Leadenhall Market

I had a very early start today and was eating breakfast in my office at 7:30 am.  I was thankful I had made it the night before.  Oats, almond milk, cashew nuts, chia seeds and raspberries.  Overnight the chia seeds (10g), nuts (25 g)  and oats (40 g) absorb the liquid (200 ml) so the consistency was perfect.

448 calories.breakfast 23-1-14 I had made salad last night too which I was very relieved about.  I was in an all day meeting in a different office and when we broke for lunch it was to eat in the canteen.  The food was perfectly adequate but not enough raw food for me.  I realised yesterday when I was blogging that I had cooked all my meals.  They were all healthy and contained lots of veggies but I am trying to increase the amount of raw food I eat too.  So today, to balance things out, everything was raw except the sweetcorn and tuna.

In my salad pot was mainly mixed green leaves, tomatoes, celery, sweetcorn, pink grapefruit (there was a small bit left in the fridge to use up), tuna and coriander.  This was not really enough for lunch so I was very hungry when I got home.

182 calories.salad 23-1-14

We finished earlier than I expected so I took the opportunity to wander through Leadenhall Market, somewhere I used to go to regularly but where I have not been for ages.  In the background is the top of the Lloyd’s building and the ‘Cheese Grater’.Leadenhall Market and cheese grater It looks like it has had a paint job since I was last here!Leadenhall Market 23-1-14 3 The Lloyd’s Building, home of the insurance market.Lloyds of London Insurance buildingMany years ago I worked next to this market and for years would pop in here to grab a sandwich or similar for lunch.  I enjoyed many an evening out at The Lamb, the pub on the right hand side.  Most of the shops in here have changed since my day but I enjoyed the memories as I wandered around. Leadenhall Market 23-1-14 1 It is a beautiful building.Leadenhall Market 23-1-14 Back at home I was very hungry and in the mood for something sweetish.  So I made a smoothie with lots of goodies, including cacao nibs and a small banana for some sweetness.  No sugar or dairy though so none of my diet rules were broken.smoothie ingredients 23-1-14 I blended it for ages so it was super smooth.  I really liked it but this would not appeal to most of you.  The taste was unusual but the banana and chocolate were detectable beneath the other flavours and I enjoyed thinking about the goodness this was doing.  It did seem very rich so I ate it slowly and enjoyed it all.

623 calories.
Green smoothie 23-1-14

Another day of healthy eating within calories and with a walk too.  One day at a time.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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