Lunch In Two Cafes

My year to date weight loss is 16 pounds.  I only lost 1 pound this week but was expecting to have lost far more so that was a little disappointing but I have at least lost something each of the 5 weeks we have had this year.

Today’s goal was to eat more raw food because while I have been sticking to my vegan eating plan this week, I have not eaten enough raw fruits and veggies.  I did quite well with more raw today, particularly since it was so cold when it is more tempting to have warm comforting food.

white tulips I began with a juice made from spring greens, an apple, 2 kiwis and 2 pink grapefruits.juice ingredients 7-1-15 Very drinkable.green juice 7-2-15 I still felt hungry so I made a smoothie with 2 bananas, some frozen raspberries, 1 heaped tbsp of tahini, 1 tbsp acai, protein powder and some coconut water.smoothie raspberry acai Blended for ages until it was super smooth.raspberry, acaiSmoothie perfection.  I do think banana, raspberries and tahini are a sublime combination.

smoothie and tulipsI was in Tunbridge Wells this afternoon with some time to kill before afternoon tea.  I was going to pack a salad to eat but I was not that organised so I popped in to a cafe I had not seen before called Stephanie’s on Camden Road.
bean and potato salad I was pleased to see a vegan offering on the menu and even more pleased that it tasted good.  It was a warm potato, bean and sundried tomato salad with spinach and a balsamic dressing.  It was very good.potato and bean salad My second cafe was Basil which is wonderful.  I met Sally at the Basil on Lime Hill Road.  There are 2 Basils in RTW; the other one is on St John’s Road and I had tea there last Saturday with Lucy when I treated myself to a chocolate covered flapjack.  Today I had another one because it is definitely worth every calorie!  With a soy milk latte.  So not vegan, not plant food and not whole food but too good to resist.  Thank you for visiting Sally.chocolate covered flapjack Supper was half a pizza made with tomato sauce and topped with onions, red pepper and mushrooms served with a huge salad.salad and pizza

So lots of raw food and all good apart from a naughty treat.

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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2 Responses to Lunch In Two Cafes

  1. laura1952 says:

    Zoe your body was probably getting rid of a lot of water weight from the Seasonal Eating during the holidays. So, one more pound gone is a good thing. You had another great day. Congratulations on such a great 2015 with your eating.

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