I should also say that although I am cutting out wheat, sugar, alcohol and (most) dairy, when I get to the end of the two weeks I'm not going to start eating all of it all the time.
Alcohol I'll keep to a couple at the weekend, but most weeks I'm generally happy to go without so and alcohol will be pretty minimal.
Wheat... I'm not that fussed about eating a lot of foods with wheat anyway, I will still be losing weight and eating healthily so cakes and biscuits will be occasional treats, pastry I try to avoid as it's so addictive and not very good for me, pizza... I do love pizza but that will be an occasional treat too, wheat cereals aren't too much of an issue as I tend to go for porridge and smoothies for breakfasts and any cereals that do contain wheat will be granola type cereals, not Weetabix. I avoid sandwiches in favour of soups, salads and omelette's for lunch as I am a total bread monster so it's best I just stay clear of that. The big wheaty things I'll be eating are pasta and noodles but again it's only going to be once or twice a week since I've got into more of a habit of piling up on veg instead of heavy carbs with dinner.
Sugar - most sugary things aren't exactly great for weight loss or a healthy diet, most of my sugar will be natural sugars in fruit, the odd treat or things like sweet chilli sauce that has sugar in it - though generally I prefer not to buy the options with added sugar.
Dairy, I'm not sure what I think about dairy. I definitely prefer the full fat versions these days and for porridge or cereal I prefer rice, oat or nut milks. I do love cheese, but that's a real treat food for me! Except goats cheese, that will be a regular feature in my diet! That and hard cheeses like peccorino or padano. I've gone off yogurts, but when I do eat them I like to stick to natural ones with fruits, seeds, nut butters, honey etc added.
The reason for cutting these things out is because my eating has been so all over the place lately and I wanted to have more of a plan in place to give me a reason not to have some toast smothered in dark chocolate spread and coconut butter just before bed, followed by another two slices of the same, I needed a reason not to have a packet of crisps or another spoon form the Dark Chocolate Dreams jar, when I was just trying to "eat healthily" it was too easy to think "why not?"
Onto yesterdays food!
Breakfast: Homemade museli with blueberries, strawberries and almond & hazelnut rice milk
I am so converted to making my own museli! I would happily eat this for every meal!
Lunch: Pumpkim seed Ryvita spread with caramelised onion houmous, topped with rocket, parma ham and boiled egg - I did have two eggs, the other I quartered and wrapped in strips of parma ham. I forgot how much I loved eggs!
Snack: Cocoa Loco Nakd Bar - check out the ingredients list!
I did really like this, but the sweetness was odd, too much for me I think - I'm hooked on the Gluten free Cocoa Orange Nakd bars so it would be hard for anything to live up to that!
Shortly after I met a friend for a coffee at Starbucks where I had my rubbish latte. Great company and good chat though! After that I met my boyfriend for the dreaded cinema! Guess what? I didn't have any snacks for the movie! I had juice though, but I couldn't sit for two hours with nothing to drink! And it was a fresh apple, carrot, ginger and lemon juice with a "super berry boost" - it was beautiful! So beautiful that today I bought the ingredients and made my own - mine was much better :D
Dinner: pan fried salmon with stir fried veg - sauce was soy sauce, fish sauce, Chinese 5 spice and a little sweet chilli dipping sauce - so simple, so quick, so easy and so tasty! I forget how amazing plain fish can be!
'scuse the shakey hand picture!
Oh the movie was Clash of the Titans in 3D, I'm kind of over the whole 3D movie thing but it's still fun to do from time to time. I really enjoyed the movie - cheesy and predictable but as long as you go in with realistic expectations I always think these kind of movies are great! It was also one of those ones where every new person who comes on screen has you desperately searching your mind trying to think what else you've seen them in!
|Daily Cal Quota:||1398|
|+ Exercise Cals:||0|
|Total Cal Quota:||1398|
|Cals to Maintain Weight:||1898|
|Fruit & Veg||5.7|
I tidied out one of my cupboards today as I couldn't get anything else in it - wanna see? Well you're going to anyway whether you like it or not!
It actually started with this box full of bars without a home
I've got a lot of eating to do :)
I sorted out all my jars of spreads
I'm sure that's actually probably quite a small collection compared to some of the girls who's blogs I read!
This one's my cupboard - my boyfriend eats none of this food! And no he doesn't have a cupboard of his own!
The middle shelf is pretty much the fudge baby ingredient shelf!
I also had a bit of a clearout of my drinks shelf, it was seriously overflowing! And still is really.
I love my Tea Pigs! Have you tried any of their teas? You really must! They have some awesome flavours.
Nakd giveaway coming up tomorrow! I have three sets of the four flavours of the gluten free bars up for grabs - Cocoa Orange, Pecan Pie, Gingerbread and Cashew Cookie. I'm already jealous of the future winners!