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.
|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|
|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|
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.
|sweet potato mash||79||2.6||13.9||1.7||2.1|
9:30am Mushroom tart + squash
The day’s totals:
|Allowance||1,200||75 – 105g
25 – 35%
|120 – 165g
40 – 55%
|33 – 40g
25 – 30%