Welcome to 5:2 Friday!
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This week has been pretty easy for me, as I’ve been staying with my mum. She also does the 5:2 diet and we have been supporting each other. She really helped me keep my mitts out of the chocolate box whilst we sat around the fire on Monday night. She’s a goodun, my Ma.
I tried something new on Thursday and made cauliflower rice, which I have heard a lot about recently, and got from here. It was interesting. Nice. Definitely a base for something, rather than a dry accompaniment. It would be lovely with a curry, or in place of cous cous in a tabouleh.
So, here are this week’s meals.
Fasting Day 1 (Monday)
125g of plain, low fat yoghurt (76 cals), and one tablespoon of my epic homemade granola. (65 cals)
Meal Total: 141 Calories
Naughtily skipped as we ate breakfast relatively late and by the time lunchtime rolled around, we were in the car driving up to London.
Meal Total: 0 Calories (tut tut)
My standard 75g portion of salmon (which works out at about half a standard fillet – Mum had the other half), (166 cals) with Green veggies. (approximately 50 cals)
I poached the salmon in a tin foil parcel with a slice of lemon on top of the fish, and served it with shredded white cabbage, leeks, broccoli and spinach, and a roasted cherry tomato.
Because I skipped lunch, I figured I had enough calories left for a sneaky glass of white wine. And jolly nice it was, too (approximately 100 cals).
Meal Total: 316 Calories
Day Total: 457 calories
Fasting day 2 (Thursday)
125g of plain low fat yoghurt (76 cals) topped with 1 tablespoon of Dorset Cereal Honey Granola (I couldn’t work out the calorie information for this because maths really isn’t my forte, but I am going to assume it’s roughly the same as my home made (65 cals)
2 cups of coffee with milk and 1 teaspoon of sugar in each (104 calories). I wish I had just had the one cup, because I then had to restrict myself a little at dinner. And if there is one thing I do not like, it’s restricting myself when there is delicious dinner involved.
Meal Total: 245 Calories
A small bowl of tomatoey vegetable soup (115 cals approximately). Higher than my normal tomato and vegetable soup, which comes in at 87 calories/mug, but it had a handful of lentils and a potato thrown in for bulk and good measure.
Meal Total: 115 Calories
50g boiled smoked gammon (82 cals) with 50g of cauliflower rice (15 cals), 50g broccoli (5 cals), 50g leeks (11 cals)
Meal Total: 113 calories
Day total: 473 calories
Notes: Calorie information taken from livestrong.com
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