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 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 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 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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