Plant foods any which way today and plenty of them. I played tennis in the sunshine so got some good exercise in and I lost 1 pound which takes the total to 18, year to date. So an excellent day for health and dieting.
I carried home this huge papaya from Wholefoods Market yesterday. It was perfectly ripe and so were the kiwis. I had half of it for breakfast. I didn’t like papaya much when I first had them but now I love them, especially when they are perfectly ripe like this one. So sweet and juicy. The kiwis were perfectly ripe too. Every mouthful was a complete pleasure.This provided the perfect fuel for my tennis.
I can enjoy the same again for breakfast tomorrow. At lunch time I wanted something savoury rather than sweet. These were sweet though. I am using My Fitness Pal again to count calories and I am also interested in the proportion of the three main food groups to each other: carbohydrates, protein and fat. It means I took the scales out today to weigh everything so I could be accurate until I get used to the portions.
I really fancied potatoes and potatoes need butter so I added 25 g butter to some boiled potatoes and steamed broccoli. A very simple lunch. Simple but tasty and satisfying. This kept me feeling full until about 8 pm this evening. I popped in to Astilbe & Sorrel this afternoon to pick up some flowers for Marion’s birthday. While in there I treated myself to this little bunch and even though it was only a tiny £2 bunch, Sophie wrapped it all up beautifully for me. It seemed a shame to unwrap them as they were so perfect. They do look lovely in their little vase too. Dinner was a very easy smoothie, made with 4 small bananas, half a carton of frozen mixed berries and 1 tbsp cocoa powder. Nothing else at all which made for a very quick and easy supper with minimal time spent on preparation and cleaning up.
I have found the food ratios very interesting. The biggest surprise today was the soya milk which I add to tea and coffee sometimes. I assumed it would be mainly carbohydrate with some protein but actually it is mainly fat and protein !!!! According to My Fitness Pal, the nutrient profile is 56% fat, 43% protein and only 1 % carbohydrate.
My daily nutrient profile for the day was:
carbohydrate – 71%
fat – 19%
Yesterday it was:
carbohydrate – 84%
fat – 7%
Yesterday I mainly ate plant foods (4 apples, papaya, Galia melon, 4 nectarines, 2 bananas, half a bag of spinach, 2 tbsp mixed sprouts, soya milk and 2 glasses of white wine) which is why the carbs are so high.
I am reading a diet book about aiming to achieve a ratio of 80/10/10 (carbs/fats/proteins), most of which should be raw and vegan. It’s an interesting read.