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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)  If you take the avocado out it’s only 250kcalories btw. 🙂 And a lot of people don’t even like avocado 😛

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Tofu

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Tofu block

Tofu: not to be confused with cocaine which is not recommended as a source of protein…..

This morning I woke up and realised I still have some leftover tofu in the fridge that I bought a few days ago so I fried up a little in soy sauce and garlic for flavour (I don’t use oil if I can help it) and had it for breakfast with some crispbreads. (Crispbreads are really tasty crackers that only have about 20kcalories each). Overall I think the breakfast is just under 200kcalories and it fills me up. Protein can be good in the morning as it sets you up with energy especially if you plan on doing a workout.

Tofu is often underestimated as a food source and I’ll admit that I used to think it was just a food that vegetarians ate because they didn’t eat meat. But it has so many benefits. It’s very low in fat and calories and a good source of protein.

I think the best thing about it is it’s versatility. It can be used with nearly everything. Think of it like a sponge. It’s a soft melt in your mouth food that picks up any flavours you put with it.

Personally I love it with miso soup. If you ever get the chance to try that I recommend it, even if you have to cut the tofu and put it in yourself. 🙂

So yeah, short post for now but later I have a little rant about fast food coming up.

Laters :3

p.s There is a lovely recipe for Tofu located HERE

Rhubarb Crumble.

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I would be telling a lie if I said that desserts are healthy but I suppose some are healthier than others right? Well my Dad gifted me some rhubarb from the invasion of rhubarb plants slowly taking over his garden and I thought I’d make some crumble with it. Rhubarb is a pretty easy plant to grow with little cultivation needed once it takes over. My Dad ignores the plant for most of the year and it still manages to produce a heap of rhubarb in the summer. Most of the time it is left to die and nothing is picked but this time, we’re going to do something with it 😀 It’s also pretty healthy with a soursweet taste that is really nice and it’s good for you, providing you don’t go overboard and drown it with sugar.

I think it’s safe to say that rhubarb crumble is good on the waistline as I had to hulk over 12lbs worth of plain flour, caster sugar, demarera sugar, icing sugar, self raising flour and god knows what else back from asda. I didn’t need everything but I wanted to make cupcakes too so I got a few extras. Hauling them was difficult so my boyfriend (Daniel) and I had to share the weight. This seems like a little bit of a workout to me!

Note: Cupcakes are not a waist’s best friend. However a small treat now and again can be quite motivational. Just because I made lots of cupcakes, doesn’t mean I have to eat them all. However that can be difficult for some people. If that’s the case, only make one for yourself and save the rest for other people. Let them know you have saved some for them so you have to give them something and can’t nom them yourself xD

So we made a large amount of cupcakes since we bought six eggs and my stupid fridge is being stupid (so we can’t store the eggs and had to use them all up).  Pretty dangerous however, adding buttercream icing to the top >.<

cupcakes of calories

The one on the left has blue food colouring in it. xD

The rhubarb crumble was a success that everyone seemed to like too.  There may be slightly too much sugar in it though but it was a nice end to a good low calorie day. Shame the cakes at the end (me and Daniel nearly halfed the rhubarb crumble and had two cupcakes each) overdid it. Still tomorrow is another day and there is no chance I’m eating anything else tonight. 🙂

Crunchy Rhubarb Crumble

Omnomnom! Didn’t last very long!

The recipes that follow are what I used:

 

Rhubarb Crumble

Cupcakes

Hope these are of some use and please don’t overdo it 😉 Too much sugar is bad for you.

 

However I’ll be back to my healthy self tomorrow I hopes.