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Inception – The Dream is Real

Lately often when I wake up in the morning I can hear a distant sound of foghorn blowing in rhythmic style like in the movie inception but soon I realize it isn’t a dream anymore.  The Dream is real.  Being fat all my life, I had always had a dream that how awesome it would be if I could just loose little bit of weight, but now after losing 41 kg I still sometimes forgot that I am not as Big (remember its polite word for fat) as I used to be and things have changed.  So how did I do that, how did I make this weight loss a reality?  Well a detailed answer involves a diet plan and workout plan but a one line answer is MIND OVER MATTER – THE INCEPTION.

No matter which diet you plan to follow, no matter what workout routine you plan to do, if you are not motivated enough to change your lifestyle it will never work.  It all starts and ends with the mind.  Often motivation is temporary, we feel inspired when we are in our comfort zone, but as soon as we start pushing our body, motivation starts to diminish. Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight any time in their life must have experienced this feeling. From last 10 years, every few months I used to feel motivated to lose weight for my wife and even started and followed many different kind of programs for few days or weeks, but once I got back in day-to-day routine, the motivation used to fade away resulting in one long yo-yo diet.  Everybody feels after the birth of my son the motivation was so strong that I finally followed through on my diet plan.  But that’s just partially true.  In fact after my son’s birth for 4 months even though I tried my best to lose weight I just kept on putting on more kilos each passing day.  That’s when my wife did an inception on me.  That was her one final attempt to make the dream real.  How the inception will work is a very personal matter for everyone and it will depend on how the idea can be planted in your head.  For me it was done by my wife and it just finally happened. Yes my biggest strength and my secret ingredient in this incredible transformation was my wife who never gave up on me. Basically the inception of the idea is that your mind feels that what diet plan and fitness plan your body has to follow is the only reality which can exist anymore, everything else is just a dream. This will make you adopt a life style change.  Ask any fitness expert in the world and he or she will always advice you to make a lifestyle change, eat healthy, workout and control your cravings.  So this advice instead of being an advice, if can be planted as a reality in your mind, than the hard and rigorous weight loss journey can be much more fun and easy and it will be just matter of time till you wake up one day and realize that the dream is real.

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Grilled Chicken and Couscous Salad

Grilled Chicken and Couscous Salad

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 350

Protein: 40g, Fat: 9g, Carbs: 22g

Ingredients

  • 150 Grams Grilled Chicken
  • 25 Grams Couscous
  • 25 Grams Red Pepper
  • 25 Grams Yellow Pepper
  • 25 Grams Onion
  • 25 Grams Cucumber
  • 10 Grams Black Olives
  • 30 Grams Sweet Corn
  • 1 Tbsp Sambal Olek Paste
  • ½ Tbsp All Purpose Seasoning
  • 15 Grams Feta Cheese
  • 15 Grams Honey Mustard Sauce
  • 15 Grams Sweet Chilli Sauce

Instructions

  1. Boil the couscous for 15 mins or until they are cooked properly.
  2. Cut red pepper, yellow pepper and onion in Julienne style and dice the cucumber.
  3. Combine red pepper, yellow pepper, onion, cucumber, olives, crumbled feta cheese, sweet corn, honey mustard sauce and sweet chilli sauce in a mixing bowl and toss it till they are thoroughly coated with dressing.
  4. Marinate the chicken with sambal olek paste and all-purpose seasoning for 15 minutes and then grill the chicken.
  5. Place the tossed salad in a serving bowl on one side and place the boiled couscous on the other side of the bowl.
  6. Place the grilled chicken on top of the couscous.
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Low Calorie Hawaiian Chicken

Chicken is one of my favorite source of protein as it is low on carbs and is very easy to cook.  I got the idea for Hawaiian chicken from the dominoes Hawaiian chicken pizza which is basically pizza with ham and pineapple toppings.  Pineapple is a great ingredient to cook with, in spite of being sweet, 1 cup of pineapple only contains 82 calories and is rich in Vitamin C and Manganese. It is great for digestion, bone strength and overall immunity of the body. This recipe is very low in calorie as it has only  289 calories but very high in protein, making it a perfect lunch.

Low Calorie Hawaiian Chicken

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 289

Protein: 47g, Fat: 2g, Carbs: 17g

Ingredients

  • 200 Grams Chicken Breast
  • 100 Grams Diced Pineapple
  • ½ Tbsp Sambal Olek Sauce
  • ½ Tsp Honey
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ Tbsp All-purpose Seasoning
  • ¼ Tsp White Pepper
  • Black Salt as per taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken breast in rough small slices and boil it.
  2. Mix sambal olek, honey, lemon juice, black salt, white pepper, all-purpose seasoning and diced pineapple and marinate the boiled chicken in this mix for 20 minutes.
  3. Grill the chicken till it’s well done and serve it with garnish of grilled pineapple slices
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