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Plant Strong!!!!January Week 1 done and dusted!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Well, what can I say.....this must be the most pleasant "diet" ever!!!!

I plan on making this my permanent way of eating and so far I am totally love it!
Why I like it so much:
No tracking - calorie counting required
Eat when hungry and stop when satisfied - I eat LOADS!
No cravings!
Most nutritious way of eating - 100% and more of nutrient levels reached when logged on Chron-O-meter (except for vit B12 and Vit D of course)
NO need for supplementation (except for Vit B12) which can be either a waste of money or hazardous to your health
Better health - I am disease proofing myself with every bite! YAY!!!
Great skin - my skin has never been so good
More energy, and less aches and pains
Better sleep......need I carry on?!

Oh yes, and of course it is ethically the best way of eating too- best for the environment and cruelty free!

Going plant-based is THE COMPLETE SOLUTION!!!!


Summary of Week 1 eating and training:

Sunday 1 Jan:
Breakfast: 4 small apricots and 1 banana
Lunch: dry fried onion, carrot, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, and peas on brown rice
Supper: onion and tomato, and chickpea stew and potatoes


Jan 2 Meals:
Breakfast: (after Fun Run)
Oats, banana and heaped tsp ground flax
Lunch:started with cucumber strips, then had bowl of steamed broccoli followed by a mix of baby spinach, roquet, watercress, raw brown mushrooms topped with cooked onion and tomato sauce and 4 big chopped steamed potatoes. Yum!
Huge bowl - felt really full afterwards. First time that I've felt satisfied after only 1 bowl of food.
Supper:plan to make fat free dolmades - Made them! Ingredients: onion,garlic, celery, carrot,mushroom, brown lentils, rice, mint, veg stock, vine leaves. With no olive oil. FANTASTIC!

Jan 3 Meals:
Breakfast: Oats, 4 apricots and ground flax.
Lunch:Made a carrot, mushroom and tomato broth served with 5 small potatoes, with a few handfuls of raw baby spinach mixed in.
Feel absolutely stuffed!
Afternoon: 1 potato and a head of steamed pak choy before going out to visit friends.
I had 3 fruit kebabs (grape, strawberry, pineapple and peach pieces) and a glass of homemade lemonade while I was there
Supper: 3 bowls of brown rice, red kidney bean, frozen veg and raw greens mix

4 Jan:
Seems my waist is melting away while I sleep!!!
Breakfast: Oats, apricot and cinnamon
Lunch: leftover rice, beans and veg with pak choy and grated carrot and yellow pepper strips
Supper:Delicious! Ground mixture of onions, carrot, celery, mushroom and tomato served on 3 potatoes.

Jan 6:
Breakfast: Oats, flax and banana
Lunch: big mixed raw salad and brown rice, bowl of steamed zucchini and sweetcorn cut of the cob
PM snack:Mango
Dinner:lentil and veggie curry on riced potatoes

Jan 7:
Breakfast: banana
Snack: Apple:
Lunch: short grain brown rice and Pak Choy and rape greens with a bit of miso
Snack: mango and brown rice and cinnamon
Dinner: veg and kidney bean soup and brown rice

January Week 1 Exercise Log:


Jan Week 1 Exercise summary:
Sunday 1 Jan: Rest Day
Monday 2 Jan: 5K Fun Run Yes! Did it! Slow 5Ks
Tuesday 3 Jan: 10K bike - did it!
Wednesday 4 Jan: 5K walk/jog, took kids for a swim at the gym - did about 8 easy laps
Thursday 5 Jan:Rest Day
Friday 6 Jan: 1 hour hike
Saturday 7 Jan:2 plus hours working hard in the garden – sweeping, digging etc
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  • no profile photo CD4358804
    Sounds great!

    I notice no bread. It is off limits in your approach or just not something you normally eat?
    3418 days ago
  • DEUSMACHINA
    Oh my goodness! Well done you! You are kicking it!
    3418 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    Well done, Sam - apart from being virtually vegan now - are you also going Raw? I've recently quit cheese again (lapsed for the month DD2 was here - there was so much of it about to go with all the wine-tastings!!! :) ... ) and it's certainly paying off - flatter tum and midriff etc. Pity I can't handle all the grains and starches :( If I could, I'd maybe join you

    Hugs


    3418 days ago
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