Week #4: Ewwy Stewy

So guys I have to make a confession, I did go slightly off piste on my diet last week and I broke it literally at the last minute and I feel terrible but what is done is done. Even though I did cheat I have managed to loose 0.2 lbs, I know it’s tiny but it’s something especially considering my midnight binge and I wasn’t even hungry. Temptation is everywhere.

Day #7

Breakfast 11:20amBoiled Egg, Bacon and Cherry Toms (212 kcal), Tea with almond milk (11 kcal)

Ya average brekky, was nice, though I’m disappointed in myself for letting the egg boil for too long. No runny yolk for me today. Sad face emoji.

Lunch 3:40pmCharred Aubergine, Pepper and Bulgur Wheat Salad (198 kcal)

I’ve never had bulgur wheat before but I hazarded a guess that it is something like couscous and it kinda is, just a bigger grain. It’s a lil fussier to cook than couscous considering all you have to do is pour hot stock on it and leave it be, bulgur wheat actually required cooking. I don’t know if that is just for this specific brand of wheat but I wasn’t in the mood to experiment so I just did as I was told by the packet. I cooked the wheat in chicken stock as I learnt from an earlier mistake of cooking couscous with water — it was the the most plainest thing ever. When I read through the recipe I was afraid it was going to lack flavour but charring the red pepper really makes it taste sweeter and I am surprised at difference the humble salt and pepper can really make to your dish. Overall, a really great lunch actually!

Dinner 8:30 – Squash and Chorizo Stew (264 kcal)

I love squash I would say it’s one of my top 5 vegetables ever but somehow it was lacking in this ‘stew’ and I don’t think it was because of under seasoning. I was concerned from the lack of ingredients in this dish but I liked everything on there so I thought ‘what the hell, I’ll try it’. To me it didn’t feel like the squash and chorizo really go together, it was really like I was biting into a bit of squash which was kinda bland and then a chunk of chorizo which was fiery and hot. Nil point for enjoyment.

Treat 10:00Β – Hot Chocolate (60 kcal)

Day #8

Breakfast 11:30am – Porridge with Almond Milk and Pumpkin Seeds (135 kcal), Tea with Almond Milk (11 kcal)

I’m going to say that it tastes marginally better with almond milk, you do get a subtle nutty flavour come through which is always nice.

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Late Late Lunch 4:00pm – Courgette Tortilla with Toppings (302 kcal)

I was really looking forward to this because on paper it actually sounds tasty and it was yummy (hallelujah), maybe put on too much hummus though. I do have big love hummus and those roasted red pepper thingys. Though for some reason the recipe says to get the ones not in oil but I’ve never seen those ever so those will just have to suffice. A little oil can’t hurt can it?

Dinner 7:30pm – Squash and Chorizo Stew (264 kcal)

I’ve had this low mood all day and this dinner was not something I was looking forward to eating even though I was absolutely starving. I forced myself to eat all of this orangey substance out of survival. I can’t wait for this day to over so I can stop fantasising about the foods I want to eat and actually eat them.

Tea time 9pm – Peppermint Tea (0 kcal)

As you may have already noticed I am very much falling out of like with this diet doo dah and I was so determined and excited in the beginning too. Sob. I’m not sure if there are other contributors making me feel bummed out as well but it really is becoming too much. Yes, I know I only fast for two days but it really isn’t fun, I know dieting isn’t fun anyway but considering the way things have been going concerning the weight loss it just doesn’t seem like it’s paying off.

I would love to know when you are dieting did it affect your mood? Did you feel better or worse? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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