Having fasted yesterday I thought I would wake up this morning feeling starving hungry but I felt ok. I slept quite well and woke up feeling refreshed and positive about the day ahead. I did choose to spend a bit more time at home than usual so I could make lunch to take to work to ensure I had something nutritious and saved some money. I made time to track the calories in what I am eating.
I made a salad with brown Basmati rice, green grapes, cucumber, celery and cherry tomatoes. I also chopped up a lemon to add to the water I was going to sip all day. All packed up with a serving of Vegan blue cheese dressing. This dressing is great. It is not as tasty as one made with real cheese but it does taste good and doesn’t have the nasty after taste several other vegan “cheese” substitutes have. I can’t work out what is in the ingredients to make it taste like blue cheese! In the office I had 4 clementines for breakfast, a cup of tea and 750 ml water with fresh lemon in it. I filled my water bottle 3 times today. Until recently I didn’t drink much at all but Phoebe, who sits opposite me, and I encourage each other and it has now become a habit. I was hungry and had an early lunch which I started at about 11:30 am. It did take me quite a while to munch through all those vegetables and I felt full and sated all afternoon. That dressing really is very good.Phoebe gave me a 40g packet of nuts in the afternoon and I did enjoy them. So many calories in this little packet. It was a 40 g packet so had 254 calories. For dinner I made a stir fry with an onion, leek, tender stem broccoli, a large carrot, a red pepper and 100g smoked tofu with almonds, seasoned with soy sauce. Dressed with a pot of “chilli drizzle” I had left over in the fridge. It was made with chilli, coriander, lime juice, thyme, oregano and olive oil. The veggies are very low calorie but the fats are really high and the tofu was more than I thought. 30g coconut oil was 259 calories, 1 tbsp olive oil was 119 calories and 100 g tofu was 185 calories!
I enjoyed everything I ate today. The fast yesterday made me very aware of how many calories are in the food I eat and that usually, I eat far too many! I can eat “normally” today which I think is 2,000 calories. My Fitbit says I can have more than that but I am going to aim for 1,500 – 2,000 on non fast days so today was great.
Today’s calorie count is 1,765 :
- 4 clementines – 208 calories
- lunch – 503 calories
- Raw Nuts – 254 calories
- Dinner 761 calories
- Hemp milk (in tea) – 39 calories