An Apple A Day ….

Does an apple a day keep the Doctor away?  Can apples help the battle against obesity?  Well this article in Medical News Today thinks maybe they can.  Having read the article (thank you Elizabeth for posting it) there may be something in it.  I don’t know but twice this week I have had an apple for breakfast and another mid morning and I have gone on to eat really well all day.  I have done well today too after an apple breakfast but on the days when I had a more substantial breakfast, I ate badly.

I shall certainly eat more apples anyway.apple 2-10 I have been hungry today.  I have had an upset stomach the past 2 days but I felt much better today.  I made a green and yellow banana ice-cream.  The green half was made with spinach, spirulina, matcha and co yo coconut yogurt.green bitsThe yellow half was made with mango and apricot, topped with some coconut flakes and goji berries.  It was awesome.
green and yellow smoothie I worked from home today so I foraged for some of my lunch.  Thank goodness I don’t have to make my living as a tomato farmer!  The little red ones continue to split and the bigger ones are not going red!  Fortunately the local shops sell plenty that are red, ripe and juicy.tomatoes in ghouse Luckily the carrots and spring onions are doing much better.carrot and spr on muddy There is so much greenery above the carrot – does anyone know if you can eat carrot tops?  It seems like such a waste putting it on the compost heap.carrot with green top They scrub up really well 🙂carrot and spring onionsWe got loads of potatoes from the garden today.
potato cropI scrubbed a few of these little pink fir potatoes for lunch and boiled them.  They only took about 10 minutes to cook.washed pink firs Served with black pepper and some butter.  Really good.cooked pink firts This plate of chopped veggies needed some taters.salad veg 2-10 Plus some hummous.  A very simple lunch but top quality veggies need very little adornment.salad 2-10-14 In the afternoon I was peckish again.  Or bored.  I wasn’t sure to be honest but I made a banana ice-cream with fresh blackberries.blackberries and banana It was good but needed a little something extra.blackberry smoothie 1 Perfect – some coconut flakes.  blackberry nice cream Supper was really easy because I made it last week 🙂  A portion of the Mary Berry chicken casserole we had last Friday was even yummier tonight.chicken casseroleSo according to My Fitness Pal I am over my calorie allowance but everything I ate was nutritious so I am not worried about it.

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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3 Responses to An Apple A Day ….

  1. laura1952 says:

    I am glad to see you adding more veggies in the morning instead of all the sugar from the fruit only smoothies, which could definitely keep you hungry all day, even if it is natural sugar. It still raises the blood sugar and you still crash from it. Balance is the key.

  2. pivi63 says:

    Yes, you can eat carrot tops! I use them in soup – have not tried it in a juice yet!
    Lovely blog 🙂

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