Monday 27 May 2013 – Fast Day 3

Break- 8.30am – Porridge – Total 164c

  • 20g oatbran = 74c
  • 200ml skim milk = 70c
  • cinnamon = 0
  • lemon & ginger tea, with teaS honey = 20c

Lunch- 1.45pm – Baked beans – Total 100c

  • 100g Coles Smart Buy Baked Beans = 100c
  • pinch cayenne pepper = 0

Dinner – 7.30pm-ish – Pumpkin & Chorizo Stew – total 179c

  • 140g chorizo = 427c
  • 40g spring onion = 12c
  • 1 x can Woolworths Homebrand chopped tomatoes = 27c
  • 372g pumpkin = 193c
  • stock, with 1 x 3g teaS chicken stock powder = 6c
  • 1 x 6g garlic clove = 8c
  • 80g spinach = 16c
  • 1 x small courgette (zucchini) – top n tailed = 106g  = 17c
  • 4g coriander = 2c
  • 2g cornflour = 7c
  • generous sprinkling of smoked and sweet paprika, some onion flake & cayenne = 0

715 / 4 portions = 179c per portion


  • 80g red seedless grapes = 55

Fast Day 3 Total – 498c

Again a slight reshuffle with the calorie count.  Initially I thought I’d gone over today because the boyfriend wasn’t happy about me Fasting whilst ill, and insisted I at least have some manuka honey in my breakfast tea.  In the grand scheme, a teaspoon of honey wouldn’t make much difference to my calories, so I acquiesced and it seemed to make him happier about it today.

The way I looked at it though, being cold-y, I’m only sat on the sofa with the duvet, not doing very much, so it’s not like I’m expending a lot of calories today, so why not Fast when I’m not doing much except for sleeping, reading, and watching True Blood?

But in the end, when I cooked dinner it used less pumpkin than I thought, so I was under calories and I actually got to have dessert! 🙂

Again, I did not feel particularly hungry today, but that could be due to the immense amount of food eaten over the weekend…. Don’t think the scales will go the direction I want this week.  Regardless of what they say I still plan to look at the week just gone as having been a positive thing, in that I will have done my overall health good by having the Fast Days.  This weekend was a bit extreme in the amount of socialising we did, so the amount of food I ate wasn’t really a very “true” reading to what I normally do, so the scales might be a bit off as a result.  I dunno, we’ll see I guess.

Dinner was delicious, and the boyfriend enjoyed it too- definitely did not feel like “diet” food! 🙂  Recipe was from the Good Food website – would recommend it!


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