A month ago, I decided to take the bull by the horns and try to lose my lockdown extra weight. I committed myself to trying out an 800-calories-a-day, no-sugar, low-carbs diet. I thought that it would be awful! It wasn’t though. I’ve enjoyed the food, especially the inclusion of cheeses and nuts, and haven’t felt … Continue reading Losing the Lockdown Weight… I Did It!
I had a huge challenge at the end of this week, as we went on a three-night holiday to Northumberland, and I really wanted to stick to this low-calorie plan. We were in a static caravan with a kitchen, so I thought that it would be do-able if I planned in advance. We ended up … Continue reading Losing the Lockdown Weight – Days 5 to 8
Breakfast: Pear with Cottage Cheese and Walnuts 210 calories Delicious! I think that this is my new favourite breakfast. Lunch: Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs 310 calories I actually found this too much food this lunchtime - my appetite is definitely decreasing now - and I couldn’t eat it all. Evening Meal: Harissa Chicken with … Continue reading Losing the Lockdown Weight – Day 4
Day 3 and going strong. I didn’t wake up until 9:30 this morning (Son and Daughter had both had two breakfasts by that point). It took me ages to get to sleep last night as my stomach was rumbling by then, but I obviously slept well when I did drop off. I’ve made sure that … Continue reading Losing the Lockdown Weight – Day 3
I wasn’t actually that hungry when I woke up this morning, although I have found temptations seeping in throughout the day. Breakfast: Yogurt with Apple, Mango and Hazlenuts 170 calories or (295 calories?) I’m really confused about this one. The book said that it was 170 calories, but when I put it into the My … Continue reading Losing the Lockdown Weight – Day 2
I woke up raring to go this morning. I’d planned out my meals for the week and bought in all the food. I’ve still not quite got my head around what the ‘best’ types of foods to eat are, so I’m relying heavily on Dr Mosley’s book this week, in a bid to feel as … Continue reading Losing the Lockdown Weight – Day 1
Taking on a lockdown stereotype, this week I found myself baking banana bread. I don’t really know why everybody else has been making this recently, but I found myself in possession of a deluge of ripe bananas and thought that I’d better do something with them. And sharpish - they were rather brown and mushy … Continue reading Baking… Banana Bread