Nutrition Data

When you are following a restrictive diet, as I am, you need to know what ingredients are in the food you eat.  When you buy food from a shop such as a supermarket, most ingredients have to be listed on the packet.  But when you eat in a restaurant, cafe or other food outlet, it can be really hard to find out.

One solution is to always prepare your own food but that is not always practical.   I did make breakfast to take to work today though.

Overnight oats.  40 g oats put in a pot with 200ml almond milk and 10 g chia seeds, mixed together and left in the fridge overnight.  When I was ready to eat it, I mashed in a banana.overnight oats and banana and tea Yummy.  This is such an easy breakfast to prepare.

343 calories.overnight oats 6-2-14 Another solution to knowing what is in your food is to only eat in places that tell you.  Such as Leon.  Have a look at the nutrition data they provide here.  It is fantastic.  You can click on the meal to see a more detailed breakdown and they list ALL ingredients.  I wish it was mandatory for all food chains to do this.

I had a chicken noodle soup which was delicious and only 99 calories.Leon chicken noodle soup Followed by a Chicken Superfood salad.  It was a shame I hadn’t checked the nutrition data in advance as I would have had this without the dressing which contains dairy.  However, I didn’t know when I ordered it and so I ate it and enjoyed it all.Leon Superfood chicken Chicken, quinoa, various green leaves, broccoli, tomatoes and seeds.  Quite excellent.

435 calories.Leon chicken superfood salad I was too tired tonight to want to cook so I just had some nuts and grapes.  50 g mixed nuts and a large handful of grapes.

396 calories.nuts and grapes

I managed to walk for half an hour today, which was a good effort considering the poor weather at lunch time.

Another day within calories and a newly discovered source of healthy foods.  I will read the nutrition data in advance next time though.

 

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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