Healthy Eating…Eat yourself slim….


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Welcome back to Carol’ s Tuesday Healthy eating last week it was 4 lbs aka No biscuits and still no biscuits and no Haribos…. This week it is 1 lb but happy with that   One pound it is fair as I think 5lbs in 2 weeks is good and with little effort……..I also had added temptation this weeks as little Lily came to stay and she loves her morning cuppa with a biscuit so I am pleased as I had a large packet of digestives saying eat me!

Also as she lives in very rural Thailand she doesn’t live near shops so going to 7/11 is a treat for her….But everyone knows do not get Nannie any and that is better to let everyone know which makes it harder to cheat….

I have also stepped up my walking every little helps as the saying goes….

SO what do I eat and drink here is my typical day………

Between 8 and 9 am I have my morning cup of tea the only hot drink I have in a day

10 ish I have glass of fresh coconut water straight from the drupe…

Between 11 and 12 I have my first meal which generally is either Grapow Moo, Horapa Moo, Som Tam or noodle soup. ( I) will explain what they are below.

Between 12 and 5 I drink water.

5 ish I am now feeling picky so I have either some pickles and an inch sq of feta cheese….. 2 measured sundowners.

Between 6 and 7.30 we have our evening meal just tonight it is Thai green curry.

Any drink with dinner or after is water and I don’t eat anything else( This ) is when I had got into the habit of having haribos or a magnum if the grand kiddies went down 7/11….

It is so easy for those little things to just creep up on you and the pounds creep on….I don’t eat big meals it was the in between for me.

That is why I say to you if you cut out the snacking you can eat good healthy food whatever you want guilt free at mealtimes …. I am having a Thai green curry tonight the same as everyone else….. When I make an Indian curry I have a spoonful of mango chutney I also have a piece of flatbread  not a whole one as that is too much for me but my point is I eat the curry and any accompiaments and enjoy it.

Yes we make tomato based curries rather than too creamy but sometimes we do add a bit more yoghurt but it is because of personal taste.

I always cook from scratch using fresh ingredients and we don’t make sauces loaded with cheese and cream very often…I love mac and cheese but truly maybe have once or twice a year and I know that sounds a long time it just something I don’t make that often but when I do we enjoy it we just have other foods which we enjoy on a regular basis..6..It is all about choices and what we eat is our personal choice BUT if that personal choice is detrimental to our health then come on…..

Who do we cheat? We cheat ourselves and only ourselves…


Who do you cheat??? Yourself!


Here are the recipes for my first meal of the day….

Chicken/Pork and Basil ( horapa)

Ingredients: Serves 1

100 gm Chicken or Pork mince or you can use loin and slice finely.

2 Long snake beans

3 cloves garlic

3/ 4 Thai chillies

Big handful of Thai basil pick leaves from stem

1 tbsp Oyster sauce

1/2 tsp Dark soy sauce

A shake or 2 of Maggie seasoning sauce

Lets Cook!

Wash and cut snake beans in half inch pieces

Peel garlic and chop chillies then grind in pestle and mortar

Heat a very small amount of coconut oil in a pan and add chillies and garlic cook while stirring for 30 seconds and add meat cook stirring until mince or meat has browned, add sauces and a little drop of water.

Add beans and  cook for 1-2 minutes add basil and cook for another minute.

You are now ready to serve with rice …I use black rice if I have it or organic white rice I eat about 2 tbsps cooked rice and a couple of spoonfuls of the pork or chicken this recipe serves 2/3 depending on size of portion. If I am cutting carbs down I would make cauliflower rice which I really like.

cauliflower-rice-pork-thai basil-recipe

This image shows my portion and this is with cauliflower rice. I’m am writing this on my iPad as my laptop is sick and I was going to show you noodle soup but the pictures are son a USB stick which doesn’t attach to the iPad so that will be for next time hoping I have a laptop…  I am finding the iPad somewhat restricting….

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Thank you for reading and let me know how you are getting on in comments I would love to know we should all support each other shouldn’t we? Xxx








26 thoughts on “Healthy Eating…Eat yourself slim….

  1. amreade

    I have been trying to lose some weight, also, and I’ve found that not eating between meals is helping a lot. I can’t stick to it every single day, but I succeed most days and it’s working. I’m also exercising more, so that’s another plus. Your meals sound delicious, and perfect for a sticky summer. I’m looking forward to colder weather!

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    1. Carol Post author

      Well done and we all have off days so don’ t beat yourself up just get back on it…I find keeping a food diary helps me the first time I have kept one and yes snacking in between is a killer. Thank you for dropping in and keep up the good work..If you have any tips or recipes please let us know 🙂


  2. robbiesinspiration

    My diet is similar to yours, Carol. I have a cooked lunch (often curry) and a cooked dinner. I have breakfast though as I get up at 5am and could never make it through to lunchtime with no food. I don’t have a sweet tooth – strange but true.

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    1. Carol Post author

      If you get up that early you would need breakfast and it is the snacking I dont eat cake and puddings often if hungry I have fruit or mango and cocnut sticky rice although not often at all…though I do like greek yoghurt and have with raspberries sometimes …It sounds like your diet is good and we should eat what we enjoy..shouldnt we?

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    1. Carol Post author

      When I write it down I think so too, Debby but I struggle to eat more… I think when you get older you do and the heat doesn’t help…I have just within the last hour had glass of ginger,honey and ACV with hot water and a cup of tea and I am full lol also I get engrossed in writing and forget to eat..naughty I know which is why keeping a diary focuses me so I am going to keep it up for a while..but I know I should eat a little more xxxx

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      1. dgkaye

        I know exactly what you mean, I sometimes let too much time pass between eating but I do try to stay conscious about it. I’ve also found as I get older I have less interest in food. And in the heat, my appetite declines more. This comes in handy on hot winter vacations – coming home without gaining a pound, lol. Not like the old days. 🙂 xxx

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    1. Carol Post author

      Thank you, I still have a sundowner every night although I do measure rather than just pour…But yes it is about portions ..good luck and thank you for popping in 🙂 x


    1. Carol Post author

      Thank you, Sally…No I don,t starve but do sometimes need to eat a bit more…Got nice fruit yesterday so will be snacking on that today while I am learning a bit more about the wonders of the iPad…although I did get a lesson last night from Aston which has slightly lessened the pain….can’t wait to get my laptop back Hugs xxxx

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