A special weekly round up that follows on from my post earlier this week about reigning in the summer rebellion.
This week I…
Some seriously good, whole foods. And I feel awesome as a result. The summer indulgence had been coupled with skin break outs, tired eyes and far too many sugar-induced energy crashes.
The biggest ‘sugar hit’ this week came (post work out) from a seriously delish glass of freshly squeezed juice – 500+ homemade ml for 60p thanks to cleaning up on a bounty of reduced price oranges. It sure did hit the spot after a sweaty 3k! And didn’t do anywhere near as much damage as a handful of Haribo.
I’ve kept myself accountable with a food diary. You’ll honestly be amazed how simply writing down what you’ve eaten will keep you on the straight and narrow – especially when you make a pledge to yourself that you’ll share it with your blog readers at the end of the week. It’s a bit obsessive and has close connections with the feeling of being on a ‘diet’ so I wouldn’t recommend this all the time – but it’s a great thing for getting back on track.
So here’s how my food diary shaped up from Monday – Thursday: I didn’t go hungry (aside from the fast day), nothing here is complicated, it’s just all about real, whole fab foods. It was 100% about cutting the cr@p.
Food diary w/c August 5th
Monday August 5th
Breakfast: organic coffee w/coconut milk; teaspoon organic almond butter; small portion free range chicken breast; steamed green beans; sparkling water w/lime
Lunch: salmon fillet, roasted pepper and red onion, steamed green beans
Throughout afternoon: black coffee x 2 cups; teaspoon almond butter
Home workout (kettle bell / skipping combo); portion smoked salmon
Dinner: 2 x small organic buffalo burgers; green beans pan fried with garlic and grass fed butter; steamed broccoli; half avocado
Tuesday August 6th
Breakfast organic coffee w/coconut milk; teaspoon organic almond butter; 3 x organic eggs scrambled w/chives and teaspoon grass fed butter; left over green beans as last night; sparkling water w/fresh lemon
Snack: organic coffee w/coconut milk; portion Coyo w/organic ground flaxseed
Lunch out with a friend: butterfly grilled fillet steak w/ side salad; fizzy water
Afternoon snack: organic coffee w/coconut milk; teaspoon almond butter
CrossFit WOD; 1 x whole orange
Dinner: free range chicken breast stuffed w/sundried tomatoes wrapped in smoked streaky bacon; steamed cabbage and sprouts; half an avocado; spoonful of frozen raspberries w/spoonful ground flaxseed; 1 x square Lindt 85%
Wednesday August 7th
Fast day (500 calorie target)
On waking: teaspoon almond butter; organic coffee w/coconut milk (120)
10am: hard boiled organic large egg (90); Pukka mint tea
11am: black coffee
1pm: hard boiled organic large egg (90); spritz balsamic vinegar (5)
2.45pm: 1 x buckwheat crisp bread (20); tea w/ dash semi skimmed milk (10)
4pm organic coffee w/coconut milk (10)
5.45pm free range chicken breast (165) baked w/ mixed spice rub; steamed brocoli (10)
Networking event: decaf black filter coffee; sparkling water
Thursday August 8th
Breakfast: 4 x rashers streaky bacon
Spoonful Greek yogurt w/organic ground flaxseed, squeeze organic honey; organic coffee w/coconut milk
Second breakfast: 1.5 teaspoons almond butter; organic rye bread toast w/ grass fed butter; whole medium avocado; organic sliced tomato
Small lunch: 2 x mackerel fillets; 2 x squares Lindt 85% dark; tea w/SS milk
3k run (fast pace); glass freshly squeezed orange juice
Early dinner 5.30pm roast chicken, skin on (leg and wing meat); courgettes and leeks pan fried in grass fed butter; organic peas; spoon houmous
Meeting: sparkling water w/ fresh lime
9pm small portion left over roast chicken breast; courgettes and leeks pan fried in grass fed butter; spoon houmous
- The scales count for absolutely nothing – I’m definitely not 7 real pounds lighter. That would be 14 packs of butter!
- The weight on the scales can make or break your day – yet tells us nothing (in the grand scheme of things)
- A greater focus on how we look and feel truly is the best gauge for health and well being
- Sugar is so evil, right? For the scales to display my weight as being 7lb heavier than it usually is, is insane. Just from 4 days of eating real, whole, unrefined foods those 7lbs have disappeared
So keep focused on the bigger health and well being picture. Treat your body with what it deserves.
What’s on the menu this weekend?