Eating Simply

I ate very simply today and exercised and I feel good for it.

Breakfast was a repeat of Monday’s yummy buckwheat groats with cashew nut milk, cinnamon and a fresh orange.  This tastes delicious and keeps me feeling full and sated for hours.  The buckwheat, which I soak overnight in water and then rinse, is cooked gently with the milk and cinnamon.  When the milk is nearly simmering, I add the orange so that warms up slightly and serve it all up.  Really tasty and nourishing.  Rather hygge too as it seems comforting.IMG_2050I planned a substantial breakfast because the plan today was to do a very long walk in the Hastings Country Park but the forecast was rain so we didn’t go.  Then it didn’t rain which was very disappointing as it meant we could have done the walk.  Instead I did a lot of tidying and clutter clearing which was very satisfying but I would have preferred to walk.


  • I steamed half a small cauliflower and a corn cob.
  • When they were cooked (5 minutes) I set them aside and saved the water.
  • I “fried” a small red onion and a large portobello mushroom in a small amount of the water left over from steaming the corn and cauliflower.
  • Then I added some brown Basmati rice (previously cooked) and a good slug of soy sauce for seasoning.
  • When it was warmed through, I stirred in the cauliflower and corn and placed it all in a large bowl and topped it with alfalfa sprouts.

It was simple and satisfying and tasted salty (from the soy sauce) and sweet (from the corn).  It hit the spot perfectly.IMG_2055This afternoon Lucy and I gave up on our planned walk and went to the gym instead where we swam (I swam 50 lengths/1 km) and then relaxed in a sauna and then the outside jacuzzi.

I went straight from swimming to yoga which I really enjoyed.  I walked there and back so am nearly up to 9,000 steps.  I know it’s not 10,000 but its close and I did swim and go to yoga so I have definitely exercised today.

IMG_2058I got home from yoga at about 7:30 and fancied a simple and low syn meal.  This was very light, took about 5 minutes to throw together,  tasted fresh and looked vibrant and I enjoyed every mouthful.IMG_205615 cashew nuts (HE B) which I munched while I chopped up 1 pink grapefruit, 1 orange and half an avocado.IMG_2057Did I manage to keep under the 15 syns today?  Oh yes I did.  I only had 7 today so half my allowance.

Ingredient Syns
Buckwheat groats Free
Orange Speed
Cashew nut milk HE A
Brown Basmati rice Free
Red onion Speed
Mushroom Speed
Corn cob Free
Cauliflower Speed
Soy Sauce Free
Pink grapefruit Speed
1/2 avocado 7
15 cashew nuts HE B


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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