Tuesday, 6 April 2010

I do not enjoy a soya milk latte

Yeah I'm so not giving up cows milk for tea and coffee! I tried a Starbucks soy latte yesterday - even added some sugar free hazelnut syrup thinking it might improve the taste, but no. I did not enjoy that! I will be keeping my cows milk full fat though.

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!

Calorie Summary
Daily Cal Quota:1398
+ Exercise Cals:0
Total Cal Quota:1398
Calories Consumed:1310
Calories Left:88
Cals to Maintain Weight:1898

Nutrition Summary
Calories (kcal)1310
Protein (g)69.3
Carbohydrate (g)111.2
Fat (g)64.3
Fibre (g)17.8
Fruit & Veg5.7

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!


  1. I'm glad I'm not the only person with shelves like that in my kitchen! I'm getting to the point now where I need to buy one of those kitchen trolleys to put under my bench to give me some extra storage space! x

  2. bugger me you know how to make a ryvita look good!

  3. Urgh, I need about a squillion new cupboards but I would probalby only fill them with stuff so maybe not....I bought cheapy plastic boxes from the pound shop and put labels on them - all grains and nuts/seeds are stored this way now. It actually looks too organised for me, I get bewildered looking at them.......In Dream Kitchen (hopefully circa 2012) I'll have really deep drawers and I can just pull out a drawer and see all my spices etc at a glance as opposed to going "hmm...I KNOW there are mustard seeds back here" and then having to pull everything out.

    Tins and jars are probably the worst for me due to the space they take up and they are all different sizes.I have two big plastic boxes of random "overspill" groceries in my dining room as well. And I keep adding to it...must stop!! I am going through a tinned apple phase at the moment so I'll work my way through that section of the box but then I'll probably panic and have to go to the nearest Tesco Extra to stock up on more because god forbid I didn't have 6 tins of apples in reserve. Oh dear I need to lie down at the very thought of it :(

    It would be funny to post a picture of "boyfriend only" food....In my case it would be a sliced pan (brown if he's feeling very healthy), bag of spuds, tins of Heinz Beanz, chicken kievs, butter, Dairy Milk, Mars Bars, milk,Coke or Coke Zero. Sometimes I wish I had such simple tastes in food but then it's not as if he's the picture of health either ;)

  4. Your cupboards do look an awful lot like mine. I have started using old jars to store nuts, seeds and dried food but I really want to go to ikea and buy nice storage jars! That's a shame about the starbucks soya latte I had considered trying it myself next time I am starbucks bound but I'm thinking I might not now!

  5. StellaDoesHealthyEating7 April 2010 at 20:55

    Haha! I must say I've been impressed by how good they can be - but I have had Ryvita for lunch every day this week so far!

  6. StellaDoesHealthyEating7 April 2010 at 20:55

    I have been eyeing up those trolleys for a while now! There's a storage solutions type shop due to open here sometime soon - I cannot wait!

  7. StellaDoesHealthyEating7 April 2010 at 20:59

    I'm very much looking forward to my next trip to Ikea! Top of my kitchen wish list is a little lazy susan for putting all my oils and vinegars on for easy access - I'm like deisegirl with my oils and spices, I know they are in there somewhere but can't get to them!
    Don't let me put you off the latte's - I am fussy about my coffee! Took me ages to build up to trying it, you know when somethings good and you think you should try an alternative, but why risk straying form the one you know is good!

  8. StellaDoesHealthyEating7 April 2010 at 21:04

    It is amazing how your stuff always expands to fit the extra space (but never contracts when there is less space)
    I think a whole bunch of plastic boxes is going to be the way for me to go!
    I'd love the spice drawer thing! I went for the magnitic spice containers and stuck them on my fridge to makes things easier - but still have a cupboard filled with loads of tubs and jars that end up all over the floor every time I want the one that's inevitably at the back!
    I had the tinned apple in porridge today - I can now understand why it would panic you not having a plentiful supply! :D

    My boyfriend only food would be Irn Bru, desert style corner yogurts, Haribo, supernoodles, bacon and sliced ham! I think he'd be perfectly happy with that lot!

  9. Yes I do hear good things about Ikea, but seriously, I have a "storage corner" in the box room that just has lots of boxes and baskets and drawer dividers so I'm starting to seem like one of those "Addicted to Hoarding" people you'd see on the Discovery Channel or one of those Home channels.....

    Actually now that you mention oils and vinegars, I have a great little storage thingy which has made a big difference in that regard...I put a picture of it here when I was having a big ol' squee about storage http://galfromthedeise.blogspot.com/2009/11/storage-squee.html There's a slidey bit on the top and you can just pull it out and see everything rather than having to dig through bottles (and break them like I normally do). I actually bought it for storing flavourings for bakings (the little bottles of vanilla etc) but it wouldn't fit in the godamn cupboard even though I thought I'd measured it! I got it from Kleeneze catalogue but I'd be surprised if other places didn't have it.

    *storage rant over*

  10. StellaDoesHealthyEating11 April 2010 at 10:12

    I look forward to the "real lives" story on you then! :)

    Oil and vinegar storage thing looks good - mine are all in one of those long narrow cupboards too so that's just what I need! Off to browse Kleeneze...

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