Tuesday, 23 July 2013

5:2 Diet. Day 7. (Fast Day)

Can't believe I've been at this for a week already!! It's gone super fast. Which I guess is a good thing. 

So today was a fast day. I didn't find today too hard, saying that though, it's only 18:27 and it's going to be a late night as we have visitors arriving later.

I bypassed breakfast and jut had some water.

For Lunch.

3 Olives 
6 Pickled Onions.

Total Calories - 30

For Dinner.

(Erm, Sorry about the pic. By dinner time I was pretty hungry so the soup didn't hang around for long :D)

Glorious Tuscan Chicken and Orzo Soup.
Diet Coke 150ml.

Total Calories - 240

For Snacks.

Cherry Bake well Alpen Bar.
Weight Watchers Cheese Puffs.
Coffee with milk.

Total Calories - 157

Total Daily Calories - 427

Monday, 22 July 2013

5:2 Diet. Day 6.

I'm going to do a fast day tomorrow as I will be at work and then after work I will be Fairly busy. I'm hoping this will help a bit.

For Breakfast.

Coffee with milk
Cornflakes and Semi-Skimmed milk

 Total Calories - 193

For Lunch.

1 Warbuton Wholemeal Thin
Tuna in spring water, drained (80g tin)
Tsp Light Mayonnaise
Flora light.
Marbled Halva

Total Calories - 301

For Dinner.

Yellowin Tuna Steak 100g
Baby New Potatoes 100g
Farmhouse Vegetables.
Flora - Lighter the light margarine.
Total 0% Greek Yoghurt with Strawberry.

Total Calories - 417

For Snacks.

2 Grissini bread sticks.
Options coconut hot choc.
Alpen - Cherry bakewell bar
Weight watchers - Cheese puffs.

Total Calories - 313

Total Daily Calories - 1224

5:2 Diet. Day 5.

For Breakfast.

Coffee with milk
Porridge with a pinch of salt.

198 Calories.

For Lunch.

Heinz Tomato Soup for one.
2 Ryvita
Muller Light

328 Calories.

For Dinner.

Home made Spaghetti Bolognaise
Milky Bar Lolly.

515 Calories

For Snacks.

Weight Watchers Chesse Puffs
10 x Amarettini Cookies 
2x Coffee with milk

248  Calories

Total Daily Calories - 1289.

Even though the calories intake was within my target, I feel like I've cheated. Probably because I've had a fair amount of sweet things and coffees. Going to make a conscious effort to stick to max of 2 coffees a day and not snack on too many sweet things.

I have a really sweet tooth so I feel that once I've had something sweet I crave for more and more. 

 I actually have a food shop coming today, and I have put on some halva. My dad used to eat this and it's really nice. It's made from tahini paste. I've worked out if I cut it up into 15 pieces then it works out at 100 Cals a piece. Not bad going really.

I am a bit worried about the next week, as we have visitors and my MIL always says how much she loves my cooking, unfortunately she has a sweet tooth as well. We also always go out for a meal when she is down. This will be the ultimate test of my self control!

Wish me luck!!


Saturday, 20 July 2013

The 5:2 Diet - Day 4

Today I was really naughty and skipped out on breakfast because I was just too busy. By the time lunch came around I was pretty hungry and then this happened....

For Lunch

Starbucks Light Mocha Frappuchino - Tall

1/2 a Starbucks choc chip muffin
Wholemeal Bagel
Dairylee light cheese triangle
Tea with milk and half a sweetener.

For Dinner

Chicken breast
Wholegrain Rice
1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce
Muller Light Turkish Delight Yogurt.

For Snacks

Galaxy Low Calorie Hot Choc
Weight watchers - cheese puffs
Peach and Apricot Special K bar.
2 x Coffee with milk

Total Daily Calories - 1254

Sooooo... Starbucks happened. I was disappointed and had a massive guilt trip half way through my muffin and threw it away. Not my finest hour. The calories in Starbucks food is SO high. the muffin was just over 400 Calories. And when I got home I was still hungry which is why I ended up also having a Bagel with cheese.

On the plus side - I was under my daily calorie goal, so haven't made the best food choices today but at least I haven't gone over.

ALSO - Starbucks bucks Light Mocha Frappuchino, no whip. - 110 Calories. Pretty good for a treat!

Friday, 19 July 2013

The 5:2 Diet. Day 3. (A Fast Day)

Not going to lie... Not been looking forwards to the fast days very much.. But it's suprising what you can eat with 500 cals!

For Breakfast.

This didn't go to plan really. I made myself a small watermelon, orange and grapefruit salad the night before. But when I woke up I wasn't that hungry so I decided to skip breakfast, save calories and just have a small coffee.

Coffee with skimmed milk.

For Lunch.

Low fat Mozzarella
Parma Ham
A tiny drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of oregano.
150ml Diet Coke.

Total Cals - 110.

For Dinner.

1 Chicken Breast.
1 medium noodle nest.
80g Tenderstem Broccoli.
Splash of Light soy sauce.

Total Cals - 285

For Snacks.

Coffee with milk.
Small homemade strawberry and banana smoothie.
Chewing Gum

Total Cals - 90

Total Daily Calories - 485


I TOTALLY had a special K bar just before bed. Moment of weakness, so I actually went over by about 70 calories.
I was really disappointed but after 'fessing up to my diet buddy and her telling me it could have been worse and it was my first fast so not to be too hard on myself, I decided she was right. and I still am proud of my first effort :D

The 5:2 Diet. Day 2.

This was what I ate on my second day on the 5:2 diet. It's defiantly easier then most diets that I have done in the past. I was worried about all the calorie counting but MyFittnessPal app has been an absolute life saver!

For Breakfast.

1 Cup of coffee with Skimmed milk.
Alpen no added sugar with skimmed milk.

Total Calories - 183

For Lunch.

A wholemeal bagel with a 80g tin of tuna in spring water (drained) A teaspoon of low fat mayo and 5 thin slices of cucumber.
3 silver skin pickled onions.
3 Feta stuffed olives.
With a glass of Robinson no added sugar pineapple and orange squash.

Total Calories - 353

For Dinner.

Yellow fin tuna steak - 100g
Baby new potatoes - 100g
Peas, Carrots and Green Beans - 135g
Teaspoon of Flora lighter then light mayo.
150ml Diet Coke.
Muller light Mandarin yogurt.

Total Calories - 377


Galaxy Low-Cal orange hot chocolate.
Weight watchers Cheese puffs.
Peach and apricot Special K bar.

Total calories - 216

Daily total calories - 1121


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The 5:2 Diet. Day 1. Eek!

On the 4/08/2012 I gave up smoking, So it's almost been a year, and I feel MUCH better for doing it. I gave up using an electronic cigarette and I didn't even have to use that for long. So as it is approaching a year, I figured it is time for another challenge... Shed the chub challenge!!

So today I have started the 5:2 diet. I won't go too much into detail about it as I'm sure most know what it is. It's a diet where for 5 days you eat your Total Daily Expenditure - which you can find here http://thefitgirls.com/tdee-calculator.aspx then for 2 non consecutive days you fast, and are only allowed 500 calories. You can read more about it here - http://thefastdiet.co.uk/ 

I'm going to use my blog to document what I eat daily and hopefully help someone else that wants to do this diet.

For Breakfast 
Porridge (made with semi skimmed milk) with a pinch of salt.
Coffee with a splash of semi-skimmed milk.

 Unfortunately I didn't take a picture, because I forgot. Whoopsie!

Total 219 Calories

For Lunch 

A wholemeal bagel with a 80g tin of tuna in spring water (drained) A teaspoon of low fat mayo and 5 thin slices of cucumber.
6 silver skin pickled onions. 
With a glass of Robinson no added sugar pineapple and orange squash.

Total 353 Calories

For Dinner 
Yellow fin tuna steak - 100g
Baby new potatoes - 100g
Peas, Carrots and Green Beans - 135g
Teaspoon of Flora lighter then light mayo.
150ml Diet Coke.
Muller light Cherry yogurt.

Total 377 Calories

For Snacks
Dole peaches in strawberry jelly.
Weight Watchers Cheese puffs.
Chai tea latte (1/2 cup)

Total 217 Calories

Total Calories for the day - 1166