My husband and daughter have been following this with me (of their own accord) up to now (Thursday 7th January at time of posting). Since Sunday I have had one packet of crisps (cheese and onion!), one apple, and a couple of handfuls of chopped walnuts as snacks. That is literally all that has passed my lips aside from my food. And anyone who knows me will tell you that is unheard of. I am a snacker, especially at night, I am always on the hunt for something after tea, while I'm sat reading or comping. I've been so full after my tea that twice I've been unable to finish my plate, let alone want anything later.
I also bought a spiraliser from The Works at a bargain price of £13.00 at their 'Offer of the Week' price, and using the £2.00 I had earned on my reward card. So, I am looking forward to trying some different veggies spiralised.
|Veggie Bolognese, Celery Soup, Veggie Fajita Pizza, Sweet Potato hash with poached egg and spinach|
|Prawn Pasta, Prawn Curry and Egg fried Rice, Indian Burger with Sweet Potato fries and Courgetti, Kedgeree|
Update - After ten days of following the diet, I gave up on it. Not because I couldn't do it, I was actually eating better, and - as I thought it - healthier than ever. I wasn't snacking between meals, I wasn't craving junk food. I was so full I was leaving food on my plate. The problem, however, was in the scales. I initially lost a few pounds but suddenly put them back on - and some! I had to weigh up (no pun intended) whether I could do this for another two and a half weeks, and how much weight I could potentially put on and decided it wasn't worth the risk. I knew that had I followed the healthy eating plan I usually do, I'd have lost between 7 - 10lbs in those 10 days. If I had lost weight, then it would have been a different matter altogether.
I'm glad I did it though, even though I cannot properly count it as a list win, I'm going to anyway. It gave me the incentive to cook properly again, I had to actually think twice about what I was going to make. I cooked some really nice meals, the veggie bolognese I think outclasses a meat one, and the Butternut Squash and Bean chilli I made tasted even nicer the next day. So I've also got some keepers in the recipe department, and I think our family are going to adopt at least Meat Free Monday. But it might be on a Wednesday. Or Sunday.