Welcome back … Before I say anything else I have kept a food diary this week incentivized by Sally’s little chart…I have had NO biscuits with my early morning cuppa and this is Day 9 PLUS I haven’t had any Haribos for 9 days either…
The result?? I have lost 4 lbs this week and that is eating normally and just cutting out those two pictured above… Have I missed them…
No, actually because I replaced them for 3 days with a custard Apple rather than making ice cream with them which was my original plan I decided to eat the fruit as it was and it was really nice…
I will say I don’t eat anything I don’t like and if I am cutting down on something or cutting it out I do not replace it with anything like tasteless rice cakes or anything else which tastes like cardboard because THEY promote how good they are to help you lose weight…
I replace it with something else which is better and healthier but which I enjoy eating…
My second treat instead of haribos was 4 small ( just one bite) sized sun-dried tomatoes which I love and an inch square of feta cheese which I love with tomatoes.
Feta cheese seems to be a healthier choice. One ounce (28 grams) provides:
- Calories: 74
- Fat: 6 grams
- Protein: 4 grams
- Carbs: 1.1 grams
- Riboflavin: 14% of the RDI
- Calcium: 14% of the RDI
- Sodium: 13% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 9% of the RDI
- Vitamin B12: 8% of the RDI
- Selenium: 6% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 6% of the RDI
- Zinc: 5% of the RDI
It also has decent amounts of vitamins A and K, folate, pantothenic acid, iron and magnesium.
What’s more, feta is lower in fat and calories than aged cheeses like cheddar or parmesan.
One ounce (28 grams) of cheddar or parmesan contains more than 110 calories and 7 grams of fat, while 1 ounce of feta has only 74 calories and 6 grams of fat.
So the little square of feta I enjoy is doing me no harm and better for me than cheddar.
I still had my sundowner every night and lost 4 lbs... To me I didn’t go hungry I ate what I fancied just cut out those 2 biscuits a day and haribos and I am not talking a big bag as they do child sized little bags here with about 10 little teddies per bag but it is still processed and added sugar and colourings…
That little chart of Sally’s gave me a wake-up call which was well needed. If you missed last week here it is … Courtesy of Sally and if you missed her post then I have added the link below.
I also printed off Sally’s food shopping list and worked through it vitamin by vitamin and chose the foods which provided that vitamin or protection and made my own list of what I should be buying.
Then I drilled it down that out of the 40 items I took from Sally’s shopping list I always bought 22 of those items, next I looked at what I do buy but less often and that equated to 13 items which either I could only buy when they were in season or foods which I just don’t eat as often not because I don’t like them just because they are not always available or I prefer something else. The remainder I either cannot get here or are very expensive to buy as imported goods.
But overall I think I eat a pretty varied diet I just need to exercise a little more… I have ordered my pedometer and am waiting for it to arrive and I also need to keep an eye on those processed foods a little more rigorously…
The bottom line for me…
Who do you cheat??? Yourself!
But overall a good week …How was your week.?.. Did you keep a food diary? Was that little chart helpful? I am happy to print your story if you feel you have found the best way to eat for you and have some tips that you would love to share then please do…
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Thank you for reading until next time stay safe, laugh a lot and keep that food dairy do it as a family and discuss your findings as a family they will thank you for setting them on a healthy eating path x