31-day let’s eat less food die-yet

I’m going on this 31-day diet which I’m calling the 31-day die-yet challenge. The mechanics are simple – just go on a diet, try to lose weight and not die in the process. If you’re feeling a little angst and or anger towards the diet, you’re right. There is.

I have PCOS and I have to maintain a certain weight to ensure all some things continue to work smoothly. Things haven’t been running smoothly and I have no choice but to lose weight. There’s a lot of negativity here and I’m really sorry. To be completely and 100% honest, I’m just annoyed that I have to go on another diet again because of this. It’s no one’s fault but mine. The truth hurts so let me get all this anger out of the way so I can tell you more of my plans.

The plan is to understand what and how I eat first. The last time I tried to lose weight, I was working from home which made it very easy to control what I ate. But now that I work 5 days a week at the office, I need to understand how and what I eat to make this die-yet more efficient.

I am using the Lifesum app (which has very cool features, by the way) to count calories. I want to understand which meals I prepare or buy actually has the most calories.

I will also be using the NTC (Nike Training app) to help me get in my weekly dose of exercise. I am currently enrolled in the Lean Plan. I haven’t really exercised much because of this injury I had (I was coughing too hard and my rib area would hurt every time I coughed or stretched) but I’m hoping this March I can exercise more.

And lastly, I plan to post some of the food I eat to keep myself accountable. Here are some of the meals from the first three days of March. You can follow my food Instagram to see more details.


I don’t know what I’m doing. Let’s hope by the end of March good things will come out of this.

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26 thoughts on “31-day let’s eat less food die-yet”

  1. isn’t lifesum awesome? πŸ™‚ I’m using it too just to keep track of what I’m eating and see if I can improve my lifestyle. Good luck with your endeavor and I look forward to an update on how it goes!

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    1. I’m definitely loving Lifesum! I also love the scan barcode feature. I ate at 7-11 the other day and gasped at how many calories my “snack” was!!! I’m definitely staying away from that snack and will prepare my own food. πŸ™‚

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  2. Exciting!! I hope you can manage it!
    I remember working in an office i would also gain weight FAST because i didnt prepare foods, i just ate from the cafe. Then i tried intermittent fasting which helped me not be hungry for certain hours, now that im vegan i dont really need to do that. Im learning to just eat healthier thats all. Also i think im a allergic to a bunch of foods so i dont even have a desire to eat much of what i used to eat in the past. I hope you can make that goal weight. And its okay to get mad about something like that πŸ˜‚

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    1. This is definitely the reason why I downloaded Lifesum app. I have been eating “unhealthy” food instead of preparing it myself. I think (I hope) knowing and monitoring what I eat can help me determine which foods are good/bad for me. Right now I’m just eating and not caring LOL. I hope so too.

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  3. Hi Kat! Nag-a IF ka pa din ba ngayon? I started IF nitong start lang ng 2019, and I must say very effective sya para makapag lose ng weight. Partida, every weekdays ko lang sya ginagawa tapos may times pa na kina-cancel ko muna sya lalu na kapag may travel ako. So far so good naman. πŸ™‚

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      1. Sayang naman, ibalik mo na sya uli. Like you, magulo din sched ko. Every week nagiiba shift ko eh. Kaya akala ko nung una hindi para sakin ang IF. Pero nung sinubukan ko sya, naka-adopt naman ang katawan ko agad.

        Kapag nagugutom ako, dinadaan ko na lang sa tubig. After 1 hour or 2 hrs yung ghrelin (hunger hormone) ay nawawala na din naman. Sa sobra ngang naka adjust na yung katawan ko, minsan 20hrs ang fast ko. Para nakong naka OMAD (One Meal A Day) or Warrior Diet.

        Take note, kapag nasa eating window ako I eat anything. Tapos cheat day pa ko lagi every weekends (stop muna sa IF), kaya wala talagang cravings. Subukan mo uli, Kat. Baka magkamabutihan na kayo this time.. ☺

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      2. WOW!!!! Ganito na ako dati pero tinigilan ko hahaha sige, try ko uli. At this point, try lang ako ng try kasi desperate na talaga ako!!! Ilan na nalose mo?

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      3. Yung first 3 weeks ko nag lose na agad ako ng 5 pounds. Mon-Fri lang yun ah, tapos sa weekend may Starbucks pa minsan and other sweets. Hahah..

        Oo, ibalik mo uli. Dito ko nga sa blog mo nalaman yung IF eh. Di pa nga lang ako nagco-comment sa mga blogs mo that time kase nahihiya pa ko eh.☺

        Ang gawin mo lang huwag ka magpa pressure sa IF. Kung halimbawa ginutom ka at di mo na talaga kaya, edi i-extend mo ung eating period mo. Kung naka 16:8 ka that day, edi gawin mong 14:10 muna or 12:12. Or kung may outing ka with friends tapos need mo talaga kumain, edi i-cancel mo muna. Balik IF ka na lang uli kinabukasan. Ganun lang ginagawa ko eh, yung walang pressure. Malakas ako kumain Kat, tapos lalaki pa ako and may mga physical activities pa kong ginagawa. So kung nakaya ko, kaya mo din. Ikaw pa ba? Heheh..

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      4. HEHEHEHE thanks, Jeff!!! Sa totoo lang nung nagcomment ka nung isang araw, binalik ko din kagad kasi parang naisip ko, teka sinabi ko na nga pala ‘to dati sa blog ko! Nakakapressure lang talaga uli magsimula kasi feeling ko talaga na-fail ko yung sarili ko dahil nag gain ako ng weight 😦 Sana this week mas maging OK yung IF ko at pagbawas ng mga foods. Bumili na din ako ng mas healthy food na kakain within the week!! πŸ™‚ Legit thank you talaga at nag-comment ka kasi ayun nga medyo low esteem/low confidence ako ngayon 😦 Pero fight lang dapat!

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      5. ‘Wag mo isiping nag fail ka. Ang importante, yung will mo to start again. Nagawa mo na dati eh, edi magagawa mo sya uli. πŸ™‚ Go, Kat! Again, huwag magpa-pressure sa pagbabawas ng timbang. Enjoy while losing weight.

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  4. Hi! Have you tried keto diet yet? I did it for three months straight and the results were amazing — 30 lbs. lost! Now I’m into low-carb and IF to maintain my current weight of 120+ lbs. πŸ™‚

    I wrote about my keto diet realizations here:
    https://lifeinmanila.com/2018/11/keto-in-manila-a-dieters-journey/

    Ang hirap magdiet. Andami ko na rin na-try before na walang nangyari at lalo pa akong tumaba. 😦

    Good luck on your new die-yet! I hope you achieve your diet goals soon! πŸ™‚

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    1. Ay wow!! Actually, I haven’t tried keto hahaha or any form of diet talaga..more of lessening food lang talaga yung ginagawa ko. I’ll read your blog post and maybe I’ll change my mind. πŸ™‚ (PS, ang galing ng 30 pounds. I’m so proud of you!)

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  5. Hi Kat!
    You got this! It really is a drag to have to go on a diet and lose weight. I am in the same boat. I also have pcos and while I am about 35 lbs lighter than I was a year ago, I could still stand to lose 40 more pounds (yikes!) I will have to check out your Lifesum app. I am currently using myfitnesspal. I have been working my butt off and was a little discouraged to see that I did not lose very much weight since January. Oh well, I will keep going…
    I am looking forward to cheering you on during your journey to getting even healthier!

    ❀ Alana

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    1. Michelle (another blogger here) actually suggested myfitnesspal. I have the app already but I haven’t played around with it…. I hate PCOS very much. It makes losing weight difficult but gaining it so easy. In a span of a year, I ALMOST gained all the weight I lost last year. 😦

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