The Champagne and Chips Diet

Champagne and Chips Diet

photo credit Daniel Hadley via photopin cc

Remember how I was banging on about balance  the other week and announcing my commitment to cook healthy, delicious meals and cut out some crap. This year, I’m desperate to get rid of all the pounds I’ve piled on, or failing that, at least put a stop to my seemingly never ending weight gain. My metabolism was on the go slow before I lost my thyroid and now it seems to have stopped in it’s tracks. 

I don’t want to go back with my tail between my legs to Weight Watchers because a) it can be costly b) I don’t want to spend my days counting points and c) I’m still recoiling from the mean meeting leader who said I was too heavy to be a lifetime member even though I had a letter from my doctor, outlining my surgery, treatment and the side effects. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

There are so many things I love about blogging. For example,  I love  how I can find out so much cool stuff from reading and commenting on other peoples’ blogtastic-ness and I think it’s way cool how I can learn so much from readers’ responses to my own ramblings. Yes, right here. On this very blog.

Like for example,  how to get my derailed diet back on track.

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present to you the Champagne and Chips Diet.

Now, it’s not called the Champagne and Chips diet because I love champagne and chips, although I do. A lot. This diet is named after the blog of the same name, and if you haven’t checked it out, you totally should because it’s full of top notch reviews and delicious things to eat and drink.

Champagne and ChipsI wasn’t lying when I said it was delicious – you must check out these Town Bike Bickies 

Nicole,  that is she, of the Champagne and Chips fame, told me that she brings balance to her delicious diet with a 5:2 eating plan, but it’s not the 5:2 eating plan you might know and (not) love. It’s as special and as delicious as… well, champagne and chips!

The Champagne and Chips “diet” (and I use the term loosely,)  goes something like this. 5 days a week you eat and enjoy, and 2 days a week you cut out sugar, booze, meat and as many carbs as you can manage.  It’s that simple!

Heaps of people rave about the regular 5:2 diet and have had some super success but the thought of eating only 500 calories a day just sends me into a hungry panic. In the Champagne and Chips version there’s no numbers to crunch, less to plan and a lot more fruit and veggies to eat, which is totally winning if you ask me!

Meatless Monday - Mexican Bean BurgersI see a lot more Meatless Mondays in my future – find this delicious recipe here

The thing I love most is the beautiful balance it brings to eats and treats. It’s delicious, it’s achievable and it’s a step in a healthier direction. Bring it on!

If you invented a diet with only two things, what would it be? I’d ace the Donuts and Dumplings Diet! What about you? Do you have any diet related goals for 2015?