I took a fruity breakfast to work again today.  Mango, strawberries and kiwi.

mango, kiwis, strawberriesPlus a canteloupe melon.  This lot came in at a hefty 504 calories
canteloupe I woke up feeling very unwell; sore throat, blocked cinuses and a headache.  This was very bad timing as I had some important meetings I needed to be on form for.  I saw on one of the Instagram sites I follow that star fruit is particularly effective in healing a sore throat so I set off to get some.

Good morning Trafalgar Square.Trafalgar Sq in am I hadn’t seen the latest sculpture to adorn the 4th plinth before – I prefer this to the blue cockerel.dinosaur on 4th plinth Hello Picadilly.Picadilly in am Destination = WFMOutside WFM They had some so let’s hope they fruitAll that fruit and a couple of decent coffees made me feel a bit better during the morning so I was able to stick with my lunch plans.  I went out with a colleague from the office and it was my turn to choose where we went.  Only one place for me today.

WFC.  I love this place.Outside WFC I chose ‘The Wild Burger’ and what a good choice it was.WFC menu We went early so it was quite empty to start with but it soon filled up.  All the action takes place behind the orange counter.  Everything is cooked/chopped/prepared there so you can see your food being made if you sit at the at WFC It was sunny and warm enough to have the windows open.  What bliss after winter to be sitting in a sunny, light filled room.Inside WFC 1 This is The Wild Burger.  It is an olive and shitake mushroom burger in sprouted wheat bread.WFC burger 2 Every mouthful was a real pleasure.  I am definitely having this again.  I estimate 571 calories for this.WFC burger By the end of the day I was going downhill rapidly and I could barely speak.  So I made a large bowl of comfort food; frozen bananas (4) with some watermelon, almond milk, peanut butter and cocoa powder.  I topped it with some of my favourite toppings; desiccated coconut, cacao nibs and Goji berries.choc nana ice cream It had the consistency of a soft serve ice cream and was wonderful.  Banana ice-cream is perfect for a sore throat. 807 calories.banana sost serve

Total daily calories = 1,880 (ouch!)
% of daily calories:
Carbohydrate = 68
Protein = 9
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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