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 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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