To be able to succeed with a diet high in fruits and veggies, you do need to plan carefully so you don’t get too hungry and become tempted with foods you don’t really want to eat. I am learning that and it is really helping.
Being a weekend I didn’t have to plan breakfast. I could choose spontaneously when I walked in to the kitchen first thing. Mind you, I had plenty to choose from because there were so many fruits sitting in the early morning sunshine.
Unless I fancied something from the fridge. Nope, think I will go for something warmed by the sun. Such as this papaya. Harvey declined the papaya today so I had the whole thing myself. Nearly 1 kg of papaya and every mouthful was sweet, perfectly ripe and delicious. 390 calories. That kept me feeling full and comfortably sated for 4 – 5 hours when I made this very simple lunch of 3 apples, 1/4 of a pineapple and 5 Medjool dates.I put it all in the blender and I ran it for a few minutes so it was quite smooth. Very simple and easy to digest. 717 calories which is quite high. The 3 apples were 285 and the dates 332 calories. I had a cinema trip in the evening with Lucy and Emily. We were meeting just after 6 and I estimated I would be home at about 9 pm. So even though 5 pm seemed too early to eat supper, I knew 9 pm would be too late so I prepared and enjoyed supper before I went. I follow quite a few Instagram accounts and one I follow is THISRAWSOMEVEGANLIFE who has posted a few pictures of sweet potatoes drizzled with Tahini. Well thanks for the idea because it was delicious. I had 2 modest sized sweet potatoes which I baked for an hour, mashed with 1 tbsp olive oil based spread, salt and pepper, served with rocket, a large juicey sweet tomato and 1 tbsp white tahini drizzled over. It really was FAB-U-LOUS. Loved it all and will have it again. 434 calories. I cant believe this was nearly half the calories of lunch as it was so much more substantial!
When I got home I enjoyed a glass of red wine. 172 calories. But I felt no need to eat anything else so I made the right decision to eat early.
Total calories = 1,744
% of daily calories from:
Carbohydrates = 83 %
Protein = 5 %
Fat = 11%
I am so amazed I ate all that today and feel so full and yet am within carb/protein/fat ratios so perfectly. The calorie count is high today but not too high to have put weight on (hopefully!)