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 http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4824/squash-and-chorizo-stew – would recommend it!