I have been bad lately. Very bad. For a very long time. But I have made some big decisions lately and am feeling more in control of my future and I don’t see a fat person in that future so time to get back to losing weight.
Sometimes I have been bad because I am sad or angry or lonely – I wish I felt the urge to go for a run or head to the gymn when feeling negative emotions but I don’t. I dive in to carby and fatty foods which are a disaster. Recent favourites have been crisps and humous or chips or toast and nut butters.
My naughty eating is not all negative though; sometimes I have been bad because I am celebrating such as my recent birthday. I was very spoilt. My wonderful neighbours hosted a drinks party with very gourmet vegan snacks and we sat outside and ate, drank and made very merry indeed. Then on Sunday my Dad hosted a BBQ for my 3 lovely sisters and me with our families. The sun shone, everyone turned up who we were expecting plus a special guest, Keven, a very dear friend of our family who we have known since we were teenagers. It was a really wonderful day. It could not have been better.I recently returned from a lovely holiday to find my greenhouse full of ripe tomatoes. I have never had such success with tomatoes and I pick and eat them and they continue to ripen. It’s rather a never ending supply at the moment which is such a treat.This lot were oven roasted with some olive oil, garlic and herbs and then blended with some potato and consumed as a soup, nearly every day this weekThis week I have eaten very healthily but also eaten too much in terms of portion size and had too many snacks and calorific meals such as the irresistible fruit bread from Timberyard, which they toast and spread with almond butter and cinnamon seeds. It has far too many calories, especially when washed down with a large oat milk latte ! So that will have to be resisted in future.
I feel good when I eat a mainly plant based diet and so that is how I will try and eat. I will aim to eat in the ratio of 80:10:10 (carbs:protein:fat) which is the proportion most plants are in. So nature provides us all this wonderful food which nourishes our bodies properly so it seems to make sense to eat lots of it – right?
I woke up today and decided today was the day and then I saw two things on Facebook this morning which affirmed my resolve. No one will fix my problems for me, I need to do it and I might as well get on with it now. So here we go.
Breakfast was a frozen bowl full of bananas with mixed berries, softened at room temperature slightly and blended to make this heavenly meal which tasted like ice-cream. Yum! Just bananas and mixed berries.Lunch was….. wait for it…… more tomatoes! I oven roasted this lot with a little salt and pepper and enjoyed them with a large handful of mixed green leaves and a baked sweet potato. No oil added and no dressings required. The tomatoes are so juicy I didn’t need to add oil when I cooked them or mayonnaise or dressing to the leaves or vegan butter equivalent to the potato.That kept me full all afternoon and I nearly didn’t bother with supper but then decided I might get hungry later and snack so I had a simple pasta supper. This red lentil pasta is excellent. It only has 2 ingredients; red lentil flour and water so sounds healthy enough to me.I ate it with a courgette, spring onions and more tomatoes. Perfectly adequate. That was all I ate all day and I feel perfectly sated. I drank water, black and green tea and a black coffee. Tracked and weighed everything too so I can see how close I am to 80:10:10.
How did I do?
Very well actually. According to Cronometer:
Calories = 924
Carbs = 77.5%
Protein = 15.4%
Fat = 7.1%