A Comforting Bowl Of Yumminess

I have felt hungry and tired all day today.  Really hungry but I stuck to my diet and now feel much better.  I took breakfast and lunch in to work this morning.

Breakfast was overnight oats made with almond milk, chia seeds and a lovely blood orange.  I was meant to add 10 nuts but I forgot to put them in, even though I added in the calories to my tracker so I am enjoying them now :-).breakfast 29-1-14 363 calories (imagine the nuts).blood orange and chia Lunch was a large salad made with rocket, lamb’s lettuce, celery, tomato, carrot and 150 g tuna.  348 calories.

By the time I got home, after a very busy day, I felt exhausted.  I craved something warm and comforting.  This is exactly the type of moment when I have failed on previous diets and gone crazy with tea and toast or hunks of cheese or chocolate!  I managed to hold firm and decided instead that brown rice would do the trick.  Yes, I really did.

I made this comforting bowl of yumminess and Harvey and I loved it.Comforting yumminess Brown Basmati rice, yellow pepper, carrot and red onions, stir fried in coconut oil served with spinach falafel, Tahini, coriander and chilli flakes for a bit of heat.  This hit the spot perfectly and I feel restored, warm and sated.comforting yumminess close up486 calories.
dinner 29-1-14

1,197 calories for the day today.  Almost perfect.  I was in an all day workshop so no time to do a walk so nil point for exercise but 10/10 for healthy food.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. 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 do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. 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. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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2 Responses to A Comforting Bowl Of Yumminess

  1. laura1952 says:

    Great job Zoe. I saw this from Angela on Pinterest and immediately thought of you when you work from home. http://ohsheglows.com/2014/01/22/a-feel-good-lunch-bowl/

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