The First Day After The Detox

I can eat again – yippee :-).  I broke my juice fast with …….. green juice !  And a bowl of homegrown raspberries.  Delicious.

raspberries and juice At lunch time I was on a mission to get to a particular cafe.Neal's Yard sign I like this walk along the white tunnel walking in to Wild Food Cafe and out in to the colourful world of Neal’s Yard.Outside Wild Food Cafe 1 Monty Python plaque I was heading up to the Wild Food Cafe.  A vegetarian restaurant that makes a lot of raw food dishes.Outside Wild Food Cafe I sat on a stool at the counter and enjoyed watching the activity in the kitchen in front of me.sitting in Wild Food Cafe I chose the tropical salad and a glass of water.wild food tropical salad 3 It contained lettuce, beansprouts, tomato, yellow pepper, green papaya, fresh coconut, mixed seeds, marinated cashews and nori seaweed with an avocado dressing.Wild Food tropical salad 2 It was very crunchy which was just what I wanted after all that juice.  I enjoyed crunching through and chewing every mouthful.Wild Food tropical saladIt was a lovely sunny day in London and the windows were wide open which helped to bring some of that end of summer sunshine inside.
Inside Wild Food Cafe At home I went to the local leisure centre to weigh myself.  I haven’t been for a couple of weeks but I am 4 pounds less than when I last went so I am happy with that.  My weight has yo yo’d up and down this year quite drastically but I am 11 pounds down on the year and 3 stone and 2 pounds less than when I started.  So moving in the right direction.  For me, the main thing is to maintain the loss so I am focusing on that and aiming for a 1 – 2 pound loss next week too.

At home, Lara helped me cook supper.  We made another Mary Berry recipe, tonight’s was a curried lentil and spinach soup.  It was easy to make and tasty too.  Each portion of soup was only 100 calories (Mary gives you the calories per portion in each recipe).  I could happily have eaten 2 or 3 portions but everyone wanted a bowl so I added a wholemeal roll with ham.
curried lentil and spinach soup This recipe took about half an hour from start to finish and it was nourishing and tasty so a good find.curried lentil soup

I wonder what I will eat tomorrow.

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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3 Responses to The First Day After The Detox

  1. laura1952 says:

    Congratulations on a great 5 Day Juicing and breaking the fast in a very healthy way. Enjoy the new cookbook and teaching Harvey to cook.

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