DInner: baked salmon with broad beans, asparagus (from the garden) and a teeny jacket spud. And a mountain of hollandaise sauce.
FMLS90 Catch-up: Days 11 & 12
My meal schedule is pretty regular: three meals a day with the kids.
7-8am : breakfast
12pm : lunch
5.30pm : dinner
I am attempting to drop all snacking (see below), so that is it really.
Right: now, onto snacking.
I have a real problem with mindless snacking. One is never enough.
The plan is that I drop all between-meals eating, at least for the moment. When I was doing Weightwatchers last year, it was the snacking that I really had problems with. Particularly sugary and carby things. So I am attempting to reduce my carb intake across the board, and fill my meals with good quality protein in the hope that I can drop the snacks completely.
Earlier this year I read a few of the ‘sugar is evil’ books (Dr. John Briffa, Dr R Lustig), and I liked them. So, I am tentatively adopting a watered-down version of their advice to cut back the carbs.
Breakfast was a special treat this morning. Pancakes, with fruit and yogurt. Ate loads.
So lunch was kept simple: a fruit smoothie (with a bit of protein powder and ground flaxseed).
AND NO SNACKING :-)
Doing well logging everything on MFP. I am seeing very clearly why I thought I should be losing weight but wasn’t. Those little bits and pieces I would forget to (or choose not to) log all add up.
Will catch up with Day 11 and 12 of the FMLS90 Challenge later today.
It is branded ‘Fountain’ (and by Collins I think), although sadly it isn’t great paper for fountain pens.
Cheap though, considering how pretty it is.
FMLS90 Challenge Day 10 - Try Something New
Totally forgot it was ‘try something new’ day.
But, as it stands, I had an enormous cooked breakfast (a hefty protein-based feast of sausages, bacon and eggs), and a delicious salad for lunch. Both of which have left me feeling nice and full, and also adding up to nearly my target calories for the day.
So for trying something new, I am going for “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper”
Actually, I am going to have my usual breakfast for dinner today, not just for my ‘new thing’ challenge, but also because I feel I have missed out on my bio yogurt and flaxseed, that I am convinced are good for my bowel health.
For the rest of the week though, I am going to try and shift things around in order to have a larger breakfast, sensible lunch, and then a modest evening meal.
Lunch: tuna, cottage cheese and avocado salad. With olives and capers.
Some of the first salad leaves from the garden this year.