Happy Raw Day

I ate very well today.  Everything was either fruits or veggies, it was all raw and it all tasted good.  I felt really good too.  Bright, alert and focused, even though I worked hard all day, had no time to go out at lunch time and worked until 7pm.  Over 10 hours today with no real break apart from a little bit of chit chat with the team.  And I still feel good hence having the energy to do a little blog.  I have forgotten to take my thyroid tablets too since last week so I can’t even thank the meds for my improved sense of well being.  It must be down to the food.

So what did Zoe eat today?

Well, thanks to a good nights sleep, I made some sensible choices with my meal planning today and prepared everything I needed to eat all day and took it to work with me.  It was quite liberating knowing everything I needed to eat was in my bag and all I had to do was eat it.  No decisions to make, no shopping, no temptation by walking through food shops. I must do that regularly.

lunch bag For breakfast I had about 1/3 of this lovely champagne mango.  I would have had more but my little fruit bat was soon circling and begging me for the mango.  How that boy of mine does love a mango – he can sniff one out from the other side of the house but how could I refuse him?champagne mangoSo I filled my bowl with a medium sized papaya.  I ate it all except about 1/8 which I gave Harvey.  It was so sweet and juicy.  It was quite perfect and I loved every mouthful.
papaya monomeal I also made a large salad with a whole and very large sweet pepper, about 10 cherry tomatoes, 2 spring onions and one large carrot.raw veg in bowl Plus half this head of lettuce.  Instead of a dressing I took a small and ripe Haas avocado which I mashed in to the leaves with some salt.  It was excellent and kept me going until 9 pm when I was home for supper.  It was the avocado that made my fat proportion high today but it was low yesterday and hopefully it will all balance out.lettuce in sink This was supper; a purple kale and banana smoothie, blended with a splash of water and some frozen raspberries.purple kale smoothieThe numbers are reasonable too.  Not excellent but pretty good.

Total calories consumed = 1,330

% of calories consumed as:
Carbohydrate = 69
Protein = 8
Fat = 23

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 Happy Raw Day

  1. Lucy Murphy says:

    I don’t understand how your calorie count can be that high (not that it is high in comparison to a pizza fuelled diet) if you are only eating raw fruit and veg? I’d have guessed at about 800 calories. what was the culprit bumping it up?

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