Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I had a headache last night and was too tired to post, so I’m doing it this morning instead!
I came across a really cute shop on Etsy today! Michelle’s Carm World is packed full of cute necklaces, bracelets, pins and rings. I can’t even begin to try to pick my favorite out of the bunch! I mean, just look at how cute the above necklaces are! Strawberry tea pot and Box of Chocolates – cute!
Yesterday I put in an effort to eat more “real” meals as opposed to the snack-ish types of meals I normally eat. I also tried to cut down on the amount of fruit I normally eat due to the article I’d read in the newspaper about fructose increases belly fat.
I noticed a couple of things from eating this way. First of all, I am a sweet kind of person. I love fruit and like how it adds that bit of sweet to my meals. Cutting out fruit and mostly eating stuff that wasn’t very sweet instantly gave me a craving for sweet stuff that I had to battle all day! I was actually craving fruit. Second, eating this way is just not for me, I can’t do it. Although I stayed within the recommended amount of calories, I felt stuffy and too full all day long from this food. And although I felt full I didn’t feel satisfied. I was having cravings for all kinds of things despite feeling overly full. As so many people have pointed out – everyone is different, which is why one diet is never going to work for all people. For me, eating like I did yesterday just does not work. I feel uncomfortable and overly stuffed. I like eating smaller meals that make me feel comfortably full, not overly full.
So, here’s what I ate yesterday:
10:20am Breakfast. Oats with 1 scoop of soy protein powder mixed in, topped with muesli mix, a little bit of peanut butter and a splash oat milk. This was actually very good.
2:10pm Lunch. I made a kind of coleslaw mixing green and purple cabbage, red onion and parsley with some strong mustard, plain soy yoghurt and some spices. It was good! On the side I had a wrap filled with smoked tofu, iceberg lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, Tofutti vegan cream cheese and cucumber. I was SO full after this, very uncomfortably full.
5:30pm Dinner. For dinner I made a portion of quinoa with fried zucchini and white button mushrooms with some fresh basil mixed in. On the side I had some organic green olives with a sliced tomato. Again, this left me feeling uncomfortably full and not satisfied at all.
8:40pm Evening snack. To satisfy my cravings after a day of eating stuff that just made me feel uncomfortable I had my first fruit of the day – a small apple dusted with cinnamon. I also had a carob covered rice cracker. This hit the spot and finally I felt completely satisfied! This was what had been missing all day, that little bit of sweet.
Total calories: 1 112 kcal
Powerwalk 40 minutes
25 dubell lifts