This month I am mostly eating....

March 05, 2011

... well, quite a lot more than you might think!

Things that are allowed:

  • Fish (all)
  • Low fat dairy products, e.g. skimmed milk, low fat yoghurt, eggs
  • Rice/cous cous/quinoa
  • All fruit and vegetables
  • Oat-based cereals including porridge and granola
  • Rice cakes/oat cakes/Ryvita
  • Quorn
  • Beans, lentils, etc.
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Coffee, tea, juices, smoothies, diet Coke

  • When you read through that list, it's really not that bad. For breakfast we've had porridge with fruit and maple syrup, or home-made granola with plain yoghurt. For lunch I've been having soups, jacket potatoes, salads (with rice/cous cous or mixed beans) and Innocent veg pots.

    Dinners I've got planned include: vegetable curry with rice, tomato and aubergine bake, Mexican corn tortillas with green lentil filling and salad, kedgeree, Quorn tagine with cous cous, Smoked mackerel risotto, tuna fish cakes, vegetable stew, Quorn meatballs in tomato sauce, bean chilli with rice.

    For snacks I've been eating tons of nuts (usually I don't let myself eat these as they are too high in fat, but as my diet otherwise contains virtually zero fat I have gone to town!), dried fruit, low fat fruit yoghurt, hummous and crudites, popcorn (homemade), sugar-free sweets. Mattgreen has pointed out that other sugary treats such as jelly babies and Haribo are strictly speaking permissable but I'm saving those for emergencies!

    The hardest part is the lack of alcohol. It's weird (and not in a good way) being stone cold sober on a Saturday night. I do feel happier though, and I've got loads of energy. So all is well.

    Yes, it doesn't look too bad at all! In fact, it's making me feel quite hungry!
    Is Matt enjoying it all as much as you? I'm not sure I could get my husband to give up meat even for a single day!!
    Hope it all continues to go well!
    I hated it. I'm glad it's over. I was hungry for a month and raining the cupboards for dried fruit.
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