Tracking The Numbers

I have nearly finished reading ‘The 801010 Diet’ cover to cover.  I told myself to try the diet strictly for a week when I finished reading it so I am reading the last couple of chapters very slowly.  It is quite a tough diet as it’s basically all raw fruits and veggies.  However, I want to try it to see if it makes me feel as amazing as it claims.

The idea of the diet is to eat raw fruit for 2 meals and fruit plus green leafy veg for supper – all raw.  When I get home after a long day in the dark, I want something cooked.  I can happily eat sweet juicy fruit all day but it’s the evening I struggle with.  Mind you, I did well today as the numbers at the end will show.

I munched an apple on the train and at work feasted on a huge bowl full of pineapple,a kiwi, a passionfruit and 2 bananas.  I also snacked on 2 or 3 more apples through the morning.breakfast 9-3-15 At lunch time I walked a longer then necessary route (for the exercise) to Wholefoods Market to buy some fruit.  I bought some lovely fruits for at home and for lunch I had 500g of organic red grapes and 500 g of 2 types of melon. My colleagues are wondering if I am turning my desk in to a fruit stall!melon and grapes I felt really good all day.  I was alert, not tired and got lots done.  This was even more impressive as I had been woken up at 4:54 by whatever rodent (rat or squirrel most likely) that has taken up residence in the wall space or roof space immediately next to my bed !!!!  It has been waking me up for weeks and I ah getting very fed up.  But anyhow, on with the food ……

Supper was a pile of veggies.5 veg 2 Half a bag of spinach, a small head of cauliflower, 2 large chestnut mushrooms, one brown onion and lots of brussel sprouts.5 veg I bought a new pan today as I am going to try to massively reduce my fat consumption.Green Pan Instead of stir frying the veggies in coconut oil and adding soy sauce like I usually would, I “fried” them in water.  And added nothing!broccoli and water It did taste a bit bland but I wanted to try and have no added salt all day so I added some Sriracha, hot chilli sauce.  This would win no gourmet awards but it was ok.  Just.water fried vegetables

The numbers however are great.

Total calories = 1,368

80/10/10 ratio

Carbohydrates – 86%
Protein – 9%
Fat – 5%

I do hope those scales show a good result on Friday.

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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3 Responses to Tracking The Numbers

  1. Lucy Murphy says:

    Your dinners usually make me feel like making them but that looks too boring for me. Surely you need some oils in your diet? A nice bit of salmon on top would have been lovely 🙂

    • It didn’t taste very exciting either but I was going for health over interest yesterday. The fat % was low at 5% but I was trying to balance out and recover from the braised aubergine and veggies from the previous day, which were all delicious but contained added fat.

  2. Holly says:

    Gosh, that does sound challenging! Glad it made you feel alert and energised during the day, well done. X

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