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 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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One Response to Four Meals A Day

  1. suzjones says:

    Yum. You always seem to make me hungry. 🙂

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