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.
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.I 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.I 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. A hot sizzling pate of griddled vegetables and tortillas. So apart from some dairy and the white tortillas, it was all very healthy.
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.
It was so pretty walking along the South Bank.
We 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.
2 blood oranges (so sweet and juicy, majorly delicious) with Co Yo, 2 Brazil nuts and some hazelnuts. 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 apple and a soya milk latte. Lunch was simple but did the job. A tub of humous with sundried tomatoes and a bowl of veggies.
In the afternoon I had another soya milk latte and a pot of fruit. 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.I am very busy in the next few days but I will be back. See you then.