Two-week healthy eating from 15/02/16

15 Feb 2016 – In the interests of getting out of a sugar rut, I’ve decided to start posting what I eat online again. It does make me think more about what I’m going to eat when I feel accountable because I’m going to post it online. For the next two weeks, I’ll avoid sugar except for on two particular days. On Friday 19 Feb I’m going to an all-day event for work with lunch provided, so I’ll eat sugary things if they’re available there. Update: on 17 Feb I got an email to say lunch wouldn’t be provided at the event on Fri 19 Feb. By then I had already eaten chocolate on 16 Feb, so I decided to swap days and count Tues as my sugar day that week. Then on Saturday 28 Feb I’m going out for a meal for my sister’s hen do and I’m pretty sure there’s a dessert with that.

  • Mon 15 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – eggs, mince, gherkin, homemade caramelised onion
  • Lunch – roast chicken, roast carrots and peppers, cauliflower rice, apple, pear
  • Snack – apple, pear, mixed nuts, coconut flakes, roast chicken
  • Dinner – sirloin steak, avocado
  • Tues 16 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – eggs, mince, gherkin, homemade caramelised onion
  • Lunch – roast chicken, roast carrots and peppers, cauliflower rice, apple, pear
  • Dinner -12 Hotel Chocolat chocolates, roast chicken
  • Weds 17 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – eggs, mince, gherkin, homemade caramelised onion
  • Lunch – roast chicken, roast carrots and peppers, cauliflower rice, apple, pear
  • Snack – apple, egg muffins with mortadella, gherkins and mushrooms (I made them for breakfast last week and didn’t eat them, and they needed eating or throwing out)
  • Dinner -2 pieces fried chicken (homemade), roast pork belly with cucumber, olives and sundried tomatoes
  • Thurs 18 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – eggs, mince, homemade caramelised onion, pear
  • Lunch – roast chicken, roast carrots and peppers, cauliflower rice, apple
  • Snack – mixed nuts, dried fruit and coconut flakes, masala chai tea (with milk)
  • Dinner – 2 pieces fried chicken (homemade), roast pork belly with cucumber, olives and sundried tomatoes
  • Fri 19 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – eggs, mince, homemade caramelised onion
  • Snack – chocolate biscuit
  • Lunch – roast chicken, roast carrots and peppers, cauliflower rice, apple, pear, 4 biscuits
  • Dinner – 3 Reese’s pieces, 3 M&S chocolate tiffin squares, 2 M&S giant chocolate cookies, 1 piece fried chicken, roast pork belly, cucumber
  • Sat 20 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – eggs, mince, homemade caramelised onion, chorizo, pork belly, 2 M&S chocolate tiffin squares
  • Lunch – 1 box chocolate seashells, tortilla chips with salsa, half M&S giant chocolate cookie
  • Dinner – Steak, cucumber, avocado, rocket, 2 Domino’s chocolate chip cookies
  • Sun 21 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – eggs, mince, mushrooms
  • Snack – apple, pear
  • Lunch – pork, roast carrots and peppers, cauliflower mash, mixed nuts/dried fruit/coconut flakes
  • Dinner – Large bar Galaxy cookie crumble, lamb steak, marinated artichokes, mince, salsa, cheese

So, week 1 was somewhat of a failure. I ate chocolate on four days instead of 1. On the plus side, at least that means there were three days when I didn’t eat chocolate. I’m also making steps towards being able to know when I’ve eaten enough, rather than continuing to eat until all chocolate is completely gone.

  • Mon 22 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – eggs, mince, mushrooms
  • Lunch – pork, roast carrots and peppers, cauliflower mash, apple
  • Dinner – gammon steak, pineapple chunks
  • Tues 23 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – eggs, mince, mushrooms
  • Snack – apple
  • Lunch – pork, roast carrots and peppers, cauliflower mash, apple
  • Snack – mixed nuts/dried fruit/coconut flakes, two slices Emmenthal
  • Dinner – belly pork with lime, ginger, chili, fish sauce, avocado, cucumber
  • Weds 24 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – eggs, mince, mushrooms, marinated artichokes, pineapple
  • Snack – apple
  • Lunch – bacon, mince, sweet potato, pineapple, olives, caramelised onions
  • Thurs 25 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – eggs, mince, mushrooms
  • Snack – apple, four chocolates
  • Lunch – pork, roast carrots and peppers, cauliflower mash, apple
  • Snack – mixed nuts/dried fruit/coconut flakes, four small cakes
  • Dinner – 3 fried chicken thighs, avocado
  • Fri 26 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – eggs, mince, mushrooms, marinated artichokes
  • Snack – apple
  • Lunch – stewing steak, roast carrots and peppers, cauliflower mash
  • Snack – mixed nuts/dried fruit/coconut flakes
  • Dinner – fried chicken thigh
  • Sat 27 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – eggs, bacon, chorizo, sundried tomatoes
  • Lunch – prosciutto, lime Doritos, chocolate digestives, Fry’s chocolate cream
  • Snack – Pringles, 6 party hors d’oeuvres, fruit juice
  • Dinner – starter platter, steak, chips, watercress, garlic butter
  • Sun 28 Feb 2016
  • Breakfast – pear, date, mixed nuts/dried fruit/coconut flakes, egg, bacon, mushrooms
  • Snack – Lime Doritos, 3 mini Snickers
  • Lunch – Portobello mushroom stuffed with cheese and ham, duck spring rolls
  • Snack – Peanut butter ice cream with Reese’s pieces
  • Dinner – Duck breast with orange sauce, homemade salsa

I avoided sugar for four out of seven days this week, but again struggled at the weekend and when visiting a friend. Going to my parents’ house is a big trigger for me and I usually end up eating a lot of chocolate there. I also slept very badly on Saturday night, so my willpower was lower than usual, and I felt the need for a sugar boost. I’ll keep trying to eat healthily for the next two weeks, and hope to be more successful as I go along.

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