Day 244: Greedy day

Posted by Paola

Two friends came in from London for lunch. I didn’t have time for breakfast while preparing lunch.

1:45pm  Mushroom tart + beetroot salad + sweet potato mash + broccoli + tomatoes + vegetable crisps + strawberries + Tunnocks Tea Cake + coffee + 2 x tea

It makes a nice change when, on sitting down to eat, your companions say “aren’t you going to photograph your lunch?” I’d have forgotten otherwise.

Note that I used a normal-sized plate.

I had seconds, despite knowing how many things I’d drizzled olive oil on.

Dessert was strawberries plus plain chocolate Tea Cakes. I don’t really know what to provide for desserts that aren’t complicated or really fattening (e.g., lemon meringue pie or cheesecake). Ideas on a postcard please.

2 servings calories protein carbs fat fibre
capers 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
red chilli 1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
lemon juice 2 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0
garlic 5 0.2 1.1 0.0 0.1
rapeseed oil 5 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0
sun-dried tomatoes 6 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.2
purple spouting broccoli spears 10 2.6 1.7 0.7 2.0
baby plum tomatoes 11 0.4 1.9 0.2 0.8
fat-free yoghurt 12 2.0 0.7 0.0 0.0
flat mushrooms 17 1.3 2.6 0.1 0.8
beetroot 19 0.9 3.7 0.0 0.7
strawberries 32 0.6 7.7 0.3 2.0
vegetable crisps 33 0.3 2.5 2.4 0.9
shiitake mushrooms 40 9.6 8.6 0.1 1.3
goats cheese 51 2.5 1.1 4.0 0.0
ricotta 62 4.5 1.7 4.7 0.0
sweet potato 63 1.4 14.6 0.1 2.3
extra virgin olive oil 103 0.0 0.0 11.4 0.0
Tunnock’s plain chocolate Tea Cake 105 1.0 14.6 4.7 0.6
puff pastry 320 3.8 21.8 20.1 1.1
Total 897 31 86 50 13

7:10pm  Side dishes from lunch + tea

I had ALL the left-over mash, beetroot salad, broccoli, tomatoes and vegetable crisps.

Half an hour later, I was still hungry and I went back and filled my plate again, this time with two pieces of mushroom tart.

I recognised the cavalier attitude of just going for it from my pre-diet days – it’d be a regular occurrence of wanting a plate of food all over again and then actually going to get it. And, despite my telling my friends today that I will always have a broken appetite and will need to always be vigilant a few hours earlier, I’m unnerved at just how EASY it was for me to fill my plate a second time.

2 servings calories protein carbs fat fibre
beetroot salad 10 0.5 0.2 0.8 0.0
fat-free yoghurt 26 4.4 1.5 0.1 0.0
vegetable crisps 29 0.3 2.3 2.1 0.8
roasted tomatoes 30 0.4 1.6 2.5 0.6
beetroot 47 2.3 9.2 0.1 1.9
roasted broccoli 56 3.9 2.6 5.7 3.0
sweet potato mash 79 2.6 13.9 1.7 2.1
mushroom tart 336 13.8 24.9 20.3 2.3
Total 614 28 56 33 11

9:30am  Mushroom tart + squash

The day’s totals:

Day 244 calories protein carbs fat fibre
Lunch 897 31 86 50 13
Dinner 614 28 56 33 11
Snack 168 7 12 10 1
Other drinks 100
Total 1,778 66 155 93 25
15% 36% 49%
Allowance 1,200 75 – 105g
25 – 35%
120 – 165g
40 – 55%
33 – 40g
25 – 30%
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