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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
    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


    3418 days ago
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