Sweet craving go away! I was watching the Food Network yesterday and there was a show about cake decorating and looking at the chocolate layered with buttercream, I almost died...just a little. I had some grapes. I think I need to get more exercise, way too much tv watching. After the holidays I did a lot of couch sitting with a bag of chips. I was quite the lazy bastard! So definitely need to get in some exercise. I usually do a half hour to an hour walk with my dog everyday but it doesn't feel challenging enough. Shall I get out my Tae Bo dvds? We'll see...
Here are today's eats:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with bananas, raisins, macadamia nuts, poppy seeds and a tiny drizzle of maple syrup. Delicious! It kept me full until lunch.
In case you're wondering, Gillian's plan allows natural sweeteners like maple syrup, barley malt syrup, brown rice syrup and so on. Just in small amounts. I made homemade date syrup a few days ago. I should have put this in my oatmeal but I forgot about it until just now.
Lunch: Green Leaf/Spinach Salad w/ beans, Spinach Soup w/ pumpkin seeds(from You Are What You Eat cookbook)
Snacks: 1 Braeburn apple, thinly sliced. Just how I like it.
Just how Buster likes it too!
Dinner: Baked Aubergine and Mushroom Stack (YAWYE cookbook). This was served with brown basmati rice and a green salad.
I'm really enjoying eating all this great, healthy food. My normal diet doesn't stray too far from this but includes way too many white foods (white rice/bread/pasta) and far too many sweet treats filled with sugar and calories. Eating this way is new for my husband who is stuck on delivery pizzas, hot dogs (the non-vegan kind), microwave popcorn, kraft mac n cheese, chips, soda and beer. I'm glad that he's trying new things and is going along with it well. I'm secretly hoping that after the three weeks, he won't mind giving up his pizza here and there to have a healthy meal that is good for both of us.