Day 214: Overwhelmed

Posted by Paola

1:10pm  Cheese salad sandwich + pear + tea

I started a new loaf today, a pre-diet favourite by Burgen: a wholemeal loaf with cranberries. The regular-sized slices are over 100 calories each and so I’ll try to have max 2 slices per day and restrict to 1.5 slices per sandwich.

1 serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
hamisha cucumber 6 0.4 0.9 0.1 0.4
red chilli 10 0.5 1.8 0.0 0.4
Branston pickle 15 0.1 3.7 0.0 0.2
lettuce 16 0.8 2.4 0.0 1.6
Quark low-fat soft cheese 23 4.1 1.4 0.1 0.0
half-fat cheddar cheese 55 6.5 0.0 3.2 0.0
pear 76 0.5 20.4 0.2 4.1
wholegrain & cranberry bread 154 7.1 24.5 3.1 3.8
Total 356 20 55 7 10

Hmm, two small-size slices in previous sandwiches were around 110 calories and so perhaps just one slice of this bread per sandwich?

Afternoon drink: pint of squash

3:45pm  Cottage cheese surprise

1 serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
soft prunes 20 0.3 4.4 0.1 1.0
Finn Crisp 40 1.4 7.5 0.3 2.1
cottage cheese w/ onion & chives 66 10.1 4.7 1.2 0.2
coconut flakes* 80 0.7 2.7 7.3 1.3
pumpkin seeds 123 6.0 3.2 9.6 1.1
Total 329 19 22 18 6

It’s a bit freaky that 21g of pumpkin seeds have more calories than a large bowl of carrot soup.

6:40pm  Wholemeal scone with cream cheese and strawberries + tea

The first of two scones bought at a reduced price today.

1 serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
extra-light Philadelphia soft cheese 29 3.1 1.3 1.2 0.1
strawberries 29 0.6 6.9 0.3 1.8
wholemeal scone* 224 5.5 29.7 9.7 3.5
Total 282 9 38 11 5

9:15pm  Carrot, sweetcorn and bean soup + pint of fizzy peach squash

I used my liquidiser (food processor?) this time to see what happened if I processed raw veg on the veg setting. I ended up with small flakes of veg. I processed lots of carrots and a bunch of celery this way. I cooked them with a tin of tomatoes, veg stock, a chopped red pepper and red onion. Meanwhile, I baked a cubed aubergine.

After 20 mins, I liquidised half of the soup and returned it to the pan with kernels from two sweetcorn cobs, a tin of Tesco Value sweet & sour sauce, a tin of cannellini beans and the baked aubergine to cook the corn.

The soup wasn’t as sweet as before and I realised it was because I hadn’t added any fruit. I added a spoon of Splenda instead.

The green dots are jalepeno tabasco – wonderfully tangy and not too hot. It’s great of pizzas too.

480g serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
red pepper 2 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0
red onion 8 0.2 2.0 0.0 0.3
tinned tomatoes 8 0.5 1.4 0.0 0.3
aubergine 9 0.4 2.0 0.1 1.2
celery 10 0.4 1.8 0.1 1.0
low-salt vegetable stock 12 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.2
cannellini beans 25 2.1 3.7 0.2 1.9
carrots 34 0.0 7.2 0.0 2.5
tinned sweet & sour sauce 34 0.2 6.5 0.7 0.3
fat-free yoghurt 38 6.6 2.3 0.1 0.0
sweetcorn 40 1.5 6.8 0.8 0.9
Total 220 12 35 3 9

The day’s totals:

Day 214 calories protein carbs fat fibre
Brunch 356 20 55 7 10
Snack 329 19 22 18 6
Snack 282 9 38 11 5
Dinner 220 12 35 3 9
Other drinks 100
Total 1,287 60 151 39 30
20% 50% 29%
Allowance 1,200 75 – 105g
25 – 35%
120 – 165g
40 – 55%
33 – 40g
25 – 30%
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