2 crumpets – one with butter&Marmite, one with butter&Manuka Honey
1 small cheddar, Philadelphia and tomato chilli sandwich
1 cup of coffee
Satiety Level: Pleasingly satisfied
Small portion of Vegetable Biryani
Small portion of Paneer Masala
Small portion of Bombay Potatoes
Small portion of King Prawn Curry sauce
Medium portion of avocado and cucumber and olive salad
Medium portion of plain yoghurt with sugar (needed for its firefighting properties!)
Satiety Level: Full
Very small portion of Vegetable Biryani
Very small portion of Paneer Masala
Very small portion of King Prawn Curry sauce
Half breaded basa fish (Young’s from frozen)
Large bowl of homemade vegetable and pasta soup
Medium portion of fruit and nuts (half of bowl pictured)
Satiety Level: Full
By far, the most satisfying things I ate today were the fruit’n’nut salad and the homemade vegetable&pasta soup. My body actively welcomes such wholesome fare. Whereas it merely tolerates the heavy duty Indian takeaway. (Which was most satisfying when fresh. And provided diminishing returns through lunch and dinner today.) The breaded fish was ok, if a little bland. And I always enjoy my breakfast crumpets, but they’re not my body’s favourites by any means.
Of course, we will be eating takeaways again. (Largely at weekends.) But during the week, I plan to feed us mostly homemade food. Which, if I can make it as tongue-ticklingly tasty as tonight’s soup, will help me stay eating well and healthily into my third week of eating consciously.
It’s still unreal how quickly I was able to totally transform my bad eating habits of a lifetime. (Literally overnight!) In the morning I have my first weigh-in and meeting with my weightloss counsellor after two weeks. I’ve got a lot to tell her!
Whatever the scales say (although it will be a miracle if they don’t give me some good news!) I know that my belly is smaller. I’m feeling lighter on my feet, I’m having to tighten my belt (and still my jeans/trousers are loose!) and I have consumed around a third of what I would normally have consumed these past two weeks.