Breakfast: Milky Coffee
I got up late and although I was hungry, I didn’t feel I had time to sort something out. I have some goat’s yogurt (85 calories – and not low-fat! woah!) that I want to try with honey and muesli but I put it off thinking I’d make it when I could enjoy it. I think that was a mistake.
Lunch: pork stir fry for two
I was very hungry when I was making this. I realised I should have had something for breakfast but it seemed a bit silly to eat something directly before lunch.
When I was mixing up the ingredients, I used more pork than I was intending to initially, which I am sure was a response to how hungry I felt. Then I looked at the sauce I wanted to use which I know is some sort of mixture of soy sauce and sugar and mirin. It didn’t have a calorie count on it and I thought to be safe, I really should mix up my own sauce as it would be less sweet and better for me. Then I took this sauce and splashed it onto the meat anyway, without even measuring it. It was a silly thing to do and certainly didn’t make me feel any better about the lunch. I’ve estimated the sauce at a tablespoon of sugar which hopefully is high for what’s in it!
|Pork and Chard Stirfry||400g pork||720|
|1 red pepper||50|
|1 tablespoon olive oil||119|
|Sauce (tablespoon sugar)||50|
Lunch calories (per person): 570
Dinner: Tuna Salad with 2 teaspoons oil per portion
Again, I felt very sulky at having to measure everything and how much faster I could get dinner served if I just put it together. I’d also lost track of time (the big lunch would have stopped me from feeling hungry, as well) so I was in a rush. So I decided to put together a tuna salad that I knew would be low in calories so that I didn’t have to measure everything. I decided to mix it all up and serve and then drizzle oil over the top for that full olive oil taste with a minimum of actual oil. But I still used two teaspoons per plate which tasted lovely but I really shouldn’t.
|Tuna Salad||Tinned tuna||99|
|Vegetables & lettuce – approx||150|
|2 teaspoons olive oil||80|
Nightcap: 3 options hot chocolates
I knew I shouldn’t have the third one, especially since I’d gone overboard with calories at lunch but I really fancied it. I added extra milk to the third one, too. :(
|Lunch||Pork Stir Fry||570|
|Nightcap||3 Options Hot Chocolate||106|
I am amazed to see that the total day was still under 1,200 as I felt really guilty about all the calories and was dreading adding them up. I guess because I’ve been aiming for under 1000/day, it seemed like a lot more than it was (or I’ve mis-added something, which I’m really hoping is not the case).