A WOMAN who shed an eye-watering 112lb in just over a year has revealed the Aldi buys she “couldn’t have lived without”.
A calorie deficit diet, where you consume less than you burn, is the foundation of weight loss.
Lauren picked up chicken chipolatas at 44 calories each to have with bagels for brunch, squeezy yoghurts with 25g of protein per pouch and sandwich thins to “keep her bread intake low”.
But the real star of the show was 484 calorie pizzas which she dubbed “great for feeling like you are having a treat”.
Lauren also made use of Aldi’s impressive dupe range.
In her weight loss-focused food shops, she would pick up cans of Professore Peppy, a zero sugar dupe for Dr Pepper, and chicken strips with a sweet chilli dip, a dupe for McDonald’s Chicken Selects.
The tenders contain 222 calories for two and are perfect for cooking in the air fryer.
Lauren would also pick up chickens skewers and Nando’s-style microwave rice.
“Losing weight doesn’t have to mean restricting or starving yourself,” she said on TikTok.
“This is food I ate that helped me on my journey.
“I never, at any point, felt I was missing out as I was still able to have treats and food I love whilst staying within my calorie and protein intake.
“And you can too.”
Alongside her everything-in-moderation diet, Lauren would also aim for 20,000 steps a day to shed the pounds.
Exercise releases natural endorphins and is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of illness and disease.
But for weight loss, the best, and most sustainable, system is to achieve a calorie deficit so that your body is burning more calories than it’s consuming.
There are lots of calculators online to work out the amount of calories you need to consume on a daily basis if you want to lose weight.
Among these is the JSA Macro Calculator, the TDEE Calculator and Mayo Clinic’s.
Lauren munched on these McDonald’s dupes when losing weight[/caption]
She also enjoyed sugar free fizzy drinks to get her sweet kick[/caption]