Break Free

Why are Mondays always so exhausting?  I am always so relieved when they are over!  I did better today than I have recently but I need to improve more.

I had a fruity start to the day with a serving of melon, watermelon and mango.  I also had an apple and a satsuma.melon, watermelon and mango At lunch time I walked along to Wholefoods, Piccadily and I bought a large red chilli.  I am not in the mood for salads at all at the moment and as it is cold today, I wanted to cook something spicy for dinner.Wholefoods chillies I helped myself to a takeaway salad box.  They had lots of protein options today which I loaded up the salad box with and then topped it with veggies and a really tasty almond and roasted pepper dip.Wholefoods protein This was all very enjoyable.Wholefoods lunch 24-11 I also had a large green smoothie to sip during the afternoon.Creamy Greens This is so true for me, I really must find a way to get more exercise in but it is quite a challenge as I am so busy from 6 am until 8 pm and then I like to spend time with my children.  I am sure there is a solution.Break free This was good.  I stir fried lots of vegetables: onion, carrot, mushrooms, broccoli, spinach and leek with Tom Yum paste and coconut cream, served garnished with red chilli, basil and coriander. Tom Yum veggies 2 Really delicious.Tom Yum veggies

So I ate lots of really healthy food, mainly fruits and veggies and lean protein.  Unfortunately I also had a Snickers bar in the afternoon and I have just eaten some grapes with some Parmesan cheese.  So not ideal but way better then I have been the last couple of weeks.

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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2 Responses to Break Free

  1. laura1952 says:

    Zoe do you not find that eating that much fruit to start your day, even though healthy sugar, makes you crave for more sugary foods for the rest of the day?

    • Hi Laura, when I am in the zone and eating lots of healthy food, I can eat fruit only and feel great on it. But when I am struggling as I am at the moment, yes, I crave sugary foods all day. But I think that is when I am as tired and run down as I am at the moment.

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