My last weekend was full of wine, cake and delicious things culminating in more cake and wine on Monday - my birthday. I nearly decided to just chuck in the diet towel - for the week at least, but fortunately, I got a grip of myself and resolved to make up for all the indulgence. It's one thing fasting on 2 days and eating 'sensibly' on 5, quite another to engage in the gratuitous scoffing that went on...
So yes, where was I? Skinny food. Definitely not cake.
Fast Day 1
Breakfast: 1 Sainsburys whole wheat biscuit (a Weetabix, if you prefer) with 100 ml milk and 50g grated apple (you don't really need to see a picture of that, do you?) 140 cals
Lunch: Roasted butternut squash and blue cheese salad - much more exciting:
Served with some green salad including the fruits of our watercress growing experiment.
Approx 160 calories
|Home grown watercress!!|
Dinner: A mushroom omelette made with a small finely chopped onion, 100g sliced mushrooms and 2 large eggs. I ate it with a pile of rocket - I love veg box delivery days - and soem more watercress. Approx 200 calories.
Total for the day - about 500 calories
Fast Day 2
For reasons that I may or may not get round to telling you about (it's nothing mysterious) my second fast day went from 2 p.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Friday (basically so I could eat cake on a course on Thursday, and have wine on Friday night).
Dinner (on Thursday evening) Cod grilled with a tomato and olive sauce which is something I tweaked from a Good Food favourite, plus a big green salad. Approximately 200 calories
Breakfast: A weetabix and 100ml semi-skimmed milk 116 calories
Post dog walk: black coffee and a banana. 95 calories.
Lunch: 2 slices of prosciutto and a bowl of rocket. 86 calories
Total for the Day: 497 calories
If you're interested in some of the other meals I've eaten on my fast days, you can see previous posts here: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3.