I awoke from my chocolate coma and cake fest of yesterday with renewed determination to stick to the 801010 diet but with a difference. I really like raw food but I can not eat it all day every day. I think I can stick to 801010 but with some cooked foods. This is partly because I do not want to eat so many fruits. I feel good eating lots of fruits but I think I will feel better if I eat less fruits and more vegetables and to do that, I need to eat either some cooked vegetables or add dressings to salads which takes me over the 10% daily fat allocation. So I am going to try 801010 with cooked veggies.
I made a large juice for breakfast with oranges, pears, apples, strawberries and celery. It was refreshing and sweet but not too sweet. Very enjoyable. Lunch was a huge big salad made with mixed green leaves and tomatoes and a selection of roasted vegetables: courgettes, peppers and aubergine. No dressing needed as the veg were roasted in olive oil and they and the tomatoes were juicy enough. We went on a walk to Camber Sands after lunch with Lucy, Emily and Charlie. It had been really sunny until I got to the beach. What is it with me and beaches? I am notoriously unlucky with the weather when I head to the seaside. It was sunny. Very sunny all morning until I went to the beach and it was immediately overcast and chilly!
There was an unfortunate incident of the lost dog but after about half an hour Lara found Milton so all was well. Huge sighs of relief all around!
We walked away from the crowds as it had been so difficult to find our lost black labradoodle as every dog looks black from a distance on the beach and one lost dog was enough drama for one day.Despite the lost dog it was an enjoyable walk but too short as we had to clock watch because I had to drop Lara and Charlotte off. I can’t believe Easter is over already 😦
Supper was incredibly healthy. Steamed tenderstem broccoli with peas and runner beans (which were from the garden last summer via the freezer), fat free sweet potato “chips” and smoked tofu with almonds and sesame seeds which was really enjoyable.
If I had stopped there, I would have been on 776 calories plus my C:F: P ratios were 51:31:18. That is too low in carbs but if I had added lots more fruits or veggies I would have corrected the ratios. But I didn’t. There was some chocolate cake, red wine and a hot cross bun left over which were sadly consumed. So the lesson learned here is that to eat a diet of plant foods, you have to eat a lot so you don’t get so hungry you pig out. Hopefully that is all the Easter temptation consumed so tomorrow should be easier as I really am hopeless when it is all under my nose.
I am so glad you had such an enjoyable Easter Weekend and of course that Lara found Milton. I am also glad to see you thinking seriously about changing up the amount of fruit to substitute it with vegetables for your carbs so you can get less sugar, even if it is from fruit and more fibre which your body also needs.
A suggestion for you I am also adding is to add sunflower and pumpkin seeds when you make your smoothies to give you something to “chew”. I know you have a Vitamix that pulverizes everything but our human instinct that keeps us satiated is to chew. Leaving these little bits that have to be chewed on releases chemicals into the brain that you are eating, keeping your fuller longer, rather than just drinking.