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Constipation.

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This is a rather odd topic I know but some people actually don’t know why and how they are clogged up. xD Naturally, fresh fruit and vegetables are natures way of flushing out theย  system.ย  Even if you think you can lose weight without fruit and vegetables or they are too complex to think up ways to cook them, remember, it’s okay to eat many of them raw! (Except maybe potatoes). No-one will think you’re weird if you’re out on a bus nomming an apple, well….they might if you’re deep-throating a cucumber while attempting to hide from view in the back seat….

GROSS OUT WARNING :ย  – GUYS LOOK AWAY IF PERIODS GROSS YOU (THOUGH KEEP IN MIND, THIS MIGHT HELP YOU WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND/WIFE/MISTRESS/FANCY-BIT/ LIFE-PARTNER/RIGHT-HAND IF SHE’S GRUMPY) AND SCROLL DOWN TO THE SAFE ZONE xD

Periods. Awful, messy, moody, depressing things. You’re emotionally charged and losing blood. Damn right you’re pissed of, but that’s not all! You can also get constipated due to the hormones going “I don’t fucking know :D”. One of the ways I learned to help is eating more fruit and vegetables and heaps more water. You’re flushing blood out so the body clings on to every last bit of water it can so drink more. Lean meats like grilled chicken areย  always good but especially good now for replenishing lost iron in the blood, and milk replaces the calcium to reduce cramps so that’s something to try to. Banana’s are good for extra potassium too! Simply put, even though you feel like crap and want to eat chocolate and crisps, you’ll feel better with healthier food. I heard that it can get worse as you get older though so if it gets completely out of control, maybe check with your doctor, perhaps it might be the onset of IBS? p.s. Online doctors are NOT a good idea.

Purple Cow

I wouldn’t recommend Milk from this source….unless it’s CHOCOLATE Milk.

SAFE ZONE (For the cowards out there :P)

It’s always a good idea to eat a little salad with every meal. A lot of people think that if you have salad with your dinner then you don’t need to have salad with your other meals. My boyfriend’s parents helped me learn a neat little trick 20% meat, 40% carbs and 40% vegetables. For EVERY meal. It helps you stay regular. Remember, not going enough can cause bowel cancer among other things due to the bacteria… (Ew!) and makes for a very grumpy person! So keep nomming green ๐Ÿ™‚

That doesn’t mean cut out fats completely!!! That’s impossible, just keep paying attention to what you are nomming!

Oh, I’m also gonna post what I ate today for reflection purposes…. and in case anyone is interrested ๐Ÿ˜›

FOOD DIARY – 22/06/2012

Breakfast (at 12.30pm)

boiled and chopped up egg (in a cup) with four crispbreads – 200kcal

I was disappointed in this because I boiled the egg for too long and it tasted all dry and blergh!ย  I settled on eating it anyway due to hunger. It was okay, but it could have been much better .___.

Snack (at 3pm)

Two Packet of Crisps – 200kcal

Yeah so I had an accident. They were there and I was bored and there was nothing on the telly. I need to get out more and stop lurking near food!

Dinner (6.35pm)

Pasta with peppers and mushrooms in a tomato and basil sauce – 300kcals

REALLY REALLY YUMMY! It made up for the iffy overcooked breakfast. I’m proud of this because I managed to stop when I was full and binned the extras that I could not finish so that I wouldn’t be tempted later. my stomach must be shrinking.

Supper (22.14)

Crispbreads (x 2) Cottage Cheese, Ham and Salad – 160kcal

 

Drinks with countable Kcalories

Two x Glass of Milk – 200kcal

Worth it ๐Ÿ˜‰

After having that pasta, I’m stuffed. It’s 8pm and I don’t think I’ll need anything else for the night. yay!

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Bleh.

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Hmm monday. Not a good week this week. I appear to have put on 6lbs and I’m not entirely sure how I did it…

It may have been those brazil nuts with chocolate or it may have been the alcohol… either way I have no idea how it went up. Honest….

Right, so I’m now 158lbs.

Let’s start again this week.

Today’s menu was odd since I forgot breakfast and had a 90kcalorie breakfast bar instead, followed by a lunch of noodles and vegetable korma for dinner (yum!) and miso soup for tea with crackers. I also missed a bus twice and had to do two 45minute walks in and out of town. Hopefully this constitutes as a good start.

I don’t really have any advice today and I’m feeling a bit tired from walking all day so I guess I’ll put a few things down so I don’t feel guilty xD

I guess one of my biggest tips on avoiding excess calories is, whenever I feel like snacking or “my mouth is bored” then I make sure I have sugar-free mints (Holland & Barratt) or 10kcalorie Jelly or polo mints. Try and avoid eating by finding a long term low-calorie substitute :3

Ten Minute Later Edit:

Ah! I will add this.

The other night I had a lovely idea for a nom. (The portion I used was a small dinner plate around the size of a large saucer). A small bed of lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions and half an Avocado. One scrambled egg with a dairylea cheese slice sprinkled over the top. BEST. Seriously. And only around 45okcalories. (I struggled to finish it) ย If you take the avocado out it’s only 250kcalories btw. ๐Ÿ™‚ And a lot of people don’t even like avocado ๐Ÿ˜›