Healthy Eating – 2 weeks in

It’s two weeks since I started this whole improving my diet stuff and the weekend provided the first challenge. On Saturday I went out and it turned into a big night and I ended up getting in at 4am.

I spoke before about how I was almost looking forward to the first time all the rules went out of the window, to see how I would react after – would I go straight back to the old ways or stick to the changes? Well it would appear that so far so good. I’ve pretty much slotted back into the routine – it was a little tough but nowhere near as hard as two weeks ago when I was first starting.

Also, on Friday night I was pretty close to making my cheat meal a full blown take away but stopped short and instead made my own chips in the oven, which worked a treat.

Oh and I had a glass of wine as well
Oh and I had a glass of wine as well

As for the kind of meals I’ve been eating in general, it has been mostly things like couscous and veggies, brown rice, stuff like that

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My grandad lives with me and, being from Jamaica, he cooks things from home that I not only love but fit perfectly with how I eat as well, like yam and banana, boiled dumplings (and fried dumplings, which you can’t beat), saltfish, things like that.

Yam, cod and a boiled dumpling. The texture of boiled dumplings is immense
Yam, cod and a boiled dumpling. The texture of boiled dumplings is immense

I’ve only had meat a couple of times – as I said before the way the animals are treated doesn’t sit well with me any more, but wouldn’t you know it the chicken I made came out better than nearly any other time I’ve done it.

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chicken in breadcrumbs (which was shared, all three pieces weren’t for me
Talking of portion sizes, I think I’ve said before how my portion sizes have dramatically dropped since I started eating differently – I seem to be full on less, but still have a lot of energy. For example, the other time I had meat I had this

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Before I would’ve wanted the opposite of this, more meat, less veggies, but one piece was more than enough, same with the chicken.

Just the one bit of chocolate so far – maybe at the end of the month I’ll go for something like this –

This was last summer - and was epic
This was last summer – and was epic

A song

 

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