Day 250: Insomnia

Posted by Paola

8:10am  Cooked breakfast + tea + orange

I woke up around 6:30am with insomnia – couldn’t stop thinking about stuff. I knew from experience that eating this early meant that I’d be having four meals during the day.

1 serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
ketchup 8 0.2 1.5 0.1 0.3
spray oil 8 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
extra-light Philadelphia soft cheese 20 2.2 0.9 0.8 0.1
mushrooms 25 2.0 4.0 0.2 1.2
tomato 33 1.3 5.8 0.6 2.2
tarragon mustard 36 0.8 1.1 0.9 0.2
vegetarian bacon 50 6.6 0.9 2.3 0.9
orange 73 1.4 18.2 0.2 1.4
seeded batch bread 77 3.1 10.9 2.4 1.8
very large free-range organic egg 108 9.1 0.0 8.0 0.0
Total 439 27 43 16 8

4:20pm  Cottage cheese salad sandwich

1 serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
lettuce 9 0.5 1.0 0.3 0.5
tomato 15 0.6 2.6 0.3 1.0
sun-dried tomatoes 22 0.7 2.6 1.5 0.7
Branston pickle 38 0.3 9.1 0.1 0.4
cottage cheese 79 12.2 4.5 1.5 0.0
seeded batch bread 151 6.2 21.3 4.6 3.6
Total 315 20 41 8 6

6pm  Potatoes with cheese + tea + orange

Hungry fairly soon.

1 serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
half-fat cheddar cheese 26 2.9 0.0 1.6 0.0
sun-dried tomatoes 34 1.1 4.0 2.3 1.1
fat-free yoghurt 57 10.0 3.4 0.2 0.0
orange 70 1.4 17.4 0.2 1.4
potatoes 136 3.0 31.4 0.2 2.8
Total 323 18 56 4 5

8:40pm  Broccoli and red pepper + pint of fizzy squash + plums

And again, I got hungry quickly. As the fourth meal of the day, I tried to make something filling but low in calories.

1 serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
balsamic vinegar 11 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.0
red pepper 17 0.3 5.7 0.0 0.3
fat-free yoghurt 30 5.3 1.8 0.1 0.0
plums 55 0.9 13.6 0.4 1.6
broccoli 83 6.9 16.0 0.8 6.4
Total 195 13 40 1 8

The day’s totals:

Day 250 calories protein carbs fat fibre
Breakfast 439 27 43 16 8
Lunch 315 20 41 8 6
Dinner 323 18 56 4 5
Snack 195 13 40 1 8
Other drinks 100
Total 1,373 79 180 30 28
24% 55% 21%
Allowance 1,200 75 – 105g
25 – 35%
120 – 165g
40 – 55%
33 – 40g
25 – 30%
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