Hunger and Satiation

I have stuck with my whole foods and plant based diet but it has been hard the last couple of days to eat enough at the right time.  So I have been very hungry but I didn’t give in and have something less healthy so I am pleased with that.

Tuesday

I had soaked some chia seeds and raw buckwheat groats in hazelnut milk the night before.  In the morning they were soft and swollen with a thick custard like consistency.  Eaten with coconut yogurt, blueberries and 2 small bananas.  Yummy.buckwheat chia puddingI didn’t get out to lunch until about 2:30 so before I went I ate the snack I intended for the evening: 2 small apples, 4 dates and some cashew nuts.apples, dates, nutsI went out for lunch with a work colleague to a Mexican restaurant near the office called Cantina Laredo.  The food was fine.  I had a vegetarian fajita.

There was a plate of lime rice, black beans, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.Mexican beans and rice A hot sizzling pate of griddled vegetables and tortillas.  So apart from some dairy and the white tortillas, it was all very healthy.vegetables Fajita

Then that was it!  I didn’t eat anything else, not by intention but I didn’t have an opportunity.

After work I walked to Borough for my drawing class.  Another calm evening made for another lovely walk.  This is the view West from Waterloo Bridge.

West from WaterlooIt was so pretty walking along the South Bank.

Oxo Tower Jan 2015

blue lights in BanksideWe worked with charcoal only and no pencil which I really do not like.  I hate getting so dirty but it was a good lesson about tone.

charcoal drawing Wednesday

2 blood oranges (so sweet and juicy, majorly delicious) with Co Yo, 2 Brazil nuts and some hazelnuts.blood orange and Co Yo nuts I felt really hungry this morning as I had no supper the previous evening but did a lot of walking.  Breakfast barely touched the sides so I had an appleapple on desk and a soya milk latte.soya latte Lunch was simple but did the job.  A tub of humous with sundried tomatoes and a bowl of veggies.

A & C humous

In the afternoon I had another soya milk latte and a pot of fruit.Pure fruit pot Supper was huge and I finally felt satiated.  A tray of oven roasted veg (reheated from Sunday leftovers), some falafel and and a wrap with some humous.  The Forks Over Knives book does state several times that when you eat a high proportion of plant foods, you do need to eat bigger quantities than you may be used to and I think that is true.  The scales will tell on Friday morning whether I am eating the right quantities or not.supper 28-1-15I am very busy in the next few days but I will be back.  See you then.

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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