Sunrise, Salads and Soup

Did any of you see that amazing sunrise this morning?  I missed the very best part as I was driving to the station and the side window was steamed up and I couldn’t clear it.  But there was plenty of beautiful sunrise to enjoy when I did get there.

sunrise SPU 3 It was incredible.sunrise SPU 2 Freezing cold though.sunrise at SPU 1 I took breakfast and lunch to work again today.  Breakfast was half a watermelon and a white nectarine.  240 calories.nectarine and watermelon Salad for lunch made with shredded white cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, spring onions, lettuce and 50 g houmous.  376 calories.salad 11-3-15 3 salad 11-3-15 2 lunch 11-3-15 1 I was tired this evening so I had a very easy supper of a pot of soup and I needed something with it because I was low on calories anyway and very hungry.Soupolgie soup So I added 6 falafels, half the packet.  I like these falafels.Biona falafel Not an obvious combination but it worked quite well actually. 487 calories.soup and falafels

The numbers were good for calories today at 1,119 for the day.  In addition to the meals listed above I had one cup of tea with some soya milk in it.  The rest of the day I drink various teas without any milk, black coffee and water.

The ratios were not.  I could have improved them by eating more carbs but I think I have eaten enough today and will have to mark this day down as a high fat day, even though it didn’t feel like one.  It is much too easy to eat too much fat, even when you think you are being careful

% of calories consumed as

carbohydrates = 52%
protein = 13%
fats = 35%

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 Sunrise, Salads and Soup

  1. laura1952 says:

    Good Fats keep you full longer, so don’t let them scare you. Carbs will raise your sugar cravings causing hunger to spike and recede. Even good carbs. Good Fats will do your body, your joints, your muscles and yes, even your mind and your waistline good.

  2. laura1952 says:

    Amazing sunrise too.

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