10/07/15

Breakfast: Quinoa, coconut milk & milled flaxseed
(1/4 cup dried quinoa, 2tbsp / 30ml coconut milk, 2tbsp milled flaxseed)

1/4 cup quinoa (dry) = 157 calories, 2.5g fat, 0.25g sat fat, 6g protein

30ml coconut milk = 53 calories, 5.4g fat, 4.5g sat fat, 0.3g protein

2tbsp flaxseed = 74 calories, 6g fat, 0.8g sat fat, 3.8g protein

Breakfast total: 284 calories, 13.9g fat, 5.6g sat fat, 10g protein

Lunch: Salmon, roast carrots, peas & spinach
(Large baked salmon fillet, 1 roast carrot, 1/4 cup peas & 2 handfuls spinach both steamed)

salmon-roast-carrots-spinach

Dinner: Lentil soup with spinach & coconut milk
(Red lentils, onion, garlic, grated carrot, cumin, curry powder, coconut milk, spinach)

Snack: Apple & almonds w/ peppermint tea
(1 small apple & small handful almonds; peppermint tea)

Diet 02/12/14

No bowel movements again today :'( WHERE is all this food going?! Ok, so I know I’m not exactly eating *loads*, but I am still eating nonetheless, especially when I get home from work in the evenings and I’m absolutely ravenous from barely eating enough all day. So it kind of sucks, because I’m hungry, yet I’m not even able to reap the ‘benefits’ (if you can call it that) of looking slimmer, as I’m so bloated. Also, WHERE is my period? It’s gone AWOL! It’s a week late, but considering my cycle is 3, as opposed to four, weeks, then technically it’s actually 2 whole weeks late. My period is never late! If anything, it’s always early! Even more perplexing is that I was convinced I was going to start – I had the grumpiness, the sugar cravings, and also, some pains ‘down there’ which I never usually get, let alone when it’s not the time of the month.

It’s all most perplexing. All I can think is that my body is going through lots of changes, hence the strange things going on. I just hope it sorts out soon, as I’ve been so good with my eating, I really just want to start seeing the benefits of my efforts as soon as possible.

More news is that my skin rash on my upper arms, chest and stomach has come out again. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not nearly as bad as it was first time I had it. But it is a lot more prominent than it has been for a while. Again – signs of change occurring in my body? Positive changes I hope.

I took some rice pudding to work today to help with the hunger. So I had half my soup as a snack at 10:30am, then finished off the rest of the soup for lunch. The plan was to then have the rice pudding as a snack later on, but bloody hell I was so hungry – half a flask of soup just did not cut it! So I heated up my rice pudding in the microwave and had it for lunch too. It was so yummy! Though I’m definitely not a) taking enough food to work and b) not eating nearly enough protein during the day. That would help me be less hungry if I was eating more protein, so what I’ll do is make up a batch of chicken soups to take to work next week. I might also consider either making some sweet potato mash to take as a snack, or making up a healthy frittata (egg thing) to have as a snack.

Final thing – started taking some more of my supplements today. Exciting! I call these my ‘happy pills’ – my doctor assured me the vitamin d3, b vitamins and iron would help my mood, as I’m deficient in them (my iron saturation level is 11% and it should be between 20-55%).

Oh – final, final thing. I need to stop caring about people who evidently do not feel the same care towards me.

 

FOOD

Breakfast (6:30am): broccoli & spinach scrambled egg
drizzle olive oil, broccoli, spinach, 2 eggs

Snack (10:30am): quinoa, vegetable & coconut soup
quinoa, red onion, celery, leeks, carrots (peeled), courgette (peeled), squeeze lemon juice, dollop coconut milk

Lunch (1.30pm): quinoa, vegetable & coconut soup
quinoa, red onion, celery, leeks, carrots (peeled), courgette (peeled), squeeze lemon juice, dollop coconut milk

Dessert: rice pudding
brown rice, coconut milk, nutmeg

Dinner (7:15pm): vegetable beef stew with steamed veg
beef (shin), onion, leek, celery, carrots, bay leaves, thyme; peas, broadbeans

Dessert: cinnamon stewed apple & coconut milk
apple, cinnamon, coconut milk

 

EXTRA INFO

Supplements:
LGS-zyme x 3 (on waking, before lunch, before bed)
Female Terrain T-19: 4 drops (2 drop on waking; 2 before bed)
Iron phosphate: 2 (on waking)
B complex: 2 (1 with breakfast, 1 with lunch)
Vitamin D3: 1 (with dinner)

Water: 2l Evian (as I’m awake for more of the day, I’m getting through a lot more water – especially while at work where I’m just in the habit of just having a sip of water as something to do)

Bowel movements: None – again 🙁

Diet 01/12/14

Today I started work!! Just a temporary job, nothing spectacular, but I have joined the working world nonetheless. Hence the crazy eating hours (scrambled egg at 6.30am?!) and also the looooonnnggg waits between eating. As you can imagine, I spent most of the day being very hungry! Hence the rice pudding for dessert – my lovely mummy had made me rice pudding for when I got in, as it’s so cold out now and also she’d made a batch of mince pies which obviously I can’t have (not that I mind really). Anyway, the rice pudding was totally YUM and now I am feeling quite full! I seem to be at kind of extremes a lot of the times – either ravenously hungry or eating my food a bit too fast and then feeling rather full. I am worried though that I’m not consuming enough calories. I don’t think I am and I’m concerned – I know it’s not good for my metabolism if I’m not eating enough, and that in turn has negative effects on health and immune function (from what I’ve read). No bowel movements again – I seem to spend my time being rather clogged up at the moment. Although I wouldn’t say I feel particularly ‘clogged up’ today, just looking rather bloated this evening after dinner, which isn’t surprising really given that I haven’t been to the loo.

 

FOOD

Breakfast (6:30am): broccoli & spinach scrambled egg
drizzle olive oil, broccoli, spinach, 2 eggs

Snack: none

Lunch (1.30pm): quinoa, vegetable & coconut soup
quinoa, red onion, celery, leeks, carrots (peeled), courgette (peeled), squeeze lemon juice, dollop coconut milk

Snack: none

Dinner: baked salmon & mash
1 salmon fillet, squeeze lemon juice; steamed sweet potato, broccoli & peas

Dessert: rice pudding
brown rice, coconut milk, nutmeg

 

EXTRA INFO

Supplements:
LGS-zyme x 3 (on waking, before lunch, before bed)
Female Terrain T-19: 4 drops (2 drop on waking; 2 before bed)

Water: 1.5l Evian

Bowel movements: None.

Food 30/11/14

I woke up at 4am this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep because I was so hungry. Never in my life have I woken up because of hunger!! And the odd thing is, I deliberately had seed milk last night so hunger wouldn’t keep me awake, so I wasn’t actually feeling at all hungry when I went to bed.

FOOD

Breakfast: broccoli & spinach scrambled egg
drizzle olive oil, broccoli, spinach, 2 eggs

Snack: none

Lunch: mulligatawny soup (so lush!)
onions, courgettes, curry powder, cumin, turmeric, brown rice

Snack: cinnamon & mixed spice seed milk
homemade seed milk (sesame, pumpkin, sunflower), cinnamon, mixed spice, agave syrup

Snack 2: cinnamon stewed apple & coconut milk
apple, cinnamon, coconut milk

Dinner: vegetable beef stew with coconut milk
beef (shin), onion, leek, celery, carrots, bay leaves, thyme, coconut milk

 

EXTRA INFO

Supplements:
LGS-zyme x 3 (on waking, before lunch, before bed)
Female Terrain T-19: 4 drops (2 drop on waking; 2 before bed)

Water: 1.5l Evian

Bowel movements: Two – this morning I’ve had the best bowel movement since I was gluten & dairy-free in the summer. Let’s just say it was a lot in one go! Then after lunch, though this was loose.

Food 29/11/14

FOOD

Breakfast: cinnamon porridge
gluten-free oats (soaked overnight in water), water, coconut milk, cinnamon

Snack: none

Lunch: chicken soup
olive oil, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, peas, thyme, chicken breast [recipe adapted from here]

Snack (half hour after lunch as still hungry): cinnamon stewed apple w/ coconut milk
apple, cinnamon, coconut milk

Dinner: baked salmon & mash
1 salmon fillet, squeeze lemon juice; steamed sweet potato, broccoli & peas

Pre-bedtime: cinnamon seed milk
homemade seed milk (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame), cinnamon, squeeze agave syrup

 

EXTRA INFO

Supplements:
LGS-zyme x 3 (on waking, before lunch, before bed)
Female Terrain T-19: 4 drops (2 drops on waking; 2 before bed)

Water: 1.5l Evian

Bowel movements: none. Feeling very bloated all day – thinking the mung beans were to blame, even though I soaked them! Though according to the book written by my doctor, I in fact needed to cook them separately and skim off any of the foam that would rise to the surface:

“[When cooking beans] Add sufficient water to cover the beans well. Bring to the boil. This is the stage that is the most important part in preventing gas and bloating. As the beans come to start boiling, you will notice lots of foam and bubbles rising to the surface. It is important to skim off and discard this foam for a few minutes till no more foam or bubbles arise.” – Dr Daya, The Power of Food Therapy

Instead, when making the stew I just added the soaked mung beans straight to the pot and let them cook with everyone else. Needless to say I’m going to lay off the beans for a while.

Food 28/11/14

FOOD

Breakfast: cinnamon porridge
gluten-free oats (soaked overnight in water), water, coconut milk, cinnamon

Snack: none

Lunch: beef stew & broccoli
beef (non-organic), carrots, onion, tinned tomatoes, gluten-free flour, curry powder, bay leaves

Snack: none

Dinner: mung bean stew with brown rice
mung beans (soaked overnight), olive oil, onion, spinach, coconut milk, garlic, cumin [recipe adapted from here]

 

EXTRA INFO

Supplements:
LGS-zyme x 3 (on waking, before lunch, before bed)
Female Terrain T-19: 4 drops (2 drops on waking; 2 before bed)

Water: 1.5l Evian

 

Food 27/11/14

FOOD

Breakfast: cinnamon porridge
gluten-free oats (soaked overnight in water), water, coconut milk, cinnamon

Snack: quinoa, vegetable & coconut soup
quinoa, red onion, celery, leeks, carrots (peeled), courgette (peeled), squeeze lemon juice, dollop coconut milk

Lunch: beef stew & broccoli
beef (non-organic), carrots, onion, tinned tomatoes, gluten-free flour, curry powder, bay leaves

Snack: none

Dinner: chicken soup
olive oil, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, peas, thyme, chicken breast [recipe adapted from here]

 

EXTRA INFO

Supplements:
LGS-zyme x 3 (on waking, before lunch, before bed)
Female Terrain T-19: 2 drops (1 drop on waking; 1 before bed)

Water: 1.5l Evian