and am not happy about it at all . But I know it's due to food cos I eat alot. I really need to shed this weight off but my husband is not in support. I need the meal plan dat will do this for me. I will send an email to u. Thanks for motivating people like us.

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    1. Thanks for reading dear. There's your answer, you need to reduce on your portions. You can do this gradually so that the weight doesn't come off full force. Will be waiting for your mail then. Thanks.

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  10. One question pls. These sauces, are they fried or boiled? Thanx.

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    1. No wahala, Some fried, some boiled. Thanks

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  11. i just read about you on bella naija. would like to have your meal plan. my email is obia.ettet@gmail.com

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    1. I will mail you dear, but you can mail first just in case i forget. thanks

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  12. Am trying to hv a baby cn green tea, coffee or lipton stop me frm getting pregnant? Nd cn working out prevent me frm conceiving? Cos inas much as I need a child I dnt wnt to be fat. ......
    Evelyn

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    1. You dont need to take all those at the same time. I would say you should stick with green tea and or lipton once a day, those wont harm you. Lemon water will also help open up your system and flush out impurities. Exercise is good for everyone dear. Do these in moderation and the other kini *coughs* u know na, then by the grace of God, a baby will come. Thanks a bunch.

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  13. Am new on ur blog but seriously I need to shed off some weight, I wear size 12 now but am gradually going to be wearing 14 which I so hate, my tummy is big and I can't wear some cloth I love to wear. Pls I need ur help

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    1. Ok, pls mail me, let me help out. Thanks

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  14. Am new on ur blog but seriously I need to shed off some weight, I wear size 12 now but am gradually going to be wearing 14 which I so hate, my tummy is big and I can't wear some cloth I love to wear. Pls I need ur help

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  15. Am new on ur blog but seriously I need to shed off some weight, I wear size 12 now but am gradually going to be wearing 14 which I so hate, my tummy is big and I can't wear some cloth I love to wear. Pls I need ur help . My email add is yetunde.adetoun @ yahoo.com and my bbm pin is 2b2cace8 . Pls I await ur response soonest. Thanks

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  16. I just read your story on Bella Naija. This is great. Well done.
    I definitely need a meal plan. I have just lost 4kgs and i have plateaued.. I need to loose another 4kgs and I am fine. Pls give tips on how u moved past.

    Also I can't believe all the meals you pictured are under 600cals!! Its so good to know.. I never eat all those cos I am constantly worrying that it's adding. Maintenance is the main issue... I have a V-E-R-R-R-Y slow metabolism.. So I can't eat more than once aday. Which is normally late lunch.. Thanks a lot.

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    1. Wow. Ok, i can help you speed things up but you need to send me a mail asap. Thanks. Chelizruby@gmail.com

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  17. Congrats, you are an inspiration.

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  18. I am a ghanaian and new to this blog but i must say i am really impressed. I go to the gym 4 times a week and i am a 68kg but my tummy is simply not going away,i sit down a lot with the work i do,and i need to let that tummy disappear,please help..... My email add is yaayalley @gmail.com. Thanks

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    1. Hi. Its all in what you eat. You need to change your eating habit. Reduce carbs and late night meals. Thanks.

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  19. I had my daughter in April and I've been up and down. I'm done going up and down I need to loose weight for my health, my daughter and my fiance....I would love to fit into my dress....pls helppp meee... *almost crying*

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    1. Hey dont cry o, kindly send me a mail on chelizruby@gmail.com lets work out something. It is well

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  20. Read ur story on Bella....I will really love to lose up some weigth...am always up and down with my weigth lose plan...plssss help me with a detox plan...gnkpoku@gmail.com...wish I found ur blog earlier than now

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    1. Hi, I Will mail you soon. Thanks

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    2. Dear Cheliz......Just saw ur Bellanaija post.....i need a plan ASAP....i need a detox plan and eating guide. Currently a size 20 Uk....i dont love my body anymore i need help----OG

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    3. Hi, thanks for reading. Please mail me on chelzruby@gmail.com

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  21. Hi Cheliz, I read your BN post and was inspired. I need help, I had a beautiful daughter in December 13 and have been see-sawing weight wise since June. Im 157cm (about 5 2") and weigh 69kg presently, I need help before it gets outta hand. Even my dad has told me I have to lose weight before I start looking like a ball. Please help me my mail addy is feliciaoguntoye@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, Thanks a lot. i will mail you in a bit. Take care.

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