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 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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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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