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…
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
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.
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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