Four Meals A Day

When I was visiting my sister Abi on Monday, Alison popped round and was telling me about a diet she is following where you eat 4 small meals a day.  I thought I would try it because sometimes I leave it so long between meals I am ravenous and over eat.

First day of a new school today – doesn’t he look handsome?  Having dropped Harvey at the bus stop I did a dog walk to make sure I exercised today.  I was working from home and so many times I think I will walk the dogs at lunch time but then I get too busy and none of us have a walk.  It was much better going before I started working.

First day at new school Breakfast was so awesome I could have it every day.  I fancied something chocolatey and just like Nutella so I made my own version by blending 1 tsp lucuma, 1 tbsp cacao powder and 1 heaped tbsp hazelnut spread with 1 frozen banana.  powder and nut butter I put the Nutella banana ice-cream in the base of the jar, added a layer of fresh mango and then topped it with a frozen banana which I blended with the rest of the mango and garnished with a few more chunks of mango.  I then started eating before I took the first photo – I literally couldn’t wait to enjoy it.Nutella and mango ice-cream Mango and chocolate are a great combination.nutella and mango I really can not believe I am eating blended fruits as it really does taste like dairy ice-cream.  What a fantastic discovery.breakfast 3-9 1 I had an early first lunch of 2 corns cobs.2 sweetcorn With butter and black pepper.sweetcorn Later on I had 4 oatcakes with some mackerel pate.  I like these oatcakes and I really like the fact they are wrapped in fours as it reduces the likelihood of me eating more.smoked mackerel pate and oatcakes Dinner was very autumnal; bangers and mash!dinner 3-9 2 pork sausages with fried red onion, mashed butternut squash, boiled potato and tenderstem broccoli.  Served with a large dollop of Dijon mustard and also Salad Cream and butter on the boiled potatoes.Bangers and mash 1

I liked the 4 meals and it did stop the urge to snack.  Having reviewed the days eating though, I can see I did have too much butter!

 

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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One Response to Four Meals A Day

  1. suzjones says:

    Yum. You always seem to make me hungry. 🙂

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