I suppose you guys want to know if I
lost weight – yeah that’s the real question! Salut Youtube! Hey! We promised you that we would be back and we’re back
for the one month check-in video after our eat like a Parisian diet so this video
is gonna be all about the triumphs or successes the results I know a lot of
you have been asking me if I lost weight and you’re gonna find all of that out
later in the video don’t you worry about that and we’re also doing a kind of
sister video on Kate’s channel. Yes so on my channel you guys are gonna hear all
about the struggles so the behind the scenes of what wasn’t working some tips
to help improve if you’re tackling this diet at the same time so if you’re
looking for what went wrong check over on my channel. We’re not gonna get into
all the detail because we did a whole video on this but for the last month
we’ve been experimenting about this whole French woman don’t get fat
diet, so anyway it’s the eat like a Parisian diet or Parisian if you pronounce it the way I do with some pretty basic principles
which we’ll recap very very quickly so the first one was portion control so you don’t have to cut anything out of your diet but you just
need to make sure what you’re eating you do it in moderation. The second one
was no snacking so it’s three meals a day and if you’re going to snack it was
like nuts or a fruit but that’s about it the third one was cooking at home so we
tried to say no more than two meals a week out and really try to make sure
you’re buying local produce and not eating a lot of processed foods and that
you’re just cooking more at home. The fourth one was drinking more water so
say goodbye to all of your sugary drinks your Coke Zero if your lemonade’s and
really concentrate on water. For nights out if you kind of like alcohol we are
saying try to stay away from beer and cocktails and go more for wine. And
the more water you drink it helps with the portion control anyway so that’s
great and then the fifth one was all around trading your stilettos for
sneakers meaning that walking as much as you can so that may mean parking your
car a kilometer away from work it may mean stopping one bus stop earlier it
also mean taking the stairs when you have the opportunity again all of our
strategies, tips, how we went about doing that is in the video which I’ll link it
down below. So without further ado I know you’re all hungry too hear what the results are, did this actually work. The first thing that we will have to
talk about is kind of a vehicle I guess that really helped us with our
success and our food journaling and mindful eating and forming new
habits which is an app that we were both using called the YouAte app and it’s an app
that’s really really different to what’s out there on the market you’re taking
photos of what you’re eating, you track your emotions so it’s very much why did
you eat that how does it make you feel all of these kinds of things it’s not
calorie counting that’s not beating yourself up on the fact that you had a
697 calorie lunch as very mindful food journaling and the reason we chose this
app for this challenge is because it’s the Pariaisn spirit, they’ve got this intuitive feeling of what feels good what doesn’t, they do a lot
of self-regulating without actually needing to count how many calories it’s
how do you feel after you eat a meal and so that kind of tells you what you
should be eating at your next meal, when and how much. It’s just something that’s
a bit guilt-free in a sense. I used to do a lot of food journaling that was
based on calories now when I did that and I went above the amount of calories
that I had eaten for the day I kicked myself and with this type of food
journaling that’s really just based on how you feel, there’s not a lot
of effort in terms of it doesn’t take a lot of time for you snap a photo, select how you feel when you eat beam and you’re done. You can decide to
yourself whether you are on path or off path you decide whether you were on path
or not there’s no one telling you that you were naughty. For example if you go
out to someone’s birthday party and you have some birthday cake that can
absolutely be on path for you because that’s a normal part of life, an approach eating, a lifestyle that you imagine I would say that this was the number
one success was using this app and a lot of you have been asking me if this app
is free or not so yes they absolutely have the free version that’s how you can
have the beautiful food diary where it’s tracking all the photos of your food, track your emotions and your feelings and that mindfulness piece. You
can follow a friend yeah which is great but yes really good motivation the fact
that you can follow friends and kind of keep each other on track together and
yeah many many different other things and then you also have a premium version
where you can modify your own mindfulness questions and your own emotions, you can track your liquid so how much water you’ve been
drinking and that kind of thing which is pretty key for the Parisian diet and if
you’re one of those people that likes to have everything connected you can
definitely do activity tracking on the premium version and you can even sync it
up with things like your Apple watch for example to really make sure everything’s
connected. So, lucky us YouAte have sponsored this video in that we’re going to be able to give you guys five premium memberships to the app. The way we’re going to do this is that download the app and take a screenshot
of it being on your phone so if the iPhone or Android I’ll leave the links
down below send it through to me in my DMS on Instagram at _NotEvenFrench and you’ll automatically go into the entry to win a Premium Membership
for a whole quarter and we’ll see you as friends on the app.Now shall we get into
the more juicy results? We’ve both approached this a little bit differently
like I needed to lose weight I explained everything in the in the video that we
did. For you it was more health and well-being. Yeah mine was more about like
I wanted have more energy all around I can sleep like 15 hours a night
I need an alarm clock to wake up I’m cranky in the morning I wanted to give
myself a bit more energy yeah and then I was also really hoping that I would have
some kind of impact on my skin I can get quite a lot of like hormonal acne
and I was hoping that by eating a little bit of a better diet that that would
also help with that. Though I would say overall it was definitely a positive
experience for me and I saw positive results out of it I want to be really
clear that I still have room to improve there are certain parts of the challenge
that were a lot easier for me and then there are other parts that I really
struggled with so all around globally I definitely saw more energy and I think I
got a lot of comments from my husband which is some really good feedback I
actually would wake up on the weekends without an alarm in
a better a happier mood and especially because part of the challenge is walking
a lot the fact that I was combining exercise with eating better and it gave
me more energy in the morning so Rosie and I spent a lot of time walking to
work for example 45 minutes there 45 minutes back I could see that was
like a big change on how I was feeling throughout the rest of the day. I have had a
very hectic month and I just have not been able to get to the gym, I wish
I could tell you that I was going three times a week
and I was a superstar but I’m just not but walking to work as often as
I could, I tried to do it at least four times per week I just felt like at least
at night I’d sleep better. What I found it sometimes it’s hard
to find time to go to the gym but I found it never hard to say to myself you
need to leave work twenty minutes earlier so you can walk or you know meet
someone in a bar so walk the thirty minutes instead of take the metro. Yeah
you’re going there anyway and so it doesn’t seem out of the way. So that was
my first one which went great yeah and then the second thing that I
was really focusing on was kind of seeing if it would improve my skin I
would definitely say that part of the time I saw a massive improvement and
another part I didn’t see as much of an improvement but because I’m also trying
to improve something that’s hormonal acne I think that’s kind of just how
it’s gonna go for now so that’s quite happy with a couple of weeks how my skin
looked better and it was definitely like cleaner there was less like little red
splotches around so I would say that was a positive impact as well. Like most
girls your skin goes downhill but when there wasn’t that
time of the month, my skin was so much clearer, I was so happy because I was I had boxed myself into like “you’ve got adult acne” and actually no, you’ve got a bad diet! Something that I felt through forming these new habits is that I’m just not hungry between meals anymore which is something
that I didn’t think I could ever achieve and to be quite honest I thought when
French girls said that they were lying. It’s like with smokers you
know some smokers every time they’re drinking or every time they’re on the
phone they feel like smoking I think snacking is a habit, it’s not a need, I mean I was very rarely hungry when I wanted a snack so these new habits really helped and I do feel like I’ve shrunk my stomach because I was eating huge
portion sizes which is how I was able to put on an extra ten kilos over the past
five years because I was enjoying French food away too much and okay maybe for
the first week I felt really hungry when I woke up in the morning for example but after that first week I actually think I just kind of shrunk my stomach physically and
I’m genuinely so satisfied and not hungry at all and eating smaller
portions not snacking so for me that’s a giant
win what’s really exciting about this is I still had pasta I still had burgers on
a Friday. You’re not cutting out massive food groups are feeling like
you have no treats for a month. I don’t feel deprived I don’t feel down. I suppose you
guys want to know if I lost weight. This diet will never give you dramatic
results you’re not gonna lose 15 kilos in a weekend because because
you’re only eating eggs for five days. Dramatic results over a short period. Yeah we’re talking about a lifestyle change this is something you can do forever but
considering that I did not go to the gym I’m really happy with my results because
I’ve lost 3.7kg which is I believe eight pounds and yeah it’s a lot given how small the sacrifice felt. In addition I lost
two and a half percent body fat so that’s a good sign that it’s coming out
of fat not muscle my muscle mass stayed consistent so that that’s always good.
What was really happy for me is that I lost 4 centimeters off my waist so I’m feeling better I mean I don’t think you can really see the results from the outside but it’s at the stage where – I disagree – I’m starting to see the results. Again this
is something that may take 3 4 or 5 months to fully get me to my my ultimate
goal weight but it’s something that I can keep up which is super exciting. Cool
so what’s next for us? We obviously still want to keep going we are gonna do another check-in after the 3 month mark so watch out for that but there are some
things that we’ve learnt and some things that we’re gonna do a little bit
different.So I would say for me I did not do the best job with cooking at
home and I actually thought the hardest part was going to be for me like not
snacking and then ended up being something like that I could do the
cooking at home was really difficult I think I had a busy month a lot of work
trips and so often I would come back it would be late at night there’d be
nothing in the fridge and it just seems so much easier to order something so I
decided that going forward I’m going to create meal plans so that I decide what
we’re gonna eat for the week ahead of time and go to the store buy exactly
what I need it so that everything’s ready to go and I’m also gonna try to do
more cooking on Sundays like batch cooking or make soups that can last the week or things like that so that I don’t have a really
easy excuse to get delivery. On my side I need to I definitely need to do more
exercise if not for the mental clarity and I think that that will help to
accelerate the results that I’m getting from the diet alone weight wise so
that’s really exciting. So guys don’t forget to check out the video on Kate’s channel that’s all about the struggles because you know it’s real, dieting is not easy and it’s not always obvious and it
didn’t go perfectly even if it sounds that way. We’re gonna get really real
in that video and tell you everything. Guys don’t hesitate to check below you
can download a menu that has the first month of what Rosie and I ate so it can
give you a little bit of info and some motivation if you’re working on the
challenge yourself and otherwise we will see you guys next time for the next check-in. So see you then! A bientôt !