February 5, 2013

Still Dieting/まだダイエット中

I started dieting on December 17, and I have lost about 5 kg in about 50 days.
I don't follow any xxx diet.  I just try to eat less for every meal, trying to limit my calorie intake to 600 kcal a meal and 1,800 kcal a day.  I take a walk for 20-40 minutes almost every day.
特にxxxダイエットはしていません。ただ毎食食べる量を減らすよう努力し、カロリー摂取を一食当たり600 kcal、一日1,800 kcalに抑えるようにしています。また、ほぼ毎日20~40分、散歩しています。

My breakfast two days ago:

By rough estimate, one bowl (about 200 g) of cooked rice has 300 kcal, and two packs (45 x 2 = 90 g) of natto have 200 kcal, so I guess the meal meets my criteria.
概算ですが、ご飯一杯(約200 g)で300 kcal、納豆2パック(45 x 2 = 90 g)で200 kcalなので、私の基準を満たしていると思います。

My lunch yesterday:
My lunch is almost always a combination of leftovers.  These particular onigiri were leftovers from my son's bento the day before yesterday.  (My son took six onigiri and some okazu with him, instead of a regular bento box.)
One onigiri weighed about 100 g, so had less than 200 kcal.  Three onigiri met my criteria.
おにぎり一つは約100 gで、200 kcal以下なので、おにぎり3個で基準を満たしています。

I have to lose another 5 kg.

Edited to add:

Supper tonight:
A bowl of rice (about 150 g), a bowl of miso soup with tofu, enoki, and wakame, salmon meuniere*, some potato, and some daikon and carrot kinpira.
*  I asked my wife not to dust my salmon with wheat flour, but she dusted one side by mistake.
ご飯一杯(約150 g)、豆腐、エノキ、ワカメの味噌汁一杯、サーモンのムニエル*、ポテト、大根と人参のキンピラ。
* 妻に私のサーモンには粉をつけないように頼んだのですが、間違って、片側だけつけてしまいました。


Fräulein Trude said...

Original and not westernized Japanese cuisine is so lean, you will make it in no time.

Hiroyuki said...

Kiki: I hope I can lose another five kg by the end of March.

You're right. Simple yakizakana (grilled fish) is lean, but fish a la meuniere isn't. I have to cautious about my sodium intake, though, because Japanese dishes tend to be salty.

It's a bit frustrating not being able to have some snacks between meals. When I'm really hungry, I do have some snacks that are no high in calories.

Sissi said...

Congratulations, Hiroyuki! And good luck! You are doing great. I also got slimmer several years ago only by limiting the calorie intake and of course I ate less consequently... The rice and bread (French baguette...) reduction was the toughest!!!

Fräulein Trude said...

Snack attacks are the worst. A friend lost 20 kg over 3 month by leaving carbohydrates out of his meals as potatoes, rice, bread, noodles, pasties. He looked really sick and unhealthy afterwards. Skipping bread and pasta is something I could never do.

Hiroyuki said...

Sissi: Thanks! But, I still have a long way to go!

Kiki: I can't stop eating rice, either, and that's why I hate stupid xxx diet, where xxx is apple, pineapple, banana, and even koya dofu (just to name a few)!

Sissi said...

I couldn't live without bread and rice either! There is this famous protein - loaded diet and apart from it being apparently unhealthy, I couldn't even try: how could I live without carbs? Nowadays I try to eat half of my usual amount of rice and it's tough... but there is a second bonus: I practice better my chopsticks: I make sure not a single grain stays in the bowl (which for me is very difficult...).

Hiroyuki said...

Sissi: I try to eat more slowly. I'm a notoriously fast eater... They say, "Chew thirty times (per mouthful of food before swallowing)". I'm still learning...

Stacy said...

I'm also trying to lose weight but this is diffcult because I think I have bad habits. I eat a lot of bread and carbs in general. (pasta at least once per week) But in the same way you can't stop eating rice, I can't stop eating bread! It's a staple I can't give up.

Hiroyuki said...

Stacy: I find your (and Sissi's and Kiki's) comment interesting because I (and most Japanese) consider that beef (and other meats) is a staple in your diet.

I try to limit my intake of rice by having miso soup and okazu first.