Thursday, 17 June 2010

Low Low Low

Carbs that is.

I'm still following this 30 MAP fatloss plan thing and today is my first day of the carb cycling where the only carbs I'm supposed to have are form fibrous vegetables. It's not been as bad as I had expected so far, but I'm hardly far through it!

I started with a high protein diet today of scrambled eggs with smoked salmon

I was a bit of a piggy and had 3 eggs since I was worried about being hungry with limited snacking options!

I wasn't, I was stuffed for hours - 2 eggs is definitely enough!

I snacked on what was really my only option before lunch - toasted nuts! I can't stomach the thought of veggies or meat really before lunch, except salmon on my eggs obviously, that doesn't gross me out for some reason

I "toasted" them in the microwave for about 1.5 minutes, stopping every so often to give them a shoogle to stop them burning - thanks to Kath Eats for the tip on toasting them in the microwave! I had 10g each of almonds, hazelnuts and pecans - almonds were my favourite to have plain, but 10g of each was too much in one serving, which surprised me, I thought I'd be starving by lunch time!

Lunch was a salad - mixed leaves, spring onion, yellow pepper, courgette, lemon juice, paprika, salt and pepper and some mackerel - it was OK. I miss my proper salad dressing with balsamic vinegar and mustard though, but it's only another 19 days or something now so I'm going to stick with it and see how things go. I don't have any significant weight loss or inch loss yet but I do look and feel a bit better.

And since I've got the photos I may as well post a couple form the last day or so....

Oats with rice milk, chopped apricot and goji berries - I added hte milk the night before so the oats and dried fruit soaked up a lot of the milk meaning it only needed about a minute and a half in the microwave to cook so it was still reasonably cool - it would be perfect porridge for the lovely hot summers weather - if only we were getting some!

As usual, I topped with toasted nuts

Mega porridge! I made far too much! With whipped in banana, coconut milk, hazelnuts, pecans, almond butter and strawberries! Heaven in a bowl!

Greek yogurt with cinnamon, pumpkin seeds and strawberries - love the cinnamon and strawberries together!

I've discovered omelette! Proper omelette, nice and thin and cooked in a pan! so plain and simple but tastes amazing! I made a 2 egg mushroom one for brunch on Monday (I had the day off work) and immediately after went and made another plain 1 egg omelette - beautiful!

Post-run refreshment - this really does the trick at re-hydrating and stops me getting my usual headaches after a particularly sweaty workout. I wish these were cheaper as I would happily drink nothing else.

Chicken wrapped in parma ham, always a winner

Mackerel salad - the fish is so flavoursome, I love it!

Chicken chow mein, this time with rice noodles due to the 30 day fatloss thing saying no to regular noodles - they were OK, needed to cook for longer, I think they could be nice!


  1. never knew you could toast nuts in MW. will give it a bash.

  2. StellaDoesHealthyEating18 June 2010 at 15:39

    It's great! Really brings out the flavour and is less faff than frying pans :D

  3. Charlotte Ramsay18 June 2010 at 17:45

    Hi Stella,

    Just been to your other blog - I think you're spot on.

    Anyway - I jjust wanted to say thanks a million for sending out your Jambalaya recipoie for chicken and prawns, and the others, which I think I got because I have an RSS feed set up? I'm such a technophobe I'm not sure whether you sent them or its because you updated this blog!

    ANyway - I bought Almond Butter finally today - yuMMY!! I like th idea of adding it to your porridge. Do you find your breakfast is quite bif in terms of cals, withthe nuts, banana and almond paste, and if so, I guess you find it lasts you through most of the morning? Also I tried Vita Coco yesterday, and thought is was amazing. I am trying to persuade my OH to have instead of Lucozade Sport after a long exercise session - hasn't worked so far, but it is what I will use, when I can afford it!

    Holland & Barratt are doinng a buy one get one half price prmotion at the momoment so I bought loads of stuff!

    Anyway, hope your day has been good.

    Charlotte x

  4. StellaDoesHealthyEating20 June 2010 at 10:02

    Hi Charlotte! This is my third different reply to you now :D

    Thank you so much for your comments, I read them on Friday as I was heading to the gym for a nice long run and they really brought a massive smile to my face!

    I posted the recipes to my Recipes page after you asked so it would have been the RSS thingy - I don't really know how it all works!

    Glad you like the almond butter!
    My porridge usually comes in at around 200-400 calories, for 30g oats, small banana and 150ml rice milk it;s around 200 cals adding 20g nuts and 1 tsp flaxseed adds about another 150 cals then adding nut butter takes it closer to 400
    Normally I'll have a satsuma or two between breakfast and lunch but it really does keep me full for hours!

    I think I need to buy a case of Vita Coco online, it's becoming an expensive habit, it's just so nice!

    Hope you've had a good weekend :)

  5. you'll have to show me how to make omlettes - yours look fabulous!

  6. StellaDoesHealthyEating21 June 2010 at 13:50

    Of course! They are fabulous :D And addictive!



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